Originally Posted by ChicagoRon
Don't forget Nebraska and Sconnie (10/11). And I think Houston has a legit gripe with pre-season rankings. They would not be top 3, but I think they'd be ahead of Boise and Stanford right now if they hadn't started out unranked.
Nebraska started the season at #10 and is currently (at least until tomorrow) #16; Wisconsin started @ #11 and currently sits at #17. I don't know what gripe they have with the rankings. If they hadn't lost twice each, they'd both be on the cusp of the top 10, as it stands their right in the middle of the two-loss teams. I don't really see what their complaint is in either direction.
I completely disagree on Houston. I think they're still ranked too high. There are probably 30 schools in the country that would be 10-0 vs. their schedule. Boise, even with the loss, has a high quality win (vs. Georgia); Stanford has a much higher overall schedule quality, and one loss (to a Top 5 team). Even if Houston had, for some reason, started the season ranked #1, I think they would have dropped as other undefeated teams got high-quality wins and they beat the stuffing out of Rice.