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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0) – Alabama remains the # 1 team in the country with a 27-21 overtime win over LSU on Saturday. The Crimson Tide trailed 14-7 early, but then took a 21-14 lead, only to see the Tigers tie the ball game. Alabama attempted a game winning field goal at the end of regulation, but the Tigers blocked it, sending it to overtime. Alabama’s defense intercepted LSU four times, including one in overtime. The game winning touchdown was ran in by John Parker Wilson’s one yard touchdown in overtime. Alabama moved to 10-0 with the win, and clinched the SEC West. The Crimson Tide have two games remaining in 2008, before the SEC title game against the Florida Gators. Alabama’s two remaining games are on November 15th with Mississippi State, and then a rivalry game on November 29th when Auburn comes to town. The Crimson Tide have won five road games this year; over Clemson, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and now LSU.
2. Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-0) – The Red Raiders pulled off another very impressive win, this time against Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders win kept them at the top of the Big 12 South; now 6-0. The win for the Red Raiders moved them up to the # 2 position, from # 3.
T3. Texas Longhorns (9-1) – The Longhorns were 45-21 winners of state rival Baylor Bears on Saturday. Texas’ quarterback Colt McCoy threw for 300 yards in the win for the Longhorns. Texas jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter, and then led 28-14 at half, and then cruised to the 45-21 win. The Longhorns offense compiled 494 total yards of offense, but turned the ball over twice. Quan Cosby, the Longhorns receiver caught eight passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns. The Longhorns move to tied for # 3 after being tied in the fourth spot last week. Texas has two remaining games left this season; at Kansas next Saturday and then a November 27th road game at Texas A+M.
T3. Florida Gators (8-1) – The Florida Gators won their fifth straight game; all in very impressive fashion on Saturday. The Gators were 42-14 winners of Vanderbilt on Saturday. The win for the Gators moved up a spot, and continue to be in a tie for the # 3 position. The Gators clinched the SEC East with the win and will play in the SEC title game at the conclusion of the year against the Alabama Crimson Tide. That came could decide one of the two finalists in the national title game. Florida still has three games remaining before worrying about that, on Saturday with South Carolina, and then a home game with The Citadel, before a November 29th game at Florida State.
T3. Oklahoma Sooners (9-1) – The Sooners put another pounding on a Big 12 team Saturday. For the second straight game, Oklahoma scored 60+ points in a 30+ point victory. In the win, the Sooners got off to a 21-0 first quarter lead, and led 38-14 at halftime. Oklahoma then cruised in the second half outscoring the Texas A+M Aggies 28-14 in the second half for a 66-28 victory. The Sooners have now scored 514 points on the season, while allowing 236. The win keeps the Sooners just one game back of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Big 12 South. The Sooners will take next Saturday off, before a huge, battle with the red hot Texas Tech Red Raiders. Oklahoma remains in the logjam near the top of the rankings at # 3. With impressive wins for all the teams, there seems to be no way to separate them.
6. USC Trojans (8-1) – The Trojans had a hard fight with the California Bears on Saturday, but came away with a 17-3 win. Once again the Trojans defense was the story, only allowing three points. In the last five games for USC, the Trojans defense has only allowed 13 points. The win put the Trojans back to ½ game ahead of Oregon State in the Pac Ten. Left remaining on the schedule for USC is a road game at Stanford, before a home game with UCLA, before a season finishing game on the road at UCLA. USC loses out in the tie between teams, despite their impressive win and drops from # 4 to # 6.
7. Boise State Broncos (9-0) – The Broncos move up two spots, and now sit at # 7 in the nation. One of the five undefeated teams left in the nation. Boise State had no problems on Saturday disposing of Utah State 49-14. In the win, quarterback Kellen Moore passes for 362 yards. Moore was one of five Broncos players that threw a pass on Saturday. The Broncos compiled 563 total yards on offense in the win. The Broncos are now 9-0 on the year, and lead San Jose State in the Western Athletic Conference. Boise State has three games remaining this season with the next two on the road; at Idaho, and at Nevada, before a November 28th match up with Fresno State.
8. Utah Utes (10-0) – The Utes came up with their tenth straight win on Thursday night over another ranked team; the TCU Horned Frogs. In the 13-10 win for Utah; after trailing 10-6 at halftime, the Utes shutout the high powered TCU offense scoreless in the second half, as Utah scored just seven points to come away with the win. The win gave the Utes a ½ game lead over TCU in the Mountain West Conference. Utah has outscored opponents 338-169 on the year, and won five at home and five on the road. The Utes will travel to 1-9 San Diego State on Saturday, and then finish the season on November 22nd at home against Brigham Young University. Utah moved from # 10 to # 8 with the win.
9. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-1) – The Nittany Lions lost their shot at a chance to play in the national title game on Saturday; in Iowa City. Penn State led 23-21, as Iowa’s kicker Daniel Murray hit a 31-yard field goal to put the Hawkeyes ahead to stay 24-23. The loss dropped Penn State to 9-1 overall; and fell 7 positions from # 2 to # 9. The Penn State offense was limited to just 289 yards in the game, and the 23 points was the third lowest of the season. Penn State now falls ½ game behind Michigan State atop the Big Ten standings. Penn State will host Indiana on November 15th, before a November 22 home game with the Spartans of Michigan State.
10. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-2) – The Cowboys took one on the chin on Saturday falling to Texas Tech 56-20. The loss dropped Oklahoma State two positions from # 8 to # 10. The loss was the Cowboys second of the season, with their only other loss coming to Texas on October 25. The Cowboys are now 4-2 in the Big 12 and a full game behind Texas and Oklahoma, while two games behind the leader Texas Tech. The Cowboys will travel to Colorado on Saturday, before finishing the season at home on November 29 with Oklahoma.
11. Georgia Bulldogs (8-2) – The Bulldogs struggled some, but came away with a 42-28 win over Kentucky on Saturday. In the win, Georgia gained 520 total yards of offense, including 376 via the air. Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 17 of 27 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Running back Knowshon Moreno carried the ball 22 times for 123 yards and 3 touchdowns as well. The win for Georgia was their 8th of the year, and moved them to 5-2 in the SEC East. Georgia will travel to Auburn on Saturday, and then play a November 29th game with Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs remain at # 11 after the win.
12. Missouri Tigers (8-2) – The Tigers remain # 12 in the rankings after their 41-14 win over Kansas State. The Tigers jumped out to a 24-3 halftime lead and cruised in the second half for the win. The win for the Tigers was their 8th in 10 games, and their third straight. On Saturday, Jeremy Maclin compiled 278 total yards and three touchdowns. The win for the Tigers kept them in total control of the Big 12 North. Missouri will play two more regular season games this season with a trip to Iowa State on Saturday, before a game with Kansas on November 29th. The win for the Tigers; kept them at # 12 in the rankings.
13. Ball State Cardinals (9-0) – The Ball State Cardinals whooped Northern Illinois on Wednesday night; 45-14. The win for the Cardinals moved them one game closer to a perfect season; at 9-0 on the year. In the win, Junior quarterback Nate Davis completed 18 of 22 passes for 300 yards and four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. The Cardinals are tied with Central Michigan atop the MAC West. The Cardinals will take on Miami Ohio on Tuesday, before a November 19th date at Central Michigan. The Cardinals will conclude the regular season with a November 25th match up with Western Michigan. The Cardinals moved up from # 14 to # 13.
14. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2) – The Buckeyes moved up two positions from # 16 to # 14 with a 45-10 blowout win over Northwestern on Saturday. In the win, Terrelle Pryor threw for 197 yards and led the Buckeyes offense to an explosive performance. The Buckeyes are now tied with Penn State in second place, and just ½ game behind Big Ten leader Michigan State. Ohio State will travel to Illinois on Saturday, before a huge rivalry game on November 22nd with Michigan.
15. BYU Cougars (9-1) – The Brigham Young Cougars were 41-12 winners over San Diego State on Saturday. In the win for the Cougars, quarterback Max Hall completed 25 of 30 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns. The Cougars offense scored 40+ points for the third straight game, and sixth time this season. The win moved BYU to 5-1, trailing Utah by a full game in the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars will play two huge road games to conclude the regular season as Saturday they will travel to the 8-2 Air Force Falcons, and then travel to Utah on November 22nd to face the 10-0 Utes in what could be a Mountain West title game. The win for BYU moved them up three positions from # 18 to # 15.
16. Michigan State Spartans (9-2) – Suddenly, the Michigan State Spartans are in the lead in the Big Ten Conference. On Saturday, the Spartans were 21-7 winners over Purdue to move to 9-2 overall, and 6-1 in the Big Ten. The win for the Spartans was their third straight win after an October 18th loss to Ohio State. The Spartans running back Javon Ringer ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries. The game was the last home game of the season for Michigan State. The Spartans will take this weekend off, and prepare for a November 22nd battle at Penn State, that will help decide the Big Ten champion. The win for Michigan State moves them from # 19 to # 16.
17. TCU Horned Frogs (9-2) – The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs fell two spots from # 15 to # 17 after falling on Thursday night to Utah. In the loss, the Horned Frogs missed two huge fourth quarter field goals, and were intercepted late in the game. TCU is now 9-2 on the year and 6-1 in the Mountain West Conference. TCU will take this weekend off, and then play a November 22nd game at home against the Falcons of Air Force. On the season, TCU has scored 376 points and allowed just 121.
