A Look at the Week Five Polls

The wonderful world of the polls are suppose to be a guide for how good teams are.  However one thing I keep noticing is how the non-BCS keep getting punished more harshly for loses then the BCS league schools.  For example, Houston did lost to UTEP on the road and UTEP did get waxed by Texas the week before. But, how does a team go from top 15 to unranked?

That seems a bit harsh in my opinion, also this may come across as bias but why is Utah not ranked?  They lost to an Oregon team who is looking real good after their slow start.  Boise got a ton of mileage two weeks back when Oregon smoked Cal, but Utah who played them close is in the 'others receiving votes' category and actually dropped this week from last week since they were on a bye.

I do like who the voters actually paid attention to Boise State and that their win over UC-Davis and they dropped one spot.  How does Auburn make a metoric rise from unranked to 17th in the polls, just because they are 5-0.  Only one team --West Virginia-- has a winning who they beat.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Florida (54) 4-0 1486 1
2 Texas (1) 4-0 1416 2
3 Alabama (5) 5-0 1404 3
4 LSU 5-0 1290 4
5 Virginia Tech 4-1 1200 6
6 Boise State 5-0 1185 5
7 USC 4-1 1108 7
8 Cincinnati 5-0 1004 10
9 Ohio State 4-1 994 9
10 TCU 4-0 940 11
11 Miami (FL) 3-1 931 17
12 Iowa 5-0 823 13
13 Oregon 4-1 676 16
14 Penn State 4-1 564 15
15 Oklahoma State 3-1 563 14
16 Kansas 4-0 513 18
17 Auburn 5-0 428 NR
18 Brigham Young 4-1 403 20
19 Oklahoma 2-2 370 8
20 Mississippi 3-1 357 21
21 Nebraska 3-1 333 23
22 Georgia Tech 4-1 311 25
23 South Florida 5-0 238 NR
24 Missouri 4-0 215 NR
25 South Carolina 4-1 200 NR

  Dropped from rankings: Houston 12, Georgia 18, Michigan 22, California 24

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 157, Houston 142, Georgia 115, Stanford 50, Utah 31, Michigan 25, Boston College 12, Notre Dame 9, Pittsburgh 3, Arizona 2, West Virginia 2.

USA Today Coaches' Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Florida (57) 4-0 1473 1
2 Texas (1) 4-0 1408 2
3 Alabama (1) 5-0 1366 3
4 LSU 5-0 1273 4
5 Virginia Tech 4-1 1141 6
6 Boise State 5-0 1133 5
7 USC 4-1 1123 7
8 Ohio State 4-1 1072 9
9 TCU 4-0 965 10
10 Cincinnati 5-0 937 11
11 Miami (FL) 3-1 750 21
12 Penn State 4-1 713 13
13 Oklahoma State 3-1 702 12
14 Iowa 5-0 655 17
15 Kansas 4-0 616 16
16 Mississippi 3-1 460 18
17 Oregon 4-1 433 25
18 Missouri 4-0 386 23
19 Auburn 5-0 369 NR
20 Brigham Young 4-1 353 21
21 Oklahoma 2-2 346 8
22 Nebraska 3-1 329 24
23 Georgia Tech 4-1 278 NR
24 South Florida 5-0 220 NR
25 Wisconsin 5-0 156 NR

  Dropped from rankings: Georgia 14, Houston 15, California 19, Michigan 20 

Others receiving votes: Georgia 148, South Carolina 128, Notre Dame 57, Houston 52, Stanford 43, Michigan 33, Utah 31, Boston College 15, Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2, Arkansas 1, West Virginia 1, CENTRL MICHIGAN 1

Harris Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Florida (97) 4-0 2818 1
2 Texas (12) 4-0 2705 2
3 Alabama (5) 5-0 2665 3
4 LSU 5-0 2469 4
5 Boise State 5-0 2245 5
6 Virginia Tech 4-1 2187 6
7 USC 4-1 2173 7
8 Ohio State 4-1 1980 8
9 Cincinnati 5-0 1866 10
10 TCU 4-0 1773 11
11 Iowa 5-0 1492 14
12 Miami (FL) 3-1 1471 22
13 Penn State 4-1 1316 12
14 Oklahoma State 3-1 1157 15
15 Oregon 4-1 1067 23
16 Kansas 4-0 1065 16
17 Brigham Young 4-1 847 19
18 Mississippi 3-1 822 18
19 Auburn 5-0 801 NR
20 Oklahoma 2-2 695 9
21 Nebraska 3-1 509 24
22 Georgia Tech 4-1 505 NR
23 Missouri 4-0 476 25
24 South Florida 5-0 442 NR
25 Wisconsin 5-0 362 NR

  Dropped from rankings: Houston 13, Georgia 17, Michigan 20, California 21

Others receiving votes: Houston 239, Georgia 221, South Carolina 211, Notre Dame 126, Stanford 101, Michigan 85, Utah 63, California 28, Pittsburgh 25, West Virginia 16, Boston College 15, Arizona 10, Rutgers 1, Texas Tech 1

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