At the conclusion of each week’s games, the staff at the Student Section will team with writers from other Bloguin sites to publish a Top 25 poll. Here’s what our poll looks like after an action-packed week three.
|1||Ohio State (6)||192|
|Others receiving votes: Brigham Young 22, West Virginia 21, Miami (FL) 19, Stanford 18, Texas Tech 17, Temple 16, Iowa 15, Florida 12, Arizona State 8, California 6, Kansas State 4, Mississippi State 3, Memphis 3, Boise State 3, Auburn 1|
|Voters: Bart Doan, Terry Johnson, Kevin Causey, Ryan Palencer, Joe Dexter, Scott King, Andy Coppens, Allen Kenney|
Notes and Observations
- Although Managing Editor Matt Zemek will vote in the poll, he will not cast a ballot until November.
- For the second straight week, Ohio State was not the unanimous choice at No. 1. Based on its impressive victory over Alabama, Mississippi captured two first place votes.
- Our voters were impressed with LSU’s throttling of Auburn, elevating the Bayou Bengals five spots into the top 10.
- Surprisingly, Baylor jumped from 18 to 6. That certainly speaks volumes about the Bears’ strength of schedule since they get more votes when they don’t play rather than when they do.
- Toledo made the biggest move among unranked teams, debuting at No. 21 after beating Iowa State in double OT.
- Wisconsin and Oklahoma State re-entered the poll at No. 20 and No. 25, respectively.
- The most polarizing team this week is Georgia. While a couple of voters listed the Dawgs in the top six, a few others have them outside of the top 15. That’ll likely remain the case until UGA hosts Alabama in week five.
- USC suffered the steepest drop this week, falling 19 spots to No. 24 after losing to Stanford. This loss might not look so bad in the future, as the Cardinal are on the verge of breaking back into the rankings.