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Defending National Champion Ohio St Heads Coaches 2015 Top 25 Poll
Big 12 Champion TCU is ranked #2 in Preseason Poll

The Ohio St. Buckeyes were picked #1 on 62 of 64 ballots in the 2015 preseason Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes hope to defend their national championship with a deep group of 15 returning starters. Second-ranked TCU and #3 Alabama each claimed the remaining first-place votes. The Buckeyes will attempt to become the first team to start and finish a season atop the rankings since Southern California in 2004. It’s the third time Ohio State will open the season at #1 since the coaches poll in 1991.

The #2 Horned Frogs also return 15 starters, including 10 on offense, from last year's 12-1 squad that concluded the campaign with a 42-3 win over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl. The No. 2 ranking marks TCU's highest appearance in a preseason poll in program history. The Horned Frogs were No. 7 in the 2010 Preseason Coaches poll. TCU's highest preseason ranking by the Associated Press was No. 6 in 2010.

The Horned Frogs are the preseason pick to win the Big 12. The last two times TCU was predicted to win a conference was in 2009 and 2010. In both years, TCU completed an undefeated regular season in reaching the Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl, respectively.

2015 Preseason Coaches Poll
(1st-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

1. Ohio State (62) - 1,598
2. TCU (1) - 1,487
3. Alabama (1) - 1,452
4. Baylor - 1,365
5. Oregon - 1,260
6. Michigan State - 1,230
7. Auburn - 1,103
8. Florida State - 1,057
9. Georgia - 1,026
10. USC - 1,014
11. Notre Dame - 883
12. Clemson - 838
13. LSU - 727
14. UCLA - 697
15. Ole Miss - 668
16. Arizona State - 577
17. Georgia Tech - 573
18. Wisconsin - 470
19. Oklahoma - 407
20. Arkansas - 377
21. Stanford - 365
22. Arizona - 299
23. Missouri - 229
24. Boise State - 190
25. Tennessee – 166

Other Teams receiving votes
Mississippi State 164; Texas A&M 149; Oklahoma State 89; Virginia Tech 70; Utah 40; Kansas State 37; Louisville 27; Nebraska 27; Minnesota 25; Penn State 20; South Carolina 18; Miami (Fla.) 16; Texas 8; Illinois 7; Duke 6; Air Force 5; Louisiana Tech 5; Marshall 4; Utah State 4; West Virginia 3; North Carolina State 3; Brigham Young 3; Florida 2; Georgia Southern 2; North Carolina 2; Maryland 1; Michigan 1; Kentucky 1; Central Florida 1; Cincinnati 1; Washington 1.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio State Wins 2014 MacArthur Bowl Trophy

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Ohio State Recognized NFF MacArthur Bowl Recipient

Ohio State wins its fourth MacArthur Bowl, earning the right to have its name added to fabled trophy on display at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

IRVING, Texas - The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame today recognized Ohio State (14-1) as the recipient of the NFF MacArthur Bowl Championship Trophy, following their 42-20 victory against Oregon (13-2) yesterday in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, presented by AT&T. The game took place before a sold-out crowd of 85,689 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State’s name will be etched alongside the greatest teams in college football history on the MacArthur Bowl, which is housed at the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Draft Insiders' Top 10
1. Ohio State - 14-1
2. Oregon - 13-2
3. TCU - 12-1
4. Alabama - 12-2
5. Michigan State - 11-2
5. Florida State - 13-1
7. Baylor - 11-2
8. Georgia Tech - 11-3
9. Georgia - 10-3
10. UCLA - 10-3

January 2015 Newsletter - available this week

“On behalf of the National Football Foundation, our 12,000 members, our board of directors and Chairman Archie Manning, we are extremely proud to recognize Coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State University as MacArthur Bowl recipients for the school's fourth time,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “This trophy was started in 1959 by General Douglas MacArthur and legendary Hall of Fame coach Red Blaik, and etched on the side of this stadium replica in silver are all of the subsequent national champions. It is an honor to recognize the Buckeyes, who capped off a spectacular year by winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. As the keepers of the history and the legacy of the sport of football, we are exceptionally pleased to engrave this Ohio State team on its walls."

From 1998 until 2013, the winner of the BCS National Championship Game was automatically declared the winner of the MacArthur Bowl. Prior to 1998 during the poll era of college football, The NFF Awards and MacArthur Bowl committees selected the winner of the trophy. Three other organizations, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Associated Press (AP) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), also presented trophies during the BCS and poll years.

With the advent of the College Football Playoff (CFP) system in 2014, college football has entered a new era, and the sport has a new trophy, the CFP National Championship Trophy, presented by Dr Pepper. Both the CFP trophy and the MacArthur Bowl are on display at the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, which was opened to the public on Aug. 23, 2014. The CFP Trophy was presented last night on the field after the national championship game, and the NFF will add Ohio State’s name to the MacArthur Bowl at the Hall in the near future.

With the win, Ohio State claims the MacArthur Bowl for the fourth time in the school’s history. The Buckeyes won the MacArthur Bowl in 1968 and 1970 under College Football Hall of Fame head coach Woody Hayes. They also claimed the trophy in 2002 under head coach Jim Tressel, who was announced as a member of the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Jan. 9. Coach Meyer was presented with the MacArthur Bowl twice as the head coach of the University of Florida in 2006 and 2008. Meyer now joins Alabama head coach Nick Saban as the only coaches in history to win a national championship at two different schools. A team in the current Big Ten has now claimed the trophy 13 times.

Presented to every national champion since 1959, the MacArthur Bowl represents the pinnacle of team achievement in college sports, and each year during its 56-year history a new name has been etched alongside the greatest teams of all time. The trophy, a replica of a football stadium, features archways with space to engrave the names of 100 teams and miniature goal posts. The trophy was the gift of an anonymous donor, who commissioned Tiffany & Co. to craft it from 400 ounces of silver, in honor of NFF early leader General Douglas A. MacArthur. It took eight months to make, and the trophy features MacArthur's famous quote: "There is no substitute for victory."

Twenty-four different schools have claimed the trophy at least once during its 56-year history. Alabama has hoisted it the most, claiming it an unprecedented seven times. Notre Dame is second with five wins while Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Southern California and Texas have each etched their names four times on the trophy. Florida, Florida State, Nebraska and Oklahoma each boast being three-time recipients. LSU, Michigan State and Penn State have each won the trophy twice.

First presented in 1959, previous NFF National Champions and MacArthur Bowl recipients include: Syracuse 1959, Minnesota 1960, Alabama 1961, Southern California 1962, Texas 1963, Notre Dame 1964, Michigan State 1965, Michigan State/Notre Dame 1966, Southern California 1967, Ohio State 1968, Texas 1969, Ohio State/Texas 1970, Nebraska 1971, Southern California 1972, Notre Dame 1973, Southern California 1974, Oklahoma 1975, Pittsburgh 1976, Notre Dame 1977, Alabama 1978, Alabama 1979, Georgia 1980, Clemson 1981, Penn State 1982, Miami (FL) 1983, Brigham Young 1984, Oklahoma 1985, Penn State 1986, Miami (FL) 1987, Notre Dame 1988, Miami (FL) 1989, Colorado 1990, Washington 1991, Alabama 1992, Florida State 1993, Nebraska 1994, Nebraska 1995, Florida 1996, Michigan 1997, Tennessee 1998, Florida State 1999, Oklahoma 2000, Miami (FL) 2001, Ohio State 2002, Louisiana State 2003, Vacated 2004, Texas 2005, Florida 2006, LSU 2007, Florida 2008, Alabama 2009, Auburn 2010, Alabama 2011, Alabama 2012 and Florida State in 2013.

