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The Times' college football rankings
Louisiana State can't afford to keep winning like this. The Tigers are 2-0 the last two weeks and are dropping faster than a first-time drinker at Mardi Gras. Oregon State is No.1 in two of the six Bowl Championship Series computers and also in the "bias free" Corvallis Chamber of Commerce Index. We pulled out hair keeping USC ahead of Stanford, but you can't go head-over-heels about head-to-head if one of the teams looked completely discombobulated in a Thursday night loss at Washington. We'd also like to welcome in No. 25 Louisiana Tech, which is 4-0 after consecutive wins at Illinois and Virginia. Some voters must think the Western Athletic Conference has already disbanded. In other news: the kickoff tee retriever in Morgantown, W.Va., ended his three-day holdout and agreed to work weekends when West Virginia is out of town.
October 4, 2012