Ranking college football teams is a thankless job — I get that. Be that as it may, it's still a job, and one of the most important there is in college football. The rankings drive the narrative. They're what give us marquee matchups and the perception of quality wins.
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship.
Week 4 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Tennessee rallied in the second half to end an 11-game losing streak to Florida, Wisconsin scored a huge road win over Michigan State, and Texas A&M knocked off Arkansas in Arlington, Texas.
When Kentucky and South Carolina meet on Saturday in Lexington, it will be a clash of teams trying to find an identity on different sides of the ball. The Gamecocks have already shown some improvement on defense under first-year head coach Will Muschamp, but they are having trouble scoring points. The ‘Cats, on the other hand, look decent on offense. But that Kentucky defense? Wow.