After the Arizona State Sun Devils were shocked by the UCLA Bruins Saturday night, their standings within the AP and USA Today polls this week evaporated, falling out of the top 25 in both of the polls. There were a lot of moves made within the polls this week though, let's take a closer look at some of them.
In the USA Today/Coaches Poll LSU held on to the top spot after taking out previous No. 2 Alabama Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, followed by the Stanford Cardinal, who used their win over Oregon State to move into the second spot. Oklahoma State and Alabama round out the top five followed by Boise State (6), Oklahoma (8), Arkansas (9), and Virginia Tech (10) as the rest of the top 10.
No. 9 Nebraska fell hard in the rankings, dropping 12 spots to No. 17 after their big loss to Northwestern. Previous No. 21 West Virginia lost to Louisville 38-35 to fall off the board as well, while previously unranked TCU and Auburn joined the top 25 this week at 24th and 25th respectfully.
USA Today, Week 11
As for the AP Poll, Oklahoma State fended off Kansas State Saturday night to take over as the reigning No. 2 in the country this week, followed by the Stanford Cardinal at No. 3.Alabama's loss dropped them to No. 4., Boise State remained at No. 5 to round out the top five, while Oregon sits right outside at No. 6, with Oklahoma, Arkansas, Clemson and Virginia Tech filling out the top 10.
Nebraska, West Virginia, and Arizona State all took tumbles down the rankings this week as well in the AP, while Auburn just made the cut, though TCU didn't.
AP Poll, Week 11