The Washington Times - September 12, 2011, 10:00AM

As is usually the case, there are some significant swings in this early-season results-based ranking, which sheds a bit more of the influence of preseason expectations this week. It’s not hard to guess where.



No. Team
W-L   LWResume
1. Louisiana State2-01* Oregon (N)
2. Boise State
1-02* Georgia (N)
3. Alabama
2-04* Penn State (A), Kent St. (H)
4. South Carolina
2-010* Georgia (A), East Carolina (N)
5. Oklahoma
1-03* Tulsa (H)
6. South Florida
2-05* Notre Dame (A), Ball St. (H)
7. Wisconsin
2-06* Oregon St. (H), UNLV (H)
8. Oklahoma State
2-013* Arizona (H)
9. Texas A&M
1-09* SMU (H)
10. Virginia Tech
2-07* East Carolina (A)
11. Nebraska
2-014* Fresno State (H)
12. Stanford
2-012* Duke (A), San Jose St. (H)
13. Florida State
2-011* UL Monroe (H)
14. Arkansas
2-08* New Mexico (H)
15. Auburn
2-0NR* Mississippi St. (H), Utah St. (H)
16. Baylor
1-015* TCU (H)
17. Michigan
2-027* Notre Dame (H), W. Michigan (H)
18. Southern Cal
2-020* Utah (H), Minnesota (H)
19. Oregon
1-119* Nevada (H); L: LSU (N)
20. Arizona State
2-0NR* Missouri (H-OT)
21. Texas
2-023* BYU (H), Rice (H)
22. Maryland
1-025* Miami (H)
23. Tennessee
2-0NR* Cincinnati (H)
24. Florida
2-016* UAB (H), Florida Atlantic (H)
25. Ohio State
2-018* Toledo (H), Akron (H)
26. West Virginia
2-022* Marshall (H)
27. Michigan State
2-024* Florida Atlantic (H)
28. Texas Christian   
1-1NR* Air Force (A); L: Baylor (A)
29. Mississippi State
1-117* Memphis (A); L: Auburn (A)
30. Missouri
* Miami-OH (H); L: Arizona St. (A-OT)    


FELL OUT: No. 26 Brigham Young (1-1), No. 28 Georgia (0-2), No. 29 Northwestern (2-0), No. 30 Notre Dame (0-2)

A lot of the teams that took steps back this week – Florida State, Arkansas, Florida, Ohio State, West Virginia and Michigan State, among them – did so largely because their schedules haven’t given them the opportunity to accomplish anything.

Of course, with Florida State-Oklahoma, West Virginia-Maryland and Florida-Tennessee on tap this week and Arkansas-Alabama next weekend, many of that bunch could take a significant leap before the month is through.

Patrick Stevens