Kirk Herbstreit drops his top five teams every week based on who impresses him with their performances. This week he particularly liked two conferences in the Big Ten and the ACC. Alabama was still at the top though with a 38-10 win over Western Kentucky in its home opener.
With Clemson barely beating out Troy at home and Florida State trouncing Charleston Southern on a short week at home, Herbstreit pretty much swapped the two ACC schools and had a huge jump from one of the B1G schools:
Clemson’s close win clearly cost them some spots and Michigan’s demolition of UCF certainly helped them out. Ohio State’s 48-3 win over Tulsa was also nice enough to move them up in Herbstreit’s rankings, but seeing them play next week against much stiffer competition will give us a better idea of good these teams really are.