The full rankings are on the web-site, but the top-30 is below for quick reference.
Alabama stays #1 and again recovers some of the points they lost from playing a weak opponent week 1 and has a sizable lead over new #2 Oregon and #3 Stanford. Stanford and #4 Nebraska made big moves after their dominating wins against BCS non-conference foes.
Arizona also makes a strong move after their statement win over Iowa, but the big move of the week is Nevada leaping to #15 after easily taking care of California. Oklahoma State also makes a big move to #21.
Air Force, the surprise mover up of last week played better than Vegas thought, but still lost, and drops 9 spots. Texas A&M drops 12 spots as does Oregon State after winning by less than expected at home against a not so great opponents. But Cal is the big loser dropping 24 spots all the way to #37 after their loss to Nevada.
The BCS buster watch has TCU falling to #6 and Boise State to #9 after good wins, but they were just passed by teams having more dominating wins over stronger opponents. Boise State is definitely helped by Nevada's win as that likely gives them another quality opponent late in the year and it will be on the road. But Oregon State may not be as strong as they hoped. Interestingly, Oregon State will be a common opponent for Boise State, TCU, Stanford, and Oregon, all teams presently in the top-9!
Picking games, the computer went 30-24 against the spread and 44-10 picking winners while Vegas went 42-12 picking winners. Not bad considering the computer is just getting going. Full prediction performance here.
Look for predictions and preview of the upcoming week here and on the web-site.
|9||Boise St||82.930||2-0||71.606||-1, +1.240|
|10||Ohio State||82.838||3-0||62.960||-4, -0.391|
|14||Air Force||80.506||2-1||60.086||-9, -3.564|
|17||South Carolina||79.998||3-0||64.737||-2, +0.547|
|18||Virginia Tech||78.408||1-2||73.945||+4, +1.236|
|19||Penn State||78.028||2-1||69.879||+5, +1.203|
|21||Oklahoma St||76.325||3-0||60.131||+22, +4.449|
|24||Fresno St||75.415||2-0||66.319||+8, +1.518|
|25||North Carolina St||75.225||3-0||61.236||+11, +1.846|
|26||Miami FL||75.127||1-1||65.108||+1, -0.092|
|27||Southern Cal||75.028||3-0||65.982||+1, -0.138|
|29||Florida St||74.132||2-1||64.260||+27, +4.404|
|30||Texas Tech||74.120||2-1||67.484||-7, -2.817|