Poll Watch

The Baylor Bears were able to stay undefeated after beating the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, but were the bears able to move up in the Polls?

Coming off of their first bye week of the season, the Bears traveled to Ames to take on the Iowa State Cyclones and won handedly 49-28. Baylor, however, was unable to move up in either the AP or Coaches Poll due to the only teams ahead of them that played won, leaving the Bears at 7th in the AP Poll and 6th in the Coaches Poll.

The teams ahead of the Bears, however, did not have an easy go of it this past weekend. A&M struggled mightily against Arkansas, having to go to overtime to win the game. While Florida State had to stage a comeback against North Carolina State after being down 24-7 at one point. These struggles were not sufficient enough for either one to lose ground in the AP Poll, though Alabama did jump Florida State in the Coaches Poll.

The rest of the Top Ten also continued their winning ways, though UCLA was able to gain ground in both polls after their impressive road win over Arizona State. UCLA jumped from 11th to 8th in the AP Poll pushing Ole Miss out of the Top Ten, and both Notre Dame and Michigan State down a spot. In the Coaches Poll they only moved up one spot from 10th to 9th, jumping Michigan State.

After losing to UCLA, Arizona State dropped out of the Top 25 of the AP Poll and fell to 24th in the Coaches Poll. Also falling out of the AP Poll was South Carolina after losing to Missouri at home. They were replaced by TCU at 25 and Missouri at 24. South Carolina also fell out of the Top 25 of the Coaches Poll, along with Duke who lost to Miami. Replacing them in the Coaches Poll was TCU once again at 25, and Oklahoma State, who was already ranked in the AP Poll, at 24.

With TCU and Oklahoma State now being ranked in both the AP and Coaches Poll, half of the Big 12 Conference is now ranked. Oklahoma State moved from 24th to 21st in the AP Poll after beating Texas Tech last Thursday. Kansas State beat UTEP this weekend and moved up from 25 in both Polls to 23 in the AP Poll and 22 in the Coaches Poll. Oklahoma stayed put at 4th in the AP Poll and 3rd in the Coaches Poll after having a bye week. Also, West Virginia was in the others receiving votes category for both Polls.

Both Polls can be found here:

AP Poll

Coaches Poll


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