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  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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) …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • WBB Week 15: UConn, LSU, Texas enter top 10
    UConn is back in the top 10 of the WBB Student Media Poll, joined by LSU and Texas after a big week in the sport. The three new entrants replace Arizona, Indiana and Maryland. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (9) 225 — 2 Stanford 215 +1 3 NC State 207 +2 4 Louisville 196 — 5 Michigan 185 +2 6 Baylor 168 +2 …
  • WBB Week 14: South Carolina’s No. 1 streak continues
    Another WBB Student Media Poll, another week at No. 1 for South Carolina. The Gamecocks have been ranked No. 1 every week of the season. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (8) 200 — 2 Arizona 192 +4 3 Stanford 189 -1 4 Louisville 185 -1 5 NC State 177 -1 6 Indiana 149 +1 7 Michigan 142 -2 8 Baylor 138 +3 9 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • MBB Week 16: Duke rises to No. 3 after chaotic week
    After a Saturday full of upsets in the top 10, Gonzaga remains atop the Student Media Poll, while Duke receives No. 1 votes again and is up four spots to No. 3. Arkansas received a first-place vote for the first time this season, bringing the season total No. 1 voted teams to 12. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (18) 590 — 2 Arizona 544 …
  • MBB Week 15: Arizona receives No. 1 votes, Gonzaga remains atop
    Arizona is the 11th team to receive a No. 1 vote in the MBB Student Media Poll, as the Wildcats received two and moved up to No. 2 in the Poll. Gonzaga is atop for a second consecutive week. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (21) 572 — 2 Arizona (2) 526 +1 3 Auburn 509 -1 4 Kansas 476 +3 5 Kentucky 473 -1 …
  • MBB Week 14: Gonzaga takes No. 1, four teams receive first-place votes
    Preseason No. 1 Gonzaga is back atop the men’s basketball Student Media Poll after a chaotic week of college hoops. Gonzaga, Auburn, Kentucky and Providence received first-place votes this week, bringing the total number of teams to be voted No. 1 this season to 10. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (16) 543 +1 2 Auburn (4) 509 -1 3 Arizona 507 +2 4 Kentucky …

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