Texas jumps into No. 1 spot after thrilling win in Dallas
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Last Week: 14
Vanderbilt Commodores (5-1)It's not like you couldn't see the 'Dores' letdown at Mississippi State coming, but 107 yards of total offense? Seriously? Barring a dramatic turnaround Saturday at Georgia, Vandy's moment in the spotlight may be on its last legs.
Last game: Lost to Mississippi State, 17-14.
Next game: Saturday at Georgia.
Last Week: --
Kansas Jayhawks (5-1)Like I said, it's slim pickings in the lower-fifth of the poll this week, so the Jayhawks make what will likely be a temporary return following a solid performance against Colorado. RB Jake Sharp's three touchdowns were a nice boost.
Last game: Beat Colorado, 30-14.
Next game: Saturday at Oklahoma.
Last Week: 25
Ball State Cardinals (7-0)Until Western Kentucky's touchdown in the final 58 seconds Saturday, the Cardinals had gone nearly two full games without allowing a point. It undoubtedly helps to have a 32-year-old former marine lining up for your defense.
Last game: Beat Western Kentucky, 24-7.
Next game: Oct. 25 vs. Eastern Michigan.
Last Week: 22
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-0)It took an unbelievable play by QB David Johnson to avoid a possible upset by 1-5 SMU. Down seven and facing a fourth-and-21 at SMU's 33, Johnson hit WR Trae Johnson in between two defenders for a game-tying touchdown.
Last game: Beat SMU, 37-31.
Next game: Saturday vs. UTEP.
Last Week: 23
Last game: Beat Gardner-Webb, 10-7.
Next game: Saturday at Clemson.
Dropped out: Illinois, Kentucky.
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Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings also serve as his ballot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.