SEC takes top two spots in GC Top 25

We’re a third of the way through the college football season, and the rankings are starting to see a real shakeup as more and more teams begin to take on tough opponents.

We’ve gathered a handful of our esteemed Gator Country members and asked them to pick their own Top 25, so we can put together our very own Top 25 poll!

We continue the season with 36 pollsters taking part, and today we debut our Week 4 poll!

There was a big change at the top of our Top 25 this week, as No. 1 Oklahoma was passed by both LSU and Alabama. Despite all three teams playing tough games, our voters put more stock into LSU’s road win over West Virginia than Alabama’s win over Arkansas or Oklahoma’s win over Missouri.

The Tigers took the top spot in this week’s poll, while the Crimson Tide leaped over the Sooners to take the No. 2 spot.

Stanford and Wisconsin held steady at No. 4 and No. 5, just behind No. 3 Oklahoma. Boise State and Oklahoma State stayed at No. 6 and No. 7 while two other teams moved up in the Top 10.

Nebraska moved up one spot to No. 8, while the Florida Gators made their debut in the Top 10 at No. 9, all the way up from No. 13 despite playing a far inferior Kentucky team.

South Carolina stayed at No. 10 to give the SEC four teams in the Top 10 of this week’s GC poll.

Other notable moves in the Top 10 involved Clemson jumping six spots to No. 14 after an impressive home win over Florida State. South Florida moved up two spots to No. 15, while Arkansas fell seven spots to No. 19 after losing to Alabama.

Florida State dropped to No. 24, which is surprisingly the first time our pollsters have had the Seminoles ranked fairly close to their AP and Coaches Poll rank (23 and 24 this week).

Here is the complete Gator Country Top 25 for Week 4:

Gator Country’s Top 25 – Week 4
RKTeam (1st place votes)PTSRECPR
1LSU Tigers (20)8734-0 2
2Alabama Crimson Tide (7)8604-03
3Oklahoma Sooners (9)8423-01
4Stanford Cardinal7333-04
5Wisconsin Badgers7104-05
6Boise State Broncos6973-06
7Oklahoma State Cowboys6944-07
8Nebraska Cornhuskers6404-09
9Florida Gators5834-013
10South Carolina Gamecocks5614-010
11Oregon Ducks5453-111
12Virginia Tech Hokies5274-014
13Texas A&M Aggies4242-18
14Clemson Tigers3894-020
15South Florida Bulls3824-017
16Baylor Bears3743-018
17Texas Longhorns3083-019
18Michigan Wolverines2604-021
19Arkansas Razorbacks2483-112
20Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets2034-023
21TCU Horned Frogs1473-122
22West Virginia Mountaineers1453-116
23Illinois Fighting Illini1424-0 NR
24Florida State Seminoles1052-215
25Michigan State Spartans703-125