Over on the mothership, they are once again tracking the major Top 25s in order to create a composite ranking. Since they've gone to so much work to put it together, I'll go ahead and steal their chart for our own purposes.
|9||Notre Dame||UCLA||Florida State|
|10||Michigan State||Michigan State||Stanford|
|11||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Michigan State|
|12||Mississippi State||Georgia||Notre Dame|
|18||BYU||Ohio State||Kansas State|
|21||Oklahoma State||East Carolina||Oklahoma State|
|22||East Carolina||Kansas State||South Carolina|
|23||Kansas State||Oklahoma State||BYU|
|24||Missouri||Arizona State||Mississippi State|
A couple of things worthy of note here:
First, I'm very pleased to see TCU make the Top 25 in both the Coaches and AP Polls at #25. I highly doubt they win this week against Oklahoma (I originally didn't look at their schedule when publishing this post) but hope they can remain in somehow, regardless. With them now in, the Big 12 has 5 ranked teams: OU (4/3), Baylor (7/6), Oklahoma State (21/23), Kansas State (23/22), and TCU (25/25). Since we play everyone in our conference, that gives us four ranked games remaining this season, a healthy number. I can make a good argument the Big 12 should have six (and Baylor, five) with West Virginia included, as well.
FSU fell out of the top spot in the Coaches Poll in favor of Alabama. Honestly, the only reason FSU is even close in either poll to #1 is a concept I like to call "rankings inertia," the inability or unwillingness of pollsters to move teams that don't lose down except in the rarest of circumstances. FSU is not the #1 team in the country. I don't think they're even in the Top 4. I don't think they're better than Baylor. But there they sit to the AP because people are lazy and confirmation bias rampant.
If you're curious about my personal Top 10, I put it in the Morning After thread earlier today. Check it out there. For now, Baylor is waiting and watching as the teams ahead of us potentially take each other out in coming weeks before our big matchup on November 8. Of course, to get there, we have to go through Texas, TCU, and West Virginia, so even that isn't guaranteed.