Top 25 will be based on USA Today Coaches' Poll because I'll rather take actual football coaches' opinions over media reporters' opinions. Yes, we may have asshats voting in this beauty contest, such as Bret Bielema and Brady Hoke (what kind of a head coach doesn't need a headset?). If you are interested to know who are the coaches that are voting this season, please scroll down to the bottom of the post for the details.
Let's get to the breakdown of this week's edition in GIF format. (This is based on my reaction for each team's result/off week for this past Saturday, but again, we're all entitled to our own opinion.)
1 - ALABAMA
Started out slow against LSU...then shit got real.
2 - FLORIDA STATE
Wrecked Wake Forest, 59-3 -- riding on the momentum of "epic win" over a nearly unranked Miami.
3 - OHIO STATE
Enjoyed watching the Ducks crashing into the trees.
4 - BAYLOR
The Bears went into hyper speed mode in the second half to destroy Oklahoma.
5 - STANFORD
Proving Big Ten's philosophy works against "speeeeed"
6 - CLEMSON
Off week..thanks to Stanford, moving on up!
7 - OREGON
Ducks' annual slugfest against Stanford overtakes "Dumb & Dumber" as the best comedy ever.
8 - MISSOURI
Taking care of business with a 48-17 win over a basketball school (Kentucky).
9 - AUBURN
Coach Malzahn making Auburn quite relevant.
10 - OKLAHOMA STATE
Slamming Kansas at home, 42-6.
11 - TEXA$ A&M
Johnny Football earning his keep against Mississippi State, 51-41. Pay raise is in order.
12 - SOUTH CAROLINA
Off week. Fans prematurely celebrates their win over their upcoming opponent, Florida.
13 - LOUISVILLE
Tough "quality" win against UConn (who nearly beat Michigan!)
14 - FRESNO STATE
Started from behind, 0-7, before crushing Wyoming, 48-10.
15 - UCLA
Swagged out a win against Arizona, 31-26.
16 - MICHIGAN STATE
Off week -- still celebrating their domination over Michigan.
17 - OKLAHOMA
They couldn't bear it anymore in Waco. 12-42 loss to Baylor.
18 - LSU
Two worst fumbles ever in 1st quarter led to their demise in Tuscaloosa, 17-38.
19 - UCF
Took care of business against Houston, 19-14.
20 - WISCONSIN
Party time in Madison! A quality win over the Mormons of BYU, 27-17.
21 - NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Off week -- in cruise mode after crushing UMass last week, 63-19, to keep their BCS hopes alive.
22 - ARIZONA STATE
Squeaking out an "impressive" win over Utah, 20-19 (BUT THE UTES BEAT STANFORD?!) -- We all know ASU beat the Badgers, due to incompetent refs.
23 - MIAMI (FL)
The U is back?! Well, not anymore after being scalped by Florida State and got their pants pulled down by Virginia Tech, 24-42 in consecutive weeks.
24 - TEXAS
47-40 win over West Virginia in OT. Barely ranked despite zero losses in Big 12.
25 - MINNESOTA
Their win over Penn State, 24-10, gave them 4 consecutive Big 10 wins?! First time since the 1973.
List of Voters
The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 62 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2013 season: David Bailiff, Rice; Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Tim Beckman, Illinois; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; Bill Blankenship, Tulsa; Terry Bowden, Akron; Art Briles, Baylor; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Matt Campbell, Toledo; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Dave Christensen, Wyoming; Dave Clawson, Bowling Green; Larry Coker, Texas-San Antonio; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State; Ron English, Eastern Michigan; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; Kyle Flood, Rutgers; Dennis Franchione, Texas State; James Franklin, Vanderbilt; Al Golden, Miami (Fla.); Todd Graham, Arizona State; Jim Grobe, Wake Forest; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Bryan Harsin, Arkansas State; Bobby Hauck, UNLV; Mark Helfrich, Oregon; Brady Hoke, Michigan; Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette; Curtis Johnson, Tulane; Joey Jones, South Alabama; June Jones, Southern Methodist; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Jerry Kill, Minnesota; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech; Mike Leach, Washington State; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Dan McCarney, North Texas; Bronco Mendenhall, Brigham Young; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Les Miles, LSU; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; George O''Leary, Central Florida; Bo Pelini, Nebraska; Chris Petersen, Boise State; Jeff Quinn, Buffalo; Mark Richt, Georgia; Mike Riley, Oregon State; Rich Rodriguez, Arizona; Nick Saban, Alabama; Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma; Charlie Strong, Louisville; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M; Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati; Kyle Whittingham, Utah. AFCA policy bars schools under major NCAA or conference sanctions from receiving votes.