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2014 college football rankings, Week 4: SEC remains on top

The SEC's reign of terror continues, while the top Big Ten teams hold serve.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the week 4 rankings from the AP, USA Today Coaches', and Sagarin ratings:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (37) Florida State (50) Oregon
2 Oregon (17) Alabama (1) Alabama
3 Alabama (1) Oregon (6) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma (4) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Texas A&M (3) Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 LSU LSU Michigan State
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
10 Ole Miss UCLA Wisconsin
11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor
12 UCLA Ole Miss Notre Dame
13 Georgia Arizona State UCLA
14 South Carolina Georgia Kansas State
15 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss
16 Stanford South Carolina South Carolina
17 USC Wisconsin Clemson
18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State
19 Wisconsin Missouri USC
20 Kansas State Kansas State Stanford
21 BYU USC Florida
22 Clemson Nebraska Cincinnati
23 Ohio State BYU Oklahoma State
24 Nebraska Clemson Missouri
25 Oklahoma State North Carolina BYU

While the Big Ten struggled again this past weekend with out-of-conference competition (looking at you, B1G West), the top teams had little movement as they had either a bye week or a cupcake game. Ohio State throttled Kent State with a great performance from J.T. Barrett, Michigan looked fine against Miami (OH), and Nebraska took care of Fresno State out on the west coast. The B1G still looks like a wide open conference, which is another way of saying it's basically a dumpster fire fueled by used car tires. Bowl eligibility looks like a very doable task for the Scarlet Knights.

Nationally, the SEC continues to look great by beating itself up, as South Carolina and Georgia just stay within the top 15 for reasons. Not sure how USC is still ranked that high at the moment, unless Boston College is really that good of a team. They most likely won't be after we watch them for a full season. Consequently, that makes Stanford look a tad overrated as well. It's still early in the season, so we should get closer to a more accurate poll within a couple of weeks.

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