Oregon Moves Up To Third Spot In Both Polls After Defeating Stanford, Utah Cracks The Top Ten

If you missed the Oregon vs. Stanford tilt, well shame on you, because it was a great game. Oregon moved up to third spot after a nice come from behind win.  Oregon jumps Boise State even though Boise thumped New Mexico State 59-0. The most egregious error of the poll is having LSU move up in the coaches poll to the nine spot even though if you saw the game LSU played bad and should have lost.

At least in the AP poll LSU stays the same and is jumped by three ideal teams: Utah, Arkansas and Arizona.

This tweet by the Idaho Statesman's Brian Murphy is in response to me saying that LSU should drop because in my opinion the game should be treated as a lost in the polls. He brings logic that if it were a playoff it is a win, he is right but college football does not have a playoff.

@JeremySBN @greggdoyelcbs LSU won. Sure it was ugly. It probably shouldn't have, but they won. It'd advance if there was a playoff.less than a minute ago via twidroid

Just check my blogpoll ballot, because I am dropping LSU quite a bit for their loss ugly win against a bad Tennessee. Just remember that Tennessee was bailed out last week when UAB kicker missed five field goals, as Tennessee won in double overtime.

Getting back to Boise State they may be in a world of hurt, and CBS' Dennis Dodd is predicting that Boise will have a difficult team keeping their ranking:

Oregon plays New Mexico (de facto I-AA) and Portland State (a real I-AA) and jumps Boise? Bad, bad times ahead for Broncos.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

As mentioned above, Utah jumped LSU in the AP poll but for some odd reason Arizona who was also on a bye went from 14th to 9th while Utah went from 13th to 10th. By no means am I complaining but it is one of those eye catching things.

Air Force cracks the AP poll at 25th, but they are not in the coaches poll as they are 27th in the other receiving vote category and is just behind Texas.  Yeah, Texas who just lost to Oklahoma by a larger margin then Air Force did.

First up is the coaches poll.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's ranking
1.
Alabama (57)
5-0
1,449
1
2.
Ohio State (1)
5-0
1,377
2
3.
Oregon
5-0
1,300
4
4.
Boise State
4-0
1,276
3
5.
TCU
5-0
1,187
5
6.
Nebraska
4-0
1,176
6
7.
Oklahoma
5-0
1,132
8
8.
Auburn
5-0
988
11
9.
LSU
5-0
930
10
10.
Utah
4-0
868
12
11.
Arizona
4-0
835
14
12.
Florida
4-1
705
7
13.
Arkansas
3-1
683
15
14.
Miami (Fla.)
3-1
679
17
15.
Iowa
4-1
643
18
16.
Michigan State
5-0
625
21
17.
Michigan
5-0
541
19
18.
Stanford
4-1
448
13
19.
Wisconsin
4-1
414
9
20.
South Carolina
3-1
345
22
21.
Oklahoma State
4-0
299
24
22.
Missouri
4-0
271
23
23.
Nevada
5-0
201
25
24.
Florida State
4-1
164
NR
25.
Northwestern
5-0
67
NR
 
Dropped out
No. 16 Texas (3-2, lost to then-No. 8 Oklahoma 28-20), No. 20 Penn State (3-2, lost to then-No. 18 Iowa 24-3).
Others receiving votes
Texas (3-2) 61; Air Force (4-1) 44; West Virginia (3-1) 40; Kansas State (4-0) 31; Penn State (3-2) 30; North Carolina State (4-1) 13; Virginia Tech (3-2) 10; Houston (3-1) 8; Mississippi State (3-2) 5; Oregon State (2-2) 2; Baylor (4-1) 1; Temple (4-1) 1; UCLA (3-2) 1.

 

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1497 1
2 Ohio State (1) 5-0 1401 2
3 Oregon 5-0 1379 4
4 Boise State (1) 4-0 1341 3
5 TCU 5-0 1250 5
6 Oklahoma 5-0 1183 8
7 Nebraska 4-0 1172 6
8 Auburn 5-0 1045 10
9 Arizona 4-0 898 14
10 Utah 4-0 860 13
11 Arkansas 3-1 825 15
12 LSU 5-0 819 12
13 Miami (FL) 3-1 769 16
14 Florida 4-1 681 7
15 Iowa 4-1 670 17
16 Stanford 4-1 663 9
17 Michigan State 5-0 607 24
18 Michigan 5-0 555 19
19 South Carolina 3-1 450 20
20 Wisconsin 4-1 316 11
21 Nevada 5-0 286 25
22 Oklahoma State 4-0 173 NR
23 Florida State 4-1 162 NR
24 Missouri 4-0 99 NR
25 Air Force 4-1 94 NR
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