Week Eight Poll Roundup

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The BCS rankings are out this week, so we're including that third poll in our evaluation of the rankings beginning this week.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Alabama is a near-consensus number one, with some computer polls having them lower but no human polls even near that. Oregon is, surprisingly, number three in the BCS to Florida's number two, despite claiming the second rank in the human polls.

Kansas State and Notre Dame round out the top five in all polls. LSU and South Carolina join the Crimson Tide and the Gators as representatives of the SEC in the top ten (with Georgia just outside in most polls), while the PAC 12 has three, with USC sneaking in at number ten and Oregon State being inexplicably ranked at number twelve by the coaches.

The bottom of the polls gets murky, with Ohio being ranked in the AP poll, but just outside in the other two. Texas and Iowa State are loved by the computers, which puts them into the BCS, but the human voters kept them out of the polls after their losses this week.

The computers, conversely, dislike Michigan, who's ranked in both polls but not in the top 25 in the BCS.

The kicker? Western Kentucky, a recent addition to FBS and a bottom feeder for its first few seasons at this level, is in the low 30s in the BCS rankings. That's pretty awesome, if you ask me.


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