In light of a handful of college football games having to be pushed back to today (Sunday) due to Hurricane Matthew, the latest top 25 polls from the Associated Press and the coaches will have to wait one more day. Both polls are scheduled to be released on Monday to account for any possible votes Georgia or South Carolina might get.
South Carolina’s home game against Georgia was pushed back to Sunday at 2:30 p.m. as the storm worked its way up the east coast. Neither team entered the week ranked in the top 25 by either poll, but it is only fair to give the Bulldogs and Gamecocks a chance to prove worthy of possible votes in the poll this week. Of course, Florida Atlantic and Charlotte are also playing on Sunday, but the chances either of the Conference USA members would receive votes are small. Then again, there is no guarantee Georgia or South Carolina would receive enough votes either, but time will tell.
This will be the second time this season the polls will be updated during the week as opposed to the more traditional Sunday afternoon on the east coast. The first polls of the season after the preseason rankings were unveiled occurred on a Tuesday to account for a Monday night game between Florida State and Ole Miss.