October 04, 2014
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) pitches the ball as he is tackled by Arizona safety Jared Tevis (38) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Steve Dykes

The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a sensational Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll getting beat.

No. 3 Alabama was beaten by No. 11 Mississippi, 23-17. No. 4 Oklahoma was beaten 37-33 at No. 25 TCU. And No. 6 Texas A&M was beaten 48-31 at No. 12 Mississippi State.

Add to that No. 2 Oregon's loss to Arizona on Thursday night and it's the first time that four of the top six teams in the AP poll have lost in the same weekend.

No. 8 UCLA capped the upset weekend, falling 30-28 to Utah at the Rose Bowl. In all, 11 teams in the Top 25 lost, the first time that has happened since Oct. 11, 2003.

Oh, by the way, Arizona State beat No. 16 Southern California 38-34 on a Hail Mary touchdown pass, and Northwestern surprised No. 17 Wisconsin 20-14. Kentucky joined in, too, rallying to beat South Carolina 45-38.

The purge at the top of the polls suddenly makes all that talk about how Florida State wasn't impressive enough while staying undefeated seem a little silly.

The top-ranked Seminoles (5-0) got an easy win Saturday, 43-3 against Wake Forest, and then got to see all the teams that were supposed to be contenders to their national title go down.


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