Oregon coach Mark Helfrich
The top five looks the exact same in both polls and is as follows: Baylor, Ohio State, Florida State, Oregon and Alabama.
While no one should be disagreeing with the selection of teams, there seems to be two different groups.
In the first group is Baylor and Ohio State. Both teams have had stretches of dominant football this season, and both have also looked fairly average at least once.
On Saturday, the Buckeyes dominated a pretty decent Penn State team, which may cause some to see them as part of the top tier. Still, close wins over Iowa and Northwestern linger, and the Buckeyes probably need a string of convincing wins to impress the voters. As for Baylor, the toughest part of their schedule is up ahead, so they'll sink or swim one way or another.
The top tier in college football, clearly, is Florida State, Oregon and Alabama. You can debate for days over what order the three should be in, but the fact is that all three have looked dominant throughout the season, and each has at least one quality victory over a ranked opponent.
The Ducks probably stood out the most on this particular weekend due to a 42-14 victory over UCLA, but Florida State can still point to a 51-14 victory at Clemson, while Alabama can claim impressive performances against Virginia Tech, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.
Jimbo Fisher's team probably has the best chance at going undefeated, with Miami coming to town followed by cupcakes throughout November.
Oregon will likely be challenged in games against Stanford and Oregon State, while Alabama will have to get by LSU.