BYU drops to No. 19 in AP

The week 3 college football polls released today have the Cougars falling to 19th in the AP and 20th in the USA Today Coaches' poll.  BYU should consider themselves lucky to have not fallen further.  After losing by 26 points on their home field, giving up over 300 yards rushing (over 500 total) and committing five turnovers - all against an unranked team, the Cougars could have dropped more.

This is yet another demonstration of how insignificant the ranking system is during at least the first four or five weeks of the season.  As I wrote last night, the Seminoles were ranked 18th just 15 days ago, the Cougars 20th. Today, the schools are almost exactly back to those positions.  What I don't understand is that the Seminoles are ranked below the Cougars - 25th - in the Coaches'.  Florida State is certainly a Top 20 team - probably a Top 15 team easy.  No team comes into Provo and achieves those kind of results without being a very good team.  Not to mention, the Seminoles nearly beat Miami who is now ranked 9th overall.

Polls after the jump...

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (55) 3-0 1488
2 Texas (2) 3-0 1428
3 Alabama (3) 3-0 1390
4 Mississippi 2-0 1213
5 Penn State 3-0 1212
6 California 3-0 1169
7 LSU 3-0 1120
8 Boise State 3-0 1038
9 Miami (FL) 2-0 920
10 Oklahoma 2-1 862
11 Virginia Tech 2-1 852
12 USC 2-1 825
13 Ohio State 2-1 810
14 Cincinnati 3-0 739
15 TCU 2-0 674
16 Oklahoma State 2-1 478
17 Houston 2-0 455
18 Florida State 2-1 363
19 Brigham Young 2-1 349
20 Kansas 3-0 347
21 Georgia 2-1 318
22 North Carolina 3-0 271
23 Michigan 3-0 247
24 Washington 2-1 194
25 Nebraska 2-1 132
USA Today Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (59) 3-0 1475
2 Texas 3-0 1412
3 Alabama 3-0 1355
4 Penn State 3-0 1274
5 Mississippi 2-0 1182
6 California 3-0 1149
7 LSU 3-0 1122
8 Boise State 3-0 976
9 Oklahoma 2-1 917
10 USC 2-1 905
11 Ohio State 2-1 900
12 Virginia Tech 2-1 853
13 Miami (FL) 2-0 724
14 TCU 2-0 701
15 Cincinnati 3-0 580
16 Oklahoma State 2-1 576
17 Georgia 2-1 457
18 North Carolina 3-0 445
19 Kansas 3-0 381
20 Brigham Young 2-1 279
21 Missouri 3-0 214
22 Michigan 3-0 205
23 Houston 2-0 160
24 Nebraska 2-1 158
25 Florida State 2-1 154
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