FB: Georgia claims No. 1 after CFP Championship victory over Alabama

For the first time since 1980, Georgia are college football champions. Following the Bulldogs’ 33-18 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide, they finish the SMP’s inaugural season as No. 1. Alabama, Michigan and Cincinnati, CFP finalists, round out the top four. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 22 Georgia 550 14-1 (8-0) +3 2 Alabama 528 13-2 (7-1) -1 3 Michigan 494 12-2 (8-1) -1 … Continue reading FB: Georgia claims No. 1 after CFP Championship victory over Alabama

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 – Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt Defensive Player of the Year – Will … Continue reading SMP announces 2021 football award winners

FB: Alabama jumps to No. 1 following SEC Championship Game win, Michigan No. 2

Alabama, SMP preseason No. 1, jumped back to the top spot following its victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship game Saturday. The 41-24 victory propelled the Crimson Tide to the top spot, just beating out Big Ten champions Michigan. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 14 Alabama 660 12-1 (8-1) +3 2 11 Michigan 657 12-1 (8-1) — 3 1 Cincinnati 613 13-0 (8-0) … Continue reading FB: Alabama jumps to No. 1 following SEC Championship Game win, Michigan No. 2

FB Week 13: Michigan jumps to No. 2, rest of top 4 stay put in last week of regular season

After a chaotic and entertaining Rivalry Week, Michigan has vaulted itself into the College Football Playoff conversation. Michigan jumped to No. 2 in this week’s SMP football poll. The rest of the top four remained unchanged, and Oklahoma State moved to No. 5, just outside of the top four. All top five teams will play next weekend in conference championship games. Rank Team Points Record … Continue reading FB Week 13: Michigan jumps to No. 2, rest of top 4 stay put in last week of regular season

FB Week 12: Ohio State moves to No. 2, steals No. 1 vote following drubbing of Michigan State

Last week’s No. 4 Ohio State dismantled then-No. 7 Michigan State handily on Saturday. So much so, Ohio State is now No. 2 in the SMP Football poll, and stole a No. 1 vote from Georgia. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 25 Georgia 649 11-0 (8-0) — 2 1 Ohio State 606 10-1 (8-0) +2 3 Cincinnati 593 11-0 (7-0) — 4 Alabama 592 … Continue reading FB Week 12: Ohio State moves to No. 2, steals No. 1 vote following drubbing of Michigan State

FB Week 11: Oklahoma drops from top five, Alabama moves to No. 2

Georgia stayed a unanimous No. 1 in this week’s SMP football poll. A projected playoff would feature No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Ohio State and No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Cincinnati Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 27 Georgia 675 10-0 (8-0) — 2 Alabama 622 9-1 (5-1) +1 3 Cincinnati 620 10-0 (6-0) -1 4 Ohio State 598 9-1 (7-0) +1 5 … Continue reading FB Week 11: Oklahoma drops from top five, Alabama moves to No. 2

FB Week 10: Georgia unanimous No. 1, Purdue enters poll

Georgia is the second unanimous No. 1 team in SMP College Football Poll history following a resounding victory over Missouri. No. 4 Alabama was previously a unanimous No. 1 near the beginning of this season. Purdue has made its first appearance in the SMP football poll after its second victory over a top-ten team this season. The Boilermakers won both games as unranked teams. Following … Continue reading FB Week 10: Georgia unanimous No. 1, Purdue enters poll

Week 9: Georgia stays No. 1 after victory over Florida

No changes in this week’s SMP Football top 5. Two ties at the bottom mean 26 teams are recognized this week. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 27 Georgia 699 8-0 (6-0) — 2 1 Cincinnati 652 8-0 (4-0) — 3 Alabama 615 7-1 (4-1) — 4 Oklahoma 606 9-0 (6-0) — 5 Ohio State 598 7-1 (5-0) — 6 Michigan State 596 8-0 (5-0) … Continue reading Week 9: Georgia stays No. 1 after victory over Florida

Week 8: Close calls prevent major shakeup in SMP Top 5, chaos reigns in rest of poll

No. 2 Cincinnati and No. 4 Oklahoma nearly hurt their chances at the College Football Playoff in close wins this weekend in games against Navy and Kansas. Upsets for Penn State, Coastal Carolina and NC State hurt their poll ranking, with many teams moving up from last weeks’ poll following their losses. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 34 Georgia 898 7-0 (5-0) — 2 … Continue reading Week 8: Close calls prevent major shakeup in SMP Top 5, chaos reigns in rest of poll

Week 7: Georgia, Cincinnati hold top two, Texas schools rise

Following Iowa’s upset to Purdue, the Cincinnati Bearcats have claimed the No. 2 spot behind the Georgia Bulldogs. Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU and UTSA all moved up or entered the rankings this week, while UTEP and Texas Tech received votes. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 35 Georgia 923 7-0 — 2 2 Cincinnati 882 7-0 +1 3 Oklahoma 835 7-0 +1 4 Alabama 810 … Continue reading Week 7: Georgia, Cincinnati hold top two, Texas schools rise