Here's this week's Associated Press Top 25 College Football Rankings:
The big story for Nebraska fans is that drop from 18th to 22nd after a shoddy performance against Wyoming this past weekend.
UCLA, Northwestern, Washington and Wisconsin jumped over Nebraska, understandable as all of those teams had convincing wins over their opponents, UCLA beating Nevada 58-20, Northwestern defeating Cal 44-30, Washington destroying Boise State 38-6, and Wisconsin smashing UMass 45-0.
At the top of the poll, Clemson jumped within the top five after beating Georgia, dropping the Bulldogs out of the top ten. Voters must have not found Ohio State as invincible as previously expected, or they were more impressed by Oregon scoring and scoring and scoring, beating Nicholls (which is an actual university, not a small child somewhere) 66-3.
Does any of this mean anything? Yes. It gives us something to fret over, and discuss, as if it were real. Someone might bring up that a recruit somewhere will look at these rankings and they'd be correct. The same argument could be made for how a recruit feels about the hot ham and cheese sandwiches at your school.
Even if it doesn't mean anything, it is distressing. Somewhere a guy in Bellevue is figuring out how many weeks Bo Pelini would have to drop out of the Top 25 to be on the heat seat, or worse yet, be fired.
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|Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona State 48, Michigan State 42, Northern Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno State 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn State 4, Boise State 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1|
Also - Nebraska dropped to 19th in the Coaches Poll.
The Coaches Poll tends to not move around as much as the AP, but remember that the Coaches Poll remains part of the BCS formula, which remains in effect for one last year.