It was definitely Shakeup Saturday.
Seven of the teams ranked in the top 18 on my last week’s Associated Press college football ballot fell, but then four of them were playing teams I’d ranked higher.
I’ve bumped Notre Dame up from ninth to fourth and probably should have had the Irish higher than I did. They’re proving themselves on a weekly basis to be elite.
TCU, on the heels of a domination of Texas in a game that was borderline unwatchable, jumped from 12th to eighth.
Biggest jumps were Iowa to 17th after steamrolling Ohio State and Michigan State after clipping Penn State. I don’t see the Big Ten getting into the CFP unless and maybe even if Wisconsin runs the table.
The Big 12 got an assist from those Big Ten upsets and the cannibalization that’s going on in the Pac 12. Big 12 fans should root for Miami to knock off Notre Dame next weekend.
Here’s my Top 25:
- Notre Dame
- Oklahoma State
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Virginia Tech
- Michigan State
- North Carolina State
- Washington State
- Iowa State
- South Florida
- Mississippi State