Recap and Rankings: 11 Losses By Top 25 Shake Up Computer Rankings

October 8, 2018 by Dave Congrove

Oklahoma, last week's 2nd-ranked team in the Congrove Computer Rankings, was upended by Texas on Saturday. In addition, teams ranked 9th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 24th and 25th also went down to defeat. As a result, the computer's top 25 saw a major shakeup, though only one team - LSU - fell out of the Top 10.

No. 9 LSU fell to Florida; No. 11 Kentucky lost to Texas A&M, No. 12 Michigan was upended by Northwestern, No. 15 Auburn lost to Mississippi State, No. 16 Stanford was clubbed by Utah; No. 19 Missouri was downed by South Carolina; No. 20 Oklahoma State was toppled by Iowa State; No. 22 Boston College came up short at N.C. State, No. 24 Boise State lost to San Diego State, and No. 25 Virginia Tech was taken down by Notre Dame.

Ten of the 11 teams lost to an opponent from within their own conference. Virginia Tech lost to Notre Dame which could be considered a quasi-member of the ACC.

Ohio State stays at No. 1, though Alabama narrowed the gap to finish a close 2nd ahead of Clemson which moved up from 5th. Notre Dame stays 4th, and Georgia climbed from 6th to 5th.

Michigan creeps up to 6th from 7th, while Oklahoma falls down to 7th from 2nd. Penn Stays 8th, Washington takes 9th and Wisconsin moves up to 10th.

Six teams tumbled out of the Top 25.

Stanford drops from 16th to 26th after being ranked 8th just two weeks ago. Missouri falls from 19th to 28th, Oklahoma State from 20th to 33rd, Boston College from 22nd to 37th, Boise State from 24th to 39th, and Virginia Tech from 25th to 40th.

By conference, the new Top 25 is comprised of 7 members from the SEC, 6 from the Big Ten, 4 from the ACC, and each 3 from the Big 12 and PAC-12. The Independents have 1 and the American has 1.

The highest-ranked teams from other conferences are: Fresno State (MWC, 32), Appalachian State (Sun Belt, 43), North Texas (CUSA, 44), and Buffalo (MAC, 63).

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There weren't any games in this category this week. FBS teams are 92-7 (.929) vs. the FCS this season, and 1,311-124 (.914) since 2003.

Here are all of the FCS victories over FBS teams, so far, in 2018:

August 30: UC Davis 44, San Jose State 31
September 1: Villanova 19, Temple 17
September 1: Northern Arizona 30, UTEP 10
September 1: Nicholls State 26, Kansas 23 (OT)
September 2: North Carolina A&T 28, East Carolina 23
September 8: Maine 31, Western Kentucky 28
September 22: Illinois State 35, Colorado State 19


UCF - Won 18 straight overall (FBS longest), Won 11 straight conference games including AAC title last year (FBS longest). Won 48-20 at home over SMU on Saturday.

Alabama - Won 22 straight home games (FBS longest). Won 66-31 at Arkansas on Saturday.

Oklahoma - Won 17 straight true road games (FBS longest). Lost 48-45 to Texas in Dallas (Cotton Bowl Stadium) on Saturday.

UTEP - Lost 18 straight overall (FBS longest). Lost 27-24 at home to North Texas on Saturday.

Kansas - Lost 13 straight conference games (FBS longest). Lost 38-22 at West Virginia on Saturday.

Oregon State - Lost 22 straight road games (FBS longest). Lost 56-37 at home to Washington State on Saturday.