After a bye week, Boise State came back and got things going in the right direction again. Bryan Harsin and Brett Rypien hit the road to take out Wyoming in convincing fashion. The Broncos were already ranked in the Coaches Poll, but they’ll find their way into the AP Top 25. The question is, how far will AP voters have the Broncos?
Just one week after getting throttled at home against Texas Tech, Oklahoma State had its way with Kansas on the road. The Cowboys looked like an entirely different team and they’ll likely jump back into the rankings anywhere from the 21-25 range. Mike Gundy has a talented team at his disposal, he just has to make sure they realize their potential.
Don’t get me wrong, I was ready to call it quits on the Virginia Tech hype train for good but right when I think the Hokies’ season is essentially over after a loss to Old Dominion by two scores, they go out and win a big road game against a ranked foe. Ryan Willis took over at quarterback and led the Hokies to a big road win against No. 22 Duke, taking the Blue Devils’ spot in the rankings this week.
A Friday night #Pac12AfterDark content looked to be a chance for Chip Kelly to earn his first win as UCLA’s head coach, but Colorado had other plans. The Buffaloes were on the outside of the rankings, looking in last week, but they’ll finally get a chance to prove themselves as a ranked team as they’ll make their first appearance int he AP Top 25 this week. Steven Montez and Co. may just be a dark-horse Pac-12 contender yet again.
We may not know much about Florida to this point in the season, but this team just has a different feel than the Jim McElwain-led squads, and that’s a good thing. Dan Mullen and the Gators marched into Starkville for his much-anticipated homecoming game and he stole a win from Mississippi State, knocking the Bulldogs from the rankings this week. Feleipe Franks and the Gators may be contenders instead of pretenders, after all.