Network Rankings for Week 9 - The LSU/UGA Collapse

by Patrick Rhamey

As I discussed last week, necessary for "outsider" teams like Bama and Oregon to move up would be a collapse of the strong win network built upon Georgia and LSU.  Sure enough, with Vanderbilt and Ole Miss wins, the whole thing comes crashing down, doing damage to Missouri, Clemson, and now also Florida State.  The title of most impressive wins goes now to Alabama.  Ole Miss, Fresno State, Texas Tech, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt enter the top 25.

Week 9 Rankings (Explanation; Full Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Missouri
  4. Florida State
  5. Clemson
  6. Miami
  7. Oregon State* 
  8. Auburn
  9. Georgia
  10. LSU
  11. Baylor
  12. Ohio State
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Texas A&M
  16. South Carolina
  17. Fresno State
  18. UCF
  19. Northern Illinois
  20. Pittsburgh
  21. Texas Tech
  22. Tennessee
  23. Florida
  24. Vanderbilt
  25. Louisville

 * Loss to FCS team not included in the network