College Football Rankings: Hits and misses in the Week Two AP Top 25

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Sep 5, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake (17) runs in a touchdown against Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Derrick Tindal (25) during the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

College football rankings make or break the season, and although the most important rankings — from the playoff selection committee — don’t start until November, the early-season versions give some great talking points.

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The Associated Press top 25 is one of the early season polls which always seems to get college football fans talking…or riled up…or both…at each other. The preseason polls are some of the most overvalued and unimportant you’ll see, and from there they start to level off until we get a good look at teams.

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Still, there are mistakes made — or perceived ones — in every week’s poll, and 2015 will be no different. The arguments will continue all season, even through the selection of playoff teams, because that’s what we do. With week one now in the books and the week two rankings upon us, its time to see if the Associated Press has improved on last week’s rankings.

Only three teams who were ranked in the preseason top 25 lost their first game, and one team – LSU – had their game cancelled. Yet nine teams moved in the polls this week. So how was there so much movement? It’s magic, I tell you.

Utah and Mississippi State moved into the poll at number 24 and 25 respectively, which were probably pretty accurate given who they played and how teams in the lower part of the polls played.

Here are some teams that made movements (or remained stagnant) that have some of us around here scratching our heads.

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