Some pretty big position swings this week and a shake up in the top five, so here we go:
1-5: I said a few weeks ago that OU would stay at #1 'til they lose, but with their only quality opponent (FSU) having completely fallen off the radar I can't justify that anymore. LSU has quality wins over Oregon and West Virginia, while Alabama has quality wins over Arkansas and Florida. Meanwhile, Wisconsin curb stomped Nebraska in their first real opportunity to prove themselves against a quality opponent, so they're the new #s 1-3 ahead of OU. Stanford moves down one as well with Wisconsin's ascension.
6-10: Boise and Oklahoma State stay where they are. Boise needs to hope the teams ahead of them start dropping and that Georgia goes on a run and wins the SEC East, while Oklahoma State's come from behind win over Texas A&M isn't all that special anymore. Georgia Tech and Clemson get big jumps into the top ten after Clemson proves themselves against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech continues to pretty much dominate everyone in their path. I expect both will lose in a particularly ridiculous and embarrassing way next week, but for now they're top ten teams. Oregon also moves into the top ten as the best one loss team in the country.
11-15: This is a little muddled. Texas and Michigan are both undefeated but who have they played? Arkansas jumps back up after rallying on Texas A&M, but they looked lost against Alabama and in the first half against aTm so still not sure what to make of them. Va. Tech and Nebraska drop after embarrassing losses, but did I drop them far enough?
16-20: Florida falls to 16, and not really sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, they were destroyed by their first real opposition. On the other hand, it was a top 5 team, so feel like maybe they shouldn't be punished that much. West Virginia should maybe be a sport or two higher, but right here in the middle is about where they belong. Houston makes their debut as a the lone undefeated in CUSA because might as well. They've had two much closer than they should be games against La. Tech and UTEP, but again, might as well. Kansas State moves up after ending Baylor's reign of terror, and Arizona State moves up because everyone else in front of them moved down.
21-25: Finally the misfits. Illinois is 5-0, but they really haven't looked like a team that should be. South Florida remains ranked after being destroyed by Pitt because they beat Notre Dame so haha suck it Irish. Texas A&M stays ranked, though mostly only so I don't have to keep SC ranked or put Auburn in because Auburn is not a good team and they finally exposed SC as a fellow not good team (seriously, that game almost singlehandedly ruined football for me). Likewise for Baylor. Finally, Mr. Irrelevant this week goes to Washington State, who are 3-1 to start the season, which makes this their best season under Paul Wulff yet.
Where am I wrong and/or stupid?