|4||Ohio St||Ohio State||Louisville||Ohio State||Ohio St.|
|6||Florida State||Louisville||Clemson||Florida State||Florida St.|
|7||Louisville||Florida State||Florida St.||Texas A&M||Georgia|
|12||UCLA||South Carolina||Michigan||Oklahoma||Miami, FL|
|14||Texas A&M||Northern Illinois||Miami||Washington||Baylor|
|15||Florida||Miami (Florida)||Northern Illinois||South Carolina||Northwestern|
|16||Washington||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma||Miami (FL)||South Carolina|
|19||Wisconsin||Notre Dame||Northwestern||Notre Dame||Florida|
|21||Arizona State||Northwestern||Texas Tech||Florida||Oklahoma St.|
|22||Michigan||UCLA||Fresno St.||Texas Tech||Northern Illinois|
|23||Northern Illinois||Nebraska||Virginia Tech||Oklahoma State||Virginia Tech|
|24||Notre Dame||Texas A&M||Missouri||Central Florida||Fresno St.|
|25||Texas Tech||Arizona State||Houston||Missouri||Notre Dame|
The top 5 of the rankings are solid once again, as they continue to win and they all look far and away like the best teams in the country. The whole of college football teams seem to work into tiers currently, with the top 5 being completely stable. The rest of the top 10 could possibly move up with some losses by the top 5 but they seem fairly locked in as well currently. There is a middle section from approximately 10-20 where they could move up and down depending on how the voter sees their performances. The bottom five is a crapshoot though. An argument could be made for just about any team in college football, and it shows with the variation in the individual rankings.
Each voter has a variation on the effect of losses as well. It seems that most of the losses by ranked teams have come from other ranked teams or teams that were right on the edge of being ranked, and I struggle to punish teams too much for losing to good teams. I personally think that any team that loses to a middling to poor opponent will be either out or right on the edge. More of the ballots are more critical though, which is also fair and a large mix of teams get some votes, as noted by the four-way tie for number 25.
Florida State moved up after their drubbing of Maryland, who was getting votes until last week. The Seminoles leapfrogged Georgia and Louisville. Louisville continues to be punished for their weak strength of schedule as they slowly move into virtual anonymity without any real signature wins. Texas A&M has continued to climb as it becomes even more apparent that other teams are not exceptional and their offense run by Johnny Manziel will keep them up there in the ranks. Baylor has climbed up as well, jumping some spots after dropping a whopping 73 points on West Virginia, and moving into first in passing yards per game, and 2nd in rushing yards per game. Notre Dame also crept into the ranks after defeating Arizona State.
Washington, Northwestern, and Arizona State all lost and fell a couple spots, but as they were all to solid opponents the drops were small, although Arizona State is right on the edge of the ranks. Mississippi fell to Auburn after falling to Alabama and they fell out of the rankings all together.