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College Football Rankings, Week 8: AP And Coaches Polls Selling Auburn And LSU Short

The first two batches of college football polls are out, and the SEC is getting overlooked here. LSU and Auburn have the best resumes of any two teams in the nation. Their matchup next week should determine the nation's No. 1 team, but it won't because of the media's west coast bias. Wait, what?

Three southern teams make the top ten, with Florida State, South Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia Tech (?!?), Mississippi State, and Miami appearing later.

The first BCS rankings come out tonight. Stay tuned.

Week 8 USA Today Poll:

  1. Oregon
  2. Boise State
  3. Oklahoma
  4. TCU
  5. Auburn
  6. LSU
  7. Alabama
  8. Michigan State
  9. Utah
  10. Ohio State
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Iowa
  13. Nebraska
  14. Stanford
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Missouri
  17. Florida State
  18. Arizona
  19. West Virginia
  20. South Carolina
  21. Arkansas
  22. Texas
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. Mississippi State
  25. Miami

Week 8 AP Poll:

  1. Oregon
  2. Boise State
  3. Oklahoma
  4. TCU
  5. Auburn
  6. LSU
  7. Alabama
  8. Michigan State
  9. Utah
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Ohio State
  12. Stanford
  13. Iowa
  14. Nebraska
  15. Arizona
  16. Florida State
  17. Oklahoma State
  18. Missouri
  19. South Carolina
  20. West Virginia
  21. Arkansas
  22. Texas
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. Mississippi State
  25. Miami

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