New week, new rankings from the Coaches Poll and the AP Polls. The 12-0 Iowa Hawkeyes -- seriously, take a moment and let that sit in -- didn't move up in the rankings this week, although that was to be expected after the teams ahead of them -- Clemson and Alabama -- avoided losses on Saturday. Iowa stayed at #3 in the Coaches Poll (where they're also still receiving that wonderfully weird first-place vote), but dropped down a spot to #4 in the AP Poll. Oklahoma moved ahead of Iowa after the Sooners bludgeoned their in-state rivals, Oklahoma State, 58-23.
|1||Clemson (53)||Clemson (58)|
|2||Alabama (8)||Alabama (5)|
|5||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|6||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|8||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|9||Notre Dame||Florida State|
|10||Florida State||Notre Dame|
|14||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State|
As always, the AP and Coaches Polls don't particularly matter all that much, especially this late in the season. The rankings that matter -- from the College Football Playoff committee -- will be released on Tuesday and odds are good that they'll be unchanged from what they were a week ago, when Iowa was fourth behind Clemson, Alabama, and Oklahoma.
But hey -- this has been a ridiculously enjoyable season and it's still a gas to see Iowa ranked so highly in so many polls. Let's just keep enjoying it.