Football

Buckeyes Open No. 2 in Initial 2017 Coaches Poll; 4 B1G Teams in Top 10

Jalyn Holmes Ohio State Football

As expected, the Ohio State Buckeyes opened at No. 2 in the initial Amway Coaches Poll of 2017 on Thursday. They were one notch below Alabama, who earned the top spot for the second year in a row.

The Buckeyes were one of four teams that earned first-place votes. Joining Ohio State in the Top 10 were fellow Big Ten teams Penn State (6), Michigan (9), and Wisconsin (10). No other B1G teams made the poll.

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 1

RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTS1ST PLACE VOTESPREVCHANGEHI/LOW
1Alabama14-1160349211/1
2Ohio State11-215125642/2
3Florida State10-314344853/3
4Southern California10-314150514/4
5Clemson14-1136771-45/5
6Penn State11-312570716/6
7Washington12-2124504-37/7
8Oklahoma11-2123703-58/8
9Michigan10-395901019/9
10Wisconsin11-393609-110/10
11Oklahoma State10-3912011011/11
12Louisiana State8-4834014212/12
13Auburn8-5819022913/13
14Stanford10-3732012-214/14
15Georgia8-57010362115/15
16Florida9-4681013-316/16
17Louisville9-4676020317/17
18Miami9-4472023518/18
19Kansas State9-4339027819/19
20West Virginia10-3319017-320/20
21South Florida11-2247019-221/21
22Virginia Tech10-4235016-622/22
23Texas5-71930NR023/23
24Tennessee9-4155024024/24
25Utah9-4109021-425/25

Others Receiving Votes
Washington State 99; Colorado 72; TCU 58; Boise State 49; Notre Dame 49; Texas A&M 46; Pittsburgh 45; North Carolina State 39; Oregon 37; Northwestern 25; Nebraska 23; Memphis 22; Arkansas 22; Mississippi State 19; San Diego State 18; Appalachian State 11; Brigham Young 10; Georgia Tech 10; Tulsa 10; Wyoming 9; Western Michigan 8; Temple 8; North Carolina 8; Houston 7; Troy 6; Minnesota 6; Iowa 5; Louisiana Tech 4; Syracuse 3; Arizona 2; Army 1; Colorado State 1; Michigan State 1; Maryland 1; Toledo 1; UCLA 1.

List of Voters
The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2017 season: Major Applewhite, Houston; David Bailiff, Rice; David Beaty, Kansas; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; Craig Bohl, Wyoming; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Matt Campbell, Iowa State; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dave Doeren, North Carolina State; DJ Durkin, Maryland; Shawn Elliott, Georgia State; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette; Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech; Joey Jones, South Alabama; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Derek Mason, Vanderbilt; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Philip Montgomery, Tulsa; Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina; Jim Mora, UCLA; Dan Mullen, Mississippi State; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Barry Odom, Missouri; Gary Patterson, TCU; Mike Riley, Nebraska; Rich Rodriguez, Arizona; Nick Rolovich, Hawaii; Nick Saban, Alabama; Tony Sanchez, UNLV; Mike Sanford Jr., Western Kentucky; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Bill Snyder, Kansas State; Frank Solich, Ohio; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Mark Stoops, Kentucky; Tyson Summers, Georgia Southern; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Matt Wells, Utah State; Mark Whipple, Massachusetts; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion; Everett Withers, Texas State.