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

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

MBB Week 18: Kansas takes top spot after National Championship win

Kansas won its fourth National Championship and first since 2008 Monday night in New Orleans, defeating North Carolina 72-69. The Jayhawks gained six spots in the SMP following a historic NCAA Tournament run. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Kansas (22) 550 +6 2 North Carolina 518 +23 3 Duke 499 +3 4 Villanova 486 +5 5 Arkansas 416 +10 6 Gonzaga 415 -5 7 Houston … Continue reading MBB Week 18: Kansas takes top spot after National Championship win

WBB Week 18: South Carolina back to No. 1 after National Championship

South Carolina claimed its second National Championship Sunday night at Target Center in Minneapolis, defeating UConn 64-49. The Gamecocks have been the No. 1 team in the Student Media Poll for all but one week this season, returning to the top spot after the title victory. (Image via Faith Worrell/The Daily Gamecock) RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (9) 225 +1 2 UConn 216 … Continue reading WBB Week 18: South Carolina back to No. 1 after National Championship

WBB Week 17: Stanford takes top spot from South Carolina after upset

For the first time in Student Media Poll history, South Carolina is not the top team in the women’s basketball rankings. The Gamecocks fell to Kentucky in the SEC Championship on Sunday, with Stanford taking over at No. 1. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Stanford (3) 194 +1 2 South Carolina (5) 193 -1 3 NC State 188 — 4 Louisville 166 — 5 Baylor … Continue reading WBB Week 17: Stanford takes top spot from South Carolina after upset

MBB Week 17: Gonzaga No. 1, Baylor No. 2 in final regular season poll

Last season’s National Champion and runner-up are at No. 1 and No. 2 in the final Student Media Poll before the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga remains No. 1 with 18 first-place votes, while Baylor is up two spots to No. 2 with two first-place votes. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (18) 565 — 2 Baylor (2) 524 +2 3 Arizona 517 -2 4 Auburn 496 … Continue reading MBB Week 17: Gonzaga No. 1, Baylor No. 2 in final regular season poll

WBB Week 16: Top 10 stays put as regular season wraps up

Every team from the top 10 of last week’s women’s basketball Student Media Poll remains in the top 10 this week as the regular season comes to a close. Now, teams enter conference championship week with a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament bid. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (11) 275 — 2 Stanford 263 — 3 NC State 248 — 4 Louisville … Continue reading WBB Week 16: Top 10 stays put as regular season wraps up