|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Nebraska (#16), South Carolina (#18), Missouri (#20), Auburn (#25).
Poor Oklahoma. Close, but no cigar. I've had this mediocre team who hasn't beaten anyone this year out of my poll for quite some time. Now at 3-3, I had to chuckle just a bit when I saw that they still garnered enough votes to come in at #25 in the AP Poll over one-loss teams South Florida and Central Michigan and two-loss teams Nebraska and Notre Dame. Yes, Oklahoma lost to three good teams, but other than a mediocre Tulsa team, they've beaten nobody.
I had to move Florida down simply by default. Alabama put together a nice win on the road against a 5-2 South Carolina team, while Florida got some luck with a missed field goal and struggled to beat a not-so-good Arkansas team at home.
Pitt moves up a few spots and I've also got Cincinnati, West Virginia, and South Florida teams in the top 25. As I said at the start of the season when no Big East team was ranked, I fully expected several to be in the polls at some point - we just didn't know who they would be. The conference is better than expected and all four of those teams have a shot at being in the polls at the end of the year.