Your week two votes are in! Unless, you know, you didn’t vote, or haven’t signed up yet (which you can still do).
The Top 4 remain unchanged through the first two weeks of the season, but the LSU Tigers swapped spots with the Ohio State Buckeyes this week are picking up a big win over the Texas Longhorns in Austin last weekend. The Longhorns and the Texas A&M Aggies each only fell two spots after their losses last weekend, with the Aggies taking their “L” from the Clemson Tigers.
There was a lot of movement in the middle of the polls this week, mostly just reshuffling after another week of game action to help differentiate teams.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers, who should have never been ranked to begin with, fell out of the poll this week, accompanied by the Stanford Cardinal, who vacated a spot for the team that beat them, the USC Trojans, to take a spot in the Top 25. The Syracuse Orange also fell out of the poll after getting rocked by the Maryland Terrapins, who also joined the poll this week. Rounding out the new additions to the Top 25 are the Mississippi St. Bulldogs, who will be the SBNations #24 team when the Kansas State Wildcats head to Starkvegas this weekend.
You, the Bring on the Cats voters, were line-for-line with the National poll through the first 11 spots (except for flipping OU and Georiga, because #Big12Rules) before things go haywire. You, smartly, kept Michigan, Texas, and TAMU lower, while promoting Utah, UCF, and Miss. St. (among others). You also kept Stanford in the poll, and didn’t not promote USC even though the latter beat the former.
As expected, you are still 100% confident in the drection of the Wildcat program. After two big, blowout wins, why wouldn’t you be?
The same can’t be said for our neighbors to the north, who fell from 93.3% to 70.3% after their loss in Boulder. And our neighbors to the east are still a little crazy, though confidence for the Kansas Jayhawks did fall from 85.7% to 66.7% (though, to be fair, they had less that 10 respondents to that question).
The biggest losers in confidence? Willie Taggart’s seat in Tallahassee is white hot, with fan confidence in the Florida State Seminoles going from 42.7% last week down to an abysmal 8.3% (yes, eight-point-three) this week. Chris Ash is feeling that same burning sensation in New Jersey, as the Rutgers Scarlet Knight confidence dropped from 45% to 10% this week.
And you thought 8.3% was bad? Well Chip Kelly may not finish the season in Pasadena, as fan confidence for the UCLA Bruins fell from and already absurdly low 27.6% down to 8.1%. Just look at this shot from the stadium this weekend (from the third quarter, when the game was still in question). UCLA is approaching KU-levels of fan apathy.