College Football Rankings: AP Top 25 Makes More Sense Than Coaches' Poll, At Least

Compared to the USA Today Coaches' Poll, the first post-game edition of the Associated Press Top 25 is a thing of mastery. The Boise St. Broncos are better credited with a big win, the Auburn Tigers are punished for an embarrassing victory and the Oregon Ducks walked away slightly (very slightly) less scathed for choosing to play a national championship contender on the road in Week 1. 

The AP also showed love to the Baylor Bears, who beat the TCU Horned Frogs.  Not to mention LSU's win over Oregon moves it ahead of the Alabama Crimson Tide, who chose to open against Kent State. Tolerable work, AP!

The Oklahoma Sooners remain the consensus No. 1 team in the country. Georgia and Notre Dame joined Auburn and USC on the way out, while West Virginia, Texas and Penn State accompanied Baylor into the rankings. Next five: Arizona State, Auburn, USC, Georgia and Northwestern.

The new AP Top 25:

1. Oklahoma (32) 1-0 1,448 1
2. LSU (17) 1-0 1,415 4
3. Alabama (9) 1-0 1,409 2
4. Boise St. (2) 1-0 1,310 5
5. Florida St. 1-0 1,196 6
6. Stanford 1-0 1,154 7
7. Texas A&M 1-0 1,033 8
8. Wisconsin 1-0 1,031 11
9. Oklahoma St. 1-0 981 9
10. Nebraska 1-0 947 10
11. Virginia Tech 1-0 906 13
12. South Carolina 1-0 843 12
13. Oregon 0-1 828 3
14. Arkansas 1-0 752 15
15. Ohio St. 1-0 606 18
16. Mississippi St. 1-0 594 20
17. Michigan St. 1-0 530 17
18. Florida 1-0 382 22
19. West Virginia 1-0 357 24
20. Baylor 1-0 284 NR
21. Missouri 1-0 242 21
22. South Florida 1-0 221 NR
23. Penn St. 1-0 147 NR
24. Texas 1-0 135 NR
25. TCU 0-1 130 14

For more, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub and visit one of our many college football blogs.

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