Now that it's October and everyone has played at least a third of their games, I'm switching to a mostly resume-based approach. It's still a small sample size though, so I am going to make some allowances based on expectations. Some teams are clearly good but haven't beaten anyone yet (e.g. Stanford and Oregon), while some don't have a good win but it's not for lack of trying (e.g. Texas A&M and FSU).
The numbers next to teams are their AP Poll ranks. I think the AP Poll is the best of the mainline polls and provides a decent starting point. That's the only thing I use the AP ranks for though; I placed teams in positions based on my own reasoning.
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|RK||TEAM||RECORD||Best Win||Win||Win||Win||Worst Win||Loss||Loss|
|1||LSU||5-0||9 Oregon||16 WVU||Miss St.||Kentucky||I-AA|
|2||Alabama||5-0||10 Arkansas||17 Florida||Penn St.||North Texas||Kent St.|
|3||Clemson||5-0||15 Auburn||21 VT||23 FSU||Troy||I-AA|
|4||Oklahoma||4-0||23 FSU||Missouri||Tulsa||Ball St.|
|5||Wisconsin||5-0||14 Nebraska||NIU||Oregon St.||UNLV||I-AA|
|6||Oklahoma State||4-0||24 Texas A&M||Arizona||Tulsa||UL-L|
|8||Arkansas||4-1||24 Texas A&M||Troy||New Mexico||I-AA||2 Alabama|
|11||Auburn||4-1||18 South Carolina||Miss St.||Utah St.||FAU||8 Clemson|
|12||Kansas State||4-0||25 Baylor||Miami (FL)||Kent St.||I-AA|
|13||Illinois||5-0||22 Arizona St.||WMU||Northwestern||Arkansas St.||I-AA|
|15||Nebraska||4-1||Washington||Wyoming||Fresno St.||I-AA||4 Wisconsin|
|18||South Carolina||4-1||Georgia||Vanderbilt||ECU||Navy||15 Auburn|
|20||West Virginia||4-1||Maryland||Marshall||BGSU||I-AA||1 LSU|
|21||Arizona State||4-1||Missouri||USC||Oregon St.||I-AA||19 Illinois|
|22||Virginia Tech||4-1||ECU||Marshall||Arkansas St.||I-AA||8 Clemson|
|23||Florida State||2-2||UL-Monroe||I-AA||3 Oklahoma||8 Clemson|
|24||Texas A&M||2-2||SMU||Idaho||6 Oklahoma St.||10 Arkansas|
|25||Baylor||3-1||TCU||Rice||I-AA||20 Kansas St.|