Robby Donoho

About Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at robbydonoho@wcbi.com.

Mississippi State Breaks into Week 4 Polls; Alabama, LSU: 1, 2

NEW YORK (WCBI/ESPN) –Alabama and LSU are back atop The Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season.

(Dave Martin/AP)
Mississippi State’s Chad Bumphis hauls in one of his 3 TD’s in the Bulldogs’ 30-24 victory over Troy on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide is No. 1 for the third straight week, and it was almost unanimous. Alabama received 58 of 60 first-place votes. LSU got the other two.

The Southeastern Conference rivals were ranked first and second for eight weeks during last season before eventually meeting in the BCS title game. The difference last year was LSU was first and Alabama second — until the Tide won the national championship game.

LSU moved up to No. 2 this week after Southern California’s first loss of the season. USC slipped 11 spots to 13th after losing 21-14 at Stanford.

Mississippi State joins the polls for the first time since week 3 of last season. The Bulldogs are off to their best start since 1999.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Alabama (58) 3-0 1498 1
2 LSU (2) 3-0 1433 3
3 Oregon 3-0 1356 4
4 Florida State 3-0 1275 5
5 Georgia 3-0 1203 7
6 Oklahoma 2-0 1181 5
7 South Carolina 3-0 1081 8
8 West Virginia 2-0 1051 9
9 Stanford 3-0 1009 21
10 Clemson 3-0 899 11
11 Notre Dame 3-0 854 20
12 Texas 3-0 816 14
13 USC 2-1 776 2
14 Florida 3-0 743 18
15 Kansas State 3-0 683 15
16 Ohio State 3-0 680 12
17 TCU 2-0 535 16
18 Michigan 2-1 448 17
19 UCLA 3-0 429 22
20 Louisville 3-0 366 19
21 Michigan State 2-1 318 10
22 Arizona 3-0 296 24
23 Mississippi State 3-0 106 NR
24 Boise State 1-1 95 NR
25 Nebraska 2-1 80
  • Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 13, Tennessee 23, Brigham Young 25
  • Others receiving votes: OREGONST 68, Baylor 55, NORTHWSTRN 41, Ohio 20, Oklahoma State 19, Rutgers 19, IOWAST 15, Virginia Tech 13, Cincinnati 9, Tennessee 6, Wisconsin 5, Texas Tech 5, Texas A&M 4, Missouri 4, Georgia Tech 3, FRESNOST 2, Utah 1
USA Today Coaches’ Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Alabama (54) 3-0 1470 1
2 LSU (5) 3-0 1411 2
3 Oregon 3-0 1339 4
4 Florida State 3-0 1240 6
5 Oklahoma 2-0 1201 5
6 Georgia 3-0 1150 7
7 West Virginia 2-0 1114 8
8 South Carolina 3-0 1071 9
9 Clemson 3-0 955 11
10 Texas 3-0 869 12
11 Stanford 3-0 868 16
12 USC 2-1 779 3
13 Kansas State 3-0 767 14
14 Florida 3-0 689 17
15 Notre Dame 3-0 681 19
16 TCU 2-0 675 15
17 Michigan 2-1 507 18
18 Louisville 3-0 434 20
19 UCLA 3-0 375 23
20 Michigan State 2-1 354 10
21 Arizona 3-0 296 25
22 Nebraska 2-1 194 24
23 Mississippi State 3-0 99 NR
24 Wisconsin 2-1 97 22
25 Oklahoma State 2-1 73 NR
  • Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 13, Arkansas 21
  • Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 71, Boise State 70, Baylor 54, Cincinnati 39, NORTHWSTRN 33, Rutgers 29, IOWAST 29, OREGONST 24, Georgia Tech 20, Louisiana Tech 18, Missouri 18, Texas Tech 15, Brigham Young 8, Texas A&M 7, Utah 6, Tennessee 6, Ohio 5, ARIZONAST 5, ULMONROE 4, WESTERNKY 3, Washington 2, SANJOSEST 1