- Kevin Kelley - October 14, 2012
Kansas State and Notre Dame are now in the Top 5 of both the AP Poll and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the unanimous number one for the second straight week.
Kansas State (6-0) has risen to 3rd in the Coaches Poll and 4th in the AP Poll. Last week, the Wildcats were 5th in the AP and 6th in the Coaches.
After their controversial overtime win over Stanford, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0) are now ranked 5th in both polls. That’s a two spot improvement over last week in both rankings.
- Kevin Kelley - October 7, 2012
Losses by Top 10 teams Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Texas resulted in big changes in both the AP and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll this week.
Florida State lost 17-16 at unranked NC State to fall from 3rd to 12th in the AP Poll and 4th to 11th in the Coaches Poll. LSU, which was 4th in the AP and 3rd in the Coaches, lost at Florida 14-6 and dropped to 9th and 8th, respectively.
Georgia, previously ranked 5th in both polls, fell even further after getting demolished 35-7 at no. 6 South Carolina. The Bulldogs are now ranked 14th in the AP Poll and 12th in the Coaches Poll.
- Kevin Kelley - September 16, 2012
The USA TODAY Sports Coaches Top 25 Poll for week 4 has been released, and just like the AP Poll, Alabama and LSU sit atop the rankings. Oregon, Florida State, and Oklahoma complete the Top 5.
Stanford also enjoyed a big jump in the Coaches Poll, moving from 16th to 11th. USC dropped from 3rd all the way down to 12th.
Arkansas dropped from the rankings after being blown out by Alabama 52-0. Virginia Tech, previously ranked 13th, fell out after losing to unranked Pittsburgh.
- Kevin Kelley - September 4, 2012
After their 41-14 drubbing of then no. 8 Michigan, the Alabama Crimson Tide have ascended to the top of both the AP Poll and the USA Today Sports Top 25 Poll.
- Kevin Kelley - August 2, 2012
The 2012 Preseason USA Today Sports Top 25 Coaches Poll has been released and the LSU Tigers top the rankings. LSU received 18 first place votes and 1,403 total points.
Alabama, who defeated LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, is a close second. The Crimson Tide received 20 first place votes and 1,399 points overall. USC follows in third place with 19 first place votes and 1,388 points.
- Kevin Kelley - August 4, 2011
The 2011 preseason USA Today Coaches College Football Poll has been released and the Oklahoma Sooners top the rankings. Oklahoma received 42 first place votes and 1,454 total points.
The SEC has eight teams in the Top 25 poll to lead all conferences. The Big 12 and Big Ten are tied for second with five teams each. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:
- Kevin Kelley - August 6, 2010
The 2010 preseason USA Today Coaches Top 25 College Football Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide top the rankings. Alabama, the 2009 National Champion, received 55 first place votes and 1,469 total points.
- Kevin Kelley - August 7, 2009
The 2009 preseason USA Today Coaches’ Top 25 Football Poll has been released and the Florida Gators are ranked number one. The Gators received 53 first place votes and 1,466 total points.
- Kevin Kelley - October 12, 2008
With their 45-35 victory over the previously no. 1 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry, the Texas Longhorns have taken over the top spot in both the AP Poll and Coaches’ Poll.
- Kevin Kelley - September 26, 2008
The USC Trojans rolled in to Corvallis last night ranked number one in both polls with blowout wins over Ohio State and Virginia.