Nebraska's trip to Wisconsin carries a lot of import in the West Division, and Michigan readies to face Michigan State (and hopes for far less drama).
This is Texas after eight weeks, overmatched and outplayed again by lesser talent and growing more lost with each trip away from Austin.
A month ago, we didn't know if Auburn would make a bowl game. Now we're talking about the Tigers as a legitimate contender to win the SEC.
Welcome to a new era in the Big Ten, where newfound depth means a few more losses by the top dogs. But guess what? That's a good thing for all.
After getting torched by Texas Tech, the Sooners' defenseless defense has become a punchline.
Florida State has two losses, but the Seminoles would love nothing more than to ruin Clemson's ACC hopes and a chance at the College Football Playoff.
AP Top 25
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(58)||3-0||0||—||@ Arkansas W 52-0||vs Florida Atlantic W 40-7|
|2||LSULSU(2)||3-0||0||1||vs Idaho W 63-14||@ Auburn W 12-10|
|3||OregonORE||3-0||0||1||vs Tennessee Tech W 63-14||vs #22 Arizona W 49-0|
|4||Florida StateFSU||3-0||0||1||vs Wake Forest W 52-0||vs #10 Clemson W 49-37|
|5||GeorgiaUGA||3-0||0||2||vs Florida Atlantic W 56-20||vs Vanderbilt W 48-3|
|6||OklahomaOKLA||2-0||0||1||—||vs #15 Kansas State L 24-19|
|7||South CarolinaSC||3-0||0||1||vs UAB W 49-6||vs Missouri W 31-10|
|8||West VirginiaWVU||2-0||0||1||vs James Madison W 42-12||vs Maryland W 31-21|
|9||StanfordSTAN||3-0||0||12||vs #2 USC W 21-14||—|
|10||ClemsonCLEM||3-0||0||1||vs Furman W 41-7||@ #4 Florida State L 49-37|
|11||Notre DameND||3-0||0||9||@ #10 Michigan State W 20-3||vs #18 Michigan W 13-6|
|12||TexasTEX||3-0||0||2||@ Ole Miss W 66-31||—|
|13||USCUSC||2-1||0||11||@ #21 Stanford L 21-14||vs California W 27-9|
|14||FloridaFLA||3-0||0||4||@ #23 Tennessee W 37-20||vs Kentucky W 38-0|
|15||Kansas StateKSU||3-0||0||—||vs North Texas W 35-21||@ #6 Oklahoma W 24-19|
|16||Ohio StateOSU||3-0||0||4||vs California W 35-28||vs UAB W 29-15|
|17||TCUTCU||2-0||0||1||@ Kansas W 20-6||vs Virginia W 27-7|
|18||MichiganMICH||2-1||0||1||vs Massachusetts W 63-13||@ #11 Notre Dame L 13-6|
|19||UCLAUCLA||3-0||0||3||vs Houston W 37-6||vs Oregon State L 27-20|
|20||LouisvilleLOU||3-0||0||1||vs North Carolina W 39-34||@ Florida Intl W 28-21|
|21||Michigan StateMSU||2-1||0||11||vs #20 Notre Dame L 20-3||vs Eastern Michigan W 23-7|
|22||ArizonaARIZ||3-0||0||2||vs South Carolina State W 56-0||@ #3 Oregon L 49-0|
|23||Mississippi StateMSST||3-0||0||NR||@ Troy W 30-24||vs South Alabama W 30-10|
|24||Boise StateBSU||1-1||0||NR||vs Miami (OH) W 39-12||vs BYU W 7-6|
|25||NebraskaNEB||2-1||0||NR||vs Arkansas State W 42-13||vs Idaho State W 73-7|
Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 13, Tennessee 23, BYU 25