In what could best be described as a low-wattage week in college football, there wasn't a ton of movement in my top 25 ballot. (See the complete AP Top 25 here.) Most teams held reasonable serve — although Clemson and Georgia had pretty ugly wins — while few teams played the kind of games that could move them significantly up the ladder.
The top 25:
2. Florida State
3. Ohio State
14. Notre Dame
16. Texas A&M
17. Ole Miss
20. San Diego State
21. Boise State
Team that dropped out:
Oklahoma State: Lost to Central Michigan on a wacky, wild final Hail Mary play that should not have counted, but did, and so it goes. OSU has to think of a better end-of-game clock-running play than an obvious intentional grounding.
New team to the poll:
Pittsburgh: The Panthers were ranked in my preseason top 25, but dropped out after one week because of a lackluster win over Villanova. A 42-39 win over Penn State returns the Panthers to No. 25.
Notes on the poll:
>> No, Michigan State is not in the poll, because the Spartans weren't in it last week after a so-so win over FCS Furman and they didn't play this week.
>> Clemson and Georgia both slid down the polls for ugly wins over Troy and Nicholls, respectively.
>> BYU would have been in the poll had it beaten Utah at Utah.
>> North Carolina, Oregon, Nebraska, Arkansas and others are in that 26-35 zone for me.
>> Yes, Colorado remains ranked after a 56-7 win over awful Idaho State. I penalize teams for playing bad FCS clubs, but CU outgained ISU 597-96. Colorado plays at Michigan next week, I expect it to be a good game, and we'll see where the Buffaloes really are.
>> Ditto for Louisville, which I have really high after two wins. The Cardinals host Florida State.