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Pitt Receives Votes in Both the AP and Coaches Polls After Bye Week

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Pittsburgh wasn’t in action this weekend, one of the most exciting weekends of college football in recent memory, but Pitt remains just on the outside of both the AP and USA TODAY Coaches Polls.

Pitt didn’t crack the Week 7 AP Poll, but they received votes in the “Others Receiving Votes” category — well, one vote. The Panthers received the ninth-most of teams in the category.

Some of the chaos in college football included No. 1 Alabama losing a 41-38 game to Texas A&M on a walk-off field goal, so of course, there’s a new No. 1 this week.

Georgia (1,550 points, 62 first-place votes) rose a spot to claim the top spot this week after handling business against No. 18 Auburn on Saturday. Iowa (1,476 points) is fresh off a big 23-20 win over then-No. 4 Penn State rose to No. 2, Cincinnati (1,407 points) rose to No. 3, Oklahoma (1,336 points) rose to No. 4 and Alabama (1,286 points) dropped to No. 5.

There are now no ranked ACC teams in the Top 10, and No. 16 Wake Forest (526 points) is the highest-ranked team in the conference while No. 22 North Carolina State (265 points) is the only other ranked team.

Clemson (63 points) and Pitt are the only ACC teams in the “Others Receiving Votes Category”.

Pitt received a bit more love in the Coaches Poll in receiving 36 points — good for fourth-most of all unranked teams.

Georgia (1,624 points and 64 first-place votes) also jumped to No. 1 while Iowa (1,537 points), Oklahoma (1,452 points), Cincinnati (1,418 points) and Alabama (1,363 points) round out the Top 5.

Wake Forest (580 points) is also ranked 16th in the Coaches Poll, the highest-ranked ACC team, while NC State (321 points) and Clemson (155 points) are ranked 21st and 25th, respectively.

Boston College received 11 points, ranking ninth in the “Others Receiving Votes” category.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Section 122
Section 122
7 days ago

The longer Pitt is unranked the better. They need to keep playing with a chip on their shoulder.

Let's Believe
Let's Believe
7 days ago

Keep taking care of business. It’s not where you’re ranked October 10th, it’s about the final poll. Not where you start, where you finish.

gkruth
gkruth
7 days ago

As soon as Pitt gets somewhere near respectablity, they becomes themselves and LOSE AGAIN to a nobody to remain nobodies. WESTERN MICHIGAN!.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
6 days ago
Reply to  gkruth

they becomes themselves???? You never disappoint Kruthie.

Pshah
Pshah
6 days ago
Reply to  gkruth

Yes 100 they may 6 -6 their way to a division title again

Send it in !
Send it in !
6 days ago

5 Big Ten teams in the Top 10 indicate these rankings are an utter joke. Psux and Iowa set college offenses back 30 years.

Duquesne FB

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