Friday, August 7, 2009

GATORS NO. 1, BUCKEYES NO. 6 IN USA TODAY COACHES POLL

On Friday morning, the USA Today College Football Top 25 Coaches' Poll was released and the Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked sixth, behind defending national champion and No. 1 Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, USC and Alabama.

The Buckeyes are the top rated team in the Big Ten, but they are not the only squad from the conference debuting in the top 10, as the Penn State Nittany Lions came in at No. 8.

The Buckeyes will face two teams this season in the top 8 (No. 4 USC, at No. 8 Penn State).

Iowa is the only other Big Ten team to post a top 25 ranking (No. 21). Other Big Ten teams which received votes were Michigan State (No. 27), Illinois (No. 35), Wisconsin (No. 44), Northwestern (No. 46), Minnesota (No. 58) and Michigan (No. 59).

Listed below is the entire Top 25 poll: (first place votes)

1. Florida (53)
2. Texas (4)
3. Oklahoma (1)
4. USC (1)
5. Alabama
6. Ohio State
7. Virginia Tech
8. Penn State
9. LSU
10. Mississippi
11. Oklahoma State
12. California
13. Georgia
14. Oregon
15. Georgia Tech
16. Boise State
17. TCU
18. Utah
19. Florida State
20. North Carolina
21. Iowa
22. Nebraska
23. Notre Dame
24. BYU
25. Oregon State