While it was not quite as wild as some other weeks, last weekend was an interesting one in college football. The top of the AP Poll stayed mostly the same, but there were some big changes beneath that.
Seven ranked teams from last week dropped out, while there were three others that dropped at least four spots. After all that, let’s find out where things are after the dust settled.
AP Top 25
- Alabama (60)
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Central Florida
- Washington State
- West Virginia
- Penn State
- Utah State
- Fresno State
- Mississippi State
- Boston College
- Texas A&M
Where is UNC?
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Funnily enough, Texas and Texas A&M both moved down exactly nine spots from last week. The Aggies managed to allow two whole passing touchdown to Nick Fitzgerald and Mississippi State to drop down to 25.
Meanwhile, the Longhorns took a close, but not great, loss to Oklahoma State. Funny symmetry from the two former conference rivals.
As UNC fans we don’t really have room to talk this year, but a special note that NC State is gone from the poll after suffering a second consecutive loss.
Washington State rose four spots after a win against Stanford. Who would have guessed the Cougars are the last legitimate Pac-12 team with a shot at making the playoff?
A pair of group of five teams not only made it into the top 25, but jumped straight into the top 20. Houston is now at 17 after destroying previously unbeaten South Florida. Meanwhile, the Utah State Aggies are at 18, thanks to a 7-1 record and a 61-19 win over New Mexico.
One the Outside Looking In
Washington are at #26, or whatever you want to call it. The Huskies are the first team out of the AP Poll, having been at #15 last week.
Bizarre Big Ten West leader Northwestern are also just outside the top 25.
- SEC: 7
- ACC: 4
- Big Ten: 4
- Big 12: 3
- AAC: 2
- Pac-12: 2
- Mountain West: 2
- Independents: 1
Top 25 Games This Week
#6 Georgia at #11 Kentucky on 11/3 at 3:30 PM ET
#12 West Virginia at #15 Texas on 11/3 at 3:30 PM ET
#14 Penn State at #5 Michigan on 11/3 at 3:45 PM ET
#1 Alabama at #4 LSU on 11/3 at 8:00 PM ET