Nov 02, 2015

Week 9 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

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In the latest polls, the big winner was North Carolina. The Tar
Heels defeated Pittsburgh last Thursday in a crucial ACC Coastal
matchup. The win jumped them into the top-25 and they were just one of
two ACC schools to make a move in the latest polls.

Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre
Dame in gold.

Rank

Team

Record

PV Rank

1

Ohio State

8-0

1

2

Baylor

7-0

2

3

Clemson

8-0

3

4

LSU

7-0

4

5

TCU

8-0

5

6

Michigan State

8-0

6

7

Alabama

7-1

7

8

Notre
Dame

7-1

9
(+1)

9

Stanford

7-1

8

10

Iowa

8-0

10

11

Florida

7-1

11

12

Oklahoma
State

8-0

12

13

Utah

7-1

13

14

Oklahoma

7-1

14

15

Memphis

8-0

16

16

Michigan

6-2

15

17

Florida
State

7-1

17

18

Houston

8-0

18

19

Ole Miss

7-2

19

20

Toledo

7-0

20

21

North
Carolina

7-1

27
(+6)

22

UCLA

6-2

24

23

Temple

7-1

21

24

Mississippi State

6-2

25

25

Texas A&M

6-2

26

 

 

Also Receiving Votes – Duke (7),
Pittsburgh (2)

The Amway Coaches Poll. Big 12 teams in
red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.

Rank

Team

Record

PV
Rank

1

Ohio State

8-0

1

2

Baylor

7-0

2

3

TCU

8-0

3

4

LSU

7-0

4

5

Clemson

8-0

6
(+1)

6

Michigan State

8-0

5

7

Alabama

7-1

7

8

Stanford

7-1

8

9

Notre
Dame

7-1

9

10

Oklahoma
State

8-0

10

11

Iowa

8-0

11

12

Florida

7-1

12

13

Oklahoma

7-1

13

14

Utah

7-1

14

15

Florida
State

7-1

15

16

Memphis

8-0

16

17

Michigan

6-2

17

18

Houston

8-0

19

19

Ole Miss

7-2

21

20

Toledo

7-0

20

21

North
Carolina

7-1

28
(+7)

22

UCLA

6-2

25

23

Temple

7-1

22

24

Texas A&M

6-2

26

25

Mississippi State

6-2

27

 

Also Receiving Votes – Duke (31),
Pittsburgh (9)

Here’s a breakdown of how the bowls
look for our partners in the Big 12, the ACC and Notre Dame:

Playoff Contenders (anyone ranked in the
top 12) 
– Baylor (Big
12); Clemson (ACC); TCU (Big 12); Notre Dame (Independent); Oklahoma
State (Big 12).

Potential Russell Athletic Bowl Teams*
– Florida State, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, Duke, Pittsburgh

* Based on available teams if the season
ended today; doesn’t account for eligible contenders that
don’t currently receive votes in either poll.

Biggest Change – North Carolina (+6
AP, +7 Coaches); Florida State (-8 AP, -6 Coaches)

Newcomers – North Carolina

Dropped Out – Duke,
Pittsburgh

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