|3||Clemson||Oregon||Ohio St.||Ohio State||Clemson|
|4||Ohio St||Ohio State||Louisville||Clemson||Ohio St.|
|8||LSU||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma St.||Texas A&M||Louisville|
|9||South Carolina||Washington||Florida St.||Georgia||Oklahoma St.|
|10||Florida State||Louisville||Texas A&M||Louisville||Texas A&M|
|11||Oklahoma State||Florida State||UCLA||South Carolina||Georgia|
|12||Oklahoma||Georgia||Georgia||Oklahoma State||Miami, FL|
|14||Washington||South Carolina||South Carolina||Oklahoma||South Carolina|
|16||Northwestern||Wisconsin||Oklahoma St.||Miami (FL)||Washington|
|17||Texas A&M||Northern Illinois||Miami||Michigan||Baylor|
|19||Florida||Miami (Florida)||Northern Illinois||Wisconsin||Michigan|
|20||Notre Dame||Florida||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Mississippi|
|23||Ole Miss||UCLA||Baylor||Mississippi||Texas Tech|
|24||Michigan||USC||Fresno St.||Texas Tech||Notre Dame|
|25||Northern Illinois||Nebraska||Texas Tech||Maryland||Minnesota/Fresno St.|
For the final week before conference play will kickoff there were no quality matchups except for Stanford versus Arizona State where the Sun Devils were beat down, although they did make a run at the end. The loss did show in the rankings where they fell to the very edge of the top 25. I felt that they played a good team and did not really drop them much, but everybody else felt that they should fall much further. Stanford flipped back above LSU as well as a result of the victory.
The only other major shift was Michigan falling to 18 after being tied for 12 last week after another poor performance against a poor team, this time against UCONN. They have failed to execute against lesser opponents since beating Notre Dame. It should also be noted that their quarterback, Devin Gardner, leads the nation in interceptions with 8. At some point their issues will end up costing them.
There was some strange movement in the middle of the rankings, between Texas A&M, Washington, Oklahoma, and UCLA are all within 2 points of each other, with Miami only a couple points away as well. There will be more separation next week when all the teams face real opponents.