AP Top 5: (first place votes: total points)
| 1. USC 1-0 ||33||1577|
| 2. Georgia 2-0 ||23||1525|
| 3. Oklahoma 2-0 ||2||1458|
| 4. Florida 2-0 ||4||1438|
| 5. Ohio State 2-0 ||1||1347|
USA Today: (first place votes : total points)
| 1. USC 1-0 ||34||1481|
| 2. Georgia 2-0 ||18||1454|
| 3. Oklahoma 2-0 ||3||1370|
| 4. Florida 2-0 ||3||1306|
| 5. Ohio State 2-0 ||1||1289|
Stats from the AP Poll:
- USC: Gained 12 first place votes and 38 overall points. Most of OSU's first place votes went to Southern Cal. I see this as pro-Ohio State voters who used to think that the Buckeyes would beat the Trojans ... waking up.
- UGA: Gained 3 first place votes and 19 overall points. Gained 58 net points over 3rd place. Lost 19 net points on #1 USC. This basically means that we continue to separate ourselves from falling to third place in the polls.
- Ohio State: Fell from 3rd to 5th. Lost 14 first place votes.
- UF: Lost a first place vote. Gained 23 net points. The Buckeyes would've been well served by having that debacle against Ohio University not on television.
- USC: Gained 9 first place votes. Most of OSU's votes went to Southern Cal.
- UGA: Lost 2 first place votes, but gained 12 net points. Only lost 7 net points to USC's 1st place position. Gained 27 points over 3rd place. In other words, we did slip a little, but we're still within striking distance to Southern Cal.
- OSU: Fell from 3rd to 5th. Lost 9 first place votes.
- UF: Same first place votes. Moved from 5th to 4th.
What we're basically seeing is consolidation / consensus at the very top of voter ballots. Who knows how the ballots will shift around if Ohio State should shock the Trojans and win.