|1||Florida State||Ohio State||Florida St.||Florida State||Florida St.|
|2||Ohio St||Florida State||Ohio St.||Auburn||Ohio St.|
|3||Oklahoma State||Northern Illinois||Auburn||Alabama||Auburn|
|4||Auburn||Oklahoma State||Alabama||Ohio State||Alabama|
|6||Louisville||Alabama||Missouri||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma St.|
|7||Northern Illinois||South Carolina||Oklahoma St.||Baylor||Michigan St.|
|10||Missouri||Clemson||Arizona St.||Michigan State||Northern Illinois|
|14||Oregon||Michigan State||South Carolina||Texas A&M||Louisville|
|15||South Carolina||Oregon||UCF||Arizona State||Oklahoma|
|17||Michigan State||Oklahoma||UCLA||Central Florida||LSU|
|18||UCF||Arizona State||Fresno St.||UCLA||UCF|
|20||Duke||Miami (Florida)||Duke||Georgia||Fresno St.|
|24||Texas A&M||UCLA||North Dakota St.||Duke||Texas A&M|
Alabama, Clemson, Wisconsin, Fresno State, and USC all lost and tumbled in the polls with the loss. Texas A&M was defeated by Mizzou, but there with other losses they managed to hold onto the same spot. On the winning sides, only Auburn got a big boost with their thrilling win over the Crimson Tide, and even in the BCS standings they are in position to move into the championship game with a win in the SEC championship game, and a loss by new number one Florida State or second ranked Ohio State.
Florida State and Ohio State are now in the national title game as well, if they can win their respective conference championships. With Auburn or Alabama waiting in the wings to pounce on a loss, may they both win and free everybody from more discussion about the SEC.
The SEC does lead in ranked teams with 6 teams, the Pac-12 and Big-12 are tied with 4, the ACC, Big-10, and American conference are tied with three and the MWC and MAC each have one. The SEC has four teams in the top 10 though, the Big 10 and ACC have the two current contenders, and the Pac-12 only has Stanford in the top 10. As much as there has been discussion about how deep the Pac-12 is, there still seems to be belief in the SEC as a conference. Alabama is clearly a good team, Auburn looks good as well, improving as the season has gone. I am much less impressed with the other SEC teams though. I was underwhelmed with Mizzou, South Carolina is fine but not a great team, LSU has played below their talent and Texas A&M has been on and off, but their defense is awful.
In the BCS standings there are two four loss teams, Georgia and Texas A&M and while they are right at the end of potential top 25 teams there are other deserving teams that should get a look, even though Iowa is 8-4 as well, they have won their last three games and their losses are all to currently ranked teams. The arguments can be made for Georgia and Texas A&M as borderline top 25 teams, but a belief in the SEC is likely skewing thoughts without conscious realization.