Week after week, the ranking continue to shift teams around. However, the top five continues to remain a constant featuring the same teams, sure in a different order, through the early part of the season. The Florida St. Seminoles almost lost their death grip on the No. 1 ranking. Question remains, which top team will falter first?
|1||Florida State||Florida State|
|8||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|9||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|15||Arizona State||South Carolina|
|24||Oklahoma State||East Carolina|
|25||Kansas State||Kansas State|
- Mississippi St. became the first team without the No. 1 ranking to walk into Death Valley and escape with a win since Les Miles took over as the head coach of LSU in 2005. The road win has the Bulldogs stock soaring to new heights while the Tigers fell 10 spots in the Coaches' Poll.
- Although Kansas St. missed several opportunities to secure a win, the defense held one of the best offenses in the nation, Auburn, in check. The voters were kind enough to keep the Wildcats in the top 25 in both polls.
- After an unconvincing win (for the second time this season) Florida St. holds on to the top spot and goes unpunished. The reason? I'm guessing voters are giving them the benefit of the doubt as Jameis Winston sat out due to a suspension.
- The second half effort by the Oklahoma Sooners gained them enough leeway to jump the Oregon Ducks. West Virginia is no push over and could be the surprise team of the Big XII. On the other hand, Oregon squeaked out a win after giving up 5 sacks in the first half alone.
- The bye week for both OSU schools hurt Ohio St. who dropped two spots in the coaches' poll but helped Oklahoma St. who moved up a spot in the AP Poll.