The North Carolina Tar Heels return to the AP Top 25 Poll after being on the outside looking in for the last few weeks. The ACC Coastal Division now has three teams in the top 25 for the first time since 2011. Should we start a website for the Mitch Trubisky for Heisman campaign? Let’s take a closer look at this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.
AP Top 25 Poll
- Alabama (53) 5-0
- Ohio State (6) 4-0
- Clemson (1) 5-0
- Michigan (1) 5-0
- Washington 5-0
- Houston 5-0
- Louisville 4-1
- Texas A&M 5-0
- Tennessee 5-0
- Miami 4-0
- Wisconsin 4-1
- Nebraska 5-0
- Baylor 5-0
- Ole Miss 3-2
- Stanford 3-1
- Arkansas 4-1
- North Carolina 4-1
- Florida 4-1
- Boise State 4-0
- Oklahoma 2-2
- Colorado 4-1
- West Virginia 4-0
- Florida State 3-2
- Utah 4-1
- Virginia Tech 3-1
Where is UNC?
After the 37-35 road victory against #12 Florida State, UNC jumped from #32 all the way up to #17. The Tar Heels ended Florida State’s 22-game home winning streak, and the Heels are still the only team that Jimbo Fisher has not beaten in the ACC at least once.
Here is a look back at this past Saturday’s game (thanks to Go Heels TV for the video).
Mitch Trubisky for Heisman?
It is hard to believe that after five weeks of the season, a UNC player is even being mentioned in the same sentence as the Heisman, but I absolutely love it.
A UNC player for Heisman, complaining about not being ranked higher, and talks about what the Heels need to do to make it into the College Football Playoff. What a great time to be a UNC football fan!
Biggest Movers of the Week
Up: Washington (5 spots), Florida (5 spots), Boise State (5 spots), Miami (4 spots), Arkansas (4 spots)
Down: Florida State (11 spots), Stanford (8 spots), Utah (6 spots), Louisville (4 spots)
UNC technically had the biggest jump of the week, jumping 15 spots from #32 all the way up to #17.
Hello and Goodbye
Back in Top 25: UNC, Oklahoma, Colorado, West Virginia, Virginia Tech
Out of Top 25: Michigan State, San Diego State, TCU, Texas, Georgia
-What happened to Texas?
-It is good to see Colorado back in the top 25.
Best Top 25 Games of the Week
Tennessee (9) at Texas A&M (8) - Still can’t grapple with this being an SEC game.
Alabama (1) at Arkansas (16) - Will anyone be able to dethrone the Tide?
Florida State (23) at Miami (10) - Wide Right IV?
Virginia Tech (25) at UNC (17) - Can UNC make it ten games in a row at Kenan?
How are UNC’s Opponents Doing?
Georgia (3-2): Lost 34-31 to Tennessee last week.
Illinois (1-3): Lost 31-16 to Nebraska last week.
James Madison (4-1): Won 43-20 over Delaware last week.
Pittsburgh (3-2): Won 43-27 over Marshall last week.
Florida State (3-2): Lost 37-35 to UNC last week.
Virginia Tech (3-1): Bye last week.
Miami (4-0): Won 35-21 over Georgia Tech last week.
Virginia (2-3): Won 34-20 over Duke last week.
Georgia Tech (3-2): Lost 35-21 to Miami last week.
Duke (2-3): Lost 34-20 to Virginia last week.
Citadel (4-0): Won 37-14 over Western Carolina last week.
NC State (3-1): Won 33-16 over Wake Forest last week.
What are they thinking? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Josh Kendall (The State) - UNC not ranked? Really?
Matt Porter (Palm Beach Post) - Texas at #25?
Jon Wilner (San Jose Mercury News) - UCLA at #14?
ACC - 6 teams
Big Ten - 4 teams
Big 12 - 3 teams
Pac-12 - 4 teams
SEC - 6 teams