I get no votes for Kentucky and Ole Miss but can Vanderbilt seriously muster not even one vote after the South Carolina game? Did the pollsters not watch a thursday game that had less space competition that the saturday fare?
The new AP Poll is out and Alabama jumped to the top of the rankings. The Tide’s 41-14 win over #8 Michigan — that’d now be #19 Michigan — was enough to push Bama past Southern Cal and old SEC pal Lane Kiffin.
The SEC landed five teams in the Top 10 overall and six in the Top 25. But wait, there’s more. An additional five league teams were among those receiving votes. That means 11 of the SEC’s 14 teams received at least one vote in this week’s AP poll. (Our condolences to Kentucky, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt fans.)
9. South Carolina (tied with West Virginia)
Also receiving votes were Tennessee (which came in at #27), Missouri (#36), Texas A&M (#37), Mississippi State (#40), and Auburn (tied with MSU for what would be #40).
UPDATE — Nick Saban’s team has also claimed the #1 slot in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll.