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BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 5

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The turmoil of October 3 results in a great deal of shuffling in this week's rankings, with Florida, Texas A&M, Michigan and Iowa being the biggest beneficiaries, and UCLA, Ole Miss, Georgia and Notre Dame taking the biggest plunges.

Well, that was an ugly and virtually indefensible loss, UCLA. Guess who's plummeting in this week's BOTC Top 25 as a result?
Well, that was an ugly and virtually indefensible loss, UCLA. Guess who's plummeting in this week's BOTC Top 25 as a result?
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Saturday, Oct. 3, was a day of chaos. The Bring On The Cats Top 25 was no exception to the turmoil that ensued.

Three new teams slid into our top three as voters finally bailed off the listing Buckeyes and Spartans ships. Utah and Clemson climbed with impressive wins. The entire middle of the poll opened up due to upsets.

No team climbed higher than Florida, fresh off their de-pantsing of Ole Miss, but Michigan gave the Gators a run for their money with its second straight shutout. Conversely, no team fell harder than UCLA, but Ole Miss sure tried.

The voters showed a degree of love for Oklahoma State after the Cowboys sort of lucked into a win. But they're not quite buying into Alabama and USC again. (The Memphis love is strong on this blog. Reward for plowing KU?)

Oh, and our beloved Wildcats are nowhere to be found. That sort of happens when you blow a halftime lead for the first time in 49 games and only the sixth time since 1990 (and Ron Prince was responsible for half of those).

You can catch up on the previous week of balloting action here. For the newest poll, scroll down:

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 5

Rank AP Team Record Points Delta
1 2 TCU Horned Frogs (3) 5-0 (2-0) 228 Arrow_up 3
2 3 Baylor Bears (1) 4-0 (1-0) 227 Arrow_up 3
3 7 LSU Tigers 4-0 (2-0) 208 Arrow_up 3
4 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (2) 5-0 (1-0) 204 Arrow_down 2
5 5 Utah Utes (2) 4-0 (1-0) 200 Arrow_up 3
6 6 Clemson Tigers 4-0 (1-0) 198 Arrow_up 5
7 4 Michigan State Spartans (1) 5-0 (1-0) 197 Arrow_down 6
8 10 Oklahoma Sooners 4-0 (1-0) 184 Arrow_up 3
9 9 Texas A&M Aggies 5-0 (2-0) 173 Arrow_up 8
10 13 Northwestern Wildcats 5-0 (1-0) 148 Arrow_up 4
11 12 Florida State Seminoles 4-0 (2-0) 137 Arrow_up 2
12 11 Florida Gators (1) 5-0 (3-0) 129 Arrow_up 9
13 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 5-0 (2-0) 120 Arrow_up 3
14 8 Alabama Crimson Tide 4-1 (1-1) 109 Arrow_up 1
15 14 Ole Miss Rebels 4-1 (2-1) 96 Arrow_down 12
16 16 Stanford Cardinal 4-1 (3-0) 88 Arrow_up 4
17 18 Michigan Wolverines 4-1 (1-0) 86 Arrow_up 7
18 19 Georgia Bulldogs 4-1 (2-1) 80 Arrow_down 9
19 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4-1 77 Arrow_down 9
20 22 Iowa Hawkeyes 5-0 (1-0) 64 Arrow_up 7
21 20 UCLA Bruins 4-1 (1-1) 51 Arrow_down 14
22 17 USC Trojans 3-1 (1-1) 50 Arrow_up 1
23 30 Memphis Tigers 5-0 (2-0) 44 Arrow_up 1
24 24 Toledo Rockets 4-0 (1-0) 40 Arrow_up 5
25 23 California Golden Bears 5-0 (2-0) 32 Arrow_down 3
Dropouts: West Virginia Mountaineers, Kansas State Wildcats
Others Receiving Votes: Temple 30, Boise State 13, West Virginia 13, Navy 11, Houston 9, Kansas State 3, Duke 1

As always, your voters are myself, EMAW 4 Ever, Jon Morse, JT VanGilder, Luke Thompson, nugget1224, PurpleBrunette, wildcat00 and KSUEMAW!