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USA Today Coaches Poll

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by Noven, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Noven

    A/V Subscriber Noven Devil Incarnate

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    So the Pokes are only 10 spots higher than the beginning of last year.

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    #okstate is No. 19 in the initial USA Today coaches poll.

    • Five teams in this year's preseason top 10 — Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon and Florida State — were in the top 10 to start last season. Alabama, LSU and Oregon still were in the top 10 when the 2011 season ended.
    • Florida, ranked 23rd, kept alive its string of appearing in every preseason poll since USA TODAY Sports took over administration of the coaches' poll. Ohio State had a similar streak, but it ended this year because the team is ineligible for votes in the wake of NCAA sanctions.
    • The American Football Coaches Association bars teams under major NCAA or conference probation from receiving votes. However, because Central Florida said it is appealing a football bowl ban handed down Tuesday by the NCAA, it will remain eligible until the NCAA rules on the appeal. In addition to Ohio State, North Carolina and Penn State are ineligible for votes this season because of NCAA sanctions.
    • Balloting had concluded before Penn State running back Silas Redd announced he would transfer to Southern California.
    • No Big East team is ranked in the preseason poll for the second consecutive season. West Virginia (18th) and Cincinnati (21st) finished last season in the rankings. However, West Virginia has since moved to the Big 12. The Mountaineers are 11th in this season's preseason poll.
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  2. Noven

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    Aug. 2, 2012 — preseason poll

    Rank Team (first-place votes)
    Record
    Points
    Final 2011 rank
    1.
    LSU (18)
    13-1
    1,403
    2

    2.
    Alabama (20)
    12-1
    1,399
    1

    3.
    Southern California (19)
    10-2
    1,388
    NR

    4. Oklahoma
    10-3
    1,276
    15

    5. Oregon
    12-2
    1,258
    4

    6.
    Georgia
    10-4
    1,061
    20

    7. Florida State
    9-4
    1,055
    23

    8. Michigan
    11-2
    1,023
    9

    9.
    South Carolina
    11-2
    981
    8

    10.
    Arkansas
    11-2
    948
    5
    11.
    West Virginia
    10-3
    833
    18

    12. Wisconsin
    11-3
    743
    11

    13.
    Michigan State
    11-3
    717
    10

    14. Clemson
    10-4
    598
    22

    15. Texas
    8-5
    549
    NR

    16. Nebraska
    9-4
    501
    24

    17. TCU
    11-2
    499
    13

    18. Stanford
    11-2
    497
    7

    19. Oklahoma State
    12-1
    476
    3

    20. Virginia Tech
    11-3
    461
    17

    21. Kansas State
    10-3
    398
    16

    22. Boise State
    12-1
    271
    6

    23. Florida
    7-6
    250
    NR

    24. Notre Dame
    8-5
    166
    NR

    25. Auburn
    8-5
    66
    NR

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm
  3. Poke4Real

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    Interesting about Florida being ranked in every preseason USA Today poll since the coaches poll went there. I literally don't know one thing about Florida's squad going into this season. No players come to mind, nothing. That seems so weird compared to how things used to be in Gainesville.
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    OU is ranked #4 what a joke! lol. I could see around 10 or so but based on what? OSU #19 is about right at least preseason with a frosh QB. I'm hoping we are able to climb up.
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    The Texas ranking of 15 boggles the mind.
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  6. Noven

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    FSU taking their usual top 10 ranking. We'll see how many weeks it takes this time for them to completely fall out.
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    lolz.
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  8. Noven

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    Taco Tech getting a vote. Look out!

    Others receiving votes (with 2011 records) Washington (7-6) 64; Louisville (7-6) 46; Georgia Tech (8-5) 35; Cincinnati (10-3) 32; Texas A&M (7-6) 28; Baylor (10-3) 23; Utah (8-5) 22; Mississippi State (7-6) 21; South Florida (5-7) 12; N.C. State (8-5) 11; BYU (10-3) 10; Louisiana Tech (8-5) 10; Virginia (8-5) 9; Houston (13-1) 7; Southern Mississippi (12-2) 6; Central Florida (5-7) 5; Rutgers (9-4) 5; Florida International (8-5) 3; Missouri (8-5) 3; Tennessee (5-7) 3; Northern Illinois (11-3) 2; Texas Tech (5-7) 1.
  9. Cowboys_Blues

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    When you return 9 (10) on offense and 7 on defense. They are going to get looked at, even though they have yet to show who their QB is.
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    I believe we have arrived my friends. We aren't a blue blood yet, but we're at least purple!
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  11. Noven

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    I'll use other factors than a janky pre-season poll to judge whether or not oSu has arrived.
  12. State

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    LOL at obligatory ND ranking. Also, 5 SEC teams in top 10? :rolleyes:
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    Isn't putting Texas at #15 like basically putting them in last place? I think that's literally as far down the poll as they can go.
  17. Old Poke

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    Coach Gundy was asked about OSU's low pre-seanson rankings and he said that a lot of the ranking is based on how experienced and good your QB is.
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    Apparently the people who voted for Texas weren't aware of this.
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    Yes like Stanford. Oh......Wait........

    19th is a good place to start another run to a BCS game.
  20. SportinOrange

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    Exactly why there should be no rankings until mid season.

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