Just outside: Clemson, Texas Tech, Miami (FL)
Justifications, explanations, clarifications:
--Overall. If a team won, it did no better than hold steady. I'm not holding unimpressive Week 1 wins against anybody, because strange things happen in the first week. Next week will provide corrections. But if a team lost, I reserved the right to punish them. I might have been a bit too hard on Tennessee, but other than that I'm comfortable with the teams that dropped out. Impressive wins got higher rankings.
--Michigan. They drop out. When you lose to a team in a lower subdivision, you are not one of the Top 25. If I could rank Appalachian State, I might give them a Spurrier-esque tip of the hat. But I can't. This is why almost everybody else moves up at least one.
--Georgia. Impressive. I might have jumped them up a bit too high here, but the match against South Carolina should tell a lot. One of those teams will likely drop into the 20-25 range next week, barring a complete blowout.
--South Carolina. A de facto nudge down because of the worries about the La-La win.
--Boston College. The more I see, the more I like.
--Georgia Tech. Was the shellacking of Notre Dame at home a sign of things to come? Or will Gaileyball still prevail?