Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Michigan all took care of business in Week 6, but now that crew of heavyweights we have become used to seeing at the top has a newcomer in the surging Washington Huskies.
Washington's 6-0 start includes wins against both recent Pac-12 North Division winners, creating a two-game lead on both teams for a spot in the Pac-12 title game and causing fans to start comparing this team to Don James' national championship season in 1991. The Huskies still have plenty of conference play left, including an Apple Cup showdown with Washington State, but at the moment it seems like the preseason hype has been validated in Seattle. Stanford, once as high as No. 7 in the AP Top 25, fell completely out of the poll.
Houston, Tennessee and Miami were not able to make it through the weekend undefeated, all falling in tight conference contests that caused a slight drop in polls (or none at all) though no consensus of voters -- including in the CBS Sports 128 rankings -- is ready to give up on any of these teams as one of the top 25 in the country.
While the Hurricanes fell to No. 16, Florida State made one of the biggest moves this week, moving up nine spots to No. 14.
The new AP Top 25 featured four Big Ten teams in its top 10 for the first time since 1960, and the Coaches Poll has followed suit, although the four teams are in a different order.
The polls also show some balance in the conference. The East Division is considered the best in the Big Ten, but both the East and West have top-10 teams right now between Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
Elsewhere, there aren't any major surprises. Washington climbs up a spot into the top five following Houston's loss (which dropped to 12), and Tennessee tumbled a couple of spots following its overtime loss to Texas A&M. Florida, which saw its game with LSU postponed, moved up four spots and is ahead of its two in-state rivals.