Alabama and LSU remain in the top 2 spots without much significant change, but there is a new #2 in Georgia after they won and had prior opponent Missouri get a win over ASU who had thumped Illinois. K-State stays in the top-4 and Texas makes a move into the top-5 with Florida also making a big move to #6.
Other big moves are by Notre dame to #9, Florida State to #12, Texas A&M to #13, and Arizona to #14.
With 3 games played by most teams, the impact of the pre-season (last years end of year rating) rating is diminishing and we are getting a clearer picture of this years teams. Clearly, the SEC is strong, with the teams ranked 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, and 13, nearly half of the top-13 teams, but it helps having 14 teams in conference as well. The Big-12 is holding their own with the teams ranked 4, 5, 7, and 10. The spoilers to the SEC/Big-12 party are Notre Dame at #9, Stanford at #11, and FSU at #12. In addition to Stanford, the Pac-12 fills out the 2nd 10 with Arizona, Oregon, USC, and ASU at 14, 15, 17, and 20.
This early in the year, the computer hasn't hit its stride picking games yet, but did go 26-20-1 against the spread and did pick Stanford to upset USC.
The top-25 is below, full ratings on the site.
|4||Kansas St||83.848||3-0||59.337||-1, -0.058|
|8||South Carolina||82.049||3-0||61.845||+0, +0.755|
|9||Notre Dame||81.530||3-0||69.556||+17, +5.806|
|12||Florida St||80.433||3-0||46.720||+23, +7.358|
|13||Texas A&M||80.153||1-1||73.802||+19, +5.376|
|16||West Virginia||79.603||2-0||61.123||+0, +1.464|
|17||Southern Cal||79.056||2-1||69.600||-6, -0.891|
|19||Boise St||78.224||1-1||66.819||-12, -3.143|
|20||Arizona St||77.928||2-1||65.862||-11, -2.640|
|23||Oklahoma St||76.462||2-1||60.028||+29, +6.366|