It's time for a new installment of Deadspin's college football rankings. As always, the teams are ranked according to the logic and values of college football, no matter how bizarre or contradictory they may be.
1. Alabama (5-0) Previous rank: 1
A week after embarrassing themselves by allowing Florida Atlantic to score a touchdown, the Crimson Tide gave up two more to Ole Miss, including one that put them behind, 7-6, before winning 33-14. Alabama also gave up more than 100 passing yards for the first time in three weeks.
2. South Carolina (5-0) Previous rank: 2
Rushed for 200 yards to beat Kentucky, 38-17.
3. Oregon (5-0) Previous rank: 3
Maintained brand identity with 51 points and 300 rushing yards to beat
Washington State on the road.
4. (tie) Georgia (5-0) Previous rank: 4
4. (tie) Florida (4-0) Previous rank: 4
6. [vacant] Previous rank: 6
The line of irrelevance is preparing to leapfrog the loser of the Georgia-South Carolina showdown.
7. Kansas State (4-0) Previous rank: 7
8. West Virginia (4-0) Previous rank: 13
"Ooooh-wheee." The numbers on the Mountaineers' 70-63 brushfire win over Baylor are so loony all over the stat sheet—8 passing TDs for Geno Smith! 1,507 yards for the two teams!—all there is to do is stare at the bottom and wonder how they fit in two punts apiece.
9. TCU (4-0) Previous rank: 9
10. LSU (5-0) Previous rank: 10
Failed to dominate Towson, formerly known as Maryland State Teachers College. Towson! Towson. Towson plays in a home stadium that holds 81,000 fewer people than LSU's does. People in Towson don't even care about Towson.
11. Florida State (5-0) Previous rank: 11
12. Ohio (5-0) Previous rank: 12
Rallied past UMass, 37-34, for their third road win. That's two more road games than Florida State has played.
13. Ohio State (5-0) Previous rank: 8
Outlawry and Urban Meyer yielded to the definitive Big Ten-ness of a 17-16 win over Michigan State.
14. Texas (4-0) Previous rank: 14
Beat Oklahoma State by five points, or 16 fewer points than Arizona did.
15. Texas Tech (4-0) Previous rank: 15
Beat No. 16 Iowa State, 24-13.
16. Louisiana Tech (4-0) Previous rank: 17
Concluded the creampuff part of its schedule with an easy tuneup on the road, beating Virginia 44-38.
17. Louisville (5-0) Previous rank: 19
18. Mississippi State (4-0) Previous rank: 20
19. Texas-San Antonio (5-0) Previous rank: 22
Beat New Mexico State, 35-14.
20. Northwestern (5-0) Previous rank: 23
21. Oregon State (3-0) Previously unranked
Stayed undefeated by beating Arizona, 38-35.
22. Baylor (3-1) Previous rank: 21
No longer undefeated. Still: ooooh-wheeee.
120. Wisconsin (3-2) Previously unranked
Last year, Wisconsin clobbered Nebraska in a hotly anticipated clash of undefeateds. This year, Nebraska rallied, 30-27, to win the clash of defeateds.