|2||Florida State||Ohio State||Florida St.||Florida State||Florida St.|
|3||Ohio St||Florida State||Baylor||Baylor||Baylor|
|4||Baylor||Northern Illinois||Ohio St.||Ohio State||Ohio St.|
|7||Wisconsin||Oklahoma State||Northern Illinois||Missouri||Clemson|
|8||Louisville||Wisconsin||Fresno St.||Texas A&M||Missouri|
|9||Oklahoma State||South Carolina||Auburn||Stanford||Texas A&M|
|10||Northern Illinois||Stanford||Missouri||Clemson||Oklahoma St.|
|11||Texas A&M||Missouri||Texas A&M||Oklahoma State||Stanford|
|12||LSU||UCF||Stanford||South Carolina||Northern Illinois|
|13||Stanford||Louisville||Oklahoma St.||Wisconsin||Fresno St.|
|16||Missouri||Baylor||Arizona St.||Michigan State||South Carolina|
|17||Fresno State||Oklahoma||South Carolina||Georgia||Michigan St.|
|18||Auburn||Notre Dame||Michigan St.||USC||Oklahoma|
|19||Arizona State||Arizona State||UCF||Central Florida||Wisconsin|
|20||Michigan State||Michigan||USC||Louisville||Arizona St.|
|23||Oklahoma||Miami (Florida)||Minnesota||Northern Illinois||USC|
|25||Duke||Georgia||North Dakota St.||Duke||Minnesota|
The big story of the weekend was USC upsetting Stanford in LA, and frankly that was almost the only major story of the weekend. After this loss it dropped the Cardinal to the edge of the top 10 at number 9, despite the highest vote being number 9. That can likely be attributed to disagreement in the top 10 by the committee, as each top 10 varies starting at number 2. There are 16 teams in the 5 separate ballots.
USC jumped up to to number 23, and they might be able to jump up further, as they are already close to number 22 Oklahoma in the votes. They still have a negative stigma from the terrible opening while they were still coached by Lane Kiffin, but that is not really fair anymore. Under Ed Orgeron they have looked excellent, they are using their athletes to the fullest now, bashing opponents in the run game, and the defense looks strong and extremely fast. It will not be surprising to watch them continue to climb for the rest of the year.
Oklahoma State beat Texas and moved up a couple spots as a result, as it was a quality win over the Big 12 leaders, but it was a minor bump up. Auburn had a small rise as well, and South Carolina had a slight fall, despite taking a close one from middling Florida. Michigan State beat Nebraska and moved up a result of that victory.
The bottom three of the rankings all fell out with losses and USC (as mentioned), Duke, who beat Miami, and Minnesota. Duke, who leads the coastal division in the ACC, was surprising, but as they have just continued to win and have only one bad loss to Georgia Tech it was tough to keep them out. Minnesota has flown under the radar and has always been on the edge of the top 25. They just kept on hanging on, and now has accumulated enough votes to finally break through.