How fair is it to drop a team who lost a close conference championship game to a higher ranked opponent? Not at all in my book. Most teams don't play in these games, so they stand pat on the sidelines. So yes, I'm leaving Nebraska and Florida State right where they were last week. South Carolina does drop a little due to getting blown out by Auburn, though. That blowout does earn Auburn a bump to #2 over TCU in my book.
Since it was a light week, not a lot of changes this week. Virginia Tech gets a bit of a bump for their victory, while Arizona gets the boot for missing two extra points at the end of the game. In comes USC, and I give them the edge over Hawai'i, if only for the head-to-head victory to open the season.