Here’s this week’s rankings.
As a reminder, adjusted record treats every game that goes to overtime as a tie rather than a win. So as of now, the perception of Tennessee is aided by this system while South Florida is hurt. Them’s the breaks.
AP is this week’s AP ranking; Pvs. is last week’s D1scourse 30 ranking. And starting this week, each team’s notable achievements will be listed. This will be much more useful in a few weeks when some head-to-head performances can help sort the rankings out more accurately.
Anyway, here’s the rundown. California – which is coming to Byrd Stadium on Saturday – and Florida State join the top 30; Cincinnati and South Carolina fall out.
|1. Southern California||1-0||1||1|
|2. Oklahoma||2-0||3||2||* Home win vs. Cincinnati|
|4. Louisiana State||1-0||7||5||* Ppd. vs. Troy|
|5. Missouri||2-0||6||6||* Neutral win vs. Illinois|
|6. Ohio State||2-0||5||4||* Injured TB Wells sat out|
|7. Florida||2-0||4||7||* Pulled away late vs. plucky Miami|
|10. Arizona State||2-0||15||11||* Upended Stanford at home in Pac-10 opener|
|12. Oregon||2-0||16||17||* 55.0 ppg; Home rout of Washington|
|13. East Carolina||2-0||14||26||* Home win: West Virginia; Neutral win: Virginia Tech|
|14. Alabama||2-0||11||14||* Neutral win: Clemson|
|15. Texas Tech||2-0||12||15|
|17. Penn State||2-0||17||25||* Home rout of Oregon State|
|18. Brigham Young||2-0||18||12||* Road escape at Washington|
|19. Fresno State||1-0||21||18||* Road win at Rutgers|
|20. Utah||2-0||22||21||* Win at Michigan|
|21. Wake Forest||2-0||20||16||* Home escape vs. Ole Miss; road rout of Baylor|
|22. Illinois||1-1||24||22||* Neutral loss to Missouri|
|23. Clemson||1-1||27||24||* Neutral loss to Alabama|
|24. California||2-0||23||NR||* Wins over Michigan State (H) and Wash. State (A)|
|25. Texas Christian||2-0||T-34||27|
|26. South Florida||1-0-1||19||20||* OT win at Central Florida|
|27. West Virginia||1-1||25||8||* Road loss to East Carolina|
|28. Florida State||1-0||28||NR|
|29. Virginia Tech||1-1||36||28||* Neutral loss to East Carolina|
|30. Tennessee||0-0-1||30||29||* OT loss at UCLA|