|3||Florida State (2)||6-0||1,395||5|
|Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Washington 4, Utah 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1|
(USA Today is having technical problems, so chart this week)
1. Alabama (7-0) (57 first-place votes)
2. Oregon (7-0) (4)
3. Florida State (6-0) (1)
4. Ohio State (7-0)
5. Baylor (6-0)
6. Miami (Fla.) (6-0)
7. Missouri (7-0)
8. Stanford (6-1)
9. Texas Tech (7-0)
10. Clemson (6-1)
11. UCLA (5-1)
12. Oklahoma (6-1)
13. (tie) Oklahoma State (5-1)
13. (tie) LSU (6-2)
15. Texas A&M (5-2)
16. Louisville (6-1)
17. Auburn (6-1)
18. Fresno State (6-0)
19. Virginia Tech (6-1)
20. South Carolina (5-2)
21. Nebraska (5-1)
22. Northern Illinois (7-0)
23. Michigan (6-1)
24. Wisconsin (5-2)
25. Central Florida (5-1)
That was quite a weekend, wasn't it?
Every year the status quo in college football can only hang on so long before everything falls apart. Last weekend three unbeatens, including Michigan, went down, but that was only a prelude to this week's madness. Five of the top ten lost, the SEC is in total disarray, and even the Big Ten saw some of its preconceived notions thrown out the window as Ohio State had to fight out a win late against Iowa and Northwestern lost to Minnesota.
The Big Ten has four teams in the polls. Ohio State is fourth in both after being jumped (and deservedly so) by Florida State after the Noles took Clemson to the woodshed..
The other three teams are all in the 20-25 range: Michigan (24/23), Wisconsin (22/24), and Nebraska (25/21). Michigan State continues to lurk outside the top 25, but waiting until the 11th hour to enter the red zone against Purdue usually isn't a great way to bolster your standings in the eyes of pollsters.
Editor note: Bonus, Harris Poll time:
|3||Florida State (2)||6-0||2401|
|Other teams receiving votes: Michigan State 196; Oregon State 168; Arizona State 124; Georgia 113; Notre Dame 61; Florida 30; Mississippi 21; Texas 14; Ball State 8; Houston 4; Washington 2; Boise State 1. Dropped out of Top 25: Georgia, Florida, Washington.|
Not much different in this one. The Big Ten's trailing three still sit in the 22-25 range and Ohio State is the fourth of four serious BCS title game challengers (as of now, but Baylor is probably going to have something to say about that soon).