Despite a bye week for the Ohio State Buckeyes, it was still a pretty exciting weekend of college football. Ohio State remained atop the latest AP and Amway Coaches Polls this week, receiving 48 of 64 first place votes in the Coaches Poll, and 39 of 61 votes in the AP poll.
In the AP Poll, Baylor remained No. 2, with Clemson, LSU, and TCU rounding out the top 5. Michigan State and Alabama also remained at No. 6 and No. 7 respectively, with Stanford and Notre Dame flipping the No. 8 and No. 9 spots. Iowa would round out the top 10 at No. 10. Michigan comes in one spot lower at No. 16 after a narrow win against Minnesota.
Temple dropped to No. 23 after a close loss at home to Notre Dame. Duke dropped out of the poll after their controversial loss against Miami. Newcomers to the poll include North Carolina and Texas A&M at No. 21 and No. 25 respectively.
In the Coaches Poll, Baylor also remained in their spot at No. 2 after a bye week, with TCU coming in at No. 3 after handing West Virginia a 30-point loss Thursday night. LSU held tight at No. 4, while Clemson passed Michigan State for the No. 5 spot.
No. 7 Alabama, like most of its top 10 counterparts, was also taking the week off. No. 8 Stanford squeaked by Washington State in Pullman. No. 9 Notre Dame escaped with a victory over Temple, and No. 10 Oklahoma State came out over Texas Tech in a 70-53 shootout in Lubbock.
The 10th through 17th ranked teams remained the same. Houston moved up one spot to No. 18, and Ole Miss two spots to No. 19. Temple moved down just one spot to No. 23 after a close loss against Notre Dame.
Pitt dropped out of the poll after their respective loss to North Carolina, and Duke also fell out of the poll. North Carolina came in at No. 21 this week, with Texas A&M and Mississippi State also new to the poll this week at No. 24 and No. 25 respectively.
Here are your complete AP and Coaches Polls:
|1||Ohio State (39)||Ohio State (48)|
|2||Baylor (6)||Baylor (9)|
|3||Clemson (6)||TCU (4)|
|4||LSU (5)||LSU (1)|
|5||TCU (4)||Clemson (2)|
|6||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|19||Ole Miss||Ole Miss|
|21||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|24||Mississippi State||Texas A&M|
|25||Texas A&M||Mississippi State|