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Week Two AP and Coaches Polls Are Out

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Week two 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?

The Hokies celebrate after their shocking win over OSU
The Hokies celebrate after their shocking win over OSU
Jamie Sabau

Wow, what a Saturday in college football! There were upsets and blowouts aplenty, and it was not a banner week for the Big Ten, where most teams that were ranked highly dropped down several spots. And 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 a crazy week two of the college football season went final:

AP Top 25

Team

Pts (Votes Received for #1)
1. Florida State 1,463 (38)
2. Oregon 1,415 (16)
3. Alabama 1,334 (1)
4. Oklahoma 1,303 (2)
5. Auburn 1,236
6. Georgia 1,201 (1)
7. Texas A&M 1,101 (2)
8. Baylor 1,043
9. USC 1,039
10. LSU 1,029
11. Notre Dame 815
12. UCLA 779
13. Michigan State 751
14. Ole Miss 703
15. Stanford 592
16. Arizona State 570
17. Virginia Tech 532
18. Wisconsin 391
19. Kansas State 285
20. Missouri 237
21. Louisville 234
22. Ohio State 222
23. Clemson 206
24. South Carolina 199
25. BYU 179
Others receiving votes: Nebraska (153), North Carolina (118), Oklahoma State (92), Florida (70), Duke (43)

Coaches Top 25

Team

Pts (Votes Received for #1)
1. Florida State 1,529 (51)
2. Alabama 1,435 (1)
3. Oklahoma 1,408 (3)
4. Oregon 1,407 (6)
5. Auburn 1,312
6. Georgia 1,209 (1)
7. Baylor 1,135
8. Texas A&M 1,090
9. LSU 1,034
10. USC 999
11. Notre Dame 858
12. UCLA 812
13. Michigan State 716
14. Arizona State 646
15. Ole Miss 609
16. Stanford 585
17. Wisconsin 409
18. Ohio State 402
19. Virginia Tech 349
20. Kansas State 333
21. Nebraska 310
22. Missouri 281
23. South Carolina 232
24. Clemson 212
25. North Carolina 129
Others receiving votes: Louisville (128), BYU (124), Florida (107), Mississippi State (84), Oklahoma State (81)

Quick Thoughts

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

  • Texas dropped out of the Top 25 after losing big-time to BYU for the second year in a row, while the Cougars snuck their way in to the back end of the AP Poll.
  • Ohio State is ranked one spot ahead of Virginia Tech in the Coaches Poll despite losing to them.
  • For the third week in a row Georgia has received one #1 overall vote in the AP Poll. Somebody just loves the Bulldogs.
  • Oregon made a serious push for first place in the AP Poll after beating Michigan State, but fell short of the #1 overall slot which still belongs to the Seminoles.