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It doesn’t seem like this week decided much of anything.

The SEC powers remained on their collision course. The three best Big 12 teams all won, and their head-to-head performances against each other didn’t change.

Southern Cal demolished Notre Dame (really, Charlie, you needed three quarters to get a first down?). Boise State won, and Penn State and Utah were already in the clubhouse.

Based on accomplishment (with overtime wins considered a little differently), this is probably the right rundown. But for the sake of argument, a case can be made the unbeaten team at the top is actually No. 5 (behind, in some order, Florida, Oklahoma, Southern Cal and Texas).

The good thing for Alabama is it can stifle any possible criticism with a victory over Florida. When an SEC team is 13-0 at season’s end, it should probably play for a national title. Unless it’s Auburn, it’s a 12-0 season and it’s 2004. The stars line up funny sometimes.

Anyway, here’s this week’s rankings; I’ll add in the AP poll from this week later in the day (UPDATE at 1:10 p.m. with AP poll results).

No./Team

Adj. record 

AP 

Pvs. 

Notable Wins/Head-to-Head

1. Alabama

11-0-1

1

1

* Georgia (A); OTW at LSU

2. Texas

11-1

3

2

* Okla. (N); Okla. State (H); lost at TT

3. Oklahoma

11-1

4

3

* TCU, Texas Tech (H); OSU (A); lost to Texas

4. Florida

11-1

2

4

* LSU (H) and Ga. (N); lost to Miss. (H)

5. Southern Cal

10-1

5

5

* Ohio State (H); lost at Oregon State

6. Texas Tech 

10-1-1

8

6

* Texas and Okla. St. (H); lost at Okla.

7. Penn State

11-1

6

7

* Ohio St. (A), Oregon St. (H); lost at Iowa

8. Utah

12-0

7

8

* Oregon State , TCU and BYU (H)

9. Boise State

12-0

9

9

* Oregon (A)

10. Ohio State

10-2

10

11

* Michigan State (A)

11. Oklahoma State

9-3

14

10

* Missouri (A); 0-3 vs. Big 12 South powers

12. Georgia Tech

9-3

15

19

* Florida State (H), BC and Georgia (A)

13. Texas Christian

10-2

11

14

* BYU (H); lost at Oklahoma and Utah

14. Cincinnati

9-2-1

13

17

* Pittsburgh (H); OTW at West Virginia

15. Ball State

12-0

12

15

* Western Michigan (H), Central Michigan (A)

16. Boston College

9-3

18

20

* Florida State (A); lost to GT (H)

17. Oregon

8-3-1

16

22

* Oregon State (A); OTW at Purdue

18. Georgia

9-3

17

14

* Lost to Bama and GT (H) , Florida (N)

19. Brigham Young

10-2

20

18

* Losses at Utah and TCU

20. Mississippi

8-4

22

25

* Florida (A) and Louisiana State (A)

21. Michigan State

9-3

21

23

* Iowa (H) and Northwestern (A)

22. Oregon State

8-4

25

16

* USC (H); lost to Oregon (H)

23. Florida State

8-4

29

20

* VT (H); lost to GT (A) and BC (H)

24. Pittsburgh

7-3-1

23

26

* West Virginia (H)

25. Missouri

9-3

19

12

* Nebraska (A)

26. Northwestern

9-3

24

28

* Iowa (A)

27. Iowa

8-4

26

29

* Penn State (H)

28. Virginia Tech

8-4

27

30

* North Carolina and Nebraska (A); GT (H)

29. Nebraska

8-4

T-32 

NR

* Kansas (H)

30. North Carolina

8-3-1

35

NR

* Honorary D1scourse 30 ACC slot

Patrick Stevens

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