Baylor was not ranked in the top 25 of the Amway Coaches Poll, but the Bears did receive four votes. That would put the Bears at No. 47.
I’m not too upset with the Bears’ position. Baylor went 7-6 last year—and they’re coming off a nice bowl win—but the Bears need to win a few more big games before they move into the rankings. If Baylor can knock off Iowa State on September 28th, the Bears should be 4-0 and ranked.
Clemson received 59 of the 65 first place votes, and Alabama received the other six. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five.
Texas (10) and Iowa State (24) are the only non-Oklahoma teams that are ranked.