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1. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0) – The Sooners
continue to route opponents, with this weeks sacrificial lamb; the Baylor
Bears. Oklahoma put up 49 points, in a 49-17 win. The win kept the Sooners as
our # 1 team in the land. Quarterback Sam Bradford was once again impressive,
throwing for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Bradford has now thrown for 1,665
yards and 18 touchdowns on the season. The Oklahoma defense has allowed just 69
points in five games. The Sooners will face huge battles in the next two weeks,
both at home. Oklahoma will host Texas this Saturday, and then Kansas on
2. Missouri Tigers (5-0) – Another week
with two consecutive Big 12 teams at the top of the rankings. The Missouri
Tigers moved to 5-0 after completely dismantling the Nebraska Cornhuskers
52-17. The win kept the Tigers at # 2. The Missouri offense put up 462 total
yards on offense, including 462 in the air. Quarterback Chase Daniel completed
18 of 23 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns. Daniel has now thrown for
1,665 yards, and 15 touchdowns on the season. Derrick Washington ran the ball
14 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Missouri will host Oklahoma State on
Saturday, and then travel to Texas on October 18th.
3. LSU Tigers (4-0) – LSU is coming off a
bye week, remaining at # 3 on the season. The Tigers will now play eight
straight weekends, with three of those games coming against current AP Top 11
teams. Quarterback Jarrett Lee has thrown for six touchdowns, and running back
Charles Scott has also ran for six. The Tigers are averaging 35.5 points per
game, while allowing 14.2. On Saturday, the Tigers will travel to Gainesville
to battle with the Florida Gators.
4. Texas Longhorns (5-0) – The Longhorns
remain # after their 38-14 win over Colorado. Now Texas is set for their
biggest game thus far in the 2008 season. Texas will face off with the #
1 team in the land, Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. This game is not only going
to be the game of the Big 12, but also the game of week seven, and probably of
the season in the NCAA. Quarterback Colt McCoy looks to have a big game, and
improve upon his 1280 yards thrown through five games.
5. Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0) – The
Crimson Tide escaped on Saturday with a 17-14 win over Kentucky. With that win
Alabama remains # 5 in the polls. The 6-0 Crimson Tide will get a week off, and
allow head coach Nick Saban to clean up a lot of the mistakes that hampered the
Alabama attack on Saturday. After the week off Alabama will tangle with
Mississippi at home. Quarterback John Parker Wilson has led the ‘Bama offense
with six touchdowns thrown to just two interceptions. The Crimson Tide have put
up 202 points, while yielding just 81 six games into the season.
6. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0) – Joe Pa’s crew remains at # 6 with the 20-6 win over Purdue. Evan Royster ran for 141 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. The Nittany Lions put up 422 total yards on offense, including 220 in the air. Penn State held the Boilermakers scoreless until the final six minutes of the game, when Purdue was able to get a one-yard Kory Sheets touchdown run. In six wins this season, the Nittany Lions have put up 269 points on the board, while allowing just 70. Penn State currently leads the Big Ten, tied with Ohio State, and Michigan State at 2-0. The Nittany Lions will travel to Madison Wisconsin and face the Badgers this weekend.
7. USC Trojans (3-1) – Somehow you just
know Pete Carroll has a little smirk on his face knowing where his USC Trojans
stand. Sure, they are not where they would rather be, after the loss to Oregon
State, but continuing to hang around may prove to be very beneficial for USC at the end of the season. On
Saturday, after trailing 7-0 quickly, the Trojans outscored Oregon 44-3 en route to a
44-10 win. The Trojans have been solid defensively, allowing just 47 points in
four games. Quarterback Mark Sanchez, nursing an injury may miss his next
start. On Saturday, the Trojans will face Arizona State at home. The Trojans
remain at # 7 for the second straight week.
8. Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-0) – Texas
Tech slides up one position after an impressive 58-28 win on Saturday over Kansas State. The Red Raiders moved
ahead of idle Georgia. The Red Raiders, 5-0 overall, are 1-0 in the Big 12, and
have two straight games, in which they will be the favored, and look to be
sitting pretty at 7-0 before a brutal stretch of games. During that span, Texas
Tech will travel to Kansas and Oklahoma, and host Texas and Oklahoma. All four
teams are currently ranked in the top 17 in the AP poll. Texas Tech has scored
241 points in five games.
