Upsets Make Things Clear in College Football’s Top four
Four of the nation's undefeated teams suffered their first loss of the season Saturday and that made things pretty clear as far as the top four in the latest polls are concerned.
In fact, both the USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll and the Associated Press poll agree on the ranking of the top eight teams this week.
Alabama, idle this past Saturday, got all but one first place vote in each poll and remains #1. Michigan is second after their win over Michigan State. Clemson, which got a late touchdown to beat Florida State is third and Washington, whose special teams highlighted a tough win at Utah, is fourth. The only other undefeated team, Western MIchigan, checks in at #15 in the coaches' poll and #17 in the AP poll.
LSU, who was off this past week, jumped to #15 in the AP and #17 in the coaches' poll.
Nebraska, which dropped an overtime contest to Wisconsin, remains in the top ten. The Cornhuskers are ninth in the AP Poll and tenth in the coaches' poll. Baylor, who fell in a thriller at Texas, is #13 in both polls. West Virginia, beaten by Oklahoma State, is 14th in the AP Poll and 15th in the coaches' poll, while Boise State, which fell to Wyoming on a safety with just over a minute to go, tumbled to #24 in both polls.
Oklahoma State and Washington State, both 6-2, are the newcomers to the polls this week.