This weekend was rivalry weekend in college football, and there was plenty of riveting gridiron action for fans to enjoy.
While Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Iowa all held serve, several games shook up the ranks. Ohio State's thumping of Michigan, Florida State's rivalry romp over Florida and Stanford's last-second win over Notre Dame all ensured that the polls and CFP rankings would look different this week. The weekly ESPN Power Rankings also underwent some noticeable changes.
The top five is virtually the same as last week, with MSU and Oklahoma flip-flopping at three and four. After that though, there is plenty of shuffling. Ohio State and Stanford each jumped up two spots, with Florida State and UNC making leaps into the top 10. Beyond that, TCU, Houston, Oregon, Northwestern, Temple and USC all made noteworthy ascensions while Baylor, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma State fell. Mississippi State plummeted 13 spots out of the top 25 after losing the Egg Bowl.
Here are the rankings, via ESPN:
4. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
8. North Carolina
9. Notre Dame
10. Florida State
14. Ole Miss
16. Oklahoma State
You can find last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans?