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October 10, 2010, 02:03 PM
1 Ohio State (34) 6-0 1453 2
2 Oregon (15) 6-0 1427 3
3 Boise State (8) 5-0 1395 4
4 TCU (1) 6-0 1304 5
5 Nebraska 5-0 1236 7
6 Oklahoma (2) 5-0 1225 6
7 Auburn 6-0 1104 8
8 Alabama 5-1 1021 1
9 LSU 6-0 999 12
10 South Carolina 4-1 978 19
11 Utah 5-0 926 10
12 Arkansas 4-1 813 11
13 Michigan State 6-0 806 17
14 Stanford 5-1 732 16
15 Iowa 4-1 648 15
16 Florida State 5-1 547 23
17 Arizona 4-1 472 9
18 Wisconsin 5-1 410 20
19 Nevada 6-0 376 21
20 Oklahoma State 5-0 348 22
21 Missouri 5-0 298 24
22 Florida 4-2 209 14
23 Air Force 5-1 187 25
24 Oregon State 3-2 186 NR
October 10, 2010  02:09 PM ET

Bama two spots ahead of SCar? Umm, yeah, that makes sense.

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October 10, 2010  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bama two spots ahead of SCar? Umm, yeah, that makes sense.

I know. SOoooo stupid.

October 10, 2010  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well, its a darn sight better than 18 spots! And congrats on your team's win yesterday.

Thanks. It was nice. I just hope it doesn't go to our heads. We have a LOT more work to do, and some tough games yet to play.

October 10, 2010  02:21 PM ET

oh, 25 is west virginia

October 10, 2010  02:22 PM ET

This is truly a strange season. The only other time in my life I rooted for a Spurrier-led team was the gators in the '92 SECCG. Had they beaten 'Bama in that game, WE would have played Miami for the National Title. What might have been...

October 10, 2010  02:22 PM ET

that was a great game played by S.C. ....hats off to them...and I just hope Alabama learns from this and we get a re match in the SEC championship game...

October 10, 2010  02:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

that was a great game played by S.C. ....hats off to them...and I just hope Alabama learns from this and we get a re match in the SEC championship game...

I dunno. Maybe. I like it because I didn't think (after the ARK game) that Bama was as good as they thought....still good, but not as good as #1.

Also, this really shakes things up, and that's always good.

October 10, 2010  02:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bama two spots ahead of SCar? Umm, yeah, that makes sense.

Particularly since UF lost, PSU looks not-so-good, and ARK was certainly no world beater against TAMU. Gotta love the preseason rankings for this....

October 10, 2010  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Thanks. It was nice. I just hope it doesn't go to our heads. We have a LOT more work to do, and some tough games yet to play.

My feel is either FSU or VT will come out of the ACC. Need to see FSU play a full game (last night was watching other games).

October 10, 2010  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

My feel is either FSU or VT will come out of the ACC. Need to see FSU play a full game (last night was watching other games).

Please believe me when I tell you that VT absolutely, positively WILL NOT win the ACC. I've been saying since this summer that the hype surrounding VT is TOTALLY unwarranted. If, by chance, the ACC CG turns out to be VT vs. FSU, I GUARANTEE we'll whip their ****. I very rarely make any guarantees, but you can hold me to that one.

October 10, 2010  03:14 PM ET

WTF??? The Utah Utes thump a Big 12 team scoring more points in THEIR house than ANYONE - OK, UT, NE - ANYONE has ever done, remain undefeated, and still drop a spot in the poll? I guess beating, nay, nay POUNDING a 3-2 ISU who just pounded Texas Tech the previous week wasn't a QUALITY win.

Utah can't get into the PAC 12 soon enough.

October 10, 2010  09:19 PM ET

Gotta agree with you uteowl. Utah is the real deal and this poll... anomaly... is inexcusable. Oh, and looking forward to having the Utes in the Pac. Can't wait to bring my skis along for late fall games in Salt Lake. ;-)

October 10, 2010  10:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Please believe me when I tell you that VT absolutely, positively WILL NOT win the ACC. I've been saying since this summer that the hype surrounding VT is TOTALLY unwarranted. If, by chance, the ACC CG turns out to be VT vs. FSU, I GUARANTEE we'll whip their ****. I very rarely make any guarantees, but you can hold me to that one.

I can buy that. The FSU defense might be able to shut down VT just like it did Miami.

October 11, 2010  02:29 AM ET

The ranking will look much different when the BCS comes out. I expect my Tigers to jump a little. While other teams were playing San Jose State and Samford, LSU defeated 2 top 25 teams. North Carolina and West Virginia. I say we move to 7th overall.

Defense wins championships!!!!!!! Geaux Tigers!!!!!

October 11, 2010  05:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Particularly since UF lost
PSU looks not-so-good
ARK was certainly no world beater against TAMU.
Gotta love the preseason rankings for this....

In hindsight:

- Bama's easy win over UF is not that surprising if you consider UF's struggles against 3 really bad teams.

- PSU is pretty bad.. Only wins over Youngstown St, Kent St & Temple.. Averaged 6 pts per game in their 3 losses.

- TAMU is mediocre at best and played ArKANSAS up to a last second hail-mary attempt


Preseason rankings....
Goofy.

October 11, 2010  05:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bama two spots ahead of SCar? Umm, yeah, that makes sense.

Yep.
and it wasn't even a close game

The AP (or any) poll has turned into a, 'Who's #1 and 2?" debate.
Which then becomes, 'Who's the National Champ?"

The 'National Championship Race' in a nutshell:

-> popularity contest
-> preseason polls
-> you lose - you drop 5 spots
-> you win - you move up as far as the losses allow
-> toss in some more opinion, and a few computers
-> debate solved!

October 11, 2010  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The ranking will look much different when the BCS comes out. I expect my Tigers to jump a little. While other teams were playing San Jose State and Samford, LSU defeated 2 top 25 teams. North Carolina and West Virginia. I say we move to 7th overall.Defense wins championships!!!!!!! Geaux Tigers!!!!!

Uhh ... who do you play this weekend?

October 11, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE:

LOL Crazy! You always have an interesting take on the situation. But I would like to hear an explanation on why Utah dropped a spot after crushing Iowa State. I guess the "popularity contest" and "toss in some more opinion" would cover it.

First of all...analyzing the polls early in the season is an exercise in futility..and it is still early.

Second, no one should evaluate a ranking based on the ladder theory of ranking. It is true some pollsters do, but it is a ridiculous way of ranking teams. The ladder theory would mean you would do a ranking based upon how much you think a team should move up or down based upon this weeks result.

Every week you should look at your entire knowledge base and decide upon how the teams should be ranked. In your question about Utah, you should ask yourself which teams you think they should be ranked ahead of, and also look behind them and see if there are any teams that are behind that should be ahead of them. Where they were last week should have no bearing.

IMO, they are about where they should be at this time. They have plenty of style points but their signature win is a home overtime win against Pittsburg.

 
October 11, 2010  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE:

LOL Crazy! You always have an interesting take on the situation. But I would like to hear an explanation on why Utah dropped a spot after crushing Iowa State. I guess the "popularity contest" and "toss in some more opinion" would cover it.

You gotta put South Carolina up there ahead of them for knocking off #1 and looking darn good doing it. everyone else won.

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