Trojans, Horns At Top; Hokies On The Move

Texas held on to its No. 2 position in both the Associated Press poll and the USA Today poll released on Sunday. Texas gave up three total first-place votes (now with six in the AP and one in the USA Today) to USC and Virginia Tech in the idle week. The 3-0 Horns also lost some support in the total points in both polls and now have 1,560 in the AP (down from 1,564) and 1,482 in the USA Today poll (down from 1,483).

Southern California (3-0) remained in the No. 1 spot in both polls after crushing Oregon. The Trojans gained two first-place votes in the AP (now with 59) and held steady with 60 votes in the USA Today poll. USC also gained some ground in the total points in the AP poll and now has 1,619 total points (up from 1,617) but lost a point in the USA Today rankings and currently hold 1,547 in the poll.

Virginia Tech (4-0) climbed into the No. 3 spot in both polls with a big win over Georgia Tech. The Hokies now own a first-place vote in the USA Today poll. Last week, all the first-place votes in both polls either went to the Trojans or Longhorns. Louisiana State (1-0) dropped a notch to the No. 4 position after having its game against Tennessee moved to Monday night due to Hurricane Rita.

Florida (4-0) claimed the No. 5 ranking in both polls following its easy victory over Kentucky. Florida State (3-0) and Georgia (4-0) remain flip-flopped in the two polls, with the Seminoles holding on to the No. 6 spot in the AP poll (No. 7 in USA Today) while the Bulldogs hold that No. 6 position in the USA Today poll (No. 6 in AP).

Ohio State (3-1) remained at No. 8 in both polls after stomping Iowa. Miami (2-1) and Tennessee (1-1) round out the top tier with the Hurricanes moving up to No. 9 in the AP (No. 10 in USA Today), while the Volunteers claim the No. 9 slot in the USA Today poll (No. 10 in AP).

Texas Tech (3-0) continued its climb in the polls this week after rolling over Indiana State, moving up to No. 16 in the AP and all the way up to No. 13 in the USA Today poll.

Iowa State remained the only other Big 12 representative in the polls, but dropped a spot to No. 23 in the AP and out of the rankings in the USA Today poll after a close, come-from-behind win over Army.

Texas A&M (2-1), an unimpressive winner over Texas State last Thursday, and Colorado (2-1), which dropped its weekend contest with Miami, both received votes in the two polls but not enough to crack the top 25.


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