Week 8 Polls
|AP (prev, if diff)||Coaches||S&P+||Massey|
|2||Ohio State||Ohio State||Alabama||Michigan|
|3||Michigan (4)||Clemson||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|6||Texas A&M||Texas A&M||Washington||Washington|
|10||Wisconsin (8)||Wisconsin||Ole Miss||Wisconsin|
|11||Houston (13)||Houston (12)||Texas A&M||WMU|
|12||West Virginia (20)||Florida (14)||Oklahoma||West Virginia|
|13||FSU (14)||West Virginia (18)||Wisconsin||Nebraska|
|14||Boise State (15)||Boise State (15)||Baylor||Houston|
|15||Florida (18)||FSU (16)||FSU||Boise State|
|16||Oklahoma (19)||Oklahoma (20)||Virginia Tech||Auburn|
|17||Arkansas (22)||Arkansas (22)||Miami||Ole Miss|
|18||Tennessee (9)||Utah (21)||Houston||Oklahoma|
|19||Utah (21)||Tennessee (11)||Colorado||Stanford|
|20||WMU (24)||WMU (23)||Penn State||Florida|
|21||Auburn (23)||UNC (30)||Nebraska||WSU|
|22||UNC (28)||Ole Miss (13)||Boise State||Baylor|
|23||Ole Miss (12)||LSU (23)||USC||Miami|
|24||Navy (25)||Auburn (26)||West Virginia||Virginia Tech|
|25||LSU (29)||Navy (28)||NC State||Colorado|
Georgia fell at home to Vanderbilt 17-16, marking the first time the Commodores have won a road game in the SEC under Derek Mason. It was also Vanderbilt’s first win in Athens since 2006, when Georgia had a true freshman quarterback named Matthew Stafford playing quarterback. Georgia struggled in almost every facet of the game and really needs to take a hard look at themselves before entering the final stretch of the season.
The Dawgs have a much needed bye this week.
Fell Out: #16 Miami, #17 Virginia Tech
Newcomers: #22 UNC, #25 LSU
#12 West Virginia
The Mountaineers have gotten out to a great 5-0 start to the season, but they have yet to register a quality win in 2016. The back half of their schedule is much tougher, and we will quickly learn whether West Virginia is truly a contender for a Big 6 Bowl.
The Badgers came oh so close to knocking off #2 Ohio State this past Saturday. Despite their 4-2 record, they have been ranked #10 by the voters, and I would like their chances versus more than a couple of the teams ranked ahead of them.
This Week’s Top 25 Matchups
#6 Texas A&M vs. #1 Alabama
#17 Arkansas vs. #21 Auburn
#23 Ole Miss vs. #25 LSU
Last week, Georgia Tech took care of business against Georgia Southern.
This week, I’m taking UCLA at home against #19 Utah.