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Ohio State still #1, Temple still in the top 25 of both polls

Idle teams mean idle ballots. There's not much movement this week.

Temple showed, at least, that they're legit. And now the American starts getting real.
Temple showed, at least, that they're legit. And now the American starts getting real.
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Ohio State retains its grasp atop both the AP Poll and Amway/USA Today Coaches Poll, although another chip has been knocked off the paint as the Buckeyes lost a first-place vote with the sideline masters. In the Massey Composite Index, Clemson retained their grip on first place among the computer ranking systems.

Overall, there was very little change within the top 20 from last week in the human polls, largely a result of the combination of no upsets and a lot of teams taking the week off. Notre Dame and Stanford swapped places in the media poll, as did Memphis and Michigan; the coaches flipped Michigan State and Clemson.

The only other change in the top 20 of either poll was a result of Duke falling out of the top 25 of the coaches poll, with Houston amd Mississippi hopping over Toledo to fill the vacuum. One bright spot for those who seek justice in these things: Temple only fell two spots in the AP and one in the coaches poll after their gritty effort against the Fighting Irish fell just short.

The big winners for the week: there really weren't any. No team received a larger boost thatn North Carolina, moving up six theoretical places in the writers poll and seven in the coaches. Navy surged six spots in the computer composite, the largest such jump from last week among teams in the top 40.

Pittsburgh was the week's victim, though. The Panthers tumbled out of both polls, effectively eating a twelve-place drop in the AP and nine in the coaches poll, and also fell eight spots in the computer rankings. Georgia suffered a much larger fall in the coaches balloting, falling off every ballot after being ranked #23 last week. However, Georgia was only 30th in last week's media ranking, and this can be seen more as a correction that a real knockdown; still, the Bulldogs effectively suffered a 17-place tumble as their reward for losing to Florida. Duke and California also both endured 10-place slides with the coaches.

Forthwith, the rankings. As always, all teams receiving votes this week or last week are listed, as well as all teams in the top 40 of this week's Massey Composite. (That latter caveat applies to just one team this week: Bowling Green. Only three teams received votes while not being in the Massey top 40, which is frankly a stunning level of agreement between voters and computers.)

AP COACHES COMPUTER
TEAM RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK LW CHG
Ohio State 1 39 1465 1 1 48 1574 1 2 2
Baylor 2 6 1408 2 2 9 1481 2 7 6 -1
Clemson 3 6 1381 3 5 2 1377 6 1 1 1
Louisiana State 4 5 1346 4 4 1 1388 4 3 3
Texas Christian 5 4 1336 5 3 4 1441 3 5 7 2
Michigan State 6 1249 6 6 1337 5 -1 8 9 1
Alabama 7 1 1160 7 7 1223 7 4 4
Notre Dame 8 1019 9 1 9 1068 9 6 5 -1
Stanford 9 1014 8 -1 8 1069 8 11 11
Iowa 10 954 10 11 968 11 9 8 -1
Florida 11 923 11 12 942 12 10 12 2
Oklahoma State 12 879 12 10 978 10 15 16 1
Utah 13 809 13 14 770 14 13 13
Oklahoma 14 712 14 13 819 13 12 10 -2
Memphis 15 683 16 1 16 652 16 16 15 -1
Michigan 16 613 15 -1 17 587 17 14 14
Florida State 17 571 17 15 693 15 19 18 -1
Houston 18 466 18 18 505 19 1 20 24 4
Mississippi 19 414 19 19 436 21 2 17 17
Toledo 20 366 20 20 396 20 21 23 2
North Carolina 21 248 27 6 21 215 28 7 25 30 5
UCLA 22 190 24 2 22 199 25 3 26 20 -6
Temple 23 175 21 -2 23 164 22 -1 27 22 -5
Mississippi State 24 144 25 1 25 104 27 2 22 19 -3
Texas A&M 25 101 26 1 24 148 26 2 23 25 2
Wisconsin 26 64 31 5 26 88 29 3 24 27 3
Southern California 27 57 28 1 29 20 32 3 18 21 3
Brigham Young 28 27 29 1 30 19 34 4 29 32 3
Northwestern 29 21 32 3 31 15 32 1 31 31
Duke 30 7 22 -8 28 31 18 -10 35 26 -9
Penn State 31 5 36 5 34 8 39 5 32 37 5
Boise State 32 4 36 4 35 7 37 2 34 38 4
Appalachian State 32 4 33 1 39 1 39 37 36 -1
California 32 4 34 2 40 30 -10 33 29 -4
Pittsburgh 35 2 23 -12 33 9 24 -9 36 28 -8
Tennessee 35 2 36 1 30 35 5
Navy 37 1 36 -1 27 42 31 4 28 34 6
Washington State 37 1 35 -2 37 4 34 -3 47 47
Georgia 39 30 -9 40 23 -17 38 33 -5
Oregon 32 14 34 2 39 44 5
Marshall 36 5 37 1 54 57 3
Western Kentucky 38 3 39 1 43 41 -2
Bowling Green 40 40