1. Alabama Crimson Tide: 5-0 (no change)
Ole Miss actually led 7-6 at one point, but then Christion Jones returned the ensuing kickoff and the Tide went on a 27-7 run to end the game.
2. Oregon Ducks: 5-0 (no change)
The defense allowed Washington State to throw all over the place in the first half before buckling down in the second, as Oregon won 51-26.
3. LSU Tigers: 5-0 (no change)
Zach Mettinberger isn't the high-caliber quarterback coach Miles was looking for and the team has conducted far too many penalties. Still, the Tigers can always run the ball, which will make the defense better.
4. Florida State Seminoles: 5-0 (no change)
Florida State is 5-0 for the first time since 2005.
5. Georgia Bulldogs: 5-0 (previously No. 6)
The Dawgs' front seven allowed 44 points and 478 total offensive yards to Tennessee, but their explosive offense (40-plus points in all five games) really stepped up.
6. West Virginia Mountaineers: 4-0 (previously No. 5)
Sure, Geno Smith pretty much locked his bid for Heisman candidacy by throwing for nearly 700 yards and eight touchdowns, but the Mountaineers have a series issue on the other side of the ball.
7. South Carolina Gamecocks: 5-0 (no change)
The Gamecocks were down 17-3 at halftime to a Kentucky team that was just shut out 38-0 to Florida the week prior.
8. Kansas State Wildcats: 4-0 (no change)
K-State will likely improve to 5-0 as it takes on Kansas this week.
The Trojans are coming off a bye week and will be tested on the road against a tough Utah squad.
10. Texas Longhorns: 5-0 (no change)
David Ash was nearly flawless once again as Texas survived a scare in its first conference game of the season.
11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 4-0 (previously No. 12)
The Irish will have had two weeks to prepare by the time they play a surging Miami (Fla.) team this coming Saturday.
12. Clemson Tigers: 4-1 (previously No. 11)
When you allow 31 points and 420 yards (369 passing) to Boston College, you know you have major problems within your secondary.
13. Ohio State Buckeyes: 5-0 (no change)
A 17-16 win over Michigan State on the road is nice, but the Buckeyes have obvious holes on both sides of the ball and Braxton Miller can't play every position.
14. Florida Gators: 4-0 (previously No. 15)
Will Muschamp's Gators face their biggest challenge of the year with LSU coming to Gainesville this weekend, but they'll have had two weeks to prepare.
15. TCU Horned Frogs: 4-0 (previously No. 16)
Another sloppy performance by TCU, but the 24-16 win over SMU counts nonetheless.
16. Oklahoma Sooners: 3-1 (previously No. 17)
Extra time to think about its stinging loss to Kansas State may or may not help Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech.
17. Louisville Cardinals: 5-0 (previously No. 18)
Teddy Bridgewater has passed for 1,134 yards and the Cardinals are 5-0 for the first time since 2006.
18. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 4-1 (previously No. 19)
They had to come back from a 27-10 deficit, but the Cornhuskers scored 20 unanswered to beat a hurting Wisconsin team.
19. Texas A&M Aggies: 3-1 (previously unranked)
A&M is outscoring opponents 193-27 this season.
20. Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 4-0 (no change)
The Scarlet Knights have a great chance to go undefeated until their big game with Louisville in the regular season finale.
21. Oregon State Beavers: 3-0 (previously No. 22)
Think about it: The Beavers barely beat an Arizona squad (38-35) that was shutout 49-0 to Oregon the week prior. I'm still not completely sold on them.
22. Stanford Cardinal: 3-1 (previously No. 14)
I had a feeling that Stanford would come out flat after its emotional win over USC. I was right, and Josh Nunes needs to be a lot more consistent for the Cardinal to be successful down the road.
We'll see how the Bulldogs perform against a Kentucky team that just kept South Carolina on its heels.
24. Northwestern Wildcats: 5-0 (previously unranked)
Pat Fitzgerald has his program ranked for the first time since 2008.
25. Washington Huskies: 4-1 (previously unranked)
Washington got back on the map after a close win over Stanford, but it'll likely be booted right back out of the rankings unless it can pull off a huge upset in Eugene.
Other receiving votes (in order): Cincinnati, Boise State, Ohio, UCLA, Texas Tech, Michigan, Louisiana Tech, Michigan State, Purdue, Arizona State, BYU, Miami (Fla.), Baylor, Tennessee, San Jose State