The Amway Coaches Poll, the first of the major human polls, is out for this week, and the Rebels have jumped three spots to No. 12 after a 56-15 drubbing of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in Oxford. The Rebs are nestled in between No. 11 Michigan State and No. 13 Arizona State, which is good for a sobering fifth in the SEC West.
The Rebels were able to jump due to Georgia falling eight spots after being upset in Columbia by South Carolina (and yet the Dawgs are still ranked higher than the Gamecocks, both coming in at Nos. 14 and 16 respectively) and the Southern Cal Trojans dropping 11 spots after a stunning loss to Boston College.
UPDATE: The Associated Press Poll is out. At No. 10, the Ole Miss Rebels are back in the top-10 for the first time in five years. The big differences between the coaches poll and the AP poll are that Ole Miss came out ahead of UCLA and Michigan State in both.
The AP, Coaches, and Sagarin polls shake out thusly:
|1||Florida State (37)||Florida State (50)||Oregon|
|2||Oregon (17)||Alabama (1)||Alabama|
|3||Alabama (1)||Oregon (6)||Oklahoma|
|4||Oklahoma (2)||Oklahoma (4)||Texas A&M|
|6||Texas A&M (3)||Baylor||Georgia|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|9||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||LSU|
|11||Michigan State||Michigan State||Baylor|
|12||UCLA||Ole Miss||Notre Dame|
|14||South Carolina||Georgia||Kansas State|
|15||Arizona State||Stanford||Ole Miss|
|16||Stanford||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|18||Missouri||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|20||Kansas State||Kansas State||Stanford|
|23||Ohio State||BYU||Oklahoma State|
|25||Oklahoma State||North Carolina||BYU|
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit SBNation.com
So, yes, this means that half of the top-10 teams in the country according to the Associated Press are in the SEC West. Wow.
Yet to be released is the Football Outsiders Poll, but once it is available it will be served up hot and fresh for you right here, so please check back for updates.