Dropped Out: Ohio State (#7), Arizona State (#14), California (#19), UCLA (#23).
Gone, baby, gone: The Buckeyes are out of the poll and I have a hard time believing fans can make much of an argument to the contrary. I cannot think of one good thing to say right now.
Collision course: Southern Cal and Oklahoma appear to be on route for a rematch of the 2005 Orange Bowl. Of course, Missouri will have something to say about that match-up if they meet the Sooners in the Big 12 title game. The SEC may be stocked with good teams, but the top 2 seem to be playing on a different level.
Conference call: At this point, the SEC and Big 12 dominate my blog poll ballot, with half of each league appearing in the Week 3 poll. The Pac Ten was sporting a five team lineup but this past weekend took a huge toll with Arizona State, UCLA, and Cal each experience inexcusable losses.
Upcoming implications: (6)LSU v. (20)Auburn, (3)Florida v. Tennessee, and (3)Georgia v. Arizona State highlight a tasty SEC schedule this weekend. The favorite is on the road in each game and divisional races start taking shape this Saturday.
This season’s Kansas?: North Carolina routed Rutgers on Thursday night with impressive balance. We may think Rutgers sucks and you are probably right, but that is why the Tarheels blew them out. I am not proclaiming greatness, but the Heels do not face another ranked opponent as the polls stand now. Their most difficult road game is at Miami.