Central Michigan joins Toledo and Western Michigan in receiving national poll votes this week, as the Chippewas’ upset of #22 ranked Oklahoma State did not go unnoticed.
In the Amway Coaches Poll, all three schools grabbed one vote each after grabbing victories in Week 3, propelling all the teams to 2-0 records.
The AP Poll is where CMU made its mark, however. The Chippewas grabbed four AP votes, placing them as the unofficial #36 team in the nation, in the company of Power Five conference schools such as Auburn, Colorado and Arizona State.
Oklahoma State, who fell victim to CMU, dropped out of the AP Top 25 rankings. The Pokes still grabbed 22 AP votes, placing them #32 in the country unofficially.
Toledo and Western Michigan did not receive any votes in the AP poll. This is surprising for Toledo, who received votes in the preseason rankings and are currently 2-0; usually, poll tradition dictates momentum for teams mentioned in the preseason polls.
It may not be as surprising for WMU, whose P5 win over Northwestern looks a lot less impressive after the Wildcats lost to FCS foe Illinois State in humiliating fashion. They posted a convincing win over NC Central on Saturday night.
The polls disagree over what order the top five should go in but agree on the teams selected. The AP selected Alabama (56 first place votes,) Florida State (4,) Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson, while the Coaches Poll selected Alabama (62,) Florida State (1,) Clemson (1) Ohio State and Michigan.
Houston is the only G5 member in both polls, sitting at #6 in the AP poll and #7 in the Coaches Poll.