College football rankings: Week 2, 2019

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 2 of the 2019 season have been released. Clemson remains the top-ranked team, while Auburn and Boise State made the biggest jump in both polls.

Auburn, which defeated Oregon 27-21 in Arlington, Texas, moved up six spots in the AP Poll to No. 10 and three spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 13.

Boise State upset Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., 36-31, in a contest that was moved from Jacksonville due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian. The Broncos moved into the AP Poll at No. 24 and into the Coaches Poll at No. 24.

The top nine teams are the same in both Week 2 polls: Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Texas.

North Dakota State remained No. 1 in the STATS FCS Poll after defeating Butler 57-10. The remainder of the Top 5 also did not change. James Madison is second, and they are followed by South Dakota State, Eastern Washington, and UC Davis.

In the FCS Coaches Poll, NDSU remained on top with 25 of the 26 first-place votes. James Madison stayed at second, while South Dakota State (3rd) and UC Davis (4th) each moved up due to Eastern Washington falling from 3rd to 5th.

Below are the full AP, FBS Coaches, STATS FCS, and FCS Coaches polls for Week 2 of the 2019 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 2

1. Clemson (54)
2. Alabama (8)
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Michigan
8. Notre Dame
9. Texas
10. Auburn
11. Florida
12. Texas A&M
13. Utah
14. Washington
15. Penn State
16. Oregon
17. Wisconsin
18. UCF
19. Michigan State
20. Iowa
21. Syracuse
22. Washington State
23. Stanford
24. Boise State
25(t). Nebraska
25(t). Iowa State

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 2

1. Clemson (58)
2. Alabama (6)
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Michigan
8. Notre Dame
9. Texas
10. Florida
11. Texas A&M
12. Washington
13. Auburn
14. Penn State
15. Utah
16. Wisconsin
17. UCF
18. Oregon
19. Iowa
20. Michigan State
21. Washington State
22. Syracuse
23. Stanford
24. Boise State
25. Nebraska

Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi State 92, Cincinnati 49, Iowa State 41, Kentucky 40, Memphis 34, Oklahoma State 32, Virginia 28, Texas Christian 26, Army 24, NC State 18, Miami 11, Southern California 10, Boston College 10, Northwestern 7, Tulane 4, Arizona State 4, Appalachian State 4, Minnesota 3, Hawaii 3, Fresno State 3, Troy 2, North Carolina 2, Wyoming 1, Navy 1.

STATS FCS Poll – Week 2

1. North Dakota State (148)
2. James Madison (11)
3. South Dakota State
4. Eastern Washington (1)
5. UC Davis
6. Maine
7. Weber State
8. Towson
9. Kennesaw State
10. Nicholls
11. Northern Iowa
12. Southeast Missouri
13. Montana State
14. Indiana State
15. North Carolina A&T
16. Illinois State
17. Furman
18. Jacksonville State
19. Wofford
20. Central Arkansas
21. Delaware
22. Montana
23. Southeastern Louisiana
24. Villanova
25. Sam Houston State

Others Receiving Votes: Princeton 401, Elon 325, Stony Brook 264, Colgate 247, Eastern Kentucky 203, South Carolina State 161, Duquesne 124, Dartmouth 106, ETSU 103, McNeese 70, Chattanooga 65, Alcorn State 48, Northern Arizona 41, New Hampshire 32, Monmouth 31, Richmond 29, Mercer 26, Yale 26, The Citadel 21, Lamar 21, Cal Poly 18, San Diego 15, Youngstown State 8, UIW 6, Wagner 1, Sacramento State 1, Idaho State 1, North Dakota 1.

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 2

1. North Dakota State (25)
2. James Madison (1)
3. South Dakota State
4. UC Davis
5. Eastern Washington
6. Maine
7. Kennesaw State
8. Weber State
9. Towson
10. Nicholls
11. Furman
12. Northern Iowa
13. Southeast Missouri
14. North Carolina A&T
15. Indiana State
16. Illinois State
17. Jacksonville State
18. Central Arkansas
19. Montana State
20. Wofford
21. Delaware
22. Sam Houston State
23. Montana
24. Colgate
25. Princeton

Others Receiving Votes: Southeastern Louisiana 59, Elon 55, South Carolina St. 35, Eastern Kentucky 30, New Hampshire 22, Northern Arizona 22, North Dakota 18, McNeese 17, Portland St. 17, Austin Peay 16, Idaho St. 16, Richmond 16, Chattanooga 15, Abilene Christian 14, Youngstown St. 13, Central Connecticut St. 12, UIW 12, Cal Poly 11, Houston Baptist 11, William & Mary 10, Norfolk St. 9, Yale 8, Lamar 5, Alcorn St. 4, North Alabama 4, Stony Brook 4, Rhode Island 3, Villanova 3, Dartmouth 2, Monmouth (N.J.) 1, The Citadel 1.

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Comments (3)

How on earth did UCF drop a position? Didn’t they blank their opponent by a wide margin? Not a fan of them, but doesn’t make sense.

Also, FCS Polls completely disrespecting SC State and SE Louisiana. What a shame!

All the Top 25 won there games except ranked Oregon Losing to ranked Auburn by a single point. Many won in blow outs and a few won close games. I support the deranking of Iowa St for now. Yawn.