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Poll Review After Week 4

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No changes this week in the Top 6

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Every week we’ll be looking at the poll roundup.  Until the Playoff Poll comes out, we’ll stick with the AP poll.  So here’s what the poll looks like after the third week of the season:

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;AP&quot;]">AP</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Coaches&quot;]">Coaches</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;S&amp;P+&quot;]">S&amp;P+</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,1]">1</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ohio State (45)&quot;]">Ohio State (45)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ohio State (61)&quot;]">Ohio State (61)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Alabama&quot;]">Alabama</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,2]">2</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan State (5)&quot;]">Michigan State (5)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan State (2)&quot;]">Michigan State (2)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida State&quot;]">Florida State</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,3]">3</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ole Miss (10)&quot;]">Ole Miss (10)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;TCU&quot;]">TCU</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;West Virginia&quot;]">West Virginia</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,4]">4</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;TCU&quot;]">TCU</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Baylor&quot;]">Baylor</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;LSU&quot;]">LSU</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,5]">5</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Baylor&quot;]">Baylor</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ole Miss (1)&quot;]">Ole Miss (1)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ole Miss&quot;]">Ole Miss</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,6]">6</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Notre Dame&quot;]">Notre Dame</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia&quot;]">Georgia</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Clemson&quot;]">Clemson</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,7]">7</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;UCLA&quot;]">UCLA</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Notre Dame&quot;]">Notre Dame</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ohio State&quot;]">Ohio State</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,8]">8</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia &quot;]">Georgia</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;LSU&quot;]">LSU</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma&quot;]">Oklahoma</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,9]">9</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;LSU&quot;]">LSU</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida State&quot;]">Florida State</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;USC&quot;]">USC</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,10]">10</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Utah (1)&quot;]">Utah (1)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;UCLA&quot;]">UCLA</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan&quot;]">Michigan</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,11]">11</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida State&quot;]">Florida State</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Clemson&quot;]">Clemson</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia&quot;]">Georgia</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,12]">12</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Clemson &quot;]">Clemson</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Utah&quot;]">Utah</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Notre Dame&quot;]">Notre Dame</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,13]">13</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Alabama&quot;]">Alabama</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Alabama&quot;]">Alabama</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Stanford&quot;]">Stanford</td>
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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,14]">14</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Texas A&amp;M&quot;]">Texas A&amp;M</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma&quot;]">Oklahoma</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;UCLA&quot;]">UCLA</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,15]">15</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma&quot;]">Oklahoma</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Texas A&amp;M&quot;]">Texas A&amp;M</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan State&quot;]">Michigan State</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,16]">16</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Northwestern&quot;]">Northwestern</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;USC&quot;]">USC</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Wisconsin&quot;]">Wisconsin</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,17]">17</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;USC&quot;]">USC</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Northwestern&quot;]">Northwestern</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;TCU&quot;]">TCU</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,18]">18</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Stanford&quot;]">Stanford</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Wisconsin&quot;]">Wisconsin</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Baylor&quot;]">Baylor</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,19]">19</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Wisconsin&quot;]">Wisconsin</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma State&quot;]">Oklahoma State</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Duke&quot;]">Duke</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,20]">20</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma State&quot;]">Oklahoma State</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Stanford&quot;]">Stanford</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Minnesota&quot;]">Minnesota</td>
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<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,21]">21</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Mississipi State&quot;]">Mississipi State</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;West Virginia&quot;]">West Virginia</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida&quot;]">Florida</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,22]">22</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan&quot;]">Michigan</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Mississippi State&quot;]">Mississippi State</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Penn State&quot;]">Penn State</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,23]">23</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;West Virginia&quot;]">West Virginia</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida&quot;]">Florida</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Tennessee&quot;]">Tennessee</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,24]">24</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Cal&quot;]">Cal</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Cal (tie)&quot;]">Cal (tie)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Miami&quot;]">Miami</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 21px;">
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%; font-weight: bold; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,25]">25</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-family: arial,sans,sans-serif; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida&quot;]">Florida</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oregon (tie)&quot;]">Oregon (tie)</td>
<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Texas A&amp;M&quot;]">Texas A&amp;M</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

Two losses in a roll deservedly dropped Georgia Tech out of the top 25.  There was no change in the top 6 following this week, but UCLA jumped Georgia to claim the #7 spot.  Utah also shoots up into the top 10 after thumping Oregon in Eugene this weekend.

Elsewhere, Florida makes its first appearance in the Top 25 this season after a wild win over Tennessee, and Michigan shows up ranked at 22 because this sport is chaos and the voters don’t know what to make of them.

Ohio State mailed in a victory over Directional Michigan to maintain their top ranking.

It appears the inflated preseason rankings of several overrated teams have been washed out of the poll after these 4 weeks, and I really don’t see much to argue with except for numbers 22-25, which don’t really make a difference anyway. I would assume the voters were blindfolded and threw darts for those positions, and those are the teams they landed on. After the last couple weeks of chaos, that seems like as good a method as any for those spots.