In treasure hunting, there's gold and there's fool's gold.
Teams are ranked and voted based off the quality of wins, production and among other things. But a team that plays a lesser opponent and racks up big numbers, only to fall when faced with bigger competition, is what can be known as fool's gold.
Teams that not only beat the lesser ones, but also step up against bigger competition and even win some of those games, are what we can call the gold.
And in this week's AP Top 25, there are several teams that have that fool's gold label, and could very well show it this week and in the very near future.