Associated Press Top 25
First-place votes in parentheses, record and votes received

1. Ohio State (59) - 14-1 - 1,475
2. Oregon - 13-2 - 1,402
3. TCU - 12-1 - 1,349
4. Alabama - 12-2 - 1,297
5. Michigan State - 11-2 - 1,212
5. Florida State - 13-1 - 1,212
7. Baylor - 11-2 - 1,098
8. Georgia Tech - 11-3 - 1,071
9. Georgia - 10-3 - 925
10. UCLA - 10-3 - 908
11. Mississippi State - 10-3 - 767
12. Arizona State - 10-3 - 756
13. Wisconsin - 11-3 - 724
14. Missouri - 11-3 - 710
15. Clemson - 10-3 - 683
16. Boise State - 12-2 - 653
17. Ole Miss - 9-4 - 543
18. Kansas State - 9-4 - 509
19. Arizona - 10-4 - 499
20. USC - 9-4 - 315
21. Utah - 9-4 - 302
22. Auburn - 8-5 - 216
23. Marshall - 13-1 - 161
24. Louisville - 9-4 - 116
25. Memphis - 10-3 - 94

Coaches Top 25
First-place votes in parentheses, record and votes received

1. Ohio State (62) - 14-1 - 1,550
2. Oregon - 13-2 - 1,477
3. TCU - 12-1 - 1,408
4. Alabama - 12-2 - 1,363
5. Michigan State - 11-2 - 1,282
6. Florida State - 13-1 - 1,262
7. Georgia Tech - 11-3 - 1,136
8. Baylor - 11-2 - 1,135
9. Georgia - 10-3 - 1,018
10. UCLA - 10-3 - 909
11. Missouri - 11-3 - 907
12. Mississippi State - 10-3 - 799
13. Wisconsin - 11-3 - 765
14. Arizona State - 10-3 - 750
15. Clemson - 10-3 - 733
16. Boise State - 12-2 - 627
17. Arizona - 10-4 - 574
18. Kansas State - 9-4 - 556
19. Ole Miss - 9-4 - 444
20. Utah - 9-4 - 331
21. USC - 9-4 - 297
22. Marshall - 13-1 - 178
23. Auburn - 8-5 - 167
24. Louisville - 9-4 - 113
25. Memphis - 10-3 - 93

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

#2 Oregon vs #4 Ohio State For CFP National Title

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#2 Oregon vs #4 Ohio State For CFP National Title

Big Ten Champion #4 Ohio State will face #2 seed Pac 12 winner Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship at 8:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. The No. 4 seed Buckeyes reached the national championship game after defeating top-seeded Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 Oregon trounced unbeaten defending champion Florida St in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s day to set the stage for tonight’s title match.

In August 2014, we picked Oregon to win the national title and we will ride that prediction into tonite’s classic matchup. We also touted Ducks QB Marcus Mariota as the Heisman Trophy winner and he achieved that with an outstanding 2014 performance directing this high powered spread offense. They hope to claim Oregon’s first national title and look to ride the savvy Mariota to an explosive start.

Ohio State is seeking its eighth national championship and first since the 2002 season. They did it the hard way this season relying on their #3 QB Cardale Jones. Both starter Braxton Miller and freshman sensation JT Barrett went down with injuries. Jones’ first game was the Big Ten title game when he led the Buckeyes to a huge win over Wisconsin that put them in the national semifinals vs Alabama. Ohio St ended the Alabama and SEC dreams of another unprecedented national title with a resounding victory in New Orleans. QB Jones was outstanding and showed rare composure and poise in view of the huge stage for the inexperienced passer.

This pair of once beaten clubs had almost two weeks to rest and prepare for this classic matchup. It’s a perfect setting – big stage ATT Stadium in Dallas with two outstanding coaches, Urban Meyer and Mark Helfrich. Meyer is attempting to become just the second head coach to win a national title with two schools. Meyer won at Florida previously. Alabama’s Nick Saban did it at LSU prior to three titles with the Crimson Tide. Helfrich hopes to claim the title after the Ducks have been part of BCS matchups only to come up short of the final ring.

Oregon 31 - Ohio State 23

College Bowl Schedule 2014-2015 Thru National Title Game

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College Bowl Schedule Thru National Title Game Jan. 12, 2015

Players of the Year
Offense - QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon
Defense - DE Shane Ray - Missouri

Photo - DE Shane Ray - Missouri -

ROSE BOWL GAME - SEMIFINAL
ESPN - Jan. 1, 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
Pasadena, CA
#2 Oregon (12-1) vs #3 Florida State (13-0)

SUGAR BOWL - SEMIFINAL
ESPN - Jan. 1, 2015 | 8:30 PM ET
New Orleans, LA
#1 Alabama (12-1) vs #4 Ohio State (12-1)

