It was a pretty good week for teams still working their way back to the arbitrary standards that their fans set for them, and the rate at which ranked schools and heavy favorites were going down Saturday, I was a little nervous. I’m not quite sure what this list will look like once all of these teams’ journeys fail to leave at base camp, but I’ll stroll down that writer’s block when I get to it.
Until then though, we’ll have to embrace the fluctuations as they come. Florida was atop the Marty McFly Rankings last week, and its stint in these rankings was as short-lived as its time in the Top 15. While the Gators started strong against the Kentucky Wildcats, their second half was rancid enough to scare off the most odor-obsessed canine. Anthony Richardson and Florida’s third- and fourth-quarter drive summaries read like this: Punt, pick-six, punt, downs, downs, end of game. Kentucky moved up to No. 9 in the AP Poll with the win, so it could be worse. Florida has plenty of opportunities to get back in Michael J. Fox’s good graces — they’ll just have to win them.
Alight, now onto the qualifiers.