The Oregon Ducks continued to impress the BlogPoll voters, picking up 53 of a possible 84 first-place votes and maintaining a healthy lead on No. 2 Auburn. The Tigers snagged 18 first-place votes in the rankings this week. TCU, after an impressive win over MWC foe Utah, jumped Boise State in the rankings and checked in at No. 3. LSU rounded out the top 5 after a win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Three Pac-10 teams made the top-25 again this week. The Stanford Cardinal moved up to No. 6 after a convincing win over the Arizona Wildcats. The Wildcats fell two spots to No. 16 with the loss. The only other Pac-10 team close to the rankings this week was USC, at No. 26, just out of the top 25.
Future Pac-12 member Utah fell nine spots with the loss to TCU, coming in at No. 15 this week. The Utes saw their chances at a BCS Bowl all but end with the loss. Fellow mid-major Nevada also moved up this week, jumping four spots to No. 21 after dominating the Idaho Vandals last Saturday.