Alabama, even after a not-quite-dominant win over Virginia Tech, still graced the top spot in both rankings—but behind it, teams were jockeying for position throughout.
Only two teams dropped out of both polls: No. 19 Boise State and No. 25 Oregon State. The Broncos lost in blowout fashion (38-6) at Washington, while the Beavers dropped a home game to FCS powerhouse Eastern Washington.
Those were some of the many smart maneuvers in the rankings, but just like always, this week's polls were also mitigated by some questionable calls.