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2014 college football rankings, Week 2: Combining the 4 big Top 25s

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Gathering the two biggest human college football polls (the AP and Coaches) and two long-running computer standings into one ranking, for your convenience.

Florida State remains atop the human polls after a tight win.
Florida State remains atop the human polls after a tight win.
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Tuesday is Sunday, as far as the first weekend of college football goes. While new rankings and polls usually go up on the day after Saturday, Week 1 lasted until Monday night, meaning we get a scant two days to argue about the Top 25 before Week 2 begins. That's Week 1 for you.

There will be no official College Football Playoff selection committee ranking this week. That doesn't begin until October 28.

Now that the four rankings we're using are in, here's your composite top 25 heading into Week 2:

Composite Average AP Coaches Football Outsiders Sagarin
1 Florida State 1.75 Florida State (46) Florida State (57) Florida State Oregon
2 Alabama 2 Alabama (1) Alabama Alabama Alabama
3 Oregon 2.75 Oregon (5) Oklahoma (2) Oregon Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma 4.25 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (2) Stanford Florida State
5 Georgia 7 Auburn Auburn Michigan State Texas A&M
5 Michigan State 7 Georgia (2) Michigan State USC Georgia
7 Auburn 7.75 Michigan State Ohio State Oklahoma Stanford
8 Stanford 8.5 Ohio State Georgia (1) Georgia Baylor
9 Texas A&M 9 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Texas A&M Auburn
10 Baylor 9.5 Baylor Stanford LSU Michigan State
11 Ohio State 10 UCLA UCLA Baylor UCLA
12 LSU 11.75 LSU (1) LSU Auburn Ohio State
13 USC 12 Stanford Texas A&M Ohio State LSU
14 UCLA 12.25 USC USC Michigan USC
15 Notre Dame 16 Ole Miss Notre Dame Louisville Notre Dame
16 Ole Miss 18.25 Notre Dame Arizona State UCLA Wisconsin
17 Arizona State 19.25 Arizona State Ole Miss South Carolina Florida
17 Wisconsin 19.25 Wisconsin Nebraska Notre Dame Kansas State
19 South Carolina 19.5 Nebraska Wisconsin Arizona State South Carolina
20 Kansas State 21.25 Kansas State Kansas State Ole Miss Clemson
21 Clemson 23 South Carolina South Carolina Mississippi State Ole Miss
22 Louisville 23.75 North Carolina Missouri Oklahoma State Washington
23 Nebraska 24.25 Clemson North Carolina Missouri Oklahoma State
24 Oklahoma State 24.5 Missouri Clemson Wisconsin Texas
25 Michigan 26.5 Louisville Texas Clemson Arizona State


Conference Power Rankings

The four rankings we'll be using:

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and won't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Expect it to set the course for the committee, however, as most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in October. Usually comes out Sundays a little after noon.

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The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to be more conservative than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

Jeff Sagarin's Sagarin Rating: An early-morning insta-ranking that combines three of Sagarin's computer formulas into one. This is not the formula the BCS used, which excluded margin of victory.

Football Outsiders' F/+ rating: A synthesis of ratings by smart persons Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau and our personal go-to overall team stat. It tends to come out later than the others.