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