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1. Texas Longhorns (8-0) - Remain # 1 after a 28-24 win over Oklahoma State. The Longhorns have now won eight straight games to start the season. In the win on Saturday, the Longhorns jumped out to a 21-14-halftime lead, and were shutout in the fourth quarter, but held on for a four-point win. Colt McCoy completed 38 of 45 passes for 390 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran 10 times, for 40 yards, and a touchdown. The win for Texas moved them to 4-0 inside the Big 12 South. The Longhorns will now take on Texas Tech, also undefeated in the Longhorns fourth straight game against a ranked opponent; all four teams being inside the top 10 on game day. After Texas Tech; Texas will see Baylor, Kansas and Texas A+M.
2. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) - The Crimson Tide remain at # 2 in the polls after a win over Tennessee Saturday night. The win for Alabama was their eight straight to start the season. The Crimson Tide moved toe 5-0 in the SEC West, now two full games ahead of LSU. Alabama will play outside of the SEC on Saturday; when Arkansas State comes to town. After Saturday’s game, the Crimson Tide will see LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn in their final three games.
3. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-0) - The Nittany Lions remain # 3 after their win over Ohio State. The win gave the Nittany Lions the upper hand in the Big Ten, and kept them on the outside looking in for one of the two spots in the national title game. The Nittany Lions were able to hold the talented Ohio State offense to just 6 points on Saturday. Before Saturday’s game, Penn State had not had a game closer than 14 points, but the 7 point win on Saturday showed the Nittany Lions can win close games as well. Penn State now sits at 9-0 on the season, and 5-0 and alone in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions have games left with Iowa, Indiana and Michigan State. Penn State will take next weekend off before heading to Iowa City on November 8th for their final road game of the season.
4. USC Trojans (6-1) - The Trojans came away with a 17-10 win over Pac Ten rival Arizona. The win keep the Trojans at # 4. In the win, USC only allowed the Wildcats to garner 188 total yards, 88 in the air and 100 on the ground. The win put the Trojans in a first place tie with Oregon at 4-1 in the Pac Ten. Next Saturday the Trojans will take on 0-7 Washington at home. After Washington, USC will see California, Stanford, Notre Dame and UCLA.
5. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) - The Sooners, by putting 58 points on the board were 23-point winners over Kansas State. The win kept the Sooners at # 5, with each of the top seven teams winning on Saturday. Leading 55-28 at halftime, the Sooners coasted in the second half just scoring 3 fourth quarter points to win. In the win, the Sooners out gained the Wildcats 268-64 in rushing yards. Chris Brown ran 20 times for 137 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Sam Bradford continues to put up solid numbers throwing for 255 yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners are now 7-1 overall, and 3-1 in the Big Ten South. Oklahoma stays one game behind Texas and Texas Tech, who both won, to move to 4-0 on the year. Oklahoma will host Nebraska on Saturday; after their battle with the Cornhuskers, the Sooners will face Texas A+M before battles with Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. Needless to say, the Sooners have a lot of work to do, and still a chance for a national title appearance.
6. Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-0) - The Texas Tech Red Raiders put on an impressive show on Saturday in the 63-21 thrashing over Kansas. In the win, quarterback Graham Harrell put up impressive numbers once again to continue his assault on the Heisman Trophy. Harrell threw for 389 yards and five touchdowns, including two to Michael Crabtree, one of his dynamic receivers. The win kept the Red Raiders at # 6 in the polls. The win for Texas Tech moves them to 4-0 within the Big 12 South; keeping them in a tie for first place with Texas. The Red Raiders will host # 1 Texas on Saturday. After their battle with Texas; the Red Raiders will see Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Baylor to end the regular season.
7. Florida Gators (6-1) - The Florida Gators were impressive 63-5 winners over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. The offense found the groove they had been waiting for; in the 63-point outburst. In the win, quarterback Tim Tebow threw for 181 yards and two touchdown passes; as he was not needed; with the ground game accumulating 212 net yards. The win for Florida moved them to 6-1 overall; and 4-1 in the SEC East. That keeps the Gators in a tie with the Georgia Bulldogs. Florida will see the Bulldogs of Georgia on Saturday in Athens. After that game, the Gators will see Vanderbilt, South Carolina, The Citadel, and Florida State. The win keeps the Gators at # 7.
8. Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) - Staying with the theme of top teams putting major points on the board; enter the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia put up 52 points on the LSU Tigers, in a 52-38 win. The win for the Bulldogs kept Georgia in the hunt for a SEC title, and still on the outside looking in for a possible national title game appearance. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will battle the Florida Gators at home. Georgia hopes this game with a top opponent at home goes much better than the last; a loss to Alabama. The win for the Bulldogs kep them at the # 8 position.
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-1) - Despite the loss to Texas, the Cowboys remain at # 9 this week. Playing well on the road, in Austin, against the # 1 team in the country needs to be rewarded some how. Coach Gundy appears to have his team playing excellent football after wins over Texas A+M, Missouri and Baylor in the last three weeks. The Cowboys fall to 7-1 overall and 34-1 in the Big 12 South. They are now tied with Oklahoma in second place, a game behind undefeated Texas, and Texas Tech. Oklahoma State will host Iowa State on Saturday, and then on November 8th, the Cowboys will play at Texas Tech.
