Florida State has been ranked in the Bottom 25 each of the last two weeks, and every week I've told you how the Seminoles are a victim of circumstance. "They aren't really a bad team," I'd say. "They're just here because they haven't won yet and that's what happens this early in the season. They'll be out of the Bottom 25 soon enough!"

And then the Noles go and lose to NC State to make me look stupid. Thanks, guys, I appreciate it. I just don't do a good enough job of making myself look dumb, so you want to drive the point home for me. I'm touched, truly.

Anyway, if you haven't figured it out yet, the Seminoles are still ranked this week. In fact, they're not just ranked; they're in the Bottom 10. If there's any good news for the Seminoles, it's that they are not alone. There are seven Power Five teams included in the rankings this week, which is a Bottom 25 record. We're making history here, people.

As always, before we get to this week's rankings, here's a quick reminder on how all of this works (read the full explanation here).

  1. My opinion plays no factor in the rankings
  2. There is true equality to start the season as math doesn't play favorites
  3. Wins and losses mean more than anything
  4. The formula is in no way predictive; it's a meritocracy
  5. I won't share the formula

And away we go.

No longer ranked: Georgia State (4), UL-Monroe (9), Wyoming (19), Utah State (20), FIU (22), Idaho (23)