Last week's QuackPoll was missing Dave and Jake, so adding their opinions back into the mix was already going to alter this week's poll. But there were also a number of big games involving top teams: Georgia beating LSU in a shootout, Oklahoma State losing to West Virginia, and Alabama squeezing Ole Miss until they turned to goo. Let's see how things shook out:
|Rank||Team||Points (max 125)||Change from last week|
|25||Northern Illinois||15||no votes last week|
Also receiving votes: Missouri (10), Virginia Tech (3), Wisconsin (1), Ole Miss (1)
The big movers: Georgia and Arizona State both looked very good in wins over LSU and USC respectively.
Fresno State and Florida didn't look great in wins over Hawaii and Kentucky, but losses by the likes of Okahoma State, UCF, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, and Arizona have allowed the Bulldogs and Gators, both undefeated, to move up.
Northwestern's play against the bye week, and a #13 vote by Dave, was enough to vault them ahead of Texas Tech.
The fallers: The voters respected LSU's close road loss to Georgia, only dropping the Tigers to #10. They did not respect Oklahoma State's 30-21 loss to West Virginia; Dave and Tako dropped the Cowboys off their ballots entirely, and the Pokes only stayed in the rankings because Dome liked them enough to give them his #16 spot.
Baylor and Louisville, both idle, dropped a bit, as did a Florida State team that started slow before putting away Boston College.
The teams that fell completely out of the rankings? Ole Miss, UCF, Georgia Tech, and Wisconsin.
Big games for Week 6: #4 Ohio State @ #17 Northwestern, #9 Washington @ #5 Stanford, #21 Maryland @ #7 Florida State