Virginia Tech (4-0) climbed into the No. 3 spot in both polls with a big win over Georgia Tech. The Hokies now own a first-place vote in the USA Today poll. Last week, all the first-place votes in both polls either went to the Trojans or Longhorns. Louisiana State (1-0) dropped a notch to the No. 4 position after having its game against Tennessee moved to Monday night due to Hurricane Rita.
Florida (4-0) claimed the No. 5 ranking in both polls following its easy victory over Kentucky. Florida State (3-0) and Georgia (4-0) remain flip-flopped in the two polls, with the Seminoles holding on to the No. 6 spot in the AP poll (No. 7 in USA Today) while the Bulldogs hold that No. 6 position in the USA Today poll (No. 6 in AP).
Ohio State (3-1) remained at No. 8 in both polls after stomping Iowa. Miami (2-1) and Tennessee (1-1) round out the top tier with the Hurricanes moving up to No. 9 in the AP (No. 10 in USA Today), while the Volunteers claim the No. 9 slot in the USA Today poll (No. 10 in AP).
Texas Tech (3-0) continued its climb in the polls this week after rolling over Indiana State, moving up to No. 16 in the AP and all the way up to No. 13 in the USA Today poll.
Iowa State remained the only other Big 12 representative in the polls, but dropped a spot to No. 23 in the AP and out of the rankings in the USA Today poll after a close, come-from-behind win over Army.
Texas A&M (2-1), an unimpressive winner over Texas State last Thursday, and Colorado (2-1), which dropped its weekend contest with Miami, both received votes in the two polls but not enough to crack the top 25.