College Football

Giglio: College football's top 25 reshuffled

Staff WriterOctober 3, 2011 

College football writer J.P. Giglio is one of 60 voters in the AP Top 25 poll.

Seven teams ranked in the nine spots between No. 8 and No. 17 lost this week, which leaves the second part of the top 25 in a jumbled mess.

Is Texas really the 12th-best team in the country? Maybe, but there's not a big difference between teams No. 10 through 25 and who knows what to do with Auburn (14) who were previously unranked and are now 4-1 after Saturday's win.

I didn't have them ranked in the preseason, but the Tigers are 4-1 after Saturday's 16-13 win at South Carolina.

Clemson shoots up to No. 7 after its third straight win over a ranked team.

Georgia Tech (13) benefits from all the losing around them, moving up eight spots, and continuously winning the games in front of them, which is more than you can say for the teams near them in the poll.

Undefeated Kansas State (18) joins Auburn as a newcomer with a home win over previously unbeaten Baylor.

J.P. Giglio's Top 25

Team

Prev.

1. LSU

1

2. Alabama

2

3. Oklahoma

3

4. Wisconsin

6

5. Oklahoma State

4

6. Boise State

5

7. Clemson

12

8. Stanford

7

9. Oregon

10

10. Michigan

17

11. Arkansas

19

12. Texas

18

13. Georgia Tech

21

14. Auburn

NR

15. Florida

9

16. South Carolina

10

17. Virginia Tech

11

18. Kansas State

NR

19. Baylor

16

20. Florida State

20

21. Texas A&M

14

22. West Virginia

22

23. Nebraska

13

24. Illinois

25

25. Tennessee

23

Out: South Florida (15), TCU (24)

AP Top 25

Team

Prev.

1. LSU

1

2. Alabama

3

3. Oklahoma

2

4. Wisconsin

7

5. Boise State

4

6. Oklahoma State

5

7. Stanford

6

8. Clemson

13

9. Oregon

9

10. Arkansas

18

11. Texas

17

12. Michigan

19

13. Georgia Tech

21

14. Nebraska

8

15. Auburn

NR

16. West Virginia

22

17. Florida

12

18. South Carolina

10

19. Illinois

24

20. Kansas State

NR

21. Virginia Tech

11

22. Arizona State

25

23. Florida State

23

24. Texas A&M

14

25. Baylor

15

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