Here are this week's AP Top 25 Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. The big story this week is Michigan, who makes an appearance in the AP Top 25 at No. 22. California is also a big riser in the Coaches Poll, moving to No. 24, while Arizona dropped out entirely following their home loss to UCLA.
Oregon, after getting blown out by Utah at home, 62-20, has dropped out of the AP Top 25, but is hanging around in the Coaches Poll. Utah received a first-place vote in the AP poll after that win. They did look fantastic in Eugene, Ore.
Cincinnati opponents still sit on the outside looking in for both polls. Upcoming opponent Houston is receiving 23 votes in the AP and five votes in the Coaches poll. Temple has 17 votes in the AP and 18 in the Coaches. This week's opponent Miami (Fla.) has 14 votes in the AP Poll and 61 in the Coaches, while Memphis and BYU are receiving 11 and five votes in the AP, respectively. The Tigers have 42 in the Coaches poll and BYU has only one vote, following their loss to Michigan this week.
What's S&P+ (courtesy of SB Nation)? - Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings: Connelly's efficiency- and explosiveness-based metric that parses each team's performance and adjusts it for strength of opposition. These ratings ultimately become part of each FBS team's advanced statistical profile.
|1||Ohio State (45)||Ohio State (61)||Alabama|
|2||Michigan State (5)||Michigan State (2)||Florida State|
|3||Ole Miss (10)||TCU||West Virginia|
|5||Baylor||Ole Miss (1)||Ole Miss|
|7||UCLA||Notre Dame||Ohio State|
|15||Oklahoma||Texas A&M||Michigan State|
|21||Mississipi State||West Virginia||Florida|
|22||Michigan||Mississippi State||Penn State|
|25||Florida||Oregon (tie)||Texas A&M|
Others receiving votes (AP Top 25): Toledo 68, Oregon 64, Arizona 48, Boise St. 38, Iowa 37, Texas Tech 36, Houston 23, Duke 18, Temple 17, Miami 14, Kansas St. 12, Memphis 11, NC State 10, Navy 9, BYU 5, Minnesota 5, Tennessee 4
Other receiving votes (Coaches): Michigan 84; Arizona 72; Kansas State 66; Miami (Fla.) 61; North Carolina State 52; Boise State 47; Duke 44; Iowa 44; Memphis 42; Texas Tech 22; Temple 18; Toledo 15; Auburn 8; Georgia Tech 6; Missouri 6; Minnesota 6; Houston 5; Kentucky 3; Indiana 2; Tennessee 2; Illinois 1; Brigham Young 1; Navy 1.