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No. 1 Alabama
Does anyone doubt that Alabama is the early favorite to show up in yet another BCS title game? Unless something disastrous happens to the Tide, we can probably count on seeing them in Miami this January.
No. 2 Oregon
The Pac-12 still looks like it will come down to USC and Oregon, but if Oregon emerges on top, it has an inside track to Miami.
No. 3 LSU
The SEC West will likely come down to that November Alabama-LSU meeting. Again. Let's hope we see a little more scoring this time around.
No. 4 Florida State
An impressive win over Clemson validates this team's chances, not only in the ACC, but nationally.
No. 5 Georgia
With all of the focus on the West Division, people are forgetting there's a darn good race developing in the East this season, currently led by Georgia...
No. 6 West Virginia
Not only is West Virginia thriving this season, but it has a legitimate Heisman contender in quarterback Geno Smith.
No. 7 South Carolina
…and the Gamecocks aren't far behind.
No. 8 Notre Dame
The Irish are 4-0 for the first time in a decade, and Brian Kelly has his team's sights set squarely on the BCS.
No. 9 Kansas State
Admit it: Bill Snyder is an absolute wizard. The Wildcats suddenly look like a Big 12 contender.
No. 10 Stanford
Worries about a slow start (after barely edging past lowly San Jose State) are gone now that the Cardinal have knocked off USC yet again.
No. 12 Texas
Texas controls its own destiny with games against all the ranked, undefeated teams in the Big 12 it could ever want.
No. 13 Florida
Are the Gators back? It's too soon to tell, but they're looking darn good so far.
No. 15 Texas Christian
No trouble yet for the new-to-the-AQers Horned Frogs, but the big tests are yet to come.
No. 18 Louisville
Are we really ready to a see an undefeated Big East team make a case for a title-game slot?
No. 21 Oregon State
Who would have guessed the Beavers would be undefeated at this stage in the season?
No. 22 Mississippi State
It's easy to forget about the Bulldogs, but Mississippi State started 1-0 in the SEC for the first time in well over a decade. Can they keep that momentum?
No. 24 Rutgers
Holy cow! Another undefeated Big East team in the Top 25! Is this a sign that the crazy guy with the “The End is Near” sign is right?
The Bears are just outside of the rankings for now, but a few more wins will suddenly validate this RG3-less Baylor team.