First Coaches Poll in History Without a top 25 B1G team

Submitted by orobs on October 7th, 2012 at 12:43 PM…



 Alabama  1474   58   0 - HIGHEST       
 2   Oregon  1411   1 
 3   South Carolina  1345      0 - HIGHEST       
 4   West Virginia  1296      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 5   Kansas State  1216      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 6   Florida  1165      0       
 7   Notre Dame  1152      0 - LOWEST       
 8   LSU  961      0 - HIGHEST       
 9   USC  940      0 - HIGHEST       
 10   Oklahoma  872      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 11   Florida State  819      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 12   Georgia  761      0       
 13   Clemson  759      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 14   Oregon State  691      0       
 15   Texas  663    
 16   Louisville  628      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 17   Stanford  577      0 - LOWEST       
 18   Mississippi State  558      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 19   Rutgers  410      0       
 20   Cincinnati  365      0       
 21   Texas A&M  208      0       
 22   Boise State  197      0       
 23   TCU  194      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 24   Louisiana Tech  131      0       
 25   Iowa State  73      0       
 26   Arizona State  61      0       
 27   Baylor  52    
 28   Michigan  33      0       
 29   Northwestern  31      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 30   Michigan State  27      0 - LOWEST       
 31   Ohio  23      0       
 32   Nebraska  18      0 - HIGHEST       
 33   Texas Tech  11      0       
 34   Duke  10      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 35   Wisconsin  8      0       
 36   W. Kentucky  7      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 37   Louisiana-Lafayette  6      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 37   North Carolina State  6      0       
 39   Oklahoma State  5      0       
 40   San Jose State  4      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 41   Louisiana-Monroe  3      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 42   Nevada  2      0         0 - HIGHEST       
 42   Toledo  2      0         0 - HIGHEST       




October 7th, 2012 at 12:52 PM ^

Coaches poll is a joke and needs to end.

Surprisingly, I trust the media for polls more than coaches who are busy COACHING so they can't exactly watch the other games. 


October 7th, 2012 at 1:34 PM ^

You think the Media poll is better? The AP poll for the most part is made up of beat writers for local newspapers. And their job surprisingly is not to watch Football all day, but cover their own team. Which is an all day commitment. For a 3:30 game, they're at the stadium by like 2, 2:30, and after the game they're in press conferences for another hour or so. There's so many games they're missing because they have to do their jobs

That's why there's the blog poll. Sure it's not professional, and some people have wonky reasonings, but at least it's made up of people who spend all day Saturday watching CFB and not working


October 7th, 2012 at 2:06 PM ^

Although you're mostly correct, these beat writers also watch a lot of other football. For example, the guys at the freep will very well read on the Big Ten, at the very least. I'm guessing those guys end up watching the other games when they can, and spend some healthy time checking box scores of most of the rest of the country, even if its leisurely.

A coach's job impedes his ability to be a pollster. A media member's job helps his.


October 7th, 2012 at 2:19 PM ^

B1G coaches are also voters--they aren't bigging up their own conference's teams by voting for them? Out of conference coaches are so down on our conference that they neg us this badly?

[After yesterday, it seems pretty clear to me that OSU plays most of the 30+ teams above them in this poll pretty tough. . . ; okay, OSU not in poll.]

Doc Brown

October 7th, 2012 at 1:06 PM ^

Damn it I always get the media and coaches polls switched as far as the bcs calculation. My tin foil hat tendencies says this poll is the perfect evidence of espn's making sure their sec dreams come to fruition. Espn and their advertisers have way too much influence in college football.


October 7th, 2012 at 1:05 PM ^

Where is Ohio?  They just beat a #21 ranked Nebraska pretty handily.  They are also top 10 AP poll wise.  That makes zero sense.  Also, I hate myself for arguing that Ohio should be ranked.


October 7th, 2012 at 2:04 PM ^

We'll be back.

We're going to have no trouble with Illinois and then it's time for Little Brother to be put back in the corner once and for all.


October 7th, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

This is a bit depressing indeed - no Big Ten teams in the top 25, but three Big East teams and one from the WAC and one from the MWC (albeit the usual suspect). Oh, brave new world that has such teams in it, right? 

Clarence Beeks

October 7th, 2012 at 2:52 PM ^

So we lost to the clear number one team in the country (and put up BY FAR the most yards they've given in any game this year and are tied for the second most points they've given up) and lost to a top ten Notre Dame team (and held them to their lowest point output of the season, held them to their lowest yardage output of the season, and put the second most yards they've given up all season) and we're not ranked. Given that Arizona State is ahead of us, with a loss to a terrible Missouri team, the only logical explanation is because we have TWO losses. Way to make to make a convincing case against playing cupcake schedules, coaches...

One Inch Woody…

October 7th, 2012 at 3:46 PM ^

Hype hype hype

That's ALL these polls are about.

And you know what? There's not a chance left for anybody to change their hype opinions. Alabama's schedule from now on offers no resistance. Their schedule NEVER offered any resistance. What does it say that Arkansas, who got killed 52-0 against Bama, went on to beat Auburn? How BAD is the SEC? 

I mean come on, when Ohio and Nebraska have a high scoring game, people are talking about how shitty the Big 10 is, and when Georgia and Tennessee have an equally high scoring game, people are talking about how great the SEC is. WTF? that makes NO sense. I will not disagree that there are some good teams in the SEC, and that their best teams are the best in the country. That is without doubt. But to stand there and say teams like OLE MISS or AUBURN or KENTUCKY or MISSOURI or TAMU or ARKANSAS or MISS STATE, or VANDY (more than half of the SEC) are better than Michigan or Ohio or Nebraska or Michigan State is simply preposterous. 



But here you have Michigan playing the BEST TEAM in the country by far, Alabama who would crush other SEC teams by a margin greater than what we faced and then DOMINATING the #8 team (but still losing). This is stupid.


October 7th, 2012 at 4:36 PM ^

Yeah, tough to figure it out right. Michigan loses to #1 Alabama and drops to 19th in poll. A couple weeks later Georgia lays a goose egg against #6 SC and falls only to 12th in poll. Both started from number 5, and a SEC team only falls half the number of spots even though the team they played was ranked 5 spots lower. At this point I guess it is who cares and hope Michigan can win the Big Ten.