The latest post-Week 3 rankings are starting to trickle out, led by the Coaches Poll. By virtue of Alabama's loss last night, Baylor actually gained a spot from last week and is now ranked #4 behind #1 Ohio State, #2 TCU (who jumped into Alabama's spot), and #3 Michigan State. That's just the Coaches Poll, though. You can see it in its entirety on the Mothership or below:
|1||Ohio State (42)||Ohio State (61)||Ohio State|
|2||Michigan State (7)||TCU||Alabama|
|3||TCU (tie)||Michigan State (3)||Georgia|
|4||Ole Miss (tie) (11)||Baylor||Ole Miss|
|5||Baylor||Ole Miss||Michigan State|
|8||LSU (1)||Notre Dame||Florida State|
|15||Oklahoma||Texas A&M||Texas A&M|
|20||Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech||Utah|
As I mentioned in the header to this post, it's simply unbelievable to me that Missouri and Auburn (particularly Auburn) continue to be ranked despite everything that has happened so far this season. Look at Auburn's results: in the first game, they squeaked by a now 0-3 Louisville team. In the second, they squeaked by FCS Jacksonville State at home. Then yesterday, they were obliterated by LSU. Aside from rankings inertia (the over-reliance on previous rankings regardless of contrary evidence), why would anyone think they're a Top 25 team at this point?
As far as the Big 12 goes, we remain at 4 teams in the Polls with West Virginia just outside (at #26). That should be 5, at least, and you could make an argument for 6 with Texas Tech rising, as well. Shoot, Kansas State is also up there in the Also Receiving Votes category.
UPDATE: Georgia DID NOT jump us in the AP Poll, but Ole Miss did! We're still fifth.