College Football USA Today Coaches Poll, Week 3: USC Out, Canes Rising, Boston College Receives A Vote?

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

We're tied for 47th!

Following a 10-7 home loss to Washington State, USC, Boston College's week 3 opponent, is out of the latest USA Today Coaches poll. The Trojans threw for fewer yards (51 yards) than all three service academies in week 2, and gained fewer total yards (193) than RB Andre Williams gained against Wake Forest (204) in a loss to the Cougars.

Coming off a win over a ranked Florida team, Miami (2-0) is up nine spots this week to #15, giving the ACC its third program ranked in the top 15 (four if you include 7th ranked Louisville). Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and ... Boston College finished in the also receiving votes category. Umm ... what?

The Eagles (2-0) finished with a single vote in this week's Coaches Poll, presumably based on the strength of their 24-10 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night.

Addazio doesn't vote in the Coaches poll, but a number of current ACC coaches do, including Frank Beamer, David Cutcliffe, Larry Fedora, Jimbo Fisher, Al Golden, Dabo Swinney and Wake's Jim Grobe. If I had to wager a guess, my guess is the Eagles' lone vote came from Grobe. A bit of a nod to BC's 24-10 Friday night victory over the Deacs perhaps?

Boston College hasn't been ranked in the weekly Coaches Poll since November 2008, where the Eagles went to their second consecutive ACC Championship Game as the 20th ranked team in the country. My guess is the program hasn't received even a single vote in the Coaches Poll since the 2009 (?) season.

I suppose we should take this news in stride, however, especially when you consider that BYU (1-1, lost to Virginia), USC (1-1, lost to Washington State), Kansas State (1-1, lost to I-AA North Dakota State), Utah State (1-1, lost to Utah) and Rutgers (1-1, lost to Fresno State) are also getting votes in the Coaches poll.

Still, for a program coming off a 2-10 campaign a season ago, we'll take any early season poll love we can get. Looking forward to this weekend's marquee matchup between ~39th ranked USC and ~T-47th ranked Boston College. See you in Cali.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama Crimson Tide 1-0 1545 58 1
2 Oregon Ducks 2-0 1447 1 3
3 Ohio St. Buckeyes 2-0 1429 2 2
4 Stanford Cardinal 1-0 1327 0 4
5 Clemson Tigers 2-0 1307 0 5
6 Texas A&M Aggies 2-0 1242 1 7
7 Louisville Cardinals 2-0 1121 0 8
8 LSU Tigers 2-0 1067 0 11
9 Florida St. Seminoles 1-0 1040 0 10
10 Georgia Bulldogs 1-1 1021 0 12
11 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 2-0 866 0 14
12 Michigan Wolverines 2-0 860 0 17
13 Oklahoma Sooners 2-0 800 0 15
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 1-1 788 0 6
15 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2-0 478 0 19
16 Northwestern Wildcats 2-0 473 0 20
17 UCLA Bruins 1-0 471 0 18
18 Wisconsin Badgers 2-0 455 0 21
18 Miami Hurricanes 2-0 455 0 24
20 Florida Gators 1-1 410 0 9
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1-1 348 0 13
22 Baylor Bears 2-0 297 0 NR
23 Washington Huskies 1-0 253 0 23
24 TCU Horned Frogs 1-1 195 0 24
25 Mississippi Rebels 2-0 91 0 NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 16 Texas Longhorns (1-1), No. 22 USC Trojans (1-1).
Others Receiving Votes
Michigan St. Spartans 74; Fresno St. Bulldogs 59; Arizona St. Sun Devils 48; Texas Longhorns 38; Northern Illinois Huskies 27; Arizona Wildcats 21; BYU Cougars 18; Arkansas Razorbacks 16; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 12; Virginia Tech Hokies 8; Texas Tech Red Raiders 7; Central Florida Knights 6; East Carolina Pirates 6; USC Trojans 5; Bowling Green Falcons 3; Illinois Fighting Illini 3; Kansas St. Wildcats 3; Boise St. Broncos 2; Tennessee Volunteers 2; Utah Utes 2; Utah State Aggies 2; Boston College Eagles 1; Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1.

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