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BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 8

Utah proves that the fall is harder than the rise, as a new No. 1 takes the throne, clad in orange in honor of Halloween.

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DISCLAIMER: This poll does not reflect the results of the week that just concluded. It is a catch-up poll for the next-to-last week in October. This week's poll will be posted by no later than noon Thursday, I promise.

The Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll (which actually is back to 25 teams this week last week) has a new No. 1 team, as Clemson takes the biggest jump of the week (just four spots, don't get excited) to ascend to the top spot.

That means Utah must have fallen precipitously, right? Eleven places, to be exact. The voters do not look favorably upon failure, especially when it comes at the hands of three-loss teams that just fired their alcoholic coaches.

Florida State fell eight spots (and other than the fact that Georgia Tech won on a fluke, it could've been more).

The rest of the poll is sedate, with no other team rising or falling more than three places and three of them staying put. Obviously, due to last week's "situation," we had three dropouts and just one newcomer (Mississippi State).

For last week's belated poll results, scroll down. (Please note: Results do not account for last week's most recent outcomes on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Check back later this week for those outcomes.)

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 8

Rank AP Team Record Points Delta
1 3 Clemson Tigers (4) 7-0 (4-0) 231 Arrow_up 4
2 4 LSU Tigers (1) 7-0 (4-0) 226
3 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (4) 8-0 (4-0) 224 Arrow_up 3
4 2 Baylor Bears (1) 7-0 (4-0) 219 Arrow_down 1
5 6 Michigan State Spartans 8-0 (4-0) 212 Arrow_up 2
6 5 TCU Horned Frogs 7-0 (4-0) 209 Arrow_down 2
7 7 Alabama Crimson Tide 7-1 (4-1) 189 Arrow_up 1
8 10 Iowa Hawkeyes 7-0 (3-0) 169 Arrow_up 2
9 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys 7-0 (4-0) 163 Arrow_up 2
10 8 Stanford Cardinal 6-1 (5-0) 154 Arrow_up 3
11 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6-1 149 Arrow_up 1
12 13 Utah Utes 6-1 (3-1) 143 Arrow_down 11
13 16 Memphis Tigers 7-0 (3-0) 140 Arrow_up 1
14 11 Florida Gators 6-1 (4-1) 126 Arrow_up 1
14 14 Oklahoma Sooners 6-1 (3-1) 126 Arrow_up 2
16 18 Houston Cougars 7-0 (4-0) 87 Arrow_up 3
17 17 Florida State Seminoles 6-1 (4-1) 83 Arrow_down 8
18 20 Toledo Rockets 7-0 (4-0) 81
19 21 Temple Owls 7-0 (4-0) 75 Arrow_up 2
20 15 Michigan Wolverines 5-2 (2-1) 66 Arrow_up 2
21 22 Duke Blue Devils 6-1 (3-0) 49 Arrow_up 2
22 19 Ole Miss Rebels 6-2 (3-1) 36 Arrow_up 3
23 23 Pittsburgh Panthers 6-1 (4-0) 35 Arrow_up 1
24 25 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 6-2 (2-2) 14 Arrow_up 2
25 24 UCLA Bruins 5-2 (2-2) 12
Dropouts: Texas A&M Aggies, California Golden Bears, BYU Cougars
Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 11, Navy 9, Georgia 5, Texas A&M 5, Appalachian State 1, USC 1

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