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Smoking Musket Top 25: West Virginia Sneaks Back Into the Poll

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The top of the polls is settling in nicely while the bottom is in turmoil

Smoking Musket Top 25 - Week 8

Rank Team Points Previous Movement
Rank Team Points Previous Movement
1 Alabama (4) 100 1 -
2 Penn State 94 4 +2
3 TCU 91 10 +7
4 Georgia 87 6 +2
5 Wisconsin 84 8 +3
6 Ohio State 77 9 +2
7 Miami 72 13 +6
8 Oklahoma 70 3 -5
9 Clemson 69 2 -7
10 USC 66 12 +2
11 Oklahoma State 66 15 +4
12 Washington 55 5 -7
13 South Florida 50 17 +4
14 Virginia Tech 48 19 +5
15 Michigan 44 7 -8
16 NC State 43 24 +8
17 Notre Dame 34 23 +6
18 Michigan State 32 NR -
19 Washington State 29 11 -8
20 Auburn 22 14 -6
21 UCF 22 25 +4
22 West Virginia 17 21 -1
23 Stanford 16 NR -
24 SDSU 8 NR -
25 Mississippi State 4 NR -

The votes are in and the top eight teams in our poll have not changed. Alabama remains the unanimous number one selection. We here at the Musket haven’t forgotten the horrific beating Florida State suffered at the hands of the Crimson Tide. While voters in the AP and Coaches may, we don’t have short memories.

Clemson remains our #2 team while Oklahoma stays at #3. USC and Penn State round out the top 5.

The biggest faller of the week is LSU who goes from #9 in last week’s poll to not ranked. You don’t get to lose by 30 points and stay in our poll. We aren’t adhering to the thought that a top team can’t fall out of the rankings. Guess what, you can.

Five new teams enter the poll this week. Mississippi State, on the hands of that demolition of the LSU Tigers join our poll at #21. West Virginia, San Diego State, Oregon and Florida help round out the bottom of the poll.