The Oklahoma Sooners remain atop the college football world, after going into Tallahassee on Saturday night and beating then No.5 Florida State 23-13.
It was a much more competitive game than last year in Norman, but Oklahoma still showed poise on the road, and made a couple of more plays down the stretch than did Florida State.
The Seminoles tumbled to No.11 in the latest AP Poll. But there top-five ranking was not all that was lost. Quarterback E.J Manuel went down early in the second half and didn’t return, leaving the duties of the most important position on the field to back up Clint Tricket.
LSU and Alabama come in behind Oklahoma this week in the rankings, with the SEC highly represented in the top-half of the polls.
South Carolina, Arkansas and Florida are all in the top-15.
Boise State held it’s same position at No.4, while Stanford moved into the top-five this week, taking the place of Florida State.
The Big 12 and Big Ten conference make up the bottom half of the top-10 for the most part, with Wisconsin sitting at No.6, Oklahoma State at No.7 Texas A&M at No.8, and Nebraska at No.9.
The Ohio State Buckeyes’ seven-year run inside the top-25 comes to an end this week, at the hands of a 24-6 defeat on the road to Miami.
The Buckeyes struggled last week at home against Toledo, winning by just one score, after trailing in the first half.
Florida State will get their first road test of the year, going on the road to Clemson, with the Tigers coming off of a 38-24 win over the defending national champion Auburn Tigers.
Oklahoma State and Texas A&M square off in a top-10 Big 12 showdown.
In the SEC, it’s Alabama hosting Arkansas.
LSU will get another non-conference, going on the road to take on No.16 West Virginia.
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