As the Coaches Poll voters showed today, it's going to take more than a win over New Hampshire to get Pitt back into the Top 25.
The Panthers remained on the outside looking in of today's top 25, getting enough votes only for the 30th spot in the country after a 38-16 win on Saturday over New Hampshire. A win in their next contest, a showdown with 17th-ranked Miami on September 23 at Heinz Field, will probably be the solution to their current ranking problem, but that game won't happen for 11 more days. So Pitt will have to get used to their status for at least one more week.
Of local interest, West Virginia moved up a spot to #21 after their overtime win against Marshall on Friday night. They sit a spot behind Penn State, which managed only a field goal in a 24-3 loss at Alabama on Saturday. However, both teams will be favorites next Saturday, as the Nittany Lions host Kent State and WVU hosts Maryland.
Alabama remained at #1 nationally with 55 first-place votes, while Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State stuck at #2 with the remaining four first-place votes.
The 59 coaches participating in the 2010 polls are as follows:
Robb Akey, Idaho; David Bailiff, Rice; Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Tim Beckman, Toledo; Todd Berry, Louisiana-Monroe; Bret Bielema, Wisconsin; Art Briles, Baylor; Dave Christensen, Wyoming; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Todd Dodge, North Texas; Sonny Dykes, Louisiana Tech; Dan Enos, Central Michigan; Steve Fairchild, Colorado State; Larry Fedora, Southern Miss; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; Al Golden, Temple; Jim Grobe, Wake Forest; Jim Harbaugh, Stanford; Mike Haywood, Miami (Ohio); Butch Jones, Cincinnati; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Jerry Kill, Northern Illinois; Mike Locksley, New Mexico; Mike London, Virginia; Bill Lynch, Indiana; Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State; Doug Marrone, Syracuse; Urban Meyer, Florida; Dan Mullen, Mississippi State; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Tom O'Brien, North Carolina State; George O'Leary, Central Florida; Bo Pelini, Nebraska; Chris Petersen, Boise State; Bobby Petrino, Arkansas; Gary Pinkel, Missouri; Larry Porter, Memphis; Jeff Quinn, Buffalo; Paul Rhoads, Iowa State; Mark Richt, Georgia; Mike Riley, Oregon State; Rich Rodriguez, Michigan; Nick Saban, Alabama; Steve Sarkisian, Washington; Greg Schiano, Rutgers; Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic; Mike Sherman, Texas A&M; Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Mike Stoops, Arizona; Charlie Strong, Louisville; Kevin Sumlin, Houston; Bob Toledo, Tulane; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Paul Wulff, Washington State; Ron Zook, Illinois.