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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0) – The Alabama Crimson Tide took Saturday off and sat back and watched the action unfold. Alabama remains at # 1, and is one of just three undefeated teams left. The Crimson Tide have outscored opponents 349 – 138 on the year, and have won all six home games, and all five road games. Alabama has won several huge games this season including a season opening win at Clemson, wins at Arkansas, at Georgia, at Tennessee and at home to LSU. Alabama will finish the regular season on Saturday against state rival Auburn. After the Auburn game, the Crimson Tide will play in the SEC title game against Florida; if Alabama can win out, they will be playing in the National Title game.
2. Texas Longhorns (10-1) – Just like Alabama, Texas was able to sit back and watch on Saturday. In their bye week, the Longhorns moved into the # 2 spot. Texas is 10-1 on season, with their lone loss coming to Texas Tech. Texas is in a three-way tie with Oklahoma and Texas Tech atop the Big 12 South. The Longhorns will complete their regular season at home on Friday with Texas A+M. If their spot in the BCS standings (#2) held, the Longhorns would head to the Big 12 title game against Missouri on December 6th. Colt McCoy is one of the top contenders for Heisman trophy, completing 268 of 247 passes for 3134 yards and 30 touchdowns.
3. Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) – The Oklahoma Sonners made a statement on Saturday pounding the then # 2 Texas Tech Red Raiders 65-21. The Sooners are 10-1 with their lone loss in Dallas to the Texas Longhorns. Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech are all tied atop the Big 12 South with 6-1 marks. Oklahoma sits at # 3 in the BCS standings, which would leave them out of the Big 12 title game if the rankings stayed the same. The Sooners can make one more regular season statement on Saturday when they take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys, in Stillwater. Quarterback Sam Bradford put up gaudy numbers on Saturday in the win completing 14 of 19 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns. The Sooners also ran for 299 yards, and 625 total yards. Oklahoma’s defense held the Red Raiders to just 45 total rushing yards in the win.
4. Florida Gators (10-1) – The Florida Gators only needed their starters for a short time on Saturday in the 70-19 win over the Citadel. The Gators have now scored 51,63,49,42,56, and 70 in their last six games. On the year Florida has scored 511 points and allowed 132. Florida has to wander what will get them into the National Title game. With two regular season games, the Gators sit two spots away from a title appearance. Florida will take on state rival Florida State on Saturday, and then play in the SEC title game against # 1 Alabama. If the Gators can win out, and hope for a Texas or Oklahoma loss, Florida may get a chance to play in the title game. Heisman hopeful Tim Tebow, who has thrown for 2114 yards and 22 touchdowns, leads the Gators. The Gators lone loss came on September 27th 31-30 to Mississippi.
5. Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-1) – The Texas Tech Red Raiders fell three spots in the rankings after their 65-21 loss to Oklahoma. In the loss, Heisman trophy hopeful Graham Harrell threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns, and was also picked off once in the game. The Red Raiders got off to a slow start, trailing just 7-0 after one, but then Texas Tech allowed 35 second quarter points, and 23 second half points in the drubbing. The Red Raiders loss snapped their ten game winning streak to start the season. A few of the Red Raiders huge wins on the year include at Kansas, with Texas, and with Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders will stay at home on Saturday to take on the Baylor Bears. Baylor comes in with a 4-7 overall record.
6. USC Trojans (9-1) – The USC Trojans remain at # 6 this week after their bye week. The Trojans still have two regular season games to play, and are also hoping for an Oregon State loss; that would leave the Trojans alone atop the Pac Ten. If the Beavers beat Oregon on Saturday, Oregon State would win the Pac Ten due to their head to head win over USC. USC will host Notre Dame on Saturday, and then travel to rival UCLA on December 6th. USC is outscoring opponents 384-83 on the year. The Trojans are 5-0 at home, and 4-1 when playing on the road. Mark Sanchez, the Trojans quarterback has thrown for 2258 yards and 26 touchdowns.
7. Boise State Broncos (11-0) – The Boise State Broncos won again on Saturday; a 41-34 win over Nevada. The win kept the Broncos undefeated on the year; 11-0 and # 7 in the rankings. The Broncos got their closest game of the year, as their week two win over Bowling Greeen 20-7 was their closest before Saturday. In the win, Austin Pettis caught nine passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s win. On the year quarterback Kellen Moore as completed 242 of 347 for 3051 yards and 23 touchdowns. Boise State will finish their regular season on Friday at home with Fresno State.
