The AP voters don’t have a clue right now. Don’t believe me, let’s just take a look at Ole Miss’ ride through the AP real quick. Three weeks ago the Rebels were 15th in the country, but after a win over Alabama they catapulted all the way up to third the very next week.
Here we are two weeks later and Ole Miss is all the way back down to 14th after losing to Florida on Saturday. Lesson learned right? Apparently not, because now it’s the Gators doing the leapfrogging. Last week they broke into the Top 25 at 25th, but now they’re just outside of the top 10 at 11th.
In total, ten teams are nowhere near where they were last week. That’s a problem. A problem because the poll is becoming way too much about what have you done for me lately. Of course teams that get big wins deserve to climb, but not at the expense of other quality teams that are taking care for their own business. While it’s not a problem in week 6, come week 15 it’s going to be an issue.
Meanwhile, the voters have shared little love for the Big 12. The conference has just four teams ranked in both the Coaches Poll and AP Poll. Sure TCU and Baylor have reclaimed their spots they started the season with, but that’s probably little comfort when they’re an SEC win away from being bumped back down.
AP Poll – Week 6
|1||Ohio State (38)||1,444||1|
|9||Texas A&M (1)||1,009||14|