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CBS Releases New College Football Top 25

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

This past weekend was filled with chaos, which was highlighted by Purdue defeating Ohio State in blowout fashion. With another week of great college football matchups on the horizon, the the top 25 is starting to take shape.

It's hard to argue against Alabama having the top spot in any list, especially considering the way it dismantles its opponents. As for the rest of the field, it's completely up for grabs.

Every week, CBS Sports makes their own power rankings based off the results from the weekend.

Here's this week's top 25:

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Clemson
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Texas
  6. UCF
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Michigan
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Ohio State
  12. Kentucky
  13. West Virginia
  14. Washington State
  15. Washington
  16. Oregon
  17. South Florida
  18. Miami (FL)
  19. Texas A&M
  20. Iowa
  21. Utah
  22. Texas Tech
  23. Houston
  24. UAB
  25. Utah State

Several selections on this list will raise an eyebrow, in particular the decision to put UAB and Utah State into the top 25. Although both programs deserve recognition, it's still quite surprising to see them ranked with the likes of Notre Dame, Texas and other storied programs.

The biggest riser on CBS Sports' power rankings was Washington State, following its victory over Oregon at home. As for the largest drop, the Buckeyes fell dramatically after their shocking loss.

Do you believe this top 25 is an accurate depiction of college football's best teams?