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Week 2 AP Top 25/Coaches Poll: Still No Cincinnati Bearcats

An appearance for the Bearcats in the Week 2 Top 25 polls seemed like a long-shot, even after defeating the mighty Alabama A&M Bulldogs. Nonetheless, Cincinnati remains on the outside looking in, in the latest AP Top 25 Poll and Coaches Poll.

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Cincinnati is coming off a business-like win over Alabama A&M, 52-10, with a very tough matchup against Temple on Saturday on deck.

There really wasn't any expectation that the Bearcats would suddenly jump into AP Top 25 relevancy due to their win over the SWAC East opponent. However, Cincinnati continues to receive votes in the latest AP Top 25 Poll that was released yesterday with seven votes. Interestingly, there were no votes for the Bearcats in the Coaches Poll.

The big storyline from this week's polls is the inclusion of the entire SEC West and 10 total SEC schools. Aside from that, Ohio State remains on top with some seemingly subtle variations throughout the two polls. Texas A&M jumped from unranked in the AP Top 25 to number 16.

Cincinnati has an opportunity to pull themselves a little further into the public's eye this week against a very talented Temple team that already has the nation's attention following their dominating showing against Penn State last week.

AP Coaches
1 Ohio State (61) Ohio State (63)
2 Alabama Alabama (1)
4 Baylor Baylor
5 Michigan State Oregon
6 Auburn Michigan State
7 Oregon Auburn
8 USC Florida State
9 Notre Dame Georgia
10 Georgia USC
11 Florida State Notre Dame
12 Clemson Clemson
14 LSU Ole Miss
15 Georgia Tech LSU
16 Texas A&M Georgia Tech
17 Ole Miss Oklahoma
18 Arkansas Arkansas
19 Oklahoma Texas A&M
20 Boise State Arizona
21 Missouri Missouri
22 Arizona Boise State
23 Tennessee Tennessee
24 Utah Wisconsin
25 Mississippi State Utah

Others receiving votes (AP Top 25): Wisconsin 79; BYU 74; Northwestern 72; Arizona St. 49; Oklahoma St. 30; West Virginia 23; Florida 8; Temple 8; Cincinnati 7; Kansas St. 7; Minnesota 5; Louisville 4; NC State 4; W. Kentucky 3; California 2; Stanford 1.

Others receiving votes (Coaches Poll): Mississippi State 97; Arizona State 66; Oklahoma State 52; Northwestern 35; Brigham Young 23; Kansas State 23; South Carolina 22; Duke 15; West Virginia 13; Miami (Fla.) 12; Florida 7; Louisville 6; Marshall 6; Minnesota 5; North Carolina State 4; Nebraska 3; Maryland 3; Temple 3; Pittsburgh 2; Illinois 2; Louisiana Tech 1; California 1; Memphis 1; Stanford 1.