Five new teams joined this week’s AP Top 25 College Football Poll, including Southern Methodist University, which checked-in 18th this week following an exciting 30-27 victory over Memphis University.
Shane Buechele concluded the SMU three-point victory with three touchdown passes and 474 passing yards while Reggie Robinson Jr. hauled in five catches for 243 yards and two scores. Chris Naggar connected on all six kicks, including a game-winning 43-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining.
SMU will be idle this upcoming weekend but return to the gridiron on Friday, October 16 when they visit Tulane University for a 6 p.m. kickoff.
Virginia Tech also joined this week’s list, checking in 19th overall – the Hokies own a pair of wins against Duke University and North Carolina State – while Louisiana, Iowa State, and Minnesota rounded out the final three spots, checking-in 23rd, 24th, and 25th, respectively.
Clemson University remained number one follow by Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Notre Dame. Ohio State, which has yet to play a game this fall, secured the sixth position while garnering a pair of first-place votes, while Miami, North Carolina, Penn State, and Oklahoma State rounded out the top ten, checking in seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively.
Biggest Mover: The Cowboys of Oklahoma State, which have won three straight and will look to continue their momentum later this month when they visit Baylor University.
Oklahoma State moved up seven positions following their 47-7 win over Kansas University.
Also moving up seven spots, as well, the University of Tennessee (14th) and Brigham Young University (15).
We’ll do some more blogging later this week on the state of college football and more, so stay tuned for those other posts, Noontime Sports fans, and friends!