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  • 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 – …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • 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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