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|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||FIRST PLACE VOTES||PREVIOUS RANK|
|1||Florida State Seminoles||1-0||1541||57||NR|
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||1-0||1432||NR|
|6||Michigan State Spartans||1-0||1141||NR|
|7||Ohio State Buckeyes||1-0||1114||NR|
|13||Texas A&M Aggies||1-0||895||NR|
|15||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||1-0||605||NR|
|16||Arizona State Sun Devils||1-0||502||NR|
|17||Ole Miss Rebels||1-0||438||NR|
|20||Kansas State Wildcats||1-0||370||NR|
|21||South Carolina Gamecocks||0-1||272||NR|
|23||North Carolina Tar Heels||1-0||168||NR|
|Others Receiving Votes:Oklahoma State 106; Florida 84; Louisville 73; Mississippi State 72; Michigan 59; Washington 51; Duke 47; Brigham Young 26; Iowa 23; TCU 23; Minnesota 16; Louisiana-Lafayette 13; Marshall 11; Virginia Tech 11; West Virginia 7; Cincinnati 7; Arizona 6; Oregon State 5; Pittsburgh 2; Rutgers 2; Northern Illinois 2; Colorado State 2; Texas Tech 2; Temple 1; Boise State 1; Memphis 1.|
- No surprise that A&M made a huge jump from their pre-season ranking and almost landed in the top 10.
- I find it rather funny that Alabama at #2 received zero first place votes while UGA who is #8 received at least one. Again, I like that Alabama is flying under the radar, despite their #2 ranking.
- Not really sure how USCe stayed in the top 25 after that dismal effort against TAMU.
- There's a good chance 'Bama will play four top ten teams, and if MSU makes a push, five top 25 teams by season's end. So much for a weak schedule.