The Coaches Poll is out, and the Bears held firm at #4 after a complete performance against Rice. The only movement in this week's ranking is a flipflop of Michigan State and TCU at 2 and 3. Ohio State looked more like Ohio State this week than last, while Ole Miss averted disaster against Vanderbilt, yet one coach still saw fit to give the Rebels a first place vote. Okay.
Oklahoma at 14, Oklahoma State at 19, and and West Virginia at 21 round out the Big 12's presence in the Coaches' Poll this week. Oklahoma State defeated Texas yesterday in a wild turn of events and West Virginia absolutely dismantled their Maryland rival at home. Thank goodness we don't face them in Morgantown this year.
UPDATE: We've now got the AP poll also, and the Bears are still #5 in that poll also. The only change to the Top 5 in that poll is that TCU is now #4 behind Ole Miss instead of being tied with them. I guess the win against Tech was less convincing than the Ole Miss victory over Vanderbilt, which makes little to no sense to me. Oregon drops out of the AP poll altogether, while they remain #25 in the Coaches' poll.
|1||Ohio State (45)||Ohio State (61)||Alabama|
|2||Michigan State (5)||Michigan State (2)||Florida State|
|3||Ole Miss (10)||TCU||West Virginia|
|5||Baylor||Ole Miss (1)||Ole Miss|
|7||UCLA||Notre Dame||Ohio State|
|15||Oklahoma||Texas A&M||Michigan State|
|21||Mississipi State||West Virginia||Florida|
|22||Michigan||Mississippi State||Penn State|
|25||Florida||Oregon (tie)||Texas A&M|
As soon as the AP poll drops, we'll update this thread. What do you think of the rankings at this point?