Second verse, same as the first -- mostly. The AP Poll is out, and there's not much difference from the coaches' rankings. Mississippi State again took over first place (in commanding fashion, grabbing more first-place votes than Florida State had last week). Kansas State is 14th in both polls now, moving up three spots from last week's placement in the AP.
Both polls feature the same 25 squads this week, with some slight differences. Whereas Florida State's lead over Mississippi in the coaches' poll is dominant, the Seminoles only avoided falling to #3 in the AP by a mere two points. The AP gives Auburn the edge over Alabama, and in a landslide; 76 points separate the two. Both teams, however, remain well ahead of Michigan State, who passed them both in the coaches' poll.
Nine through fifteen are now the same in both polls; the Arizonas pull ahead of East Carolina in the AP, and the bottom six spots in the AP are slightly shuffled from the coaches' poll. As with the coaches', Georgia Tech, Missouri, and UCLA fell out, replaced by USC, Clemson, and Marshall.
With that, here's your rankings: