College Football Rankings Update: SEC Has Four Top 10 Teams and Seven in the Top 25. Again

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There's not much change in the Top 25 for the SEC this week, which means that LSU is still somehow left out of the Top 5

I think it's no surprise by now that I'm really impressed with LSU so far this season. So I'm a little bit puzzled about why the Tigers aren't even in the Top 5, especially given some of the competition. Even on a resume basis, I think I would probably have LSU ahead of Ohio State, which at best has an identical record. (Two tomato cans, what's looking like a lower-tier Big 12 team and Auburn for LSU vs. three tomato cans and what's looking like a lower-tier Pac-12 team for Ohio State.) The only margin that jumps out is Ohio State vs. Florida A&M, and LSU hasn't even played its FCS opponent yet.

(I'm going to start doing my own Top 25 next week, after basically everyone has played at least one conference game and we have time to accurately assess teams. I'm intrigued by the whole idea of not drawing conclusions for which I have no evidence.)

In any case, Alabama remains No. 1 in the AP, and LSU comes in next at No. 6. Georgia also holds pat at No. 9 after the shaky outing against North Texas, while Texas A&M gets no bump up from No. 10 after beating SMU and idle South Carolina stays at No. 12. Florida checks in at No. 20, I guess because they no longer have their starting quarterback? Ole Miss is No. 21 again. Auburn and Arkansas no longer get votes, but Missouri does.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 3-0 1,496 1
2 Oregon (4) 3-0 1,418 2
3 Clemson 3-0 1,340 3
4 Ohio State 4-0 1,320 4
5 Stanford 3-0 1,270 5
6 LSU 4-0 1,167 6
7 Louisville 4-0 1,088 7
8 Florida State 3-0 1,049 8
9 Georgia 2-1 1,029 9
10 Texas A&M 3-1 1,011 10
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 849 11
12 South Carolina 2-1 828 12
13 UCLA 3-0 798 13
14 Oklahoma 3-0 689 14
15 Miami (FL) 3-0 687 16
16 Washington 3-0 559 17
17 Northwestern 4-0 477 18
18 Michigan 4-0 450 15
19 Baylor 3-0 441 20
20 Florida 2-1 414 19
21 Mississippi 3-0 342 21
22 Notre Dame 3-1 256 22
23 Wisconsin 3-1 130 24
24 Texas Tech 4-0 127 25
25 Fresno State 3-0 110 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24, UCF 19, Nebraska 13, Northern Illinois 9, Arizona 8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan State 3, Missouri 2, Rutgers 1, Navy 1

The coaches do pretty much the same, though LSU at No. 6 actually moves up one place past Louisville because -- well, I have no idea why they were behind Louisville in the first place, so I don't really know why they are ahead of the Cardinals now. Texas A&M still takes No. 9 here ahead of Georgia at No. 10, South Carolina stays at No. 13 and Florida again comes in one spot lower, at No. 19. Ole Miss moves up a place at No. 21

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama (59) 3-0 1547 1
2 Oregon (3) 3-0 1480 2
3 Ohio St. 4-0 1399 3
4 Clemson 3-0 1332 4
5 Stanford 3-0 1312 5
6 LSU 4-0 1161 7
7 Louisville 4-0 1140 6
8 Florida St. 3-0 1121 8
9 Texas A&M 3-1 1044 9
10 Georgia 2-1 1020 10
11 Oklahoma St. 3-0 909 11
12 Oklahoma 3-0 863 12
13 South Carolina 2-1 825 13
14 UCLA 3-0 731 15
15 Miami 3-0 613 17
16 Northwestern 4-0 560 16
17 Michigan 4-0 534 14
18 Baylor 3-0 465 19
19 Florida 2-1 449 18
20 Washington 3-0 427 20
21 Mississippi 3-0 331 22
22 Notre Dame 3-1 317 21
23 Fresno St. 3-0 156 25
24 Wisconsin 3-1 98 NR
25 Texas Tech 4-0 92 NR

It's not shown here, but Arkansas and Auburn are also out of the others receiving votes category while MIssouri shows up with two points again. Hooray hivemind!

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