College football rankings: Texas, Miami drop out of top 10

A month into the college football season, one thing appears certain: the teams many of us thought might be back are very much not back.

We’re looking at you Texas and Miami. Texas Tech beat the Longhorns in overtime, and Middle Tennessee walloped Miami in maybe the most shocking result of the day (on coach Mario Cristobal’s birthday, no less). On Saturday, it was good to be a Raider, both Red and Blue.

It was good to be Orange, too. Just ask Tennessee, which rolled Florida, and Clemson, which survived a scare at Wake Forest. And there’s Auburn, too, which didn’t exactly win as much as Missouri lost in an epically ugly overtime game on the Plains. Coach Bryan Harsin survives for at least another week.

In another SEC battle, Arkansas blew a 14-0 lead in a 23-21 loss to Texas A&M that included one of the most bizarre missed field goals you’ll ever see. Cam Little’s go-ahead attempt in the final two minutes doinked off of the top of the right upright and fell into the end zone! Gone from the Top 10 are the Hogs as well as the Sooners. The Adrian Martinez-led Kansas State Wildcats, a week after losing to Tulane at home, went on the road to stun Oklahoma.


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