Mt. Vernon Register-News

Z_CNHI News Service

October 14, 2013

Upsets in Texas, Georgia shuffle Legends Poll

A wild weekend of upsets gave the Legends Poll its first significant shake-up of the college football season.

Missouri vaulted 11 spots to No. 14 with its 41-26 victory over Georgia in Athens, which dropped the Bulldogs eight spots to No. 15.

Texas shocked Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry with a 36-20 win in Dallas. The Longhorns moved into the rankings at No. 25, and Oklahoma fell five spots to No. 17. The shuffle made No. 11 Baylor the highest ranked Big 12 team for the first time in the history of the conference.

Stanford suffered one of the biggest tumbles in the rankings, as well, falling eight spots to No. 12 after losing at Utah, 27-21.

Alabama, which received one less first place vote this week (13), Oregon and Clemson remained unchanged in the top three. Ohio State moved up a spot to No 4. Florida State made its first Top 5 appearance of the season, setting up a Top 5 showdown at Clemson next weekend.

No. 21 Virginia Tech was the only other newcomer to the rankings this week. Northwestern and Notre Dame each dropped out of the Legends Top 25.

See coaches individual ballots: www.legendschannel.com/legends-poll-voters/

Rank    Team    Record    Points    Pv Rank

1    Alabama (13)    6-0    397    1

2    Oregon (3)    6-0    387    2

3    Clemson    6-0    365    3

4    Ohio State    6-0    349    5

5    Florida State    5-0    337    6

6    LSU    6-1    310    10

7    Texas A&M    5-1    299    8

8    Louisville    6-0    271    9

9    UCLA    5-0    254    11

10    South Carolina    5-1    245    15

11    Baylor    5-0    231    14

12    Stanford    5-1    230    4

13    Miami (Fla.)    5-0    225    13

14    Missouri    6-0    187    25

15    Georgia    4-2    155    7

16    Texas Tech    6-0    152    20

17    Oklahoma    5-1    129    12

18    Wisconsin    4-2    113    24

19    Oklahoma State    4-1    89    22

20    Fresno State    5-0    79    21

21    Virginia Tech    6-1    77    -

22    Florida    4-2    60    16

23    Washington    4-2    57    19

24    Michigan    5-1    54    17

25    Texas    4-2    34    -

Others Receiving Votes: Northern Illinois 21, Nebraska 18, Northwestern 17, Auburn 15, Michigan State 11, Penn State 10, Brigham Young 8, Utah 6, Arizona State 5, Notre Dame 3

Teams Dropped Out From Last Week's Poll: Northwestern, Notre Dame

1
Text Only
Z_CNHI News Service
  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Grandstands feel a little empty at NASCAR races

    Two decades after NASCAR started running at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the crowds have thinned considerably. It's probably no reflection on the sport's massive following, which stretches from coast to coast, but it surely doesn't NASCAR's image help when the cameras pan across all of those empty seats.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 2.12.55 PM.png VIDEO: Five-year-old doesn't want her brother to grow up

    Sadie, an adorable 5-year-old from Phoenix, wants her brother to stay young forever, so much so that her emotional reaction to the thought of him getting older has drawn more than 10 million views on YouTube.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • lockport-police.jpg Police department turns to Facebook for guidance on use of 'negro'

    What seems to be a data entry mistake by a small town police department in western New York has turned into a social media firestorm centered around the word "negro" and whether it's acceptable to use in modern society.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • Survey results in legislation to battle sexual assault on campus

    Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to announce legislation that aims to reduce the number of sexual assaults on college campuses.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rodden, Danny.jpg Sheriff accused of lying about relationship with prostitute

    The sheriff of Clark County, Ind., faces an eight-count federal indictment that accuses him of lying about paying a prostitute for a sex act and giving her a badge so that she could claim a discount rate at a hotel.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • An alarming threat to airlines that no one's talking about

    It's been an abysmal year for the flying public. Planes have crashed in bad weather, disappeared over the Indian Ocean and tragically crossed paths with anti-aircraft missiles over Ukraine.

    July 30, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Sideshows involving Rice and Dungy stain NFL's image

    Pro football training camps should be all about, well, football. But the talk around the NFL is about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension, Tony Dungy's indelicate remarks about Michael Sam and Jim Irsay's largesse. What kind of league is Roger Goodell running?

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • linda-ronstadt.jpg Obama had crush on First Lady of Rock

    Linda Ronstadt remained composed as she walked up to claim her National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony Monday afternoon.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can black women have it all?

    In a powerful new essay for the National Journal, my friend Michel Martin makes a compelling case for why we need to continue the having-it-all conversation.

    July 29, 2014

  • Dangerous Darkies Logo.png Redskins not the only nickname to cause a stir

    Daniel Snyder has come under fire for refusing to change the mascot of his NFL team, the Washington Redskins. The Redskins, however, are far from being the only controversial mascot in sports history.  Here is a sampling of athletic teams from all areas of the sports world that were outside the norm.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks