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1. Florida Gators (9-0) - The Gators remained the top team in the nation; knocking off SEC foe Vanderbilt 27-3. The win sealed the deal for Florida to play in the SEC title game, against West winner Alabama. Tim Tebow completed all but five passes, throwing for 208 yards and a touchdown for the Gators. Jeffrey Demps carried the ball seven times, for 57 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Gators have allowed only six touchdowns on the defensive side of the ball all season. Florida will travel to former coach Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in the final SEC game for the Gators.
2. Texas Longhorns (9-0) - The Longhorns stayed perfect with their 35-3 winner of Central Florida. With the win, Texas remains # 2, sandwiched in between two SEC teams. After a scoreless first quarter, the Longhorns poured on 14 in both the second and fourth quarters. Jordan Shipley caught a career high 11 catches for 273 yard sand a touchdown. Quarterback Colt McCoy continued his impressive play with 33 of 42 completions for 469 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Longhorns remained undefeated, and at the top of the Big 12 South. Texas will play two of their last three games on the road, starting Saturday, at Baylor.
3. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) - The Crimson Tide won their ninth game of the season, coming away with a 24-15 victory. Alabama used a Julio Jones 73 yard touchdown rush to seal the nine point victory. In the win, quarterback Greg McElroy completed just 19 of 34 passes for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns. Mark Ingram ended the game 144 rushing yards as well. Alabama, with the win moved into the SEC title game, by winning the SEC West. The Crimson Tide will take on Florida in the title game. The win for Alabama allowed them to move right behind Texas for # 3 overall. The Gators have three games remaining before the SEC title game. This Saturday the Gators will travel to Mississippi State.
4. Boise State Broncos (9-0) – The Broncos held on Friday night for a 45-35 win over Louisiana Tech. Kellen Moore, the Boise State quarterback threw for 354 yards and 3 touchdowns. In the game, Louisiana Tech pulled within 30-28 in the fourth quarter, but Boise State was able to outscore them 15-7 from that point. The win for the Broncos was their ninth of the season, against no losses. The Broncos will host the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, as Idaho comes in one game behind the Broncos for the top of the Western Athletic Conference. Boise State, with the win remains # 4 in the rankings.
5. Cincinnati Bearcats (9-0) – The Bearcats had to sweat it, but they came away with a 47-45 home win over the Connecticut Huskies. Back-up quarterback Zach Callaros completed 29 of 37 passes for 480 yards and a touchdown. The Bearcats defense which had only allowed 34 points in their last three games, yielded 45 to the Huskies. The win for the Bearcats improved them to 9-0 overall, and 5-0 in the Big East. Within the conference, the Bearcats are tied with Pittsburgh at the top. Cincinnati’s remaining schedule will test them, as they host West Virginia on Friday night, followed by a home game with Illinois on November 27th, followed by a possible Big East title game on December 5th at Pittsburgh.
6. TCU Horned Frogs (9-0) - The Horned Frogs made a two team jump from # 8 to # 6 with their 55-12 win over San Diego State. TCU got 239 passing yards and 44 rushing yards from star quarterback Andy Dalton. The Horned Frogs remained at the top of the Mountain West Conference; tied with Utah. The Horned Frogs and the Utes will meet up this week, in Texas, for what appears to be the conference title.
7. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-1) - Despite struggling to beat 4-6 Wake Forest, the Yellow Jackets moved to # 7, up three spots from # 10 last week. The Yellow Jackets could not slow down Demon Deacon quarterback Riley Skinner, as he threw for 263 yards, and put Wake Forest on top 17-0 after one quarter. Quarterback Josh Nesbitt rushed for a three yard touchdown in overtime to give Georgia Tech the win. Johnathan Dwyer, the Georgia Tech stud running back ran for 189 yards in the game, which put him over 1,000 on the season. Georgia Tech remained at the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference - Coastal Division. If the Yellow Jackets can beat Duke on Saturday, they will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship against either Clemson or Boston College.
8. Utah Utes (8-1) - The Utes continued to roll, blasting New Mexico 45-14 on Saturday. In the win, Utah scored 21 straight points, to push their lead to 31. Jordan Wynn passed for 297 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first start at Utah. Eddie Wide also ran for 145 yards, which was his sixth straight game of 100+ yards. That is a school record at Utah. The Utes remained in the Mountain West Conference lead; tied with TCU. The win for the Utes allowed them to move back into the Top 10, up three spots from # 11 to # 8.
9. Pittsburgh Panthers (8-1) - The Panthers remain the September 26th loss away from being right in the middle of the national title picture. On that day, the Panthers fell to North Carolina State 38-31. Since then, the Panthers have won five straight, including two in a row by 27 points. The Panthers latest win was a 37-10 win over Syracuse. In the win, Greg Williams interception for a touchdown gave them to lead, and they kept it for good. Bill Stull completed 16 of 23 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Dion Lewis rushed for over 100 yards for the sixth straight time. Pittsburgh has moved into the Top 10, up nine positions from # 18, to # 9. This is the biggest jump of any team this week. The Panthers will look to keep their winning streak going on Saturday when they host Notre Dame.
