Following another tremendously entertaining week of college football — and one that actually had some big time matchups — former Florida and Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen re-assessed his rankings of the top 25 teams.
On Monday morning, Mullen issued his new college football rankings in the aftermath of Week 4, including four teams in the Pac-12 who made the top 10, and none of them are USC. So below, you can find all 25 teams Mullen listed as part of his top 25 as we turn the corner and head for Week 5.
Dan Mullen’s top 25 following Week 4
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Washington State
- North Carolina
- Notre Dame
- Fresno State
- Oregon State
- Ole Miss
Mullen goes pretty chalk at the very top, keeping the two-time champs as the No. 1 team in the country despite a pretty ho-hum start to their season. The same can be said for Michigan, who was four non-quality victories all by a nearly identical score — UM in the low 30s, their opponent with a touchdown or less.
The fun starts at No. 3, where he’s got Florida State in light of their massive road victory over the Clemson Tigers. With that triumph, plus what they did to a very good LSU team in Orlando, gives the Seminoles arguably the stoutest resume in the country through four weeks. It would be inarguable, except FSU messed around and nearly suffered a catastrophe at the hands of Boston College — who lost to Northern Illinois, barely beat FCS Holy Cross by a field goal, and then had their skulls caved in by Louisville this past weekend.
Texas comes in next thanks to their road win vs. Alabama — the only one of those in the 2020s decade. And that victory looked a little bit better this week than it did last week as the Crimson Tide continued their annual tradition of beating up on Ole Miss and Lane Kiffin.
Now let’s talk some Pac-12, which has approximately 15 good teams. That’s an exaggeration, but not by much, since Mullen does have four Pac-12 teams in the top 10 plus two more between 15-25 in USC and Oregon State. Imagine that, huh. USC is undefeated and has a Heisman winner at quarterback, yet they fall in as the No. 5 team in their own conference. We’re about to see some fun football out west over the next couple of months.