8. Utah Utes (12-0) – The Utah Utes finished the 2008 season with a perfect 12-0 record. With a 48-24 win over the BYU Cougars, the Utes cemented their spot into a BCS Bowl game. Now questions such as which game, and how far the Utes raise while waiting are yet to be answered. The Utes remained at the # 8 spot in the rankings. The Utes won two games against teams that were ranked; TCU and BYU. Quarterback Brian Johnson has completed 241 of 353 passes and 2,636 yards and 24 touchdowns on the year.
9. Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1) – The Penn State Nittany Lions clinched a berth to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, with a blowout win over Michigan State. In the 49-18 win, Daryll Clark passed for 341 yards and four touchdowns. On the year, Clark passed for 17 touchdowns. The Nittany Lions finished the regular season 11-1 with their lone loss coming on November 8th at Iowa. With the win Penn State remains # 9 in the rankings.
10. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2) – The Cowboys took Saturday off, and in the mean time watched teams fall above and behind them, but at the end of the day Oklahoma State stayed at # 10. The Cowboys will play one more regular season game, and it will be against the red-hot Oklahoma Sooners in the bedlam series game. The Cowboys two losses this season has come to Texas and Texas Tech, two teams within the top 5. The Cowboys have outscored opponents 458-262 on the season, and have won all six games at home. Zach Robinson the Cowboys quarterback has thrown for 2481 yards and 21 touchdowns, with 16 of the touchdown passes to top receiver Dez Bryant.
11.Georgia Bulldogs (9-2) – The Bulldogs, one of many teams to take Saturday off remain at # 11. Georgia will take on state rival Georgia Tech on Saturday, to look to pick up their 10th win of the season. The Bulldogs finished 6-2 in the SEC East with losses to Alabama and Florida. Georgia is led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has thrown for 2802 yards and 17 touchdowns, completing 191 of 313 passes. Georgia has outscored opponents 343 – 262 on the year. The Bulldogs are 4-2 at home, and 5-0 on the road this season.
12. Missouri Tigers (9-2) – Led the Chase Daniel, the Tigers have won 9 of 11 games this season with their two losses coming to Oklahoma State and Texas. The Tigers may get a chance at a rematch with the Longhorns, in the Big 12 title game. The Tigers are in as representatives from the North, but the South is yet to be decided and will most likely be controlled by the BCS standings. The Tigers took Saturday off and remained # 12 in the rankings. Daniel, the quarterback has thrown for 3592 yards and 30 touchdowns. The Tigers have scored 503 points while allowing 256 on the year.
13. Ball State Cardinals (11-0) – The Ball State Cardinals are one win away from a perfect regular season. The Cardinals will face a tough test when they host the Western Michigan Broncos. The Broncos are 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the MAC – Western Division. The Broncos are tied with Central Michigan, one full game behind Ball State. The Cardinals remain at # 13 in the rankings. On the year Ball State has scored 407 points and allowed 178. Quarterback Nate Davis has thrown for 2822 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season. In the win over Central Michigan MiQuale Lewis ran for 177 yards in the win.
14. Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2) – The Ohio State Buckeyes took care of rival Michigan on Saturday, but in the meantime lost out on a chance to go to the rose bowl. Penn State defeated Michigan State, causing a tie atop the Big Ten, with the tie breaking going to the head to head winner – Penn State. The win kept Ohio State at the # 14 spot in the rankings. In the 42-7 win over Michigan Beanie Wells ran for 134 yards and a touchdown. The win for Ohio State was their fifth straight over rival Michigan. The Buckeyes finished the regular season 10-2 and 7-1 in the Big Ten with losses to USC and Penn State; two teams in the top 10. The Buckeyes will now sit and want to see where and when they will play a bowl game.
15. TCU Horned Frogs (10-2) – The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs were big winners on Saturday to finish the regular season at 10-2. The Horned Frogs moved up the rankings from # 17 to # 15. In the 44-10 win over Air Force, TCU’s defense held Air Force to just 161 total yards of offense and just seven first downs. The two losses on the year for the Horned Frogs were to Oklahoma and Utah; two teams within the top ten. TCU outscored opponents on average 35 – 10.9 on the season.
16. Cincinnati Bearcats (9-2) – The Bearcats picked up another huge Big East win on Saturday 28-21 over Pittsburgh. With the win, the Bearcats move up to # 16 in the rankings. In Saturday’s win Tony Pike threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns. The Bearcats will look to claim their first outright Big East title since 1964 when they host the Syracuse Orange. On December 6th, the Bearcats will take a trip to Hawaii to take on the Warriors.
17. Oregon State Beavers (8-3) – The Oregon State Beavers have one won left to get to advance to the Rose Bowl and become Pac Ten winners. One would have never thought that as possible after their 0-2, and 2-3 starts to the season. The Beavers, if they can beat Oregon on Saturday will get a Rose Bowl rematch with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State destroyed Oregon State on September 6th, 66-3 in Happy Valley. The Beavers with their 19-17 win over Arizona moved up three spots from # 20 to # 17. The game was in doubt until Justin Kahut nailed a 24-yard field goal as time expired to keep the Beavers hopes alive.
