South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia moved into the top five of The Associated Press college football poll after a Saturday during which nine Top-25 teams lost.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon held their spots at the top of the rankings. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 again. The rest of the Top 25 got a makeover.
No. 3 South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moved up three spots. No. 4 Florida jumped six after beating LSU 14-6. No. 5 West Virginia moved up three with a 48-45 victory at Texas.
No. 6 Kansas State, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 8 Ohio State also moved up. LSU dropped to No. 9, and unbeaten Oregon State is No. 10. The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was the weekend of Oct. 18, 2008.
Stanford (4-1) moved up one spot to No. 17 after its 54-48 overtime victory over Arizona.
TCU: Coach Gary Patterson met Sunday with the school's chancellor and athletic director about suspended quarterback Casey Pachall. Patterson said he couldn't say anything more about Pachall until after some other things got done. He wouldn't elaborate.
Pachall was suspended indefinitely after being arrested early Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. That came eight months after the junior quarterback admitted to police that he smoked marijuana and failed a team-administered drug test.
Asked if there was any change in Pachall's status with the team,
Georgia: Linebacker Christian Robinson said on his Twitter account he returned from the Bulldogs' lopsided loss at South Carolina on Saturday night to find a house he shares with quarterback Aaron Murray "egged and rolled."
Georgia was No. 5 before the 35-7 loss to South Carolina.
Robinson, a senior, concluded the toilet paper and eggs on the house were a result of the loss. He posted on his Twitter account "Seems that people turn on you when you're not perfect. Thought we were in this together."
Coach Mark Richt says negative feedback from fans is not a surprise. Richt says players in the public spotlight must "be man enough to turn the other cheek."
West Virginia: West Virginia is off to a blistering start in its first Big 12 season, piling up points behind quarterback Geno Smith. But if the No. 5 Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0) want to win the league, they might have to eventually start playing some defense. West Virginia has torched Baylor and Texas for 118 points the last two weeks but also surrendered 108 in two wild, heart-pounding games.
"We play as a team, we fight as a team. No matter what it takes to win the game, that's what we're going to do," Smith said.
Smith may have to be at his best every game the rest of the way. The Mountaineers still have to play No. 13 Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, which has the No. 1 total offense and scoring offense in the country, and No. 6 Kansas State.