Week 10 Polls Released: Baylor #5 in both AP and Coaches Polls!

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Baylor Bears are #5 in the AP Poll for the first time since 1953. That was during the Eisenhower Administration.

The AP and Coaches' Polls are out for this week, and Baylor turns in at number 5 in both! The question of whether Baylor would jump Missouri this week in the AP became a moot point when South Carolina defeated the Tigers in overtime shortly after the conclusion of Baylor's domination of Kansas. Here are the full polls:

The AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 8-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 8-0 1,432 2
3 Florida State (2) 7-0 1,390 3
4 Ohio State 8-0 1,317 4
5 Baylor 7-0 1,223 6
6 Stanford 7-1 1,189 8
7 Miami (FL) 7-0 1,149 7
8 Auburn 7-1 1,022 11
9 Clemson 7-1 1,007 9
10 Missouri 7-1 873 5
11 LSU 7-2 818 13
12 Texas A&M 6-2 811 14
13 Oklahoma 7-1 791 17
14 South Carolina 6-2 701 20
15 Texas Tech 7-1 579 10
16 Fresno State 7-0 510 15
17 UCLA 5-2 489 12
18 Oklahoma State 6-1 483 19
19 UCF 6-1 464 21
20 Louisville 7-1 417 18
21 Northern Illinois 8-0 290 23
22 Wisconsin 5-2 262 22
23 Michigan 6-1 199 24
24 Michigan State 7-1 166 NR
25 Arizona State 5-2 133 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 132, Georgia 24, Texas 22, Brigham Young 22, Mississippi 21, Virginia Tech 20, Oregon State 17, Florida 14, Washington 6, Minnesota 4, Ball State 4, Duke 2, Arizona 2

Missouri drops to Number 10, thus enabling Baylor's move from 6 to 5. Stanford leapfrogged Miami in the poll, jumping from 8 to 6. By virtue of its loss to Oklahoma, Texas Tech dropped to 15 in the poll, two spots behind Oklahoma. Though the loss most likely ends any discussion of ESPN's College GameDay making a visit to Arlington on November 16 when Baylor and Texas Tech face off. Oklahoma State is 18, and Texas makes an appearance in the Others Receiving Votes category.

USA Today Coaches' Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama
Crimson Tide
8-0 1542 56 1 1/1
2 Oregon
Ducks
8-0 1483 6 2 3/2
3 Florida State
Seminoles
7-0 1419 0 3 12/3
4 Ohio State
Buckeyes
8-0 1375 0 4 4/2
5 Baylor
Bears
7-0 1293 0 5 22/5
6 Miami
Hurricanes
7-0 1190 0 6 24/6
7 Stanford
Cardinal
7-1 1182 0 8 1 13/4
8 Clemson
Tigers
7-1 1064 0 10 2 10/4
9 Oklahoma
Sooners
7-1 933 0 12 3 18/9
10 Missouri
Tigers
7-1 834 0 7 3 14/7
11 Auburn
Tigers
7-1 804 0 17 6 17/11
12 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
6-1 803 0 13 1 20/11
13 LSU
Tigers
7-2 802 0 13 13/6
14 Texas A&M
Aggies
6-2 758 0 15 1 15/6
15 Texas Tech
Red Raiders
7-1 673 0 9 6 25/9
16 South Carolina
Gamecocks
6-2 627 0 20 4 20/6
17 Louisville
Cardinals
7-1 579 0 16 1 17/6
18 Fresno State
Bulldogs
7-0 542 0 18 25/18
19 UCLA
Bruins
5-2 432 0 11 8 21/10
20 Northern Illinois
Huskies
8-0 373 0 22 2 23/20
21 Michigan
Wolverines
6-1 309 0 23 2 24/12
22 Central Florida
Knights
6-1 300 0 25 3 25/22
23 Wisconsin
Badgers
5-2 253 0 24 1 24/18
24 Michigan State
Spartans
7-1 237 0 NR 24/24
25 Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
6-2 83 0 NR 25/11

Baylor remains at 5 in the Coaches' Poll this week, and Oklahoma climbs back into the Top 10 in the poll with its win over Texas Tech. Interestingly, the third Big 12 to be ranked this week in the poll is Oklahoma State, who checks in at number 12, five spots ahead of its AP poll ranking. Texas Tech is again number 15 in the Coaches Poll.

We'll have a separate post with analysis and commentary once the latest BCS rankings are released, later this evening. Until then, tell us what you think of the latest AP and Coaches polls in the comments!

BCS COMPONENTS:

Throughout the day today, we'll get looks at the various BCS component numbers.  I'll try to collect them here.  Since we're hoping to jump Miami for #6, I'll post comparisons to them.

Harris Poll: Baylor #5 with 2130 points, up from 2038 last week.  Miami at #7 with 1977, down from 2008. 
Sagarin (computer): Baylor #9 (Pure Elo), up from #14.  Miami is #8, up from #12 last week.

Colley Matrix (computer): Hasn't updated yet, but Baylor was 11th last week. 
Billingsley (computer): Hasn't updated yet, but Baylor was 11th last week. 
Anderson & Hester (computer): Hasn't updated yet, but Baylor was 9th last week.
Massey Rating (computer): Hasn't updated. Baylor was 15th last week.  This is our lowest ranking.
Peter Wolfe (computer): Hasn't updated. Baylor was 13th last week.

If you see something I don't, let me know.

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