Oregon stays #1 this week, in fact increasing their lead over Alabama who also improved slightly. Florida improves the most of any team in the top-10 and moves ahead of Texas A&M to #3.
Oregon's improvement is largely from their win over a good Oregon State team while Alabama played a weak Auburn team but benefited from the SEC winning in general over some non-SEC opponents (Florida over FSU, Georgia over Georgia Tech, South Carolina over Clemson). And while Florida improved their rating the most, Georgia made the biggest move up to #7, up 4 spots.
What about Notre Dame? Their rating did improve after their win over USC and they are up to #5, but my computer still says they aren't the best team in the country.
The BCS compatible algorithm ratings and rankings do have Notre Dame on top and they are followed by Florida and Ohio State, with Oregon up to #4 ahead of Alabama at #5. A computer that can't take margin of victory into account has to ding Alabama for a weak Auburn opponent while Oregon benefits from a strong Oregon State team. We'll see what the actual BCS computers do later today.
The top-25 is below, full ratings on the site.
|4||Texas A&M||88.393||10-2||74.031||-1, +1.033|
|5||Notre Dame||87.977||12-0||73.981||+1, +1.527|
|6||Kansas St||87.369||10-1||73.988||-1, +0.341|
|9||South Carolina||86.368||10-2||73.698||+3, +2.063|
|12||Oregon St||84.398||8-3||78.310||-5, -1.845|
|13||Oklahoma St||83.737||7-4||72.357||+2, -0.014|
|14||Ohio State||83.354||12-0||69.689||+0, -0.444|
|15||Southern Cal||82.831||7-5||76.039||-2, -1.393|
|16||Utah St||81.936||10-2||66.110||+2, -0.504|
|17||Florida St||81.475||10-2||64.626||-1, -1.868|
|21||Arizona St||80.176||7-5||74.041||+4, +0.890|