Week 2 AP Football Poll Released: UNC #21


The Associated Press released their top 25 AP football poll for College football today. The most interesting things that happened in the poll had little to with North Carolina schools. North Carolina was the beneficiary of losses by Clemson and South Carolina to get up to the 21st rank. Duke is still receiving votes down at the bottom.

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The ACC gained a team in the poll as Louisville jumped in at number 25 after their win over the Miami Hurricanes.

East Carolina should enter the poll next week if they defeat South Carolina this weekend. No teams outside the Power 5 were in the poll. Central Florida’s loss to Penn State means that BYU is the highest ranked team outside the power 5 in the receiving votes section.

The Poll itself:

1Florida State Seminoles1,456
2Alabama Crimson Tide1,317
3OregonDucks 1,314
4Oklahoma Sooners1,283
5Auburn Tigers1,186
6Georgia Bulldogs1,114
7Michigan State Spartans1,093
8Ohio State Buckeyes982

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  • 9Texas A&M Aggies978
    10Baylor Bears962
    11UCLA Bruins944
    12LSU Tigers926
    13Stanford Cardinal886
    14USC Trojans729
    15Ole Miss Rebels525
    16Notre Dame Fighting Irish519
    17Arizona State Sun Devils431
    18Wisconsin Badgers364
    19Nebraska Cornhuskers352
    20Kansas State Wildcats325
    21South Carolina Gamecocks196
    21North Carolina Tar Heels196
    23Clemson Tigers164
    24Missouri Tigers147
    25Louisville Cardinals141

    Others receiving votes:

    Texas 126, Oklahoma State 94, Duke 60, Florida 49, Mississippi State 49, Penn State 49, Michigan 38, TCU 29, Washington 27, BYU 21, Iowa 18, Marshall 18, Virginia Tech 17, Tennessee 14, Cincinnati 8, Texas Tech 7, West Virginia 7, Rutgers 6, Arizona 4, North Dakota State 2, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Pittsburgh 1

    As the season moves on and the Power 5 teams begin to beat each other up, I do think we will start to see the high achievers from other conferences start to ascend the poll, particularly filling those spots in the late teens and twenties where people really aren’t that sure anyway.

    Another trend to notice is that Texas fell out of the poll by losing its starting quarterback (though winning the game), but Ohio State fell only from 5 to 8 under similar circumstances.

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