TSS Top 25 Poll: Week 1

Every week after all of the games have concluded, 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 now that week one is in the books.

Rank Team Points
1 Ohio State (7) 175
2 Alabama 158
3 TCU 150
4 USC 139
5 Michigan State 122
6 Oregon 119
7 Baylor 118
8 Auburn 117
9 Clemson 115
10 Notre Dame 112
11 Florida State 103
12 Georgia 96
13 UCLA 91
14 Texas A&M 88
15 Mississippi 81
16 Georgia Tech 73
17 Arkansas 62
18 Oklahoma 48
19 LSU 38
20 Boise State 37
21 Missouri 35
22 Utah 33
23 Northwestern 23
24 BYU 21
25 West Virginia 20
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 18, Oklahoma State 16, Arizona 15, Mississippi State 13, Arizona State 11, Tennessee 9, Temple 9, Houston 7, Louisville 2, Minnesota 1
Voters: Bart Doan, Terry Johnson, Kevin Causey, Kevin McGuire, Scott King, Ryan Palencer, and Andy Coppens.

Notes and Observations

  • While Managing Editor Matt Zemek will vote in the poll, he will not cast a ballot until November.
  • Ohio State was a unanimous choice at No. 1.
  • Our voters were clearly impressed with Alabama’s win as the Crimson Tide jumped TCU to move up to No. 2.
  • By virtue of its decisive win over Arizona State, Texas A&M made the biggest jump among previously ranked teams this week, vaulting itself up to No. 14.
  • Northwestern was the biggest surprise of this week, vaulting itself all the way to 23, after finishing the preseason outside of the top 50.
  • Utah, BYU, and West Virginia also moved into the top 25 with impressive season openers.
  • Even though Arizona and Oklahoma State won, they both dropped out of the poll this week.
  • Stanford suffered the most disappointing loss of the opening weekend, failing to receive a vote after debuting at No. 13 in the preseason.

About Terry P. Johnson

Terry Johnson is the Associate Editor for The Student Section. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation.

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