10. LSU Tigers (7-2) - LSU took Georgia down to the wire, but were unable to knock the Crimson Tide off. LSU led 15-10 heading into the fourth quarter, but Leigh Tiffin’s 40 yard field goal with just over 3:00 to go nailed the win down for Alabama. The loss for LSU was their second of the season; to Florida and Alabama. The Tigers will take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, before finishing their SEC slate with a trip to Mississippi and a home game with Arkansas. The loss for LSU dropped them one spot from # 9 to # 10.
11. Oregon Ducks (7-2) - The Ducks outside shot at the national champion went up in smoke on Saturday as they were blasted for 51 points by Stanford. The Ducks were unable to slow down Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, who rushed for 223 yard and three touchdowns. The two teams combined for 49 first down and 1,075 yards. The loss for Oregon did not eliminate their chances at a Rose Bowl appearance, as they are tied with Arizona with one loss, and ahead of Stanford, USC and Arizona State with two losses. The Ducks, with three straight wins, can come away with a Pac-Ten title. That run will start Saturday when they host Arizona State. The Ducks will end the season with a trip to Arizona, followed by a home game with Oregon State. The loss for the Ducks dropped them five positions from # 6 to # 11.
12. USC Trojans (7-2) - The Trojans picked up an ugly 14-9 win over Arizona State on Saturday. The win for USC allowed them to remain # 12. The Trojans gained a game on Oregon, and now trail by one game in the Pac-Ten. The Trojans will need to win out, and hope for some losses from Oregon, Stanford and Arizona. The Trojans will host Stanford on Saturday, after the Cardinals upset win over the Oregon Ducks.
13. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2) – The Buckeyes picked up a big road win over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday. In the win for Ohio State, quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for 125 yards and rushed for 50 more. Pryor has now thrown for 1668 yards and rushed for 604 on the season, combining for 22 of the Buckeyes touchdowns. The win for Ohio State put them into position to head back to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State and Iowa are now tied at the top of the Big Ten, with 5-1 records. If the Buckeyes can beat Iowa and Michigan, they will once again be playing in Pasadena. The win for Ohio State pushed them up one position from # 14 to # 13.
14. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-1) – The Hawkeyes were unable to pull a fourth quarter miracle this week, falling 17-10 at home to Northwestern. The Hawkeyes scored the first 10 points of the game, but then lost their quarterback Ricky Stanzi to an ankle injury. The Hawkeyes also turned the ball over four times in the loss. Iowa is still in position to win the Big-Ten, as they are tied with Ohio State atop the conference. If the Hawkeyes can beat Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday and beat Minnesota on November 21st they will be playing in Pasadena. The loss for the Hawkeyes dropped them seven positions from # 7 to # 14.
15. Houston Cougars (8-1) – The Cougars used some fourth quarter magic to escape Tulsa 46-45 on Saturday evening. Matt Hogan kicked a 51 yard field goal as the clock expired to seal the win for Houston. Case Keenum pushed the Houston offense into field goal position, using part of his 522 passing yards. Keenum has now amassed 3,800 passing yards on the season. Keenum has also tossed for 28 touchdowns on the season. The win for Houston pushed them to # 15, up from # 16 last week. Houston will play at Central Florida next weekend, and then finish the season with two home games, with Memphis and Rice.
16. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-2) - The Cowboys regrouped from their beat down to Texas with a beat down of their own. Oklahoma State pounded Iowa State 34-8 on Saturday. Leading just 13-0 at halftime, the Cowboys scored 14 straight points in the third quarter to push the lead to 27. The Cowboys received 206 rushing yards from Keith Toston, which was a career high. Toston also received rushed for three touchdowns. Oklahoma State remained in second place in the Big 12 - South, and can only hope for two Texas losses to play in the Big 12 title game. The Cowboys will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday.
17. Arizona Wildcats (6-2) - The Wildcats moved to 6-2 on the season, and moved into a first place tie in the Pac-Ten. Arizona led 41-0 over Washington State after three quarters, allowing a late touchdown, and also adding a touchdown to make the final score 48-7. The Wildcats used a Travis Cobb 95 yard kick-off return for a touchdown to spark the lead. Arizona out gained Washington State 470-187 offensively. The win for Arizona allowed them to move up two positions from # 19 to # 17. Arizona can head to the Rose Bowl with four wins to finish the season. The Wildcats will face California, coming off a loss, in Berkley on Saturday. Following that, Arizona will host Oregon, and then travel to Arizona State and USC.
18. Miami Hurricanes (7-2) - Using a 28-0 second half, the Miami Hurricanes blasted Atlantic Coast Conference foe Virginia 52-17 on Saturday. In the win for the Hurricanes, quarterback Jacory Harris threw for 232 yards, and running back Greg Cooper ran for a career high 152 yards. Miami, with the win, moved up from # 20 to # 18 this week. The Hurricanes will play at Chapel Hill on Saturday, and then finish the season with a home game against Duke, and a trip to South Florida.
19. Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) - The Nittany Lions took a tumble on Saturday, scoring just a lone touchdown in their 17 point loss to Ohio State. Penn State has now lost two games on the season, both conference games, at home. Penn State was only able to garner 75 rushing yards on the Buckeyes defense. The Nittany Lions only turned the ball over 1 time, but were forced to punt 7 times. The Nittany Lions are now tied in third place in the Big Ten with Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions will host Indiana on Saturday, and then finish the season on November 21st at Michigan State. Penn State moves down six positions from # 13 to # 19.
20. Clemson Tigers (6-3) - The Tigers picked up the win Saturday night which was the first of three most wins for Clemson to win the Atlantic Coast Conference - Atlantic Division. If Clemson can beat North Carolina State on the road, and Virginia at home, they will play in the ACC title game in most likely a September 10th rematch with Georgia Tech. In the Clemson win over Florida State, running back C.J. Spiller continued his Heisman campaign by rushing for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns. The win for Clemson allowed them to move up five spots from # 25 to # 20.
21. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-2) - Despite the 1-2 Big East conference record, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are garnering national attention once again. The Scarlet Knights have losses to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh; two highly ranked team. Rutgers will look to get to ten wins, if they can win their final four games of the season. Rutgers will play the ESPN Thursday night game this week, hosting the South Florida Bulls. Following that, Rutgers will play back-to-back road games at Syracuse and Louisville, and then finish the season on December 5th; at home with West Virginia. The Scarlet Knights move up two positions from # 23 to # 21.
22. Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-3) - The Red Raiders took the weekend off and moved up from # 24 to # 22 within the Top 25. Texas Tech is 6-3 on the season, with losses to Texas, Houston and Texas A+M. The Red Raiders are averaging nearly 480 yards per game offensively. The Red Raiders will face two straight tough tests in upcoming weeks. Saturday, Texas Tech will travel to Stillwater and take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The following week, the Red Raiders will host the Oklahoma Sooners, and then the following week finish with the Baylor Bears.
23. Brigham Young Cougars (7-2) - The Cougars make another move back into the Top 25, with their 52-0 blanking of Wyoming on Saturday. Brigham Young poured in 31 first half points en route to the victory. Max Hall passed for 312 yards and 4 touchdowns, and failed to throw an interception in the win. The Cougars, with the win kept them in third place within the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars trail unbeaten TCU and Utah. The lone conference loss for Brigham Young, was at home to TCU. Brigham Young will play their final regular season road game on Saturday at New Mexico, before finishing the year at home against Air Force and Utah.
24. Wisconsin Badgers (7-2) - The Badgers re-enter the Top 25, at # 24, after their 31-28 win over the Indiana Hoosiers. Wisconsin used 134 rushing yards, and a touchdown from John Clay, along with Montee Ball’s two touchdowns. The win for Wisconsin kept them alive in Big Ten play. The Badgers are 4-2, tied for third place with Penn State. With the Iowa loss, the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes are 5-1, and leading the conference. Wisconsin will play their final home game Saturday when they host the Michigan Wolverines. Following that game, Wisconsin will play two road games; at Northwestern and at Hawaii.
25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-3) - Head Coach Charlie Weis went immediately back onto the hot seat, following the 23-21 loss to Navy. The loss for the Fighting Irish was the second straight home loss to the Midshipmen. Craig Schaeger picked up a sack of Jimmy Clausen in the end zone with just a minute to go, to put Navy up nine points. Notre Dame’s Golden Tate scored a late touchdown, but it was not enough to avoid the upset. The Irish are now 6-3 overall, and face three tough tasks ahead. On Saturday, the Fighting Irish will play at Big East leader Pittsburgh. Following that, Notre Dame will host another Big East team; in Connecticut. The final game of the year for Notre Dame will take place on November 28th when they head to Palo Alto to take on the Stanford Cardinals. The loss for Notre Dame drops them ten positions from # 15 to # 25.
Others in Consideration:
Boston College Eagles (6-3) - Off
South Florida Bulls (6-2) - Off
Auburn Tigers (7-3) - Beat Furman 63-31
Stanford Cardinals (6-3) - Beat Oregon 51-42
Oregon State Beavers (6-3) - Beat California 31-14
Dropped from Rankings:
California Bears (6-3)
Oklahoma Sooners (5-4)