College Football Rankings Check: Week 1

After each week of the college football season, a fresh set of rankings drop, highlighting the Top 25 teams in the nation. There are two major polls used in the college football, the AP Poll voted on by members of the media, and the Coaches Poll voted on by, well you can probably figure that one out. In October, the College Football Playoff rankings join the other two and take over as the base rankings for the rest of the season.

With the college football season underway and the first week of game complete, a new set of national polls have been released, ranking the Top 25 teams in the country. Let’s see how the teams stack up after Week 1.

AP Poll

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via ESPN

Others receiving votes: Virginia 73, TCU 61, Mississippi State 50, Cincinnati 48, Army 31, Miami 10, Oklahoma State 8, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 4, Arizona State 4, Minnesota 2, North Carolina 1, USC 1, Boston College 1

Auburn and Oregon are the biggest movers after their thriller in Dallas on Saturday night. Auburn jumps into the Top 10 after their last second victory while the Ducks slide down to #16. Iowa State and Florida both fall even with victories. Boise State joins the rankings with their come from behind victory over Florida State. Clemson and Alabama hold onto the top two spots, picking up all 62 first place between themselves.

For a closer look on how media members voted individually, check the image below.

via @RedditCFB

Coaches Poll

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via ESPN

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 92, Cincinnati 49, Iowa State 41, Kentucky 40, Memphis 34, Oklahoma State 32, Virginia 28, TCU 26, Army 24, NC State 18, Miami 11, Boston College 10, USC 10, Northwestern 7, Appalachian State 4, Arizona State 4, Tulane 4, Fresno State 3, Hawai’i 3, Minnesota 3, North Carolina 2, Troy 2, Wyoming 1, Navy 1

Less movement in the Coaches Poll compared to the AP with Auburn being the biggest gainer and Oregon the biggest slider. Boise State and Nebraska make their first appearance in the coaches poll with victories. Iowa State and Northwestern both fell out of the Top 25 after Week 1.

Top 25 Schedule: Week 2

Let’s take a quick peek at who the Top 25 teams will be playing in Week 2.

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via NCAA

Nearly all of the AP Top 25 teams are in action this weekend, with No. 25 Iowa State being the only outlier. There will be two games featuring Top 25 teams squaring off with No. 1 Clemson hosting No. 12 Texas A&M and No. 6 LSU heading to Austin to take on No. 9 Texas.

Each and every week throughout the college football season we will be checking in with the latest rankings and Top 25 schedule so make sure you are checking back to keep up to date on the latest from the college football world.


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