9. Georgia Bulldogs (4-1) – The Bulldogs
had week six off, and are now ready to regain their focus and composure after a
week five defeat. The Bulldogs are 4-1 overall, but sit a game behind
Vanderbilt with their SEC loss. Like Texas Tech, Georgia does not enjoy an easy
schedule, by any means. This week Georgia will take on Tennessee. After leaving
Tennessee, Georgia will see four top 20 teams in their next five games.
Vanderbilt, LSU, Florida and Auburn will come calling. The Bulldogs moved down
one position from # 8 to # 9.
10. Florida Gators (4-1) – The Gators showed they
were a little agitated on Saturday in blowing out Arkansas 38-7. The Gators
feel they should be 5-0, but the 31-30 defeat at the hands of the Mississippi
Rebels may cost them a title chance. Tim Tebow has completed 79 of 128 passes
for 1025 yards, including 8 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The Gators have
scored 180 points, and allowed 57. This week, the Gators have themselves a
chance to move up the BCS ladder with a home game with the Tigers of LSU.
11. Boise State Broncos (4-0) – The Broncos, by
winning on Saturday; a 38-3 win over Louisiana Tech; remain at the # 11
position. The Broncos in four games have scored 144 points, and allowed just
49. Boise State currently sits atop the Western Athletic Conference, with a 1-0 record, tied with San Jose State,
Nevada, and Utah State. Boise State will travel outside the WAC on Saturday
when they travel to Southern Mississippi. The Broncos will not see a team
currently ranked in the top 25 the remainder of the season.
12. Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) – After a 20-17 road
win in Madison, the Buckeyes move up one position from # 12 to # 13. In the
win, Terrelle Pryor ran for 11 yards for a touchdown that proved to be the game
winning score. The Buckeyes then put a halt to the Badgers drive as Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Allan Evridge pass with just under a
minute. The Buckeyes are now 5-1 overall, and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Ohio State
will host Purdue on Saturday, before traveling to East Lansing to battle
Michigan State on October 18th.
13. BYU Cougars (4-0) – The Cougars continue their
impressive assault on their 2008 schedule. Outscoring opponents 206-58 in five
games, the Cougars, since the 28-27 win in week two over Washington have not
been tested. In the three games since that game, BYU has won 59-0, 44-0, and
34-14. The Cougars offense has scored 206 points led by quarterback Max Hall.
Hall has completed 130 of 181 passes for 1587 yards and 17 touchdowns. BYU will
host New Mexico on Saturday. BYU moves up one position from # 14 to # 13.
14. Kansas Jay hawks (4-1) – The Jay hawks
continue to make their way back up the rankings, climbing two positions from #
16 to #14, despite looking vulnerable in a 35-33 win over Iowa State. Kansas
took a 35-33 lead late in the game, and then got four straight defensive stops
in the final minute of the game to hold on to the win. Quarterback Todd Reesing
threw for 319 yards, making it the fourth straight game in which Reesing threw
for 300+ yards. Kansas will host Colorado on Saturday.
15. Utah Utes (6-0) – The leaders of the Mountain
West Conference with a 2-0 record, the Utah Utes moved up two positions from #
17 to # 15 with a narrow victory over the upstart Beavers of Oregon State. In
the win Louie Sakoda hit a 37 yard field goal as time expired. The Utes trailed
late in the game, but kept their hopes alive scoring 8 points in the final 89
seconds of the game. The Mountain West Conference is now 6-1 against the Pac
Ten in 2008. Utah will travel to Wyoming on Saturday, in a
battle of first place versus last place in the Mountain West.
16. Virginia Tech Hokies (5-1) – The Hokies move
up three positions from # 19 to # 16 after their 27-13 win over Western
Kentucky. The five wins for Virginia Tech have come over Furman, Georgia Tech,
North Carolina, Nebraska and Western Kentucky. After the week one defeat at the
hands of East Carolina the Hokies have righted the ship. Virginia Tech
currently leads the ACC conference, Coastal Division with a 2-0 record. That
currently sits ahead of Georgia Tech’s 2-1, and North Carolina and Duke’s 1-1.