10. Boise State Broncos (7-0) - The Broncos put themselves in the Western Athletic Conference drivers seat on Friday night, blasting San Jose State 33-16 on the road. The win moved the Broncos to 7-0 overall, and 3-0 inside the conference. San Jose State sits at 3-1 and Fresno State is 2-1. In Friday’s game the Broncos defense allowed just 207 yards, including 98 on the ground. The Boise State offense compiled 393 total yards, with 244 in the air. Quarterback Kellen Moore completed 26 of 40 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns. The Broncos will now take on New Mexico State on Saturday. After Saturday, the Broncos will see Utah State, Idaho, Nevada, and Fresno State to complete the 2008 season.
11. Utah Utes (8-0) - The Utes sat back and watched the action on Saturday using their bye week to rest up. Utah has won eight straight games to start the season, and sit near the top of the Mountain West Conference. During the bye week, Utah moved up two positions from # 13 to # 11. In eight games, Utah has scored 312 points and allowed just 149. The Utes have played four games at home, and also four games on the road. Utah sits just ½ game behind TCU in the conference. TCU is 5-0, while Utah is 4-0. On Saturday Utah will face New Mexico. The following week the Mountain West title will be on the line when the Utes host TCU. San Diego State and Brigham Young will be the Utes final two opponents in 2008.
12. Missouri Tigers (6-2) - The Tigers moved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 inside the Big 12 North. The Tigers are now tied with Kansas and Nebraska at the top of the division. Missouri has already defeated Nebraska, but have yet to see the Jayhawks. Missouri and Kansas will play on Saturday November 29th, 2008. The Tigers broke their two game losing streak by putting up 58 points in a 58-0 rout. The Tigers have scored 379 points and allowed just 184 points overall. On Saturday the Tigers will travel to Baylor to see the 3-5 Bears. After that, Missouri will finish with Kansas State and Iowa State, before the tilt with Kansas.
13. West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2) - West Virginia, and the Big East came up with a huge win on Thursday night. The Mountaineers outscored SEC opponent Auburn 24-0 in the second half, to come away with a 34-17 win. In seven games played this year, West Virginia has scored 167 points, and allowed 105. The Mountaineers are 5-0 at home, and 0-2 on the road on the year. The win moved West Virginia to 5-2 overall, and they stayed 2-0 within the Big East. West Virginia is a full game ahead of Connecticut and Pittsburgh in conference play. This Saturday the Mountaineers will travel to Connecticut to see the Huskies. After that, West Virginia will battle Cincinnati, Louisville, South Florida, and Pittsburgh. West Virginia moves up five spots after the win.
14. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (8-0) - The Hurricanes move up five positions with a win at home over Central Florida. The Hurricanes are now 8-0 on the season, and 5-0 within Conference USA West. Tulsa is well known for their week eight performance, in which they scored 77 points on UTEP. The Hurricanes have also put up games of 62 and 63 points on the season. The Tulsa offense had scored 51 touchdowns coming into Sunday night’s game. Tulsa is ahead of 3-0 Houston, and 4-1 Rice. The Hurricanes will travel to Arkansas on Saturday, in a game in which the small Oklahoma school will hope to knock off one of the BCS big boys. November 15th will pit Tulsa at Houston, and then the Hurricanes will take on Tulane and Marshall in the final two weeks of the season.
15. Ball State Cardinals (8-0) - The Cardinals move up five positions and now sit inside the top 15 for the first time in school history. The Cardinals were 38-16 winners over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. In the win, the Ball State offense put up 408 total yards, including 245 in the air. The Cardinals are 4-0 within the MAC West. They are still sitting ½ game behind Central Michigan, who is 5-0 in the conference. The Cardinals will take on Central Michigan on November 19th on the road. On November 5th, the Cardinals will host Northern Illinois. November 11th, the Cardinals take on Miami (OH) and they will finish the season with a November 25th game with Western Michigan.
16. TCU Horned Frogs (8-1) - The Horned Frogs continued to roll on Saturday. Putting up 54 points, and allowing just 7, led to another impressive win. The win for TCU moved them to 8-1 overall, and 5-0 inside the Mountain West Conference. They currently sit ½ game ahead of Utah in the MWC. On the season, the Horned Frogs have scored 322 points and allowed 94. The Horned Frogs are 5-0 at home, and 3-1 thus far on the road. TCU will travel to UNLV on Saturday, before the November 6th trip to Utah. The Horned Frogs will finish the regular season with a November 22nd game at home against Air Force. The Horned Frogs moved up five spots after the win Saturday.
17. Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2) - The Buckeyes were only able to put 6 points on the board on Saturday; in a 13-6 loss that may have essentially knocked them out of Big Ten Title contention. The loss dropped the Buckeyes from # 12 last week to # 17 this week. Ohio State has scored 221 points, and allowed 110 on the year. The Buckeyes now sit at 4-1, tied with Michigan State for second place in the Big Ten. Penn State leads the conference at 5-0. Ohio State will take off next week, before a November 8th tilt with Northwestern, followed by November 15 and 22 games at Illinois, and at home with Michigan to finish the season.
