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2016 BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 4

In which Boise State and West Virginia vault 13 spots, Arizona State rises 10, Michigan State plummets 15 places, and three SEC squads drop out after ugly road losses.

Michigan State exposed by Wisconsin
I’m not quite sure what Bucky Badger is sneaking up on Sparty to do, but given what his team did to the Spartans, I’m sure it wouldn’t suitable for children.
Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Finally — a BlogPoll that's published in its relative week and at least an hour prior to the next set of Saturday games!

There was not nearly as much turbulence as last week. Other than Navy dipping barely out, the only dropouts were a trio of SEC team that lost in variably ugly road games (Florida to Tennessee, Georgia to Ole Miss, LSU to Auburn).

The largest jumps of 13 spots belonged to Boise State and West Virginia. I think the former was a poll correction by the voters, while the latter likely exposes some underlying bias among fans of a team poised to play West Virginia.

Arizona State jumped 10 spaces based on the strength of I'm not quite sure what, while Michigan State justifiably plummets 15 places after not only its putrid home loss, but also Notre Dame's continued tanking of its season.

(Note: This poll was compiled earlier in the week and thus does not take into account Stanford's loss at Washington.)

Poll results again once again are posted without analysis, due to being imminently ancient history in one hour:

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 4

Rank AP Team Record Points Delta
1 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5) 4-0 (1-0) 195
2 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (1) 3-0 187
3 3 Louisville Cardinals (2) 4-0 (2-0) 180
4 6 Houston Cougars 4-0 (1-0) 166
5 7 Stanford Cardinal 3-0 (2-0) 162
6 5 Clemson Tigers 4-0 (1-0) 160 Arrow_up 1
7 4 Michigan Wolverines 4-0 (1-0) 155 Arrow_up 1
8 8 Wisconsin Badgers 4-0 (1-0) 143 Arrow_up 1
9 10 Washington Huskies 4-0 (1-0) 128
10 9 Texas A&M Aggies 4-0 (2-0) 125 Arrow_up 1
11 13 Baylor Bears 4-0 (1-0) 116 Arrow_up 1
12 11 Tennessee Volunteers 4-0 (1-0) 113 Arrow_up 1
13 18 Utah Utes 4-0 (1-0) 80 Arrow_up 4
14 14 Miami Hurricanes 3-0 73 Arrow_up 4
15 15 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4-0 (1-0) 68 Arrow_up 1
16 29 West Virginia Mountaineers 3-0 60 Arrow_up 13
17 12 Florida State Seminoles 3-1 (0-1) 54 Arrow_up 4
18 20 Arkansas Razorbacks 3-1 (0-1) 51 Arrow_down 3
19 21 TCU Horned Frogs 3-1 (1-0) 37 Arrow_up 3
20 28 North Dakota State Bison 3-0 32 Arrow_up 6
21 17 Michigan State Spartans 2-1 (0-1) 31 Arrow_down 15
22 24 Boise State Broncos 3-0 30 Arrow_up 13
23 26 Arizona State Sun Devils 4-0 (1-0) 27 Arrow_up 10
23 NR Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-0 27
25 19 San Diego State Aztecs 3-0 26 Arrow_down 5
Dropouts: Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, Navy Midshipmen
Others Receiving Votes: Navy 24, Mississippi 19, Florida 17, Memphis 16, Georgia 13, Texas 13, Wake Forest 12, Air Force 10, Virginia Tech 10, Iowa 9, Western Michigan 8, Kansas State 6, Colorado 5, LSU 5, Oklahoma 3, Oklahoma State 3, Cincinnati 1

Voters are myself, Jon Morse, JT VanGilder, Luke Thompson, PurpleBrunette, TheBigE, wildcat00 and KSUEMAW!