Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
In a common theme throughout the Top 25, media voters were far less hostile to change than the coaches. That is, writers put more stock into Week 1 performance than preconceived echelon.
The biggest discrepancies in this section can be explained by that token. Washington, which might have been the weekend's most impressive team, moved from unranked to No. 23 in the Coaches Poll, but the AP moved it all the way up to No. 19.
Same goes for USC and Nebraska, two of the week's more underwhelming winners, who each took a step back in the AP poll. But in the coaches poll, USC actually moved up after its 30-13 win against Hawaii, and Nebraska still finished in the top 20.
Lastly, as each poll dropped just two teams (Boise State and Oregon State) from the rankings, each only added two new faces. Both included Washington, but the AP chose Baylor and ranked Miami No. 26, while the coaches chose Miami and ranked Baylor No. 26.
*Miami and TCU were tied at No. 24 in the Coaches Poll