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.