FSU Takes A Solid First-Place
October 26, 2014
After a solid week of idleness, Florida State moved into first-place in the latest Congrove Computer Rankings.
The 'Noles reaped the benefit of the loss by Ole Miss, which was the computer's top-ranked team last week, to take a fairly sizeable 2.78 point cushion over 2nd-place Mississippi State. In turn, the Bulldogs are 2.71 points ahead of 3rd-place Ohio State.
Auburn moved up 1 spot to 4th, while Ole Miss dropped from 1st to 5th with their first loss of the season.
Florida State and Mississippi State are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the Power 5 conferences. Marshall (CUSA) is also undefeated and is the highest-ranked team (6th) from the Group Of Five conferences.
The SEC continues to hold 3 of the top 5 spots, and 5 of the top 8, after 9 weeks of the college football season.
The SEC also continues to lead all conferences for the number of spots occupied in the top 25. The SEC has 6, followed by PAC-12 with 5 and the Big 12 with 4. The ACC and Big Ten bring up the rear of Power 5 conference representation as each as just 3 members among the top 25. The remaining slots are filled by 2 schools from the American (East Carolina, UCF), 1 independent (Notre Dame), and 1 from CUSA (Marshall).
The highest-ranked school from the other conferences are Colorado State at 31st (Mountain West), Northern Illinois at 41st (MAC) and Louisiana-Lafayette at 53rd (Sun Belt).
The American, MAC and Sun Belt own the bottom 12 with the Sun Belt taking 5 spots, followed by the MAC with 4 and the American with 3.
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