College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 2
The AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll both saw continued reshuffling after Week 2 saw several ranked teams upset.
The biggest surprise of the Week 2 slate came when No. 12 Oregon, fresh off a narrow 31-24 win over Fresno State and missing its two best defensive players, went into Ohio Stadium and beat No. 3 Ohio State, 35-28. The defense was far from perfect, giving up 612 yards, but also limited the Buckeyes to 6 of 15 and 2 of 5 on third-and fourth-down conversions, respectively. Oregon running back CJ Verdell was excellent as well, rushing for 161 yards and tallying three total touchdowns.
Elsewhere, No. 10 Iowa “upset” No. 9 Iowa State in Kinnick Stadium, winning convincingly in a 27-17 over Matt Campbell and Co. It’s the Hawkeyes’ sixth straight victory in the series, which also saw the first ranked matchups between the two teams on Saturday.
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Three other teams in the top 25 suffered upsets too in No. 14 USC (42-28 loss to Stanford), No. 15 Texas (40-21 loss to Arkansas) and No. 21 Utah (26-17 loss to BYU). And still more teams in No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 9 Notre Dame ad No. 22 Miami faced close calls; the Aggies beat Colorado 10-7 without quarterback Haynes King, the Fighting Irish needed a last-minute touchdown to beat Toledo 32-29 and the Hurricanes eked out a 25-23 win over Appalachian State.
Though it won’t affect the polls, Florida State also suffered a significant upset, losing its first ever game against an FCS opponent when Jacksonville State completed a last-second Hail Mary to win 20-17.
With that, here are the updated AP Top 25 and Coaches polls heading into Week 3 of the season:
Others receiving votes: Miami 135; USC 99; UCF 65; Michigan State 63; Liberty 63; TCU 57; Pitt 52; Kentucky 50; Utah 41; Texas 36; Kansas State 28; Indiana 28; LSU 26; Nevada 18; Boston College 14; Fresno State 13; SMU 10; Rutgers 10; Louisiana 9; San Diego State 9; Mississippi State 9; Army 9; Tulane 6; Maryland 6; San Jose State 5; N.C. State 5; Virginia 4; Marshall 4; Stanford 3; Air Force 3; Texas-San Antonio 1; Memphis 1; Boise State 1.
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