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Week 6 Poll Breakdown: Big Ten & SEC

Through the halfway point of the season, the Big Ten and SEC occupy 10 spots in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the Coaches Poll. After wins Michigan, Iowa and Florida were the big movers of the week.

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

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

6-0

1

2

Baylor

Big 12

6-0

3

3

TCU

Big 12

6-0

2

4

Utah

Pac-12

5-0

5

5

Clemson

ACC

5-0

6

6

LSU

SEC

5-0

7 (+1)

7

Michigan State

Big Ten

6-0

4 (-3)

8

Florida

SEC

6-0

11 (+3)

9

Texas A&M

SEC

5-0

9

10

Alabama

SEC

5-1

8 (-2)

11

Florida State

ACC

5-0

12

12

Michigan

Big Ten

5-1

18 (+6)

13

Ole Miss

SEC

5-1

14 (+1)

14

Notre Dame

Independent

5-1

15

15

Stanford

Pac-12

4-1

16

16

Oklahoma State

Big 12

6-0

21

17

Iowa

Big Ten

6-0

22 (+5)

18

UCLA

Pac-12

4-1

20

19

Oklahoma

Big 12

4-1

10

20

Northwestern

Big Ten

5-1

13 (-7)

21

Boise State

MWC

5-1

25

22

Toledo

MAC

5-0

24

23

California

Pac-12

5-1

23

24

Houston

AAC

5-0

27

25

Duke

ACC

5-1

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also Receiving Votes – Mississippi State (19), Georgia (16), Kentucky (4), Penn State (4)

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

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

6-0

1

2

Baylor

Big 12

6-0

4

3

TCU

Big 12

6-0

2

4

Michigan State

Big Ten

6-0

3 (-1)

5

LSU

SEC

5-0

5

6

Clemson

ACC

5-0

6

7

Utah

Pac-12

5-0

7

8

Florida State

ACC

5-0

8

9

Alabama

SEC

5-1

10 (+1)

10

Texas A&M

SEC

5-0

11 (+1)

11

Florida

SEC

6-0

12 (+1)

12

Ole Miss

SEC

5-1

13 (+1)

13

Notre Dame

Independent

5-1

15

14

Michigan

Big Ten

5-1

21 (+7)

15

Oklahoma State

Big 12

6-0

19

16

Stanford

Pac-12

4-1

18

17

Iowa

Big Ten

6-0

20 (+3)

18

UCLA

Pac-12

4-1

20

19

Oklahoma

Big 12

4-1

9

20

Boise State

MWC

5-1

24

21

Northwestern

Big Ten

5-1

14 (-7)

22

Memphis

AAC

5-0

25

23

California

Pac-12

5-1

22

24

Duke

ACC

5-1

27

25

Toledo

MAC

5-0

29

 

Also Receiving Votes – Georgia (61), Mississippi State (21), Wisconsin (20), Kentucky (13), Penn State (6), Tennessee (1), 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); LSU (SEC); Michigan State (Big Ten); Florida (SEC); Texas A&M (SEC); Alabama (SEC); Michigan (Big Ten)

Potential Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Teams* – Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Michigan, Ole Miss, Iowa, Northwestern, Mississippi State, Georgia, Kentucky, Penn State, Tennessee, Illinois

* 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 – Michigan (+6 AP, +7 Coaches); Northwestern (-8 AP, Coaches)

Newcomers – None

Dropped Out – Georgia

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