Dropped Out: Tennessee (#18), Virginia Tech (#21), TCU (#25).
Also Considered: South Carolina, TCU, Central Michigan, UCLA
Clemson and Alabama aside, not much movement.Southern Cal takes the top spot because 1) they absolutely throttled Virginia 52-7, 2) they most likely have the best offensive line in America, and 3) They’re like, 6-deep at the running back position, which has to count for something. Tennessee and Virginia Tech drop out not just because of their losses, but their general ineptitude in the opening games. East Carolina moves up because if they play to the level they are capable of playing, they could win 10 games and the Conference USA title. TCU played well in their MWC opener, and probably should not have dropped out. I just don;t have a place to put them right now.