18. North Carolina Tar Heels (7-2) – The Tar Heels continue their very impressive 2008 season with a 28-7 win over Georgia Tech. The win gave North Carolina a 7-2 overall record, and a 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference – Coastal Division record. The Tar Heels are now tied with Miami and Virginia Tech at the top of the conference. North Carolina has beaten Miami, while falling to Virginia Tech. The win moved North Carolina up from # 21 last week. The Tar Heels will play three straight ACC games to conclude the season, starting with a trip to Maryland on Saturday. The last two games for the Tar Heels will be against North Carolina and Duke.
19. Pittsburgh Panthers (7-2) – The Panthers won their seventh game of the season on Saturday with a 41-7 win over Louisville. In the win, the Panthers offense compiled 320 total yards, while their defense allowed just 299, including just 96 rushing yards, and caused Louisville to turn the ball over five times; 3 fumbles and 2 interceptions. The Panthers are 3-1 and in a three win tie atop the Big East Conference. Cincinnati and West Virginia are also 3-1 within the conference. The Panthers will have a tough stretch to conclude the season with a trip to Cincinnati Saturday, followed by a home game with West Virginia, and then a season ending battle in Storres Connecticut to face the UConn Huskies. Pittsburgh moved up three spots from # 22 to # 19 in the rankings.
20. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (8-1) – The Golden Hurricanes took the weekend off and moved up three positions in doing so. Tulsa was # 23 last week, and now sit at # 23. Tulsa is still undefeated atop the Conference USA – Western Division, a full game ahead of Rice. On the season, Tulsa has scored 468 points, and allowed 239. The Golden Hurricanes are coming off their lone loss of the season; a 30-23 loss to Arkansas. Tulsa will travel to Houston on Saturday, and then a November 22nd battle with Tulane, and then they will finish the season at Marshall on November 29th.
21. Florida State Seminoles (7-2) – Florida State picked up their seventh win of the season on Saturday with a 41-27 win over Clemson. In the win for the Seminoles, Florida State running backs ran for 266 total yards on the ground. The win for Florida State moved them to 4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and they sit atop the Atlantic Division; tied with Wake Forest. Florida State will take on Boston College on Saturday at home. On November 22nd Florida State will travel to Maryland, before a huge rivalry game on November 29th with the Florida Gators. The win moved Florida State up from # 24.
22. Cincinnati Bearcats (7-2) – The Cincinnati Bearcats enter the rankings after a 23-20 overtime win over West Virginia. The win for the Bearcats move them to 7-2 overall, and 3-1 in the Big East. The two losses for the Bearcats this season has been to Oklahoma and Connecticut. Cincinnati still has four remaining games this season, starting on a Friday night match up at Louisville, followed by home games with Syracuse and Pittsburgh, and then a December 6th tilt with Hawaii.
23. West Virginia Mountaineers (6-3) – The Mountaineers were 23-20 victims to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday. The loss dropped West Virginia from # 13 to # 23 in the rankings. The loss also dropped West Virginia into a three way tie atop the Big East; at 3-1, with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The Mountaineers have outscored opponents on the season 225-144. West Virginia will play two straight road games; starting November 22nd at Louisville, before November 28 at Pittsburgh, and then home December 6th with South Florida.
24. LSU Tigers (6-3) – The Tigers fell from # 17 to # 24 after their loss at the hands of the # 1 team in the country- Alabama. The Tigers are one of three teams inside the Top 25 with three losses on the season. On Saturday; the Tigers took Alabama to overtime, but threw an interception in overtime, and then allowed the Crimson Tide to convert a one yard touchdown run. The Tigers are 6-3 overall, and 3-3 inside the SEC West. The Tigers will take on Troy at home on Saturday, and then host Mississippi on November 22nd, before taking the road on November 28th at Arkansas.
25. Oregon State Beavers (6-3) – The Beavers make an appearance into the top 25 with their fourth straight win on Saturday. The three losses for Oregon State this season have been to Stanford, Penn State and Utah; two teams within the top ten in the country. On Saturday the Beavers were 34-6 winners over UCLA. Oregon State is now 5-1 in the Pac Ten, ½ game behind USC; who they beat earlier in the year 27-21. Oregon State will take on California on Saturday, and then travel to Arizona on November 22nd, and finish the season on November 29th against state rival Oregon.
Best of the Rest:
Kansas Jayhawks, South Carolina Gamecocks, Air Force, South Carolina Gamecocks
Dropped from Rankings:
Maryland Terrapins, Minnesota Golden Gophers