• You are viewing Orangepower as a Guest. To start new threads, reply to posts, or participate in polls or contests - you must register. Registration is free and easy. Click Here to register.
  • Some things are still wonky, such as colors, some old attachments, features that need to be re-added, and the new 1st-party billing system. Bear with us while we clean up the database a tad.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Noven

'Neer Deez Nutz
A/V Subscriber
#1
So the Pokes are only 10 spots higher than the beginning of last year.

Gavin Lang@glang1
#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.
 

Noven

'Neer Deez Nutz
A/V Subscriber
#2
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
 

Poke4Real

Territorial Marshal
#3
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.
 

RutherfordFan

Federal Marshal
#4
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.
 

Noven

'Neer Deez Nutz
A/V Subscriber
#6
FSU taking their usual top 10 ranking. We'll see how many weeks it takes this time for them to completely fall out.
 

Anaranjado

It is Stillwater, not Stilly.
A/V Subscriber
#7
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.

lolz.
 

Noven

'Neer Deez Nutz
A/V Subscriber
#8
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.
 
#17
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.
 

pokes16

Territorial Marshal
#19
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.
Yes like Stanford. Oh......Wait........

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