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College Football Rankings: Tennessee, Ohio, UCLA, Arizona Top 25 Candidates

The Tennessee Volunteers, UCLA Bruins, Arizona Wildcats, and Ohio Bobcats are all candidates to join the top 25 when this week's college football rankings come out.


With four upsets in the Top 25 and likely at least one of those teams (Oklahoma State, but potentially Nebraska and/or Wisconsin) potentially falling out of the rankings, there could be vacancies to fill this week. Who are the new teams that could step up?

With 26th-ranked Boise idle, Tennessee is probably the most likely candidate to move on up. The Volunteers took care of business by romping a pedestrian Georgia State squad, but they also have a quality resume win from the week before against N.C. State. Also, considering it is the media voting on this poll, you'd have to imagine a Top 25 matchup of Tennessee and Florida sounds pretty appealing right about now.

Two Pac-12 teams might also throw themselves into the ring after solid victories. UCLA's upset of Nebraska and Arizona's upset of Oklahoma State rank up there among the top performances of Week 1. The Bruins now have had two solid offensive explosions in a row, and it's likely they'll be seeing the rankings soon if not this week. Arizona lighting up that Cowboys offense is a sign to the nation that Rich Rodriguez is back to his old self in Tucson, and should give the Wildcats noted Top 25 consideration.

Also, keep an eye out on little Ohio, who beat New Mexico State 51-24. Not a great team they beat, but that's the second week in a row they've romped their opponent. The Bobcats will be a team to look out for in the near future.

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