MBB Week 8: Baylor unanimous No. 1 following win over Iowa State

Another quiet week in college basketball sees Baylor keep the top spot in the SMP, this time unanimously, after taking down fellow Big XII undefeated Iowa State. No teams entered or dropped out from the poll for the first time in any SMP, regardless of sport. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (21) 525 —Continue reading “MBB Week 8: Baylor unanimous No. 1 following win over Iowa State”

WBB Week 7: South Carolina still No. 1 after win over Stanford

Another week, another ranked win for South Carolina. This week’s big win for the Gamecocks came in the team’s second No. 1 vs No. 2 matchup of the season, taking down then-No. 2 Stanford 65-61 in Columbia. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (6) 150 — T-2 Arizona 133 +1 T-2 Louisville 133 +2Continue reading “WBB Week 7: South Carolina still No. 1 after win over Stanford”

MBB Week 7: Polls avoid shakeup during holidays

It was a quiet week in men’s college basketball, with few games scheduled due to the holidays, and many of the games that were planned canceled due to Covid-19 outbreaks across the sport. This week’s MBB Student Media Poll reflects that, with only four teams moving up or down three or more spots. RANK SCHOOLContinue reading “MBB Week 7: Polls avoid shakeup during holidays”

WBB Week 6: Georgia rises, NC State falls after upset

The Georgia Bulldogs pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season so far, knocking off then-No. 2 NC State. The Bulldogs are up to No. 14, while NC State is down to No. 5. South Carolina remains the unanimous No. 1. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (9) 225 — 2 StanfordContinue reading “WBB Week 6: Georgia rises, NC State falls after upset”

MBB Week 6: LSU, Auburn make big jumps

Two of the SEC’s Tigers are the biggest gainers in the men’s basketball poll this week, with LSU up six spots to No. 16 and Auburn up 5 to No. 11. Baylor remains the top team, while Purdue rebounded to No. 3 with a dominant win over Butler at the final Crossroads Classic. RANK SCHOOLContinue reading “MBB Week 6: LSU, Auburn make big jumps”

WBB Week 5: South Carolina continues perfect season

South Carolina got a big win over Maryland Sunday, and the Gamecocks remain the unanimous No. 1 team in women’s college basketball in this week’s Student Media Poll. UConn is down to No. 10 with Paige Bueckers injured. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (9) 200 — 2 North Carolina State 192 — 3Continue reading “WBB Week 5: South Carolina continues perfect season”

MBB Week 5: Baylor new No. 1, Purdue down to No. 7

The reigning national champions are atop the men’s basketball Student Media Poll. The undefeated Baylor Bears received all but one first place vote this week. Last week’s No. 1, Purdue, is down to No. 7 after an upset, buzzer-beater loss at Rutgers. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Baylor (29) 747 +1 2 Duke (1) 689Continue reading “MBB Week 5: Baylor new No. 1, Purdue down to No. 7”

SMP announces 2021 football award winners

The Student Media Poll has revealed its award winners for the 2021 college football season. The six award winners were selected by the voters of the SMP, and were revealed on the SMP’s YouTube channel Saturday night. Student Media Player of the Year – Bryce Young, QB, Alabama Offensive Player of the Year – KennyContinue reading “SMP announces 2021 football award winners”

SMP Newsletter – Now on Substack

The Student Media Poll Newsletter has officially launched on Substack. The weekly newsletter will be sent to subscribers Tuesdays during the football and men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The newsletter includes: -Links and information about our football, women’s basketball and men’s basketball polls, including a look at some individual voter ballots. -News about the latestContinue reading “SMP Newsletter – Now on Substack”

WBB Week 4: South Carolina still unanimous No. 1, Tennessee rises

South Carolina’s reign atop the women’s basketball Student Media Poll was not challenged this week, as the Gamecocks remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the land. A big week for the Lady Vols sees Tennessee make its way up to No. 8. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (12) 300 — 2 NorthContinue reading “WBB Week 4: South Carolina still unanimous No. 1, Tennessee rises”