Alabama Tops Coaches Poll And Florida Is Somehow Sixth

The coaches poll is out and for the first time in a long time teams moved down for winning. Congrats coaches for taking in account how a team plays in a win.  Referring to Florida here who managed to gain 212 yards against Miami (OH) who had one of the worst defenses in the nation, and only fell to sixth.  Our blogpoll has them at 12th and that might be generous. 

I am mildly surprised that Boise did not receive a single first place vote, but they are only 93 points behind Ohio State who plays a tough Miami (FL) team next week. Alabama plays Penn State, so Boise State could be number one if both lose (pause while the Boise fans collect themselves).

BYU makes an appearance in the poll at 23 because of a win that may have been more in reputation then actually beating a quality opponent.  We have no idea how good Washington is but there is a ton of hype on Jake Locker.

TCU moves up to five after their win over Oregon State and Utah moves up four spots to be tied with Auburn after beating Pitt last Thursday night.

Air Force received a vote after turning a mediocre game into a blowout in the second half over Northwestern State. Keep reading for the poll.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Preseason rank
1.
Alabama (55)
1-0
1,470
1
2.
Ohio State (4)
1-0
1,397
2
3.
Boise State
1-0
1,304
5
4.
Texas
1-0
1,264
4
5.
TCU
1-0
1,144
7
6.
Florida
1-0
1,130
3
7.
Nebraska
1-0
1,085
9
8.
Oregon
1-0
1,054
11
9.
Iowa
1-0
1,027
10
10.
Oklahoma
1-0
969
8
11.
Wisconsin
1-0
821
12
12.
Miami (Fla.)
1-0
799
13
13.
Virginia Tech
0-1
698
6
14.
Penn State
1-0
655
14
15.
Arkansas
1-0
531
19
16.
LSU
1-0
527
16
17.
Georgia Tech
1-0
519
17
18.
Florida State
1-0
500
20
19.
Georgia
1-0
458
21
20t.
Auburn
1-0
371
23
20t.
Utah
1-0
371
24 (tie)
22.
West Virginia
1-0
185
24 (tie)
23.
Arizona
1-0
128
NR
24.
Brigham Young
1-0
113
NR
25.
South Carolina
1-0
90
NR
 
Dropped out
No. 15 Pittsburgh (0-1, lost to then-No. 24 Utah 27-24 OT), No. 18 North Carolina (0-1, lost to No. 16 LSU 30-24), No. 22 Oregon State (0-1, lost to then-No. 7 TCU 30-21).
Others receiving votes
Houston 87; Notre Dame 86; Stanford 55; Pittsburgh 53; Oregon State 40; North Carolina 36; Oklahoma State 36; Clemson 28; Missouri 27; Michigan 17; Michigan State 11; California 10; Cincinnati 9; Washington 9; Arizona State 7; Boston College 7; Texas Tech 7; Connecticut 6; Texas A&M 6; Fresno State 5; Mississippi State 5; South Florida 4; Maryland 3; Northwestern 3; Kansas State 2; North Carolina State 2; Air Force 1; Nevada 1; Temple 1; Tennessee 1.


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