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2016 BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 6

In which six of the top 10 did not move, Navy and Virginia Tech rocketed upward after big wins in the rain, Miami is punished for a mistake, and three teams vie for the right to be ranked 21st.

NCAA Football: Houston at Navy
Singin’ in the Rain: Navy’s huge upset of Houston was the perfect recipe to move up almost 20 spots in this week’s iteration of the BlogPoll.
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Week 6 is a little boring. Six of the top 10 are unchanged in what was the most static weekly poll yet.

The biggest risers were Navy (17 spots), Arizona State (13) and Virginia Tech (10). The Midshipmen and Hokies capitalized on big wins, while the Sun Devils benefited mainly from a lack of 25 truly impressive teams.

The biggest fall (eight places) belonged to Miami, which seems a little unfair considering all the Hurricanes did was miss an extra point against a team that always beats them. But such is life in college football polling.

Houston also slid eight spots, but that was more deserved. Arkansas dropped six and Tennessee hardly budged.

The three-way tie at No. 21 is the first time I can remember one of those in a BOTC Top 25. That sort of thing probably wouldn't happen if we had 10 voters like in years past. And Oklahoma sneaks in thanks to a pair of Pac-12 chokes.

(Note: This poll was compiled earlier in the week and does not take into account Louisville's shaky win over Duke.)

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 6

Rank AP Team Record Points Delta
1 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5) 6-0 (3-0) 196
2 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (2) 5-0 (2-0) 186
3 3 Clemson Tigers 6-0 (3-0) 181
4 4 Michigan Wolverines 6-0 (3-0) 172
5 6 Texas A&M Aggies 6-0 (4-0) 168 Arrow_up 2
6 5 Washington Huskies 6-0 (3-0) 167
7 11 Baylor Bears 5-0 (2-0) 142 Arrow_up 4
8 7 Louisville Cardinals 4-1 (2-1) 137
9 8 Wisconsin Badgers 4-1 (1-1) 121 Arrow_up 3
10 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers 5-0 (2-0) 118 Arrow_up 3
11 9 Tennessee Volunteers 5-1 (2-1) 111 Arrow_down 2
12 15 Boise State Broncos 5-0 (2-0) 110 Arrow_up 4
13 13 Houston Cougars 5-1 (2-1) 106 Arrow_down 8
14 20 West Virginia Mountaineers 4-0 (1-0) 104 Arrow_up 1
15 24 Western Michigan Broncos 6-0 (2-0) 72 Arrow_up 5
16 21 Utah Utes 5-1 (2-1) 70 Arrow_up 6
17 17 Virginia Tech Hokies 4-1 (2-0) 68 Arrow_up 10
18 16 Miami Hurricanes 4-1 (1-1) 62 Arrow_down 8
19 18 Florida Gators 4-1 (2-1) 47
20 25 Navy Midshipmen 4-1 (3-0) 45 Arrow_up 17
21 27 Arizona State Sun Devils 5-1 (2-1) 24 Arrow_up 13
21 14 Florida State Seminoles 4-2 (1-2) 24 Arrow_up 7
21 31 North Dakota State Bison 5-0 (2-0) 24 Arrow_up 3
24 22 Arkansas Razorbacks 4-2 (0-2) 21 Arrow_down 6
25 19 Oklahoma Sooners 3-2 (2-0) 20 Arrow_up 1
Dropouts: Stanford Cardinal, North Carolina Tar Heels, Air Force Falcons, Ole Miss Rebels, Colorado Buffaloes
Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi 14, North Carolina State 13, Air Force 8, Memphis 7, South Florida 7, Tulsa 7, Auburn 6, BYU 6, San Diego State 6, Stanford 6, Georgia 4, Troy 4, Wake Forest 4, Iowa 3, Penn State 3, Toledo 3, TCU 2, Colorado 1

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