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Pitt Retains Spot in AP Poll, Ranked Again in Coaches Poll



Pitt closed out its non-conference slate with a 45-24 win over Rhode Island, entering ACC play with a 3-1 record this week. And Pitt will enter its conference slate ranked in the AP and Coaches Polls.

With a three-touchdown win against an admittedly inferior FCS opponent in Rhode Island, Pitt retained its spot in the AP Poll, despite the chaotic losses from teams ranked ahead of Pitt. The Coaches Poll featured Pitt rising back into the Top 25 following being dropped last week.

Pitt (209 points) remains ranked 24th in the AP Poll following the Rhode Island win, the fifth-highest ranked ACC team in the poll. No. 5 Clemson (1,311 points), No. 10 North Carolina State (920 points), No. 22 Wake Forest (265 points) and No. 23 Florida State (244 points) are ranked ahead of Pitt.

The Top 5 in the AP Poll remained the same, Georgia (1,565 points, 55 first-place votes), Alabama (1,487 points, four first-place votes), Ohio State (1,483 points, four first-place votes), Michigan (1,354 points) and Clemson rounding out the Top 5.

USC (1,236 points), Kentucky (1,127 points), Tennessee (1,119 points), Oklahoma State (1,081 points) and North Carolina State round out the Top 10.

Syracuse (22 points) and North Carolina (9 points) are in the “Others Receiving Votes” category.

Pitt jumped back into the USA TODAY Coaches Poll after falling out last week, returning as the 24th ranked team in the poll. No. 5 Clemson (1,339 points), No. 10 North Carolina State (1,015 points), No. 21 Wake Forest (352 points), No. 22 Florida State (252 points) and No. 25 Syracuse (74 points) are also ranked ACC teams.

The Coaches Poll Top 5 is the same as the AP Poll, with Georgia (1,563 points), Alabama (1,558 points), Ohio State (1,486 points), Michigan (1,379 points) and Clemson comprising it. Georgia (34 first-place votes) and Alabama (26 first-place votes) are closer among the coaches’ opinions.

The Top 10 is comprised of USC (1,226 points), Oklahoma State (1,176 points), Kentucky (1,136 points), Tennessee (1,077 points) and North Carolina State.

There are no ACC teams in the “Others Receiving Votes” category.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

Can you please elaborate as to why Pitt who was ranked hasn’t moved up in the rankings, but FSU who wasn’t ranked miraculously jumps above Pitt in the rankings?

Last edited 1 year ago by JHoff014
On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 year ago
Reply to  JHoff014

FSU is better

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