Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
So much for consensus. Out of 10 total spots between the two polls, eight different teams are ranked between 25 and 21.
Let's start with the newcomers. Maryland crashes the AP Poll after a bye week, a result of its 4-0 start and, perhaps, a belated reward for beating West Virginia 37-0. That win looks much better after Week 5.
Northern Illinois made its debut in the Coaches Poll after destroying Purdue on the road, improving to 2-0 on the season against Big Ten teams. Fresno State struggled to win at Hawaii, and if it ever falls, the Huskies would be waiting in the wings for a chance to repeat their run to the BCS.
Elsewhere, Arizona State returned to the rankings after one week away, a result of its blowout win over USC. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, moved in the opposite direction, dropping down 10-plus spots after its ugly loss at WVU.
Most interesting in this section is Ole Miss, which lost by 25 at No. 1 Alabama but didn't look nearly as bad as the final score indicated.
With road wins over Texas and Vanderbilt on their resume, the Rebels must be shocked to find themselves unranked by the Coaches.