The ranks of the unbeatens shrunk in Week 8 from 10 to eight, with Wisconsin roaring back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter only to fall at Michigan State on a 44-yard Hail Mary on the game’s final play. Meanwhile at Norman, Okla., Texas Tech ambushed Oklahoma, jumping out to a 24-point lead after a 90-minute weather delay pushed the kickoff back.
Four teams dropped out of the top 40: Rutgers dropped from No. 33 after losing at Louisville Friday night, Missouri fell from No. 35 after being bushwhacked at home by Oklahoma State, No. 37 North Carolina slid out of the rankings after it was blown out at Clemson and No. 38 Temple's loss at Bowling Green cost the Owls their spot.
And with that, here’s the top 40 heading into Week 9: