And K-state is #1 for the 4th week in a row with a new #2 in Alabama close behind. Oregon stays at #3, jumped by Alabama, but is just over 0.2 behind so a dead heat. After the top-3, things drop off a bit but a new #4 in Notre Dame up 9 spots is right there. The computer finally was impressed at Notre dame went on the road and won against a quality opponent by a good score.
The Big-12 as a whole dropped due to OU losing to Notre Dame, not always a lot of ranking spots but in the ratings as every team other than Oklahoma State and Kansas lost ratings points. They are still the strongest conference as just one game doesn't override all the other good work they've done out of conference.
You can see the BCS compatible algorithm ratings and rankings as well where K-State is #1 and here they are followed very closely by Notre Dame at #2. Interesting, Florida drops ratings points but only falls 1 spot to #3 ahead of Alabama. This is based largely on strength of schedule and that will change somewhat after Bama goes to LSU next weekend.
The top-25 is below, full ratings on the site.
|1||Kansas St||97.012||8-0||72.910||+0, -3.972|
|4||Notre Dame||90.083||8-0||76.169||+9, +6.827|
|7||Texas Tech||85.383||6-2||75.558||-1, -5.346|
|8||Oregon St||84.718||6-1||76.672||+3, +0.255|
|10||Southern Cal||84.588||6-2||71.842||+4, +1.759|
|11||South Carolina||84.323||7-2||73.991||-3, -0.563|
|13||Texas A&M||83.868||6-2||71.899||-3, -0.652|
|15||Florida St||83.099||8-1||61.029||+2, +1.646|
|17||Oklahoma St||82.470||5-2||67.027||+1, +1.105|
|18||Ohio State||81.885||9-0||68.810||+11, +4.113|
|20||Utah St||80.952||7-2||66.834||+5, +1.620|
|21||Mississippi St||80.467||7-1||65.386||+0, -0.286|
|22||Iowa St||80.429||5-3||75.543||-2, -0.667|
|23||Arizona St||80.163||5-3||71.463||-4, -0.939|
|25||Brigham Young||79.126||5-4||71.274||+9, +3.026|