|1||Florida State||Florida State||Florida St.||Florida State||Florida St.|
|4||Stanford||South Carolina||Baylor||Missouri||Michigan St.|
|5||Ohio St||Michigan State||Stanford||Baylor||Ohio St.|
|6||Louisville||Ohio State||Michigan St.||Ohio State||Stanford|
|7||Oklahoma State||Stanford||Ohio St.||Michigan State||Baylor|
|8||Clemson||Oklahoma||Oregon||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|11||Michigan State||UCF||Louisville||Clemson||Oklahoma St.|
|14||Wisconsin||Louisville||Oklahoma St.||Oklahoma State||Northern Illinois|
|16||South Carolina||Oregon||Fresno St.||Wisconsin||UCF|
|17||UCLA||Miami (Florida)||Arizona St.||Central Florida||LSU|
|18||Missouri||Baylor||Northern Illinois||Arizona State||Arizona St.|
|20||Texas A&M||Notre Dame||Clemson||Georgia||Fresno St.|
|22||Arizona State||Georgia||Wisconsin||Northern Illinois||Texas A&M|
|23||Fresno State||Texas A&M||Cincinnati||Iowa||Cincinnati|
|24||Georgia||Arizona State||North Dakota St.||Fresno State||Wisconsin|
Florida State and Auburn both continued to win and now will meet in the championship game. Stanford and Michigan State each won their respective conferences and will meet in the Rose Bowl. Baylor and UCF round out the conference champions and they will meet in the Fiesta Bowl.
Ohio State cost themselves a chance at the national championship with their loss to the Spartans of MSU. The Spartans played well, and looked like the better team for most of the game. Michigan State jumped up to number 6 with the win, and were only four points shy of passing Ohio State, with 4-6 being very tight. There were several tiers like this, with 9-11 being close, as well as 12-15, and 16-19. With all the ranked teams that have lost as of late, it has jumbled up a lot of the heart of the rankings.
Thankfully most of the conference champions ranked above the teams they held off for the title, with the exception being Michigan State over Ohio State, who just had too far to fall from number 2, and with only the one loss as well, they did not deserve to drop too far. They still ranged from 5th to 7th in this poll.