Once again, the Mothership updated a Composite Top 25 post for us to enjoy. In the Coaches Poll, your Baylor Bears moved up to the 12 spot, just behind TCU and Kansas State, who take the 10 and 11 spots in both polls, respectively. Only two teams in the Top 25 lost yesterday, one of which was a big one in Ole Miss falling to LSU. Ole Miss dropped to 9 in the Coaches poll, while the AP was slightly more forgiving at number 7.
Here's both complete Top 25 polls, as well as the Massey ranking:
|1||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Alabama|
|2||Florida State||Florida State||Ole Miss|
|5||Michigan State||Oregon||Florida State|
|7||Notre Dame||Ole Miss||Oregon|
|9||Ole Miss||Georgia||Kansas State|
|11||Kansas State||Kansas State||Michigan State|
|13||Ohio State||Ohio State||Arizona State|
|15||Arizona||Arizona State||Notre Dame|
|19||East Carolina||Oklahoma||West Virginia|
|21||Clemson||East Carolina||Ohio State|
I'd imagine that there will be some frustration amongst the regulars of this board and throughout Baylor Nation on account of being ranked just behind TCU, a team that Baylor beat just two weeks ago. Personally, I don't take issue with our placement behind the Horned Frogs. In fact, I agree with Mark's take in the Morning After post that both TCU and Kansas State are ranked too low. Both teams are looking very strong right now and deserve to be higher. In my opinion, they certainly both deserve to be placed above Ole Miss, who lost to an unimpressive LSU team 10-7 last night.
College Football Playoff Rankings This Week
One important note is that the polling landscape may change forever this week with the Selection Committee's Top 25 Rankings coming out on Tuesday. The Committee is slated to meet in Dallas for the next two days, and the Committee's first-ever rankings will be released on ESPN live on Tuesday evening at 6:30p.m. CDT. It will be interesting to see how the ranking compares to both the AP and Coaches Polls. This week we'll begin to see just how much the Selection Committee follows what came before, and possibly even how much they listen to hype and pageantry. You know we'll have analysis and breakdown of the rankings come Tuesday evening.