Baylor got the win in Manhattan on Thursday night, maintaining their undefeated status for yet another week. With so many undefeated teams going down on Saturday, the win is especially important. Then again, with Alabama and Notre Dame being ranked ahead of Baylor last Tuesday, maybe a loss isn't bad?
|1||Clemson (31)||Ohio State (34)||Clemson||Clemson|
|2||Ohio State (26)||Clemson (21)||Alabama||Alabama|
|3||Alabama (2)||Baylor (5)||Michigan||Ohio State|
|4||Baylor (2)||Alabama (3)||Ohio State||Notre Dame|
|5||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma||LSU|
|6||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Stanford|
|14||Michigan State||Michigan State||Stanford||Michigan|
|15||Michigan||Michigan||West Virginia||Michigan State|
|17||North Carolina||North Carolina||Navy||North Carolina|
|18||UCLA||Florida State (T-18)||NC State||Navy|
|19||Florida State||UCLA (T-18)||UCLA||Mississippi State|
|20||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Iowa||Houston|
|22||Navy||Wisconsin||Mississippi State||Florida State|
The first thing you'll notice about the Coaches Poll is that Oklahoma State jumped up significantly with their dominating win over the Horned Frogs. While they do have a good number narrow wins over less-than-stellar teams, they have the most impressive win in the Big 12 by a large margin, so I would not necessarily be surprised to see them ranked above Baylor on Tuesday. Looking further down the table, I don't really understand having Mississippi State ranked so highly, but I guess that SEC schedule is really grueling. Anyway, the Coaches Poll really has no effect on anything, especially now that we're getting weekly Playoff Committee updates (have to get E$PN money somehow!). The AP Poll is more or less the same. Houston, the only undefeated G5 team, is moving up steadily. Go Coogs. Bama moves up after an impressive win against a one-dimensional LSU offense. The Tide are spotted a loss, it seems...
Just keep winning and be #ReadyForOU.