FB Week 13: Michigan rises after dominant win at Ohio State

The regular season has come to a close, with Michigan’s 45-23 win at Ohio State sending the Wolverines into the top two and receiving nine No. 1 votes in the process. After back-to-back ranked wins, South Carolina enters the rankings at No. 20. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 32 Georgia 1016 12-0 – 2 9 Michigan 993 12-0 +1 3 TCU 943 12-0 +1 … Continue reading FB Week 13: Michigan rises after dominant win at Ohio State

FB Week 12: USC rises, Tennessee falls after wild week

The second-to-last week of the regular season sees USC find a spot in the Playoff race in a busy week in the Pac-12, while Tennessee falls to No. 11 after being throttled by South Carolina. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 37 Georgia 949 11-0 – 2 1 Ohio State 906 11-0 – 3 Michigan 872 11-0 – 4 TCU 845 11-0 – 5 USC … Continue reading FB Week 12: USC rises, Tennessee falls after wild week

FB Week 11: Playoff picture shapes up as season nears end

The top five of the Student Media Poll remains unchanged from last week as the season enters the home stretch, with a crucial win by No. 4 TCU highlighting the bunch. Two new teams, Florida State and Cincinnati, enter the rankings. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 41 Georgia 1025 10-0 – 2 Ohio State 978 10-0 – 3 Michigan 934 10-0 – 4 TCU … Continue reading FB Week 11: Playoff picture shapes up as season nears end

FB Week 10: Georgia unanimous No. 1; TCU rises to No. 4

After a decisive win over Tennessee, Georgia was selected at No. 1 by all SMP voters. While the Bulldogs are at No. 1 for a second straight week, TCU climbed three spots to No. 4 following losses by Tennessee, Alabama and Clemson. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 48 Georgia 1200 9-0 – 2 Ohio State 1138 9-0 – 3 Michigan 1104 9-0 +1 4 … Continue reading FB Week 10: Georgia unanimous No. 1; TCU rises to No. 4

FB Week Nine: Georgia takes back top spot in tight top three

Georgia is back atop the Student Media Poll following a 42-20 win over Florida in Jacksonville. Ohio State and Tennessee follow at No. 2 and No. 3 after ranked wins, with just nine votes separating first place from third place. Photo via David Gray/The Crimson White Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 15 Georgia 915 8-0 +1 2 12 Ohio State 910 8-0 -1 3 … Continue reading FB Week Nine: Georgia takes back top spot in tight top three

FB Week 8: Oregon rises to No. 8, Ohio State remains No. 1

Oregon is up to No. 8 in this week’s football rankings, following six straight wins, including Saturday’s 45-30 victory over UCLA. Ohio State is No. 1 for a third week in a row, while LSU and South Carolina enter the rankings. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 21 Ohio State 1067 7-0 – 2 16 Georgia 1057 7-0 – 3 7 Tennessee 1032 7-0 – … Continue reading FB Week 8: Oregon rises to No. 8, Ohio State remains No. 1

FB Week 7: Tennessee surges to No. 3 after win over Alabama

Tennessee’s thrilling 52-49 win over Alabama sees the Volunteers rise to No. 3, while the Tide fall to No. 6. Ohio State remains No. 1 in a tight race, despite Georgia receiving more first-place votes. Photo via Ryan Schumpert of Rocky Top Insider. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 21 Ohio State 1278 6-0 – 2 22 Georgia 1269 7-0 – 3 11 Tennessee 1267 … Continue reading FB Week 7: Tennessee surges to No. 3 after win over Alabama

FB Week 6: Ohio State takes No. 1 ranking

For the first time this season, Ohio State is the No. 1 team in the land. The Buckeyes thrashed Michigan State 49-20, while last week’s No. 1, Alabama, dropped to No. 3 following a 24-20 win over Texas A&M. Photo via Reid Murray. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 22 Ohio State 1273 6-0 +1 2 17 Georgia 1269 6-0 +1 3 14 Alabama 1254 … Continue reading FB Week 6: Ohio State takes No. 1 ranking

FB Week 5: Alabama, Ohio State pass Georgia for top two spots

Alabama is back atop the Student Media Poll, with Ohio State behind the Tide at No. 2. Georgia falls two spots following a tight win over Missouri, while five new teams enter the rankings. Photo via David Gray/The Crimson White Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 27 Alabama 1527 5-0 +1 2 16 Ohio State 1499 5-0 +1 3 20 Georgia 1488 5-0 -2 4 … Continue reading FB Week 5: Alabama, Ohio State pass Georgia for top two spots

FB Week 4: Top three tightens up, four new teams enter

Another weekend of big matchups in college football sees the SMP’s top three get closer, as Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State all receive multiple first-place votes. Minnesota, Pitt, Florida State and Kansas enter the rankings. Image courtesy of Zachary Rilley/The Lantern Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 43 Georgia 1478 4-0 – 2 12 Alabama 1437 4-0 – 3 5 Ohio State 1402 4-0 – … Continue reading FB Week 4: Top three tightens up, four new teams enter