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
New Orleans, LA
Nevada (7-5) vs LA-Lafayette (8-4)

GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
Albuquerque, NM
Utah State (9-4) vs UTEP (7-5)

ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL
ABC - Dec. 20, 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
Las Vegas, NV
22 Utah (8-4) vs Colorado State (10-2)

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
Boise, ID
W Michigan (8-4) vs Air Force (9-3)

RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 9:15 PM ET
Montgomery, AL
South Alabama (6-6) vs Bowling Green (7-6)

MIAMI BEACH BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
Miami, FL
BYU (8-4) vs Memphis (9-3)

BOCA RATON BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 23, 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
Boca Raton, FL
Marshall (12-1) vs N Illinois (11-2)

S.D. COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA
ESPN - Dec. 23, 2014 | 9:30 PM ET
San Diego, CA
Navy (7-5) vs San Diego State (7-5)

POPEYES BAHAMAS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
Nassau
Cent Michigan (7-5) vs W Kentucky (7-5)

HAWAI'I BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 24, 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
Honolulu, HI
Fresno State (6-7) vs Rice (7-5)

ZAXBY'S HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
Dallas, TX
Illinois (6-6) vs Louisiana Tech (8-5)

QUICK LANE BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 26, 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
Detroit, MI
Rutgers (7-5) vs North Carolina (6-6)

BITCOIN ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
Saint Petersburg, FL
NC State (7-5) vs UCF (9-3)

MILITARY BOWL PRES. BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN
ESPN - Dec. 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
Annapolis, MD
Cincinnati (9-3) vs Virginia Tech (6-6)

HYUNDAI SUN BOWL
CBS - Dec. 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
El Paso, TX
15Arizona State (9-3) vs Duke (9-3)

DUCK COMMANDER INDEPENDENCE BOWL
ABC - Dec. 27, 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
Shreveport, LA
Miami (FL) (6-6) vs South Carolina (6-6)

NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 27, 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
New York, NY
Boston College (7-5) vs Penn State (6-6)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
San Diego, CA
Nebraska (9-3) vs 24USC (8-4)

AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
Memphis, TN
Texas A&M (7-5) vs West Virginia (7-5)

RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 29, 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
Orlando, FL
Oklahoma (8-4) vs 17 Clemson (9-3)

ADVOCARE V100 TEXAS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 29, 2014 | 9:00 PM ET
Houston, TX
Arkansas (6-6) vs Texas (6-6)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
ESPN -Dec. 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
Nashville, TN
Notre Dame (7-5) vs 23 LSU (8-4)

For Complete Bowl Schedule Go to Next Page

Oregon Heads Draft Insiders' Top 25 Poll - Alabama Ranks #1 in AP & Coaches

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Alabama and Florida St. Rank #1 & #2 After Comeback Wins

Team of the Week: Alabama

Players Of Week
Offense: QB Brandon Doughty - W. Kentucky
Defense: DE Shane Ray - Missouri

Photo: QB Brandon Doughty – W. Kentucky

Upcoming Game of the Week: #3 Oregon (11-1) vs #8 Arizona (10-2) - Pac 12 Championship

Pac 12, Big Ten and SEC Championship Weekend Up Next

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Dec. 2
1. Oregon - 11-1
2. Alabama - 11-1
3. Florida State - 12-0
4. Ohio State - 11-1
5. Baylor - 10-1
6. TCU - 10-1
7. Michigan State - 10-2
8. Arizona - 10-2
9. Mississippi State - 10-2
10. Missouri - 10-2
11. Wisconsin - 10-2
12. Kansas State - 9-2
13. Georgia Tech -10-2
14. Ole Miss - 9-3
15. Georgia - 9-3
16. UCLA - 9-3
17. Oklahoma - 8-3
18. Auburn - 8-4
19. Arizona State - 9-3
20. Clemson - 9-3
21. Louisville - 9-3
22. Boise State - 10-2
23. LSU - 8-4, 145
24. Utah - 8-4
25. Nebraska - 9-3

