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
|3||Florida State (2)||7-0||1,390||3|
|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|
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!
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.
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.