Both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches' Poll rank the Florida St. Seminoles a spot behind the Oregon Ducks. The AP does a better job of highly ranking both teams, which elected to play top-five competition when other teams are playing directional schools, while the
coaches sports information directors have the two at No. 13 and 14, respectively.
While it's the law of the land to punish FSU for losing to the No. 1 team and Oregon for losing to the No. 2 team, it's strange to rank the Ducks ahead of the Noles.
Florida State lost by 10 points to the overwhelming top team in the country, the Oklahoma Sooners, and beat a decent Louisiana-Monroe team and plastered a cupcake. The Ducks lost by 13 points to the No. 2 team, the LSU Tigers, and beat a decent Nevada team and plastered a cupcake. Not sure what's more impressive about Oregon's resume there, especially considering FSU was without its starting quarterback for much of the game.
While it doesn't really matter at this point in the year and with so many undefeated teams left, it's still an example of one or another kind of bias. Whether it's because Oregon lost several weeks ago or because Oregon was better last year, who knows.