Baylor reaches number 12 in both AP and Coaches' Polls

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The AP and Coaches' Polls are out for this week, and Baylor's got its best ranking of the Art Briles Era, and the highest since 1991.

The speculation is over; the polls are out following "Survival Saturday," and Baylor is up in both polls from number 15 to number 12. Here are the full polls:

The AP Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2
3 Clemson 6-0 1,352 3
4 Ohio State 6-0 1,330 4
5 Florida State 5-0 1,242 6
6 LSU 6-1 1,137 10
7 Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9
8 Louisville 6-0 1,077 8
9 UCLA 5-0 1,017 11
10 Miami (FL) 5-0 912 13
11 South Carolina 5-1 896 14
12 Baylor 5-0 849 15
13 Stanford 5-1 824 5
14 Missouri 6-0 749 25
15 Georgia 4-2 615 7
16 Texas Tech 6-0 590 20
17 Fresno State 5-0 383 21
18 Oklahoma 5-1 380 12
19 Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24
20 Washington 4-2 309 16
21 Oklahoma State 4-1 264 22
22 Florida 4-2 249 17
23 Northern Illinois 6-0 185 23
24 Auburn 5-1 156 NR
25 Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Ranking Team Last week
1 Alabama 1
2 Oregon 2
3 Ohio State 3
4 Clemson 4
5 Florida State 6
6 Louisville 8
7 Texas A&M 9
8 LSU 11
9 South Carolina 12
10 UCLA 13
11 Miami 14
12 Baylor 15
13 Stanford 5
14 Missouri NR
15 Texas Tech 21
16 Georgia 7
17 Oklahoma State 20
18 Oklahoma 10
19 Fresno State 22
20 Virginia Tech 25
21 Nebraska 24
22 Florida 17
23 Northern Illinois 23
24 Michigan 16
25 Washington 19

The speculation on these boards was that Baylor most likely wouldn't rise above number 13, with the expectation that Stanford would probably fall to 12 and Baylor would be right behind them. Well, those that disagreed turned out to be correct, with Stanford falling to 13 and Baylor rising just above the trees to 12. It's the highest season ranking for Baylor during the Art Briles Era, and the highest ranking achieved since the team rose into the top 10 in 1991. That team rose to number 8 in the polls before losing 20-17 to an unranked Rice. The Bears next face Iowa State on Saturday for Homecoming.

Missouri makes the largest leap in the polls after crushing Georgia on the road and taking advantage of numerous losses in the middle of the polls. Oklahoma Drops to 18 in both polls. Oklahoma State rounds out the Big 12 presence in the polls with a 21/17 split in the polls.

Lots of movement in this week's polls, but still not a huge amount of shifting in the Top 10. What do you think about the rankings at this point?

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