There weren’t too many significant changes in this week’s AP Poll and BCS standings, as South Carolina beating Missouri was really the only upset of the weekend, though Oregon did move into the second spot in the BCS, bumping Florida State down to No. 3. The Gamecocks had the biggest gain of the week, moving up six spots, from No. 20 to No. 14 in the AP Poll and seven places, from No. 21 to No. 14, in the BCS standings. Mizzou, Texas Tech, and UCLA all dropped five spots (from No. 5 to No. 10, No. 10 to No. 15, and No. 12 to No. 17, respectively), tied for the biggest fall of the week in the AP Poll and UCLA dropped eight places, from No. 12 to No. 20, for the biggest fall in the BCS standings.
Virginia Tech, previously No. 16, and Nebraska, previously No. 25, both dropped out of the AP rankings, while Michigan State and Arizona State entered at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. The Spartans, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame entered the BCS standings at No. 22, No. 24, and No. 25, respectively, while the Hokies, Huskers, and Oregon State, previously No. 14, No. 24, and No. 25, respectively, all dropped out. Additionally, the SEC still has six teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and the BCS, the most of any conference.