Wildcat Insider Top 25 Poll

Michigan did the unthinkable while Missouri held on to prevent the unimaginable. Arizona lost, USC won – but not impressively – LSU pitched a shutout, Georgia rolled, Louisville steamrolled, Wisconsin and Oklahoma looked good, but Cal looked better. Heading into this week's action some key games have the potential to really shake up the standings.

 

 

NATIONAL TOP 25 RANKINGS

 

RANK

TEAM (first place votes),record, points

 

1.

USC (17) 1-0, 540

 

2.

LSU (4) 1-0, 523

 

3.

West Virginia 1-0, 480

 

4.

Florida 1-0, 451

 

5.

Texas 1-0, 431

 

6.

Wisconsin 1-0, 421

 

7.

Oklahoma 1-0, 420

 

8.

California (4) 1-0, 400

 

9.

Louisville 1-0, 386

 

10.

Virginia Tech 1-0, 329

 

11.

Ohio State 1-0, 327

 

12.

Georgia 1-0, 306

 

13.

UCLA 1-0, 294

 

14.

Penn State 1-0, 211

 

15.

Auburn 1-0, 199

 

16.

Nebraska 1-0, 195

 

17.

Rutgers 1-0, 179

 

18.

Boise State 1-0, 137

 

19.

Arkansas 1-0, 127

 

20.

Tennessee 0-1, 113

 

21.

TCU 1-0, 102

 

22.

Hawaii 1-0, 96

 

23.

Florida State 0-1, 71

 

24.

Texas A&M 1-0, 67

 

25.

Michigan 0-1, 65

 

Others Receiving Votes

Boston College 41, Arizona State 40, Georgia Tech 40, Oregon State 37, Miami-Fl. 27, Missouri 23, Clemson 15, Texas Tech 14, BYU 11, Washington State 10, Oregon 7, South Carolina 5, Iowa 4, Washington 4, Arizona 1

 

LSU picked up an additional two first place votes as they gained ground on USC for the coveted top spot.  West Virginia maintained a firm advantage on third while Florida jumped over Texas for the fourth spot.

 

Texas drops down to five.  They are followed by Wisconsin and Oklahoma.  Number eight California made the biggest jump of the week moving up from number 12 to 8.

 

Louisville and Virginia round out the top 10.

 

Ohio State remains at number 11 while Georgia moves up two places to number 12.  UCLA holds steady at 13 while Penn State joins Cal in climbing four spots to number 14.

 

Auburn, Nebraska and Rutgers all follow the Nittany Lions.

 

Boise State breaks into the top 20, checking in at number 18.  They are followed by Arkansas and then Tennessee.  TCU climbs three spots to number 21, narrowly edging Hawaii.

 

Florida State manages to remain ranked despite losing to Clemson.

 

Texas A&M moves up one to number 24 while Michigan's freefall stops at number 25.


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