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Thoughts On The Latest AP Top 25

Sunday, September 15, 2013 3:21pm

Here's the latest AP Top 25. I've added a few of my ACC-centric thoughts on it below.

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1. Alabama (59) 2-0 1,499 1
2. Oregon (1) 3-0 1,413 2
3. Clemson  2-0 1,347 3
4. Ohio St. 3-0 1,330 4
5. Stanford 2-0 1,241 5
6. LSU 3-0  1,134 8
7. Louisville 3-0 1,134 7
8. Florida St. 2-0 1,058 10
9. Georgia 1-1 1,051 9
10. Texas A&M 2-1 1,001 6
11. Oklahoma St. 3-0 848 12
12. South Carolina 2-1  821 13
13. UCLA 2-0 757 16
14. Oklahoma 3-0 692 14
15. Michigan 3-0 672 11
16. Miami 2-0  641 15
17. Washington 2-0 496 19
18. Northwestern 3-0 487 17
19. Florida 1-1  412 18
20. Baylor 2-0 355 22
21. Mississippi 3-0 300 25
22. Notre Dame 2-1 277 21
23. Arizona St. 2-0 229 NR
24. Wisconsin 2-1 87 20
25. Texas Tech 3-0  60 NR

Others Receiving Votes:

Michigan St. 59, Fresno St. 27, UCF 25, N. Illinois 24, Georgia Tech 17, Nebraska 15, Arizona 11, Auburn 9, Boise St. 4, TCU 3, Virginia Tech 3, Arkansas 2, Navy 1.

NOTES:

* Maybe it was the degree to which Florida State pounded on Nevada - with seemingly 15 different running backs scoring (it was four, actually). Maybe it was Jameis Winston Fever, or "FSU'S Back!" fever. Whatever the cause, the Seminoles picked up 47 points and leapfrogged over idle Georgia. Combine that with Texas A&M's drop over losing to Alabama, and the Seminoles are now at No. 8. If you want to get all futuristic and include Louisville - and really, we're just talking about the AP poll, so why not? - the ACC would have three of the top eight teams. 

* Miami got bumped down one spot, from No. 15 to 16, through no fault of its own. The blame lies with Michigan, which can within one play of losing to Akron and thus was punished by the voters. That meant the Wolverines were dropped from No. 11 down 15, and that meant the Hurricanes went down a spot to make way.

* Georgia Tech added seven more points to continue its crawl up the Others Receiving Votes category. The Yellow Jackets now have the 30th-highest vote total in the country.

* Meanwhile, Virginia Tech's near disaster at East Carolina costs the Hokies 12 votes. Frank Beamer's team now has just three points as its seemingly eternal quest for offensive consistency continues. 

* Still no sign of Maryland. The ACC's only 3-0 team has yet to receive a vote in the AP poll.