FB Week 3: Washington, Texas A&M rise following non-conference wins

Several ranked matchups on Saturday see the rankings shake up, with BYU, Michigan State and Miami dropping, while Oregon, Washington and Texas A&M rise. Image courtesy of Ishika Samant/The Battalion Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 63 Georgia 1694 3-0 – 2 5 Alabama 1616 3-0 – 3 Ohio State 1581 3-0 – 4 Michigan 1477 3-0 – 5 Oklahoma 1408 3-0 +1 6 Clemson … Continue reading FB Week 3: Washington, Texas A&M rise following non-conference wins

FB Week Two: Georgia takes No. 1 spot after chaotic week

The reigning champion Georgia Bulldogs are the new No. 1 team after Alabama won in a tight contest with Texas in Austin. Three of last week’s top ten teams losing on Saturday sees the polls shake up, with seven teams moving six or more spots and two new entrants. (Image via David Gray/The Crimson White) Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 61 Georgia 1858 2-0 … Continue reading FB Week Two: Georgia takes No. 1 spot after chaotic week

FB Week One: Alabama remains No. 1; Georgia, Ohio State trade places

The first full week of the 2022 college football season is in the books, and a dominant win by No. 2 Georgia over Oregon sees the Bulldogs move up a spot and close in on No. 1 Alabama, while No. 3 Ohio State falls back a spot after defeating No. 9 Notre Dame in Columbus. (Photo by Reid Murray) Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 … Continue reading FB Week One: Alabama remains No. 1; Georgia, Ohio State trade places

2022 Preseason Football Poll: Alabama, Ohio State headline Top 25

The Student Media Poll 2022 Preseason Football Top 25 has officially released, with last season’s national runner-up, Alabama, topping the rankings for a second-consecutive preseason. Ohio State follows closely behind at No. 2 and defending champions Georgia round out the top three. In total, 105 ballots were cast by SMP voters and 66 teams received at least one vote in the 2022 season’s inaugural rankings. … Continue reading 2022 Preseason Football Poll: Alabama, Ohio State headline Top 25

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