The polls are out with Michigan State finally lost and Missouri also proved to be a one-hit wonder by getting steam rolled for over 300 yards rushing by Roy Helu, Jr. Nebraska player. That set a school record for Nebraska, and for those who may not remember Nebraska used to run the triple option, so that record is quite the feat. With those loses Utah moved up to the 5th spot in the coaches poll, but Ohio State and Wisconsin are within 100 points of Utah. Auburn jumped Boise State, but the Broncos kept all of their first place votes. The difference is thin at 23 points that Auburn is ahead of Boise.
Looking at the bottom of the poll, Nevada moved back into the 22nd spot, but Hawaii is not there. I think Hawaii would boat race Florida State and North Carolina State. We saw how the Florida State secondary fared against Oklahoma when they passed the ball. Also, shouldn't North Carolina State be ahead of Florida State since they both have two loses, but N.C. State just beat Florida State head-to-head.
Also, San Diego State is still in the 'others receiving vote' section with four votes.
The AP poll kept the top four the same: Oregon, Boise State, Auburn, and TCU. Then Alabama and Utah round out the top six. The rest looks pretty much the same throughout, N.C. State is at least ahead of Florida State in this poll, and San Diego State is receiving nine votes in the AP poll.
The Harris poll will come out later today, so stay tuned for that, but really it will probably mirror image these other polls.
|USA Today Coaches' Poll|
|3||Boise State (3)||7-0||1361||2|
|25||North Carolina State||6-2||96||NR|