For the first time this season, the SEC West did not hold the majority in the Legends Poll Top 8.
The top four remained largely unchanged, with No. 4 Oregon replacing Auburn. And the biggest surprise might have been Florida State receiving zero first-place votes for the first time all year while still holding on to its second-place ranking.
But No. 6 Baylor, No. 7 Ohio State and No. 8 Arizona state were all newcomers to the rankings this week, each after prevailing in statement games.
Baylor manhandled Oklahoma, 48-14, in its first-ever victory in Norman. Seventh-ranked Ohio State vaulted to the top of the Big Ten with a road victory of its own, outlasting Michigan State, 49-37. And No. 8 Arizona State continued to roll with a 55-31 victory over Notre Dame in Tempe.
Top-ranked Mississippi State and No. 3 Alabama are set up for a showdown this coming weekend, with the winner in the driver’s seat to take home the SEC West crown.
Auburn, Michigan State and Notre Dame dropped from the top 8 this week. No. 5 TCU moved up two spots.
Mississippi State (10)
To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.