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Major Shakeup in the Top 25 Polls

We have a new #1 in both of the major polls, as Mississippi State takes over the top spot. Florida State then drops to number 2 in both polls. It was an eventful week on the college football slate, which saw a premier game where it took 61 to win, and another where it took 14. Where is your favorite team ranked?

Dak Prescott takes charge in the Heisman race with a 38-23 win over Auburn
Dak Prescott takes charge in the Heisman race with a 38-23 win over Auburn
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Welp. We have a new #1 team in both of the major polls this week and it is Mississippi State? Yes, it is Mississippi State. It is hard to argue with what they have done thus far, smoking LSU, taking it to Texas A&M and defeating Auburn. Florida State fans are upset today, but remember Seminole fans, it is about where you finish, not where you start.

In the Big 12, there was a massive showdown between undefeated teams, as TCU traveled to Waco to take on Baylor, and in the first Big 12 basketball game of the year, Baylor beat TCU 61-58. Bryce Petty threw for over 500 yards and led Baylor to a 21 point 4th quarter comeback. TCU falls to 12 in both of the polls, and Baylor moves up to 4th, as the only unbeaten left in the Big 12.

Oklahoma State moved up to 15th in both polls, as they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 27-20. Tyreek Hill gave the Cowboys the late lead as he ran a kick back 99 yards in 11.3 seconds (zoom zoom!) The whole offensive line struggled and so did Daxx. It was the first road game of the year for the Cowboys, so it wasn;t totally shocking they came out flat, but much improvement will be needed for next weeks game against TCU.

Kansas State enjoyed a nice bye week, probably knitting in Bill Snyder's home.

Trending Upward
Coaches AP
USC (Up 6) USC (Up 6)
Mississippi St (Up 5) Utah (Up 4)

Trending Downward
Coaches AP
Texas A&M (Down 7) Texas A&M (Down 7)
Auburn (Down 6) UCLA (Dropped Out)

Next up for the Cowboys, a trip to TCU, for a monumental Big 12 showdown.

College Football Top 25 Polls - Week 8
AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Ole Miss
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State
4 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
6 Auburn Michigan State Alabama
7 Alabama Alabama Georgia
8 Michigan State Auburn TCU
9 Oregon Oregon Texas A&M
10 Georgia Georgia Oregon
11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Florida State
13 Ohio State Ohio State Notre Dame
14 Kansas State Kansas State Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Ohio State
16 Arizona East Carolina Stanford
17 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
18 East Carolina Arizona State Clemson
19 Nebraska Nebraska Florida
20 Utah Stanford UCLA
21 Texas A&M Texas A&M USC
22 USC Clemson Tennessee
23 Stanford Utah Utah
24 Clemson Marshall Nebraska
25 Marshall USC Arkansas