The USA Today Coaches Poll felt that, for at least another week, the Oklahoma Sooners were the best team in the country.
The Associated Press, on the other hand, felt a tug a little further east.
After defeating Kentucky 35-7, LSU remained on top of the AP poll with 40 first-place votes while SEC West rival Alabama swapped spots with the Seminoles with 12 first-place votes of their own. Wisconsin and Boise State both cruised to in their Week 5 games to round out the AP top-5.
No. 6 Oklahoma State was off this week and No. 7 Stanford took care of business against UCLA, but it was No. 8 Clemson who is everyone’s sexy pick right now after the Tigers went into Blacksburg and defeated then-No. 11 Virginia Tech. The loss sent the Hokies down 10 spots all the way to No. 21. Oregon and Arkansas, who came from behind to be Texas A&M, rounded out the top-10.
Outside the top-10, Michigan continued to be one of the weekend’s biggest winners, shooting up seven spots to No. 12 after blanking Minnesota 58-0. And Auburn, a week after falling out of the AP top-25, found their way back in again in a major way by vaulting all the way up to No. 15 after defeating then-No. 10 South Carolina on the road. The Gamecocks fell eight spots to No. 18.
Kansas State was the other team besides the Tigers to find their way into the top-25 this week, coming in at No. 20 after defeating Baylor, who falls to No. 25. Florida State and Texas A&M, the only two teams with a pair of losses in the latest rankings, come in at No. 23 and No. 24, respectively.
For the full set of the latest AP rankings, click HERE.