Tuck: Unranked And Undaunted

By Mike Tuck
Host, Tuck & O'Neill

USA Today Coach’s Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 13-1 1545 58 1
2 Ohio State 12-0 1427 3 NR
3 Oregon 12-1 1397 0 2
4 Stanford 12-2 1262 0 6
5 Georgia 12-2 1250 0 4
6 Texas A&M 11-2 1215 1 5
7 South Carolina 11-2 1136 0 7
8 Clemson 11-2 1047 0 9
9 Louisville 11-2 1010 0 13
10 Florida 11-2 930 0 10
11 Notre Dame 12-1 872 0 3
12 Florida State 12-2 844 0 8
13 LSU 10-3 797 0 12
14 Oklahoma State 8-5 726 0 NR
15 Texas 9-4 622 0 18
16 Oklahoma 10-3 620 0 15
17 Michigan 8-5 589 0 NR
18 Nebraska 10-4 426 0 23
19 Boise State 11-2 420 0 14
20 TCU 7-6 400 0 NR
21 UCLA 9-5 202 0 NR
22 Northwestern 10-3 186 0 16
23 Wisconsin 8-6 172 0 NR
24 USC 7-6 165 0 NR
25 Oregon State 9-4 135 0 19

 

In the last 7 years, 17 teams have started the year unranked in at least one of the polls (AP or Coach’s) and played in a BCS Bowl Game.

2012- Notre Dame, Louisville, Northern Illinois

2011- West Virginia, Michigan, Clemson

2010- Stanford, UConn

2009- Cincinnati

2008- Utah, Alabama, Cincinnati

2007- Illinois, Kansas

2006- Wake Forest, Boise State

 

So if you don’t see your favorite team in the coaches poll, or in the AP poll when it comes out, have no fear, as the voters are far from perfect and games are played on the field, not on paper.

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