In some ways, I expected worse. Iowa is a good team so losing to them isn’t as bad as losing to Tulsa or Appalachian State. The BCS computers don’t factor in the score, so they do not distinguish a close game from the trainwreck that was MSU-Iowa. In the Big Ten…
- Michigan State drops from #5 to #14 after losing to Iowa
- Wisconsin moves up from #10 to #9
- Ohio State stays put at #11
- Iowa moves up from #18 to #16
- And finally, almost-Big Ten school Nebraska moves up from #14 to #7
Big Ten rankings got a little more interesting with State’s loss to Iowa. There are now four one-loss teams duking it out for the conference. MSU and OSU both have four wins, so they are up top. Wisconsin and Iowa have three wins each, so they are right behind the leads. There is a gaggle of two-loss clubs waiting for the whole thing to bust lose . Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota are holding down the bottom of the list.
Oregon and Auburn flip-flop at the #1 and #2 two spots with the Ducks as the top team in the country. They handled USC pretty well and looked good doing it. I agree with Oregon at #1. TCU and Boise State flip-flop at #3 and #4. These are obviously good teams, but I can’t tell how good becuase most weeks they are playing teams I have never heard of.
Lastly, give it up for NC State! The Pack slip in at #25 this week.