Projected AP Top 25 college football rankings after Week 4: No. 20-19
20. BYU Cougars
After getting roughed up by Oregon last week on the heels of also scoring the big win against Baylor the week prior, it might’ve looked like a welcomed cakewalk for BYU but Wyoming had other plans for a late Saturday night in Provo. The Cougars came out flat and the Cowboys looked upset-minded as they held a 10-7 lead late in the second quarter.
Jaren Hall and the Cougs ultimately showed that they were able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get the win, but it was anything but pretty. BYU is going to drop after a letdown performance like that on the heels of a loss. But until this team gets some of its best players back from injury, it’s going to be hard to know just how good they actually are.
19. Arkansas Razorbacks
Hats off to a defense – a secondary in particular – that is without numerous key players for stepping up against a Top 25 team in Texas A&M that has been struggling on offense and not allowing them to essentially get right. Arkansas stepped up on both side of the ball as they played in Arlington on Saturday and showed that they are up to the challenge against just about any team.
The truth of the matter is that I don’t come out of the loss to the Aggies thinking much less of the Razorbacks than I did before. They were a wild missed field goal away from winning and they were probably a bit overrated as the No. 10 team in the country anyway. This is still a solid Top 20 team, though, and one that can still cause some waves in the SEC on the right day.