As always, these are power rankings
- LSU - At this point nearly everyone's had an unexpected stumble. This is the perfect opportunity to rank teams on their real ability and not this whole slotting by loss thing. LSU isn't in that unbeatable class of recent teams like Texas, USC and Miami, but they still look like the class of college football 2007. If I'm wrong, chances are their play the rest of the way will prove it.
- Florida - Saturday's game against Kentucky will go a long way in determining either their funeral or their revival.
- California - Run defense killed them, although that was a gutty overall game by the backup quarterback (bonehead moment aside).
- Oregon - Cruising.
- USF - Big showcase game tonight against Rutgers.
- Oklahoma - Outlasted a game Missouri team.
- Kentucky (NEW) - Whatddya know! They're back in the Top Teams List. Seriously: South Carolina game, wha happennn?
- Ohio State (+1) - Hangin' around. Defense has obliterated some teams.
- Auburn (NEW) - Completely different team than we saw early in the season. Offense is still shaky but its rapid improvement is a sign of good things.
- West Virginia (-3) - Playing well now that they're off the radar.
- Boston College (-3) - A good team, but I'm not sure they're top five good. We'll know soon enough.
- South Carolina (-2) - Argh.
- Missouri (+1) - I keep waiting for their inevitable collapse, but so far so good especially after a competitive showing against Oklahoma.
- USC (-2) - Horrendous offensive showing against Arizona, but that Joe McKnight kid may just save their season.
- Kansas (NEW) - Great job so far. Now keep it up.
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(In no particular order): Cincinnati, Illinois, Boise State, Virginia, Kansas State, Arizona State, Michigan
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