The Stanford Cardinal moved up 4 slots from 11 to 7th. Stanford is coming off a win against Colorado, but have a big contest at home this Saturday against a surging Oregon. Several teams ahead of Stanford lost this weekend including Michigan State, LSU and TCU. While it is exciting to see Stanford move up, the Cardinal still has to handle their business against Oregon, Cal, Notre Dame, and a potential Conference Championship game appearance. Stanford has a tough month ahead regardless of what number is next to their name.
Other notable rankings include UCLA at 19 (up from 23), Northwestern moving up to 18th (from 21), Utah at 10th (up from 12), and Notre Dame 4th (up at 5).
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