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Week 4 Poll Breakdown: SEC & Big Ten

After a crazy week 4 in college football, we see three new teams from our partner conferences enter the Associated Press Top-25. Perennial Poll regulars Florida and Michigan both got huge wins at home to jump into the rankings. Mississippi State defeated SEC West rival Auburn to gain five spots and Northwestern and Wisconsin both picked up non-conference wins to bolster their resume.

Associated Press Top-25. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue.

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

4-0

1

2

Michigan State

Big Ten

4-0

2

3

Ole Miss

SEC

4-0

T-3

4

TCU

Big 12

4-0

T-3

5

Baylor

Big 12

3-0

5

6

Notre Dame

Independent

4-0

6

7

UCLA

Pac-12

4-0

9

8

Georgia

SEC

4-0

7 (-1)

9

LSU

SEC

3-0

8 (-1)

10

Utah

Pac-12

4-0

18

11

Florida State

ACC

3-0

10

12

Clemson

ACC

3-0

11

13

Alabama

SEC

3-1

12 (-1)

14

Texas A&M

SEC

4-0

14

15

Oklahoma

Big 12

3-0

15

16

Northwestern

Big Ten

4-0

17 (+1)

17

Southern California

Pac-12

3-1

19

18

Stanford

Pac-12

3-1

21

19

Wisconsin

Big Ten

3-1

22 (+3)

20

Oklahoma State

Big 12

4-0

24

21

Mississippi State

SEC

3-1

26 (+5)

22

Michigan

Big Ten

3-1

Unranked

23

West Virginia

Big 12

3-0

27

24

California

Pac-12

4-0

29

25

Florida

SEC

4-0

40 (+15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Also Receiving Votes – Iowa (37), Minnesota (5), Tennessee (4)

The Amway Coaches Poll. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue. 

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

4-0

1

2

Michigan State

Big Ten

4-0

3 (+1)

3

TCU

Big 12

4-0

3

4

Baylor

Big 12

3-0

4

5

Ole Miss

SEC

4-0

5

6

Georgia

SEC

4-0

6

7

Notre Dame

Independent

4-0

8

8

LSU

SEC

3-0

9 (+1)

9

Florida State

ACC

3-0

7

10

UCLA

Pac-12

4-0

11

11

Clemson

ACC

3-0

10

12

Utah

Pac-12

4-0

17

13

Alabama

SEC

3-1

12 (-1)

14

Oklahoma

Big 12

4-0

14

15

Texas A&M

SEC

4-0

15

16

Southern California

Pac-12

3-1

18

17

Northwestern

Big Ten

4-0

19 (+2)

18

Wisconsin

Big Ten

3-1

21 (+3)

19

Oklahoma State

Big 12

4-0

22

20

Stanford

Pac-12

3-1

24

21

West Virginia

Big 12

3-0

26

22

Mississippi State

SEC

3-1

31 (+9)

23

Florida

SEC

4-0

34 (+11)

T24

California

Pac-12

4-0

35

T-24

Oregon

Pac-12

2-2

13

 

Also Receiving Votes – Michigan (84), Iowa (44), Auburn (8), Minnesota (6), Missouri (6), Kentucky (3), Indiana (2), Tennessee (2), Illinois (1)

Here’s a closer look at our partner conferences, the Big Ten and the SEC:

Playoff Contenders (anyone ranked in the top 12) – Ohio State (Big Ten); Michigan State (Big Ten); Ole Miss (SEC); Georgia (SEC); Alabama (SEC).

Potential Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Teams* – Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida.

* 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 – Florida (+15 AP, +11 Coaches); Wisconsin (+3 AP, +3 Coaches)

Newcomers – Mississippi State, Michigan (AP only), Florida

Dropped Out – Missouri, Auburn (Coaches only)

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