Poll Watch

The Bears were off this past weekend, but there was still plenty of College Football to be played. There was also plenty of movement in the Polls that came out on Sunday.

With their first bye week of the season the Bears did not move in either the AP or Coaches Poll. No one ahead of the Bears in either Poll lost this weekend, though Auburn came very close to. This caused Baylor to stay put at number 7 in the AP Poll and number 6 in the Coaches Poll.

LSU was the only Top 10 team to lose this past weekend after losing to Mississippi State. The Tigers fell from 8th in both Polls to being 17th in the AP Poll and 18th in the Coaches Poll. After beating LSU in Death Valley, Mississippi State jumped from being unranked to being 14th in the AP Poll and 16th in the Coaches Poll. Also jumping into the Top 25 in both Polls was East Carolina after beating North Carolina. They come in at 23rd in the AP Poll and 24th in the Coaches Poll.

Falling out of both Top 25s are Clemson and Missouri. Clemson lost in overtime to number 1 Florida State. With Florida State without reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston, Clemson was able to make a game of it in Tallahasee but made too many late mistakes to win the game. Missouri lost at home to Indiana on a last minute TD by the Hoosiers. Indiana is part of the lackadaisical Big Ten, but they were still able to pull the upset on the road.

In the Big 12, Oklahoma stayed put at number 4 in the AP Poll and jumped back up to number 3 in the Coaches Poll after beating West Virginia in Morgantown. Kansas State fell to number 25 in both Polls after they were unable to beat Auburn at home on Thursday night. The Wildcats outplayed Auburn for three quarters, but they had too many missed opportunities to win the game. Oklahoma State moved up one spot to number 24 in the AP Poll after also having a bye week.


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