Does the Top 25 rankings in college football even mean anything anymore (besides who plays in what bowl)? Before this season, if you were in the top 25 it was something to brag about, but now, maybe not. It might as well mean, "We have a huge chance at being upsetted!". Seriously, just looking at the first 5 weeks of this NCAAF season, there were so many ranked teams losing. This past week, 7 out of the Top 25 teams in the Nation (as of today's rankings; other teams dropped out due to losses) lost, with almost 8: USC came away with a 3 point victory.
So should the rankings even count? Because when they say a team is #5 in the nation, and that team loses to a Divison 1-AA school and again the next week, it really doesn't look like these guys know what they're talking about. It most likely won't happen, but if they came out with a new ranking system and/or playoffs (like NCAAB), maybe the better teams will get more spotlight while those other guys will get out of it. Would a playoff system actually work? I think they should have a 1 or 2 year test of it and see how it works out.
So basically what I'm saying is, this year, don't let those numbers in front of the teams on the TV screen fool you. Anything can happen. Upsets happen almost all the time to those ranked teams. Look past the rankings if you want to see who the better team is.