Another week, another week of Alabama holding the top spot in both the AP Poll and BCS standings. Despite losing to Southern Cal, who had been previously unranked, Stanford remained in the Top 10 in both sets of rankings. The SEC still has seven teams in both the AP Top 25 and the BCS standings, which ties the record for most teams from one conference (the SEC set the record last week).
The largest gain of the week in the AP Poll belongs to Arizona State, who moved up two spots, from No. 21 to No. 19. The team with the biggest drop was Stanford, who fell five spots, from No. 5 to No. 10. Texas, Miami, and Georgia, Nos. 23, 24, and 25, respectively, all dropped out of the Top 25, while Southern Cal, Ole Miss, and Duke entered at Nos. 23, 24, and 25, respectively.
In the BCS standings, the largest rise of the week belongs to both Michigan State and Wisconsin, who each went up three spots (from No. 16 to No. 13 and No. 22 to No. 19, respectively. The biggest fall was again Stanford, who dropped five places, from No. 4 to No. 9. Miami, Texas, and Georgia, previously Nos. 23, 24, and 25, respectively, fell out of the standings this week, while Southern Cal, Ole Miss, and Minnesota took their respective places.