So much for Georgia’s unexpected run out of the East to the College Football Playoff.
Florida’s upset of the Bulldogs in Jacksonville makes the journey that much more difficult for Mark Richt’s team after a string of convincing SEC wins, opening the door for Mizzou at the top.
In the SEC West, Auburn and Ole Miss played a classic in Oxford with the Tigers coming away with a 35-31 victory after a late fumble on a controversial play at the goal line.
Here’s our best guess at how Sunday’s new Associated Press Top 25 will look. We’ve included last week’s rankings as a guide.
PROJECTING SUNDAY’S WEEK 10 AP TOP 25
1. Mississippi State (8-0) beat Arkansas, 17-10. Next: vs. UT-Martin, Saturday
2. Florida State (8-0) beat Louisville, 42-31 (Thursday). Next: vs. Virginia, Saturday
3. Auburn (7-1) beat Ole Miss, 35-31. Next: vs. Texas A&M, Saturday
4. Alabama (7-1) BYE. Next: at LSU, Saturday.
5. Oregon (7-1) leads Stanford in fourth quarter. Next: at Utah, Saturday
6. Notre Dame (7-1) trails Navy in third quarter. Next: at Arizona State, Saturday
7. Michigan State (7-1) BYE. Next: vs. Ohio State, Saturday
8. TCU (7-1) beat West Virginia, 31-30. Next: vs. Kansas State, Saturday
9. Kansas State (6-1) leads Oklahoma State in fourth quarter
10. Baylor (7-1) beat Kansas, 60-14. Next: at Oklahoma, Saturday
11. Ohio State (6-1) leads Illinois in fourth quarter
12. Arizona State vs. Utah, late
13. Ole Miss (7-2) lost to Auburn, 35-31. Next: vs. Presbyterian, Saturday
14. LSU (7-2) BYE. Next: vs. Alabama, Saturday
15. Arizona (6-1) vs. UCLA, late
16. Nebraska (8-1) beat Purdue, 35-14. Next: BYE
17. Georgia (6-2) lost to Florida, 38-20. Next: vs. Kentucky, Saturday
18. Utah vs. USC, late
19. Oklahoma (5-2) beat Iowa State, 59-14. Next: at Iowa State, Saturday
20. Clemson (6-2) BYE. Next: at Wake Forest, Thursday
21. Duke (7-1) beat Pittsburgh, 51-48, 2OT. Next: at Syracuse, Saturday
22. Marshall (8-0) BYE. Next: at Southern Miss, Saturday
23. UCLA (6-2) vs. Arizona, late
24. USC (6-3) beat Washington State, 44-17. Next: BYE.
25. Wisconsin (6-2) beat Rutgers, 37-0. Next: at Purdue, Saturday
Dropped out: East Carolina, West Virginia