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.


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