College football rankings: Sun Belt upsets shake up SI’s Top 10

College football rankings: Sun Belt upsets shake up SI’s Top 10

We bow down before our new overlords, the Sun Belt Conference. Who knew, right? A league that not long ago was considered the very bottom of the FBS barrel suddenly is toast of the sport, scoring a trio of seismic upsets on a Saturday that appeared sleepy coming in and turned into a furniture-on-the-lawn rager.

(As this chaotic beauty of a sport so often does.)

Often referred to as the Fun Belt, the league morphed into the Stun Belt on Saturday, scoring wins over three established powers.

Score one for realignment savvy, with the Sun Belt picking off Marshall and others from Conference USA—and then fast-tracking their membership for this season. The Thundering Herd (2-0) paid off on that bet immediately by shocking Notre Dame, pushing the Fighting Irish season to the precipice after only two games. Marcus Freeman is now 0-3 as the coach of the Irish, and while the first two losses were understandable, this was not. It’s the worst Notre Dame loss since the Charlie Weis Era, at least.

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