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New AP and Coaches Top 25 Polls Released

Week one of college football is in the books, which means that the Associated Press and coaches filled out their ballots for the Top 25 teams in the nation this morning. Who's the number one team in all the land?

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Though these polls are often subject to much debate and controversy, they're an interesting thing to keep track of throughout the college football season, especially now that we've got the College Football Playoff to look forward to. The human element will be felt more than ever this postseason, as a panel of "esteemed football experts" will be the ones choosing the final four teams, humans much like those that fill out these weekly Top 25 polls. Here's how they shook out after week one of the college football season went final:

AP Top 25

Team

Pts (Votes Received for #1)
1. Florida State 1,456 (46)
2. Alabama 1,317 (1)
3. Oregon 1,314 (5)
4. Oklahoma 1,283 (2)
5. Auburn 1,186
6. Georgia 1,114 (2)
7. Michigan State 1,093
8. Ohio State 982
9. Texas A&M 978 (2)
10. Baylor 962
11. UCLA 944
12. LSU 926 (1)
13. Stanford 886
14. USC 729
15. Ole Miss 525
16. Notre Dame 519
17. Arizona State 431
18. Wisconsin 364
19. Nebraska 352
20. Kansas State 325
21. South Carolina 196
21. North Carolina 196
23. Clemson 164
24. Missouri 147
25. Louisville 141
Others receiving votes: Texas (126), Oklahoma State (94), Duke (60), Florida (49), Penn State (49), Michigan (38)

Coaches Top 25

Team

Pts (Votes Received for #1)
1. Florida State 1,541 (57)
2. Alabama 1,432
3. Oklahoma 1,407 (2)
4. Oregon 1,358 (2)
5. Auburn 1,289
6. Michigan State 1,141
7. Ohio State 1,114
8. Georgia 1,108 (1)
9. Baylor 1,018
10. Stanford 999
11. UCLA 964
12. LSU 912
13. Texas A&M 895
14. USC 713
15. Notre Dame 605
16. Arizona State 502
17. Ole Miss 438
18. Nebraska 384
19. Wisconsin 373
20. Kansas State 370
21. South Carolina 272
22. Missouri 189
23. North Carolina 168
24. Clemson 155
25. Texas 130
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State (106), Florida (84), Louisville (73), Michigan (59)

Quick Thoughts

Again, I don't like to get too wrapped up over these polls, especially just one week into the season, but a couple things jump out at me:

  • Texas A&M was the biggest mover in both polls, moving up 12 spots in the AP and receiving #1 votes.
  • The same four Big Ten teams cracked each Top 25 poll: Ohio State, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Michigan and Penn State both received votes in the AP Poll, but only Michigan was considered for both polls.
  • Not sure which voter did this, but LSU received one #1 overall vote in the AP Poll.
  • Florida received votes in both polls despite not playing (game versus Idaho was called due to weather)
And as a note for the remainder of the season, these polls will be released every Sunday morning, not every Tuesday morning. Week one included several games on Sunday and Monday night, so the voters had to wait until this morning to submit their ballots.