August 26, 2014

College Football Polls: Bucks stay at #4, Kent State Moves Up

The AP and Coaches’ polls were released earlier this afternoon, and the 12-0 Ohio State Buckeyes remained at #4 in the AP Poll behind undefeated Notre Dame, 1-loss Alabama, and 1-loss Georgia.

However, the Kent State Golden Flashes have moved up as Jacob projected earlier this morning. They moved to 18th in the AP poll and 19th in the Coaches, which is one-third of the BCS standings, to be released later tonight. The Flashes need to reach the Top 16 to have a shot at a BCS bowl.

  • mgbode

    BCS rankings:

    #17 Kent State plays #21 No.Ill. for the MAC championship.
    #16 UCLA plays #8 Stanford who just destroyed the Bruins last weekend.
    Beat No.Ill and there may be an Orange Bowl invite. No, really.

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    Finally,
    there’s the possibility that Kent State will crash the party. A rash of
    losses by teams ranked ahead of them lifted the 11-1 Golden Flashes to
    No. 17 in the latest standings, just one spot from a guaranteed berth,
    and No. 16 UCLA could very well lose this weekend. The Flashes should
    get a boost if they beat 11-1 Northern Illinois in this week’s MAC
    championship game. If all that happens, they’d likely go to the Orange
    Bowl at the expense of a second Big 12 team, with the Sugar Bowl taking
    the Big East champ. However, keep in mind there’s a sizable gap in the
    BCS score between UCLA and Kent State and there’s no guarantee they’d
    swap spots.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/stewart_mandel/11/25/alabama-georgia-notre-dame-bcs-overtime/index.html#ixzz2DLu5jBMy