AP Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Alabama (25), 11-1, 1426
2. Florida State (29), 12-0, 1423
3. Oregon (5), 11-1, 1391
4. TCU, 10-1, 1274
5. Baylor, 10-1, 1243
6. Ohio State, 11-1, 1192
7. Michigan State, 10-2, 1048
8. Arizona, 10-2, 1027
9. Kansas State, 9-2, 995
10. Mississippi State, 10-2, 944
11. Wisconsin, 10-2, 910
12. Georgia Tech, 10-2, 823
13. Ole Miss, 9-3, 753
14. Missouri, 10-2, 740
15. Georgia, 9-3, 606
16. UCLA, 9-3, 512
17. Arizona State, 9-3, 495
18. Oklahoma, 8-3, 485
19. Clemson, 9-3, 418
20. Auburn, 8-4, 358
21. Louisville, 9-3, 346
22. Boise State, 10-2, 265
23. LSU, 8-4, 145
24. Utah, 8-4, 79
25. Nebraska, 9-3, 64

Coaches Poll
Rank. Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points

1. Alabama (28), 11-1, 1507
2. Florida State (28), 12-0, 1489
3. Oregon (6), 11-1, 1458
4. TCU, 10-1, 1339
5. Baylor, 10-1, 1300
6. Ohio State, 11-1, 1269
7. Michigan State, 10-2, 1136
8. Arizona, 10-2, 1050
9. Kansas State, 9-2, 1037
10. Mississippi State, 10-2, 979
11. Wisconsin, 10-2, 955
12. Georgia Tech, 10-2, 867
13. Missouri, 10-2, 820
14. Ole Miss, 9-3, 709
15. Georgia, 9-3, 590
16. Oklahoma, 8-3, 582
17. UCLA, 9-3, 517
18. Arizona State, 9-3, 486
19. Clemson, 9-3, 439
20. Louisville, 9-3, 395
21. Auburn, 8-4, 361
22. Boise State, 10-2, 253
23. Nebraska, 9-3, 166
24. LSU, 8-4, 87
25. Minnesota, 8-4, 86

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Oregon, Florida St. & Alabama Claim #1 Ranking in Polls

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Oregon, Florida St. & Alabama Claim #1 Ranking in Polls

Draft Insiders' ranks Oregon #1, AP Poll votes Florida St and Coaches Poll names Alabama Top Spot.

Photo - QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon

Team of the Week - Oregon

Players of the Week
Offense – RB Samaje Perine - Oklahoma

Defense - DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa - UCLA

Matchup for Week 13 – Mississippi St at Ole Miss

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Nov. 24
1. Oregon - 10-1
2. Alabama - 10-1
3. Florida State - 11-0
4. Mississippi State - 10-1
5. Baylor - 9-1
6. Ohio State - 10-1
7. TCU - 9-1
8. Georgia - 9-2
9. Michigan State - 9-2
10. UCLA - 9-2
11 Arizona - 9-2
12. Wisconsin - 9-2
13. Kansas State - 8-2
14. Arizona State - 9-2
15. Auburn - 8-3
16. Georgia Tech -9-2
17. Marshall – 11-0
18. Missouri - 9-2
19. Oklahoma - 8-3
20. Colorado St - 10-1
21. Ole Miss - 8-3
22. Minnesota, 8-3, 232
23. Clemson, 8-3, 198
24. Louisville, 8-3, 191
25. Boise State, 9-2, 96

AP Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (37), 11-0, 1458
2. Alabama (21), 10-1, 1445
3. Oregon (2), 10-1, 1393
4. Mississippi State, 10-1, 1301
5. Baylor, 9-1, 1234
6. TCU, 9-1, 1233
7. Ohio State, 10-1, 1163
8. Georgia, 9-2, 1002
9. UCLA, 9-2, 998
10. Michigan State, 9-2, 971
11. Kansas State, 8-2, 898
12. Arizona, 9-2, 807
13. Arizona State, 9-2, 790
14. Wisconsin, 9-2, 764
15. Auburn, 8-3, 597
16. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 581
17. Missouri, 9-2, 525
18. Ole Miss, 8-3, 398
19. Marshall, 11-0, 384
20. Oklahoma, 8-3, 363
21. Colorado State, 10-1, 346
22. Minnesota, 8-3, 232
23. Clemson, 8-3, 198
24. Louisville, 8-3, 191
25. Boise State, 9-2, 96

