The newest version of the AP Top 25 college football rankings have been released, and there was some movement in the Week 4 poll.
What a week it was in college football. We saw two squads of Tigers battle it out in the ranked matchup of the week, and Ohio State duked it out with TCU down in Arlington and had no trouble, at least not in the second half, with the Horned Frogs.
We saw some matchups that were lacking in the first two weeks of the season, and it’s always refreshing to break out of the ranked team vs. FCS mold and back into top-tier non-conference matchups as well as tough conference battles.
Teams like Oklahoma and Iowa State went at it with an unbeaten conference record on the line, and Washington traveled to Utah in what looked to be an upset special, but the Huskies took care of business even when Jake Browning wasn’t looking his best, taking down the Utes 21-7.
We can’t forget the matchups like Texas vs. USC, which caught everyone’s attention and Boise State at Oklahoma State.
Texas had its way — surprisingly — with the Trojans, and Oklahoma State dismantled Boise State. Both were shocking blowouts, but maybe Texas and Oklahoma State are underrated Big 12 teams or USC and Boise State just aren’t as good as we thought.
Oh yeah, and Wisconsin had the toughest loss of the week, a home defeat against unranked BYU.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at what kind of movement we had in the latest AP Top 25:
Wisconsin suffered the biggest drop, down 12 spots after the BYU loss and Oklahoma State had the biggest rise, up nine spots after throttling Boise State. Don’t overlook LSU, either, as the Tigers jumped six spots to No. 6 after beating its second top-10 team in three weeks — Auburn.
The Top 25 had plenty of shakeup this week, and you can say goodbye to Pac-12 South squads Arizona State and USC, who both dropped from the poll.