Oklahoma falls in poll after loss to Iowa State

Here’s how I voted in this week’s Associated Press college football poll, with some additional information about who these teams have beaten and who they play this week. I really wanted to vote for Iowa State somewhere in the poll since the Cyclones knocked off Oklahoma. But how do you do that when Oklahoma beat Ohio State, which is getting into full gear now? Three voters — Kellis Robinett, Chris Murray and Gary Horowitz — did vote for ISU, 23rd and 25th. If Iowa State continues to win, I will definitely rank them considering their losses, 44-41 to rival Iowa in overtime, and 17-7 to Texas, aren’t horrible defeats. The Cyclones could very well be one of the best 25 teams in the country; it’s too hard to tell right now. But one thing that can’t be taken away is that they’ve pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far. Gotta love the fact they beat Oklahoma with a backup quarterback, Kyle Kempt. Also enjoyed watching Joel Lanning make big plays at linebacker and also taking snaps at quarterback.
Go here for the full poll.

1. Alabama (6-0)
Best win: 24-7 over then No. 3 Florida State.
This week: Arkansas (2-3)
2. Clemson (6-0)
Best win: 31-17 over then No. 12 Virginia Tech.
This week: At Syracuse (3-3)
3. Georgia (6-0)
Best win: 20-19 at then No. 24 Notre Dame.
This week: Missouri (1-4)
4. Washington (6-0)
Best win: 37-10 at Colorado
This week: At Arizona State (2-3)
5. Penn State (6-0)
Best win: 21-19 at Iowa
This week: Michigan (4-1)
6. TCU (5-0)
Best win: 44-31 at then No. 6 Oklahoma State
This week: At Kansas State (3-2)
7. Wisconsin (5-0)
Best win: 38-17 at Nebraska (3-3)
This week: Purdue (3-2)
8. Auburn (5-1)
Best win: 49-10 over then No. 24 Mississippi State
Worst loss: 14-6 at then No. 3 Clemson
This week: LSU (4-2)
9. Ohio State (5-1)
Best win: 62-14 over Maryland (3-2)
Worst loss: 31-16 to Oklahoma (4-1)
This week: At Nebraska (3-3)
10. Washington State (6-0)
Best win: 30-27 against then No. 5 USC
This week: Cal (3-3)
11. Miami (FL) (4-0)
Best win: 24-20 at Florida State
This week: Georgia Tech (3-1)
12. Virginia Tech (5-1)
Best win: 31-24 over then No. 22 West Virginia (3-2)
Worst loss: 31-17 to then No. 2 Clemson
This week: Idle
13. Oklahoma (4-1)
Best win: 31-16 at then No. 2 Ohio State (5-1)
Worst loss: 38-31 to unranked Iowa State (3-2)
This week: Texas (3-2)
14. North Carolina State (5-1)
Best win: 27-21 at then No. 12 Florida State (1-3)
Worst loss: 35-28 to South Carolina (2-3)
This week: Pitt (2-4)
15. Notre Dame (5-1)
Best win: 38-18 at Michigan State (4-1)
Worst loss: 20-19 to then No. 15 Georgia (6-0)
This week: Idle
16. UCF (4-0)
Best win: 40-13 over Memphis
This week: East Carolina (1-5)
17. San Diego State (6-0)
Best win: 20-17 over then No. 19 Stanford (4-2)
This week: Boise State (3-2)
18. South Florida (5-0)
Best win: 47-23 at Illinois (2-3)
This week: Cincinnati (2-4)
19. Oklahoma State (4-1)
Best win: 41-34 at Texas Tech (4-1)
Worst loss: 44-31 to then No. 16 TCU (5-0)
This week: Baylor (0-5)
20: Michigan State (4-1)
Best win: 14-10 at then No. 7 Michigan (4-1)
Worst loss: 38-18 to Notre Dame (5-1)
This week: at Minnesota (3-2)
21. USC (5-1)
Best win: 42-24 over then No. 14 Stanford (4-2)
Worst loss: 30-27 at then No. 16 Washington State (6-0)
This week: No. 25 Utah (4-1)
22. Michigan (4-1)
Best win: 33-17 at then No. 17 Florida
Worst loss: 14-10 to Michigan State (5-1)
This week: at Indiana (3-2)
23. Navy (5-0)
Best win: 48-45 over Air Force (1-4)
This week: At Memphis (4-1)
24. Stanford (4-2)
Best win: 23-20 at then No. 20 Utah
Worst loss: 42-24 at then No. 6 USC
This week: Oregon (4-2)
25. Utah (4-1)
Best win: 30-24 at Arizona (3-2)
Worst loss: 23-20 to Stanford (4-2)
This week: USC (5-1)


  1. Wanting Success October 10, 2017 5:54 pm

    According to cbssports.com, Hawaii is ranked #25 worst football team this week after the loss to Nevada (#17). The San Jose State football team is ranked #7. The game this week is dubbed “The Bottom 25 Game of the Century of the Week.” As a fan of the Rainbow Warriors I am disappointed that the team has the national distinction of being one of the worst team in the nation. On the other hand, UCF, SDSU (with local boys), and USF are on a roll.
    The “powers that be” must invest in our “State’s Team”. Inviting and upgraded facilities are essential to the athlete and fans. The game day atmosphere is important to the fans as well. If the State (or University) builds it, success will come.

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