18. West Virginia Mountaineers (7-3) – The West Virginia Mountaineers moved up three spots from # 21 to # 18 after their 35-21 win over Louisville. With a 7-7 tie, Pat White and Noel Devine too over the second half of the game, as the Mountaineers outscored the Cardinals 28-14 for the win. The Mountaineers are now 7-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big East. West Virginia still has two regular season games left, starting Friday with a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the 7-3 (3-2) Panthers. The Mountaineers will conclude the regular season with a December 6th home game against South Florida.
19. Michigan State Spartans (9-3) – The Michigan State Spartans ended the regular season with a little bit of a bad taste in their mouth. After having an excellent season, the Spartans went down hard 49-18 to Penn State on Saturday. The Spartans dropped three spots from # 16 to # 19. Michigan State finished the season 9-3, with a 6-2 Big Ten mark, good enough for third place. Spartans running back Javon Ringer only ran for 42 yards in the loss. Ringer finished the regular season with 1,590 yard and 21 touchdowns. Michigan State will now sit and wait their bowl fate, with a possibility of a New Years Day bowl game.
20. BYU Cougars (10-2) – The Cougars fell five spots from # 15 to # 20 after their crushing 48-24 blow to Utah on Saturday. The Cougars finished the regular season at 10-2, 6-2 in the Mountain West Conference, well enough for third place behind Utah and TCU. The Cougars will play in a nice bowl game for the second straight year. In the loss on Saturday Max Hall, the Cougars quarterback threw for 405 yards and five touchdowns. On the year, Hall threw for 3629 yards and 34 touchdowns. The BYU offense scored an average of 35.3 points per game this season.
21. Oregon Ducks (8-3) – The Oregon Ducks move up four spots from # 25 to # 21, even after taking Saturday off. The Ducks three losses this season have come to Boise State, USC and California. Oregon sits at 6-2 in the Pac Ten, and can put a hurt on state rival Oregon State with a win on Saturday. The Beavers, with a win will win the Pac Ten outright. Oregon running back LeGarrett Blount has ran for 816 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season.
22. Boston College Eagles (8-3) – The Eagles got 121 yards and a touchdown from Montel Harris on Saturday in their 24-21 win over Wake Forest. The Eagles were able to pick off three Demon Deacon passes, which was the fifth time this season the defense has had 3+ interceptions. The win moved Boston College to 8-3 on the year and move them into the Top 25 from the being not ranked last week. The Eagles have a chance to win the ACC – Atlantic Division with a win on Saturday against Maryland.
23. Florida State Seminoles (8-3) – The Florida State picked up a huge win on Saturday to move back into the rankings after sliding out last week. Florida State moved into the # 23 spot. In the 37-3 win over Maryland, the Seminoles defense scored on a fumble recovery and held Maryland to just 252 yards of total offense. Florida State is 8-3 on the year with the three losses coming to Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Boston College. The Seminoles are hoping for a Maryland win over Boston College on Saturday, which would give the Seminoles the ACC – Atlantic Division title. Florida State will take on state rival Florida on Saturday, before figuring out which bowl game coach Bowden and his team will be competing in.
24. Northwestern Wildcats (9-3) – The Northwestern Wildcats finished their regular season winning in decisive fashion Saturday over rival Illinois; 27-10. The Wildcats move back into the Top 25 with their 9th win of the season. In the win, quarterback C.J Bacher threw for 230 yards, finishing the season with 2128 yards and 14 touchdowns. Northwestern will play in a bowl game in 2008, with an outside shot at 2009. The Wildcats finished in a fourth place tie with Iowa in the Big Ten, finishing a game behind Michigan State, and two full games behind Ohio State and Penn State. Northwestern’s three losses this season came to Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State.
25. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-3) – The Yellow Jackets re-entered the rankings this week after their Thursday win over Miami; 41-23. Georgia Tech is 8-3 overall and 5-3 in the Atlantic Coast – Coastal Division. In the win on Thursday Georgia Tech picked up 518 total yards of offense. Georgia Tech will travel to Georgia on Saturday for a season ending Top 25 battle of interstate rivals. Johnathan Dwyer leads the team in touchdowns, running 170 times for 10 touchdowns on 1,184 yards.
Best of the Rest:
Iowa Hawkeyes, California Bears, Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, Western Michigan Broncos, Connecticut Huskies
Dropped from Rankings:
Maryland Terrapins, North Carolina Tar Heels, LSU Tigers, Pittsburgh Panthers