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BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 10

Clemson picks up three No. 1 votes, Oklahoma experiences an unexpected jump and Navy makes a big splash.

Navy, welcome aboard the USS BOTC Top 25 for the first time ever. Anchors Aweigh!
Navy, welcome aboard the USS BOTC Top 25 for the first time ever. Anchors Aweigh!
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DISCLAIMER: This poll does not reflect the results of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights.

Now that's more like it! After a couple of boring weeks, the Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll topsy-turviness is back in full force. Every team but two moved at least one spot, and those two each gained at least one first-place vote.

Clemson actually gained three of those, thanks to LSU's fall. The latter Tigers were joined in drops of at least five spots by fellow Week 10 losers TCU, Michigan State, Memphis and Toledo. Losing that first game always sucks.

Their loss was a gain of at least three places for the following teams, though — Ohio State (not sure why, really), Oklahoma State, Iowa, Notre Dame, Oklahoma (again, not quite sure why), Navy and Wisconsin.

The Midshipmen deserve special mention after vaulting up 12 spots, probably the largest rise of that proportion that I've seen this late in the season in the history of this poll. Mid-majors just can't get respect until it's too late, man.

Generally, we appear to be indicting the College Football Playoff committee. As Luke put it, "I've decided if the CFP is going to overrate the SEC and underrate the Big 12 and Pac-12, then I need to do the opposite. It's only fair, right?"

The winner of today's Northwestern-Wisconsin game likely will lay claim to that No. 25 spot next week. And let us bid a fond farewell to underachieving Mississippi and no-longer-asterisk-labeled Duke, who packed their bags.

For this week's poll results, scroll down:

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 10

Rank AP CFP Team Record Points Delta
1 1 1 Clemson Tigers (7) 9-0 (6-0) 243
2 2 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (1) 9-0 (5-0) 227 Arrow_up 3
3 4 6 Baylor Bears (2) 8-0 (5-0) 226
4 5 8 Oklahoma State Cowboys 9-0 (6-0) 213 Arrow_up 4
5 3 2 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-1 (5-1) 211 Arrow_up 2
6 8 5 Iowa Hawkeyes 9-0 (5-0) 201 Arrow_up 3
7 6 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8-1 174 Arrow_up 3
8 9 9 LSU Tigers 7-1 (4-1) 171 Arrow_down 6
9 7 7 Stanford Cardinal 8-1 (7-0) 158 Arrow_up 2
10 12 12 Oklahoma Sooners 8-1 (5-1) 153 Arrow_up 5
11 13 15 TCU Horned Frogs 8-1 (5-1) 150 Arrow_down 7
12 14 13 Michigan State Spartans 8-1 (4-1) 140 Arrow_down 6
13 11 11 Florida Gators 8-1 (6-1) 126 Arrow_up 1
14 10 10 Utah Utes 8-1 (5-1) 125 Arrow_down 1
15 16 24 Houston Cougars 9-0 (5-0) 123 Arrow_up 1
16 22 20 Navy Midshipmen 7-1 (5-0) 83 Arrow_up 12
17 25 21 Memphis Tigers 8-1 (4-1) 78 Arrow_down 5
18 15 14 Michigan Wolverines 7-2 (4-1) 67 Arrow_up 1
19 19 16 Florida State Seminoles 7-2 (5-2) 64 Arrow_down 2
19 21 22 Temple Owls 8-1 (5-0) 64 Arrow_up 1
21 17 23 North Carolina Tar Heels 8-1 (5-0) 63 Arrow_up 1
22 18 19 UCLA Bruins 7-2 (4-2) 47 Arrow_up 1
23 20 17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 7-2 (3-2) 34 Arrow_up 2
24 31 NR Toledo Rockets 7-1 (4-1) 32 Arrow_down 6
25 23 25 Wisconsin Badgers 8-2 (5-1) 26 Arrow_up 4
Dropouts: Ole Miss Rebels, Duke Blue Devils
Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern 16, USC 12, Brigham Young 9, Pittsburgh 6, Western Kentucky 4, Boise State 2, California 1, Mississippi 1

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