|1||Mississippi State||Mississippi St.||Mississippi State||Mississippi St.|
|2||Ole Miss||Florida St.||Mississippi||Florida St.|
|7||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Oregon||Alabama|
|11||Alabama||Michigan St.||Notre Dame||Oklahoma|
|12||TCU||Arizona St.||TCU||Ohio St.|
|13||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma||Oklahoma State||TCU|
|14||Arizona||East Carolina||Texas A&M||Arizona|
|15||Ohio State||Oklahoma St.||Stanford||Texas A&M|
|16||East Carolina||Arizona||Clemson||Oklahoma St.|
|17||Arizona State||Nebraska||USC||Kansas St.|
|18||Marshall||Kansas St.||Kansas State||Stanford|
|19||Kansas State||Ohio St.||Arizona||East Carolina|
|25||Texas A&M||Washington||Arizona State||UCLA|
The state of Mississippi is playing fantastic right now and have taken the top two spots, although Ole Miss is still tied with FSU currently. Floida State might be in trouble soon though, as Jameis Winston's series of autographs may land him in the same pot of boiling water with UGA's Gurley. They will be challenged this week by Notre Dame and whichever team wins will set themselves up to make a run at the playoff.
This poll currently has 7 ranked Pac-12 teams as well, but 5 of those are surprisingly from the South. Only Oregon and Stanford are still ranked, and they have both lost to South teams. A lot of the talk early on was real high on the North, but those teams have continued to underwhelm, and the reputation of those South teams looks better and better.
There were a handful of ranked losers, but they all lost to talented opponents. One of those was TCU who barely lost in a controversial decision. Andy left the Horned Frogs above Baylor, due to the refs involvement in the outcome saying this:
"Yes, I did put TCU ahead of Baylor. They are virtually equal, except I saw the incorrect and inconsistent application of pass interference rules that resulted in Baylor getting a chance to make a game winning field goal when TCU should have had that opportunity, except in Texas and Big XII politics, its more important to more important people for Baylor, who has the better chance to reach the final 4, to win that game."
It is an actually fascinating time to look at the national picture, just about any team in the top 25 could make a run up the board at the end of the year and earn a spot in the playoff. There will undoubtedly by another torrent of upsets as the season goes as parity continues to increase across the NCAA.