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:
|1||Florida State||1.75||Florida State (46)||Florida State (57)||Florida State||Oregon|
|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|
|12||LSU||11.75||LSU (1)||LSU||Auburn||Ohio State|
|13||USC||12||Stanford||Texas A&M||Ohio State||LSU|
|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|
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.
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.