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Alabama (25), 10-1, 1474
2. Florida State (30), 11-0, 1462
3. Oregon (6), 10-1, 1431
4. Mississippi State, 10-1, 1323
5. TCU, 9-1, 1259
6. Baylor, 9-1, 1242
7. Ohio State, 10-1, 1191
8. Michigan State, 9-2, 1052
9. Georgia, 9-2, 1002
10. UCLA, 9-2, 963
11. Kansas State, 8-2, 912
12. Arizona, 9-2, 818
13. Arizona State, 9-2, 783
14. Wisconsin, 9-2, 758
15. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 615
16. Auburn, 8-3, 565
17. Missouri, 9-2, 560
18. Oklahoma, 8-3, 420
19. Ole Miss, 8-3, 390
20. Marshall, 11-0, 383
21. Colorado State, 10-1, 304
22. Minnesota, 8-3, 256
23. Louisville, 8-3, 208
24. Clemson, 8-3, 203
25. Boise State, 9-2, 85

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Florida St. Claims #1 Ranking Off Undefeated Record

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Florida St. Claims #1 Ranking Off Alabama Win

Photo - QB Jameis Winston - Florida St.

Team of the Week - Alabama

Players of the Week
Offense - RB Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin

Defense - LB Joe Schobert - Wisconsin

Matchup for Week 12 – Southern Cal at UCLA

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Nov. 17
1. Florida State - 10-0
2. Oregon - 9-1
3. Alabama - 9-1
4. Mississippi State - 9-1
5. Baylor - 8-1
6. TCU - 9-1
7. Ohio State - 9-1
8. Ole Miss - 8-2
9. Georgia - 8-2
10. Michigan State - 8-2
11 Arizona - 8-2
12. UCLA - 8-2
13. Wisconsin - 8-2
14. Kansas State - 7-2
15. Auburn - 7-3
16. Arizona State - 8-2
17. Georgia Tech -9-2
18. Marshall – 10-0
19. Missouri - 8-2
20. Oklahoma - 7-3
21. USC, 7-3, 195
22. Duke, 8-2, 85
23. Utah - 7-3
24. Nebraska - 8-2
25. Colorado St - 9-1

AP Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (43), 10-0, 1476
2. Alabama (16), 9-1, 1439
3. Oregon (1), 9-1, 1385
4. Mississippi State, 9-1, 1289
5. TCU, 9-1, 1237
6. Baylor, 8-1, 1232
7. Ohio State, 9-1, 1167
8. Ole Miss, 8-2, 1064
9. Georgia, 8-2, 948
10. Michigan State, 8-2, 941
11. UCLA, 8-2, 876
12. Kansas State, 7-2, 868
13. Arizona State, 8-2, 720
14. Wisconsin, 8-2, 707
15. Arizona, 8-2, 695
16. Auburn, 7-3, 531
17. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 523
18. Marshall, 10-0, 383
19. Missouri, 8-2, 376
20. Utah, 7-3, 349
21. Nebraska, 8-2, 291
22. Colorado State, 9-1, 281
23. Oklahoma, 7-3, 206
24. USC, 7-3, 195
25. Duke, 8-2, 85

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (39), 10-0, 1518
2. Alabama (17), 9-1, 1494
3. Oregon (6), 9-1, 1434
4. Mississippi State, 9-1, 1296
5. TCU, 9-1, 1279
6. Baylor, 8-1, 1272
7. Ohio State, 9-1, 1228
8. Ole Miss, 8-2, 1041
9. Michigan State, 8-2, 1030
10. Georgia, 8-2, 981
11. Kansas State, 7-2, 880
12. UCLA, 8-2, 862
13. Arizona, 8-2, 726
14. Arizona State, 8-2, 721
15. Wisconsin, 8-2, 715
16. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 511
17. Auburn, 7-3, 508
18. Marshall, 10-0, 427
19. Nebraska, 8-2, 409
20. Missouri, 8-2, 406
21. Utah, 7-3, 286
22. Oklahoma, 7-3, 265
23. Colorado State, 9-1, 259
24. USC, 7-3, 132
25. Duke, 8-2, 130

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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