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

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

WBB Week 3: South Carolina stays atop, NC State up to No. 2

South Carolina is still the unanimous No. 1 team in the week 3 Women’s Basketball Student Media Poll. Following a dominant win over Maryland, North Carolina State is now ranked No. 2. The Terrapins dropped to No. 7. (Header image via Faith Worrell, The Daily Gamecock) RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (13) 325 — 2 North Carolina State 313 +3 3 UConn 280 … Continue reading WBB Week 3: South Carolina stays atop, NC State up to No. 2

MBB Week 3: Duke new No. 1 following win over Gonzaga

The Duke is the new No. 1 team in the Student Media Poll. The Blue Devils defeated then-No. 1 Gonzaga 84-81 in Las Vegas. Gonzaga fell to No. 3 this week, passed by Duke and Purdue. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Duke (39) 1094 +4 2 Purdue (3) 1044 +1 3 Gonzaga (2) 1017 -2 4 Baylor 951 +2 5 UCLA 926 -3 T-6 Texas … Continue reading MBB Week 3: Duke new No. 1 following win over Gonzaga

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 6: Alabama drops, Georgia’s No. 1 and 3 teams receive first place votes

What a week, y’all. I don’t have any insight or anything this week. If the SMP was in charge, one of the playoff games would be Cincinnati vs. Iowa. How could you not love college football. Rank Team Points Record Trend 1 45 Georgia 1173 6-0 +1 2 1 Iowa 1116 6-0 +3 3 1 Cincinnati 1070 6-0 — 4 Oklahoma 1009 6-0 +2 5 … Continue reading Week 6: Alabama drops, Georgia’s No. 1 and 3 teams receive first place votes

Week 5: 5 teams drop out of SMP after volatile week of college football

Five teams dropped out of this weeks Student Media Poll top 25 poll after losses by nine of last week’s top 25 teams. Seven teams in the top 25 now come from the SEC, and Cincinnati broke into the top three after a win over Notre Dame. Kentucky joined the poll after an upset of Florida, the first victory over the Gators in Lexington since … Continue reading Week 5: 5 teams drop out of SMP after volatile week of college football