Here are the AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls heading into Week 3. Coming off a tough loss to Temple, the Bearcats are well beyond the Top 25 in either poll, but nonetheless, here are the Week 3 polls.
There were obviously some changes throughout both. Ohio State is no longer unanimous at the top after sleep-walking to a 38-0 win over Hawaii. Michigan State moved up in both polls with their big win over Oregon while the Ducks dropped. The Spartans took two first-place votes from the Buckeyes in the AP while Alabama snaked one from Ohio State in the Coaches Poll. The SEC had a rough week with Auburn dropping to 18 in the AP Top 25 and 15 in the Coaches poll. Arkansas and Tennessee dropped out of both entirely.
Cincinnati didn't receive any votes in either poll, which shouldn't come as a surprise. BYU, Cincinnati's Week 7 road trip, cracked both polls, ranked 19th in the AP Top 25 and 22nd in the Coaches poll. Temple appears to be right on the cusp, receiving 38 in the AP poll and 24 in the Coaches. Miami (FL), Houston and Memphis also received votes. The Bearcats better get things figured out this week because things will get even tougher with the next stretch of their schedule.
|1||Ohio State (59)||Ohio State (62)|
|4||Michigan State (2)||Michigan State|
|25||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State|
Others receiving votes (AP Top 25): Temple (2-0) 38; West Virginia (2-0) 37; Mississippi State (1-1) 32; Tennessee (1-1) 30; Toledo (1-0) 29; Kansas State (2-0) 26; Arizona State (1-1) 20; Houston (2-0) 16; Boise State (1-1) 16; NC State (2-0) 14; Florida (2-0) 12; Minnesota (1-1) 9; Arkansas (1-1) 6; Iowa (2-0) 5; California (2-0) 5; Miami (Fla.) (2-0) 3; Stanford (1-1) 3; Virginia Tech (1-1) 2; Western Kentucky (2-0) 2; Duke (2-0) 1
Others receiving votes (Coaches Poll): West Virginia 49; Tennessee 43; Kansas State 39; Arizona State 36; Mississippi State 35; Duke 32; Temple 24; Miami (Fla.) 16; Boise State 14; Memphis 13; North Carolina State 13; Kentucky 8; Minnesota 8; Florida 8; Illinois 8; California 6; Toledo 6; Iowa 5; Michigan 5; Nebraska 3; Arkansas 3; Houston 2; Pittsburgh 2; South Carolina 1; Texas Tech 1; Western Kentucky 1