The Hokies take to the road the next two weeks, traveling to Boston College,
and Florida State.
17. Vanderbilt Commodores (5-0) – The Commodores
continue their surprising 2008 season without a loss. On Saturday Vanderbilt
came away with a 14-13 win over Auburn. The win moved them up three spots from
# 20 to # 17.The win for Vanderbilt was their first win in 52 years in which
they won, being ranked in the AP poll. Mackenzi Adams threw for 152 yards and
two touchdowns on Saturday. The game was not decided until a little over two
minutes to play when Myron Lewis picked off an Auburn pass. It was the first
time Vanderbilt beat Auburn in 14 decisions.
18. Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) – The Cowboys are
looking for their share of respect in the Big 12. With three teams currently in
our top five rankings, and five listed ahead of the Cowboys, deserving or not,
the Cowboys will only get a small piece of the respect pie. After doubling up
Texas A+M on Saturday, the Cowboys moved up 3 positions from # 21 to # 18.
After five wins over Washington State, Houston, Missouri State, Troy and Texas
A+M, the Cowboys schedule now heats up immensely. The Cowboys will take on
Missouri Saturday on the road, and still have dates with Texas, Texas Tech, and
Oklahoma before the 2008 season concludes. The Cowboys have put up an
outstanding 263 points in five games.
19. Pittsburgh Panthers (4-1) – The big win over
South Florida on Saturday(26-21) catapulted the Panthers five positions from #
19 to # 24. In the win LeSean McCoy ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns. McCoy
has scampered for seven touchdowns and 533 thus far. The Panthers lone defeat
came in week one, in which they dropped a 27-17 decision to Bowling Green.
Since that game, Pittsburgh has beat Buffalo, Iowa, Syracuse, and South
Florida. Pittsburgh will take this weekend off, and then go outside of the Big
East on October 18th, when they take on Navy.
20. South Florida Bulls (5-1) – The Bulls hopes of
an undefeated season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, in a 26-21 loss to
Pittsburgh. South Florida’s quarterback Matt Grothe’s pass was knocked down
late in the game, which gave the Panthers the win. Grothe has thrown for 1304
yards and nine touchdowns on the season. South Florida’s five wins have come
over Tennessee Marin, UCF, Kansas, Florida International, and North Carolina
State. South Florida will take this week off before hosting Syracuse on October
21. Auburn Tigers (4-2) – The Auburn Tigers
continue to hold on to a spot within the top 25 after their second loss of the
season Saturday to Vanderbilt. The loss dropped Auburn from # 15 to # 21. The
Tigers have had a great deal of struggles scoring points this season winning
one game scoring just 3 points, while scoring 14 and 13 in their last two
games. The spread offense has been a trial and error for Auburn, and a lot of
times went to the side of error. Auburn has scored 112 points in six games,
which is low for a SEC power team. The Tigers will host Arkansas on Saturday,
before taking a week off, then going out of conference and traveling to West
22. West Virginia Mountaineers (3-2) – The West
Virginia Mountaineers gain another slot in the Top 25. The Mountaineers have
lost two games, but have shown signs of being an elite team within the Big East
Conference. West Virginia has knocked off Villanova, Marshall, and Rutgers. The
two losses have come to East Carolina and Colorado. The 24-17 win over Saturday
moved West Virginia from being not ranked to # 22 in the new polls. The
Mountaineers will take on Syracuse this Saturday at home.
23. Michigan State Spartans (5-1) – The Michigan
State Spartans have found themselves in the top 25 for the first time this
season. After a 16-13 win over Iowa on Saturday, the Spartans are now 5-1. The
lone loss of the season was a 38-31 decision at the hands of the California
Bears. Since that game Michigan State has won five straight games, over,
Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Indiana and Iowa. The Spartans
are 2-0 in the Big Ten, and are tied with Ohio State and Penn State. Michigan
State will travel to Northwestern to take on the 5-0 Wildcats on Saturday.
24. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (5-0) – The Tulsa
Golden Hurricanes have started the season 5-0, and have crept into the Top 25.
After a blowout win 63