18. LSU Tigers (5-2) - For the second time this season the LSU Tigers allowed 50+ points in a game, in a loss to a ranked opponent. On October 11th, the Tigers were defeated on the road 51-21 to Florida, and then again on Saturday the Tigers were rolled 52-38 at home to Georgia. The Tigers are now 5-2 overall, and 3-2 in the SEC West. They sit two games behind Alabama atop the conference. LSU has scored 225 points and allowed 181 on the season. The loss for the Tigers dropped them from # 11 last week to # 18 this week. LSU will go outside the SEC and take on Tulane on Saturday. In the remaining games for LSU, the Tigers will battle Alabama, Troy, Mississippi and Arkansas to conclude the 2008 regular season.
19. Brigham Young Cougars (7-1) - The Cougars moved up three positions on Saturday from # 22, with a 42-35 win over UNLV. In the win, the Cougars were out gained on offense 463-454. The Cougars defense allowed 351 yards in the air, and 112 on the ground. The Brigham Young offense ran for 209 yards, and threw for 245 yards. Max Hall threw for 24 of 31 passes, 245 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday. Hall has thrown for a total of 24 touchdowns on the season. The Cougars are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars sit behind 5-0 TCU, 4-0 Utah, and 4-1 Air Force. Brigham Young will travel to Colorado State on Saturday, before a home game on November 8th with San Diego State. The last two games of the season the Cougars will take the road at Air Force, and at Utah.
20. Florida State Seminoles (6-1) - The Seminoles won their fourth straight games, after a October 20th loss to Wake Forest. The win moved Florida State up from # 23 to # 20. Graham Gano hit a 46-yard field goal with just over 2:00 to go on Saturday to give FSU a 10-point lead. Wide Receiver Greg Carr did not catch a touchdown pass, but did accumulate 100 yards, and several key catches. Florida State is tied atop the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division with a 3-1 record. They are currently tied with Maryland. The Seminoles play the next five Saturday’s to conclude their schedule with games at Georgia Tech, home with Clemson and Boston College, on the road at Maryland, and then a home game with Florida.
21. Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-1) - The Golden Gophers continue their un foreseen run within the Big Ten with a 17-6 win over Purdue on Saturday. The Gophers are winning games with their defense, allowing just six points on Saturday, after slowing down Illinois’ defense the week before. Minnesota is now 7-1 overall and 3-1 inside the Big Ten. Minnesota is ½ game behind Ohio State and Michigan State (4-1), and 1.5 behind Penn State (5-0). Minnesota has games left with Northwestern, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.
22. Oregon Ducks (6-2) - The Ducks moved up from # 25 to # 22 with a 54-20 win over Arizona State on Saturday. Oregon is now 6-2 overall, and 4-1, tied at the top of the Pac Ten Standings with USC. California and Oregon State are also still in the hunt with 3-1 marks. Oregon compiled 537 yards of total offense in Saturday’s win. Oregon has games remaining at California on Saturday, followed by two straight home games with Stanford and Arizona, before a road game to end the year at Oregon State.
23. Maryland Terrapins (6-2) - The Maryland Terrapins move into the top 25 with two straight wins; over North Carolina State and Wake Forest. Maryland is 6-2 on the year with losses to Middle Tennessee State and Virginia. On the year Maryland has scored 187 points and allowed 154. The Terrapins are a perfect 5-0 at home this year, going 1-2 while playing on the road. Maryland is tied with Florida State, each with 3-1 ACC Atlantic marks. Maryland will not play again until November 6th, when they take the road to Virginia Tech. November 15th Maryland will take on North Carolina, with a home game against Florida State, and a road game at Boston College to finish the season.
24. Michigan State Spartans (7-2) - The Spartans came away with a rivalry win over Michigan on Saturday. The win moved the Spartans back into the top 25 after a week off, following the Ohio State loss. Michigan State is now 7-2 on the year, and 4-1 in the Big Ten. Penn State leads the conference at 5-0, while the Spartans and Ohio State are 4-1, while Minnesota sits at 3-1. The Spartans have scored 250 points in nine games thus far. Michigan State has a November 1st date with Wisconsin, then November 8th with Purdue, before a November 22nd game at Penn State. With wins over Wisconsin and Purdue, the Spartans could put themselves in good position come November 22 to knock off the Lions in a potential Big Ten title game.
25. North Carolina Tar Heels (6-2) - The Tar Heels move back into the top 25, also after a week outside, following the loss to Virginia. North Carolina is now 6-2 overall and 2-2 inside the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Saturday, North Carolina came away with a 45-24 win over Boston College. The Tar Heels have scored 249 points while allowing 159 on the season. The Tar Heels are 4-1 at home and 2-1 on the road thus far. North Carolina will take this weekend off before a November 8th battle with Georgia Tech. November 15th the Tar Heels will take the road at Maryland, and then a November 22nd home game with North Carolina State, concluding the year with a November 29th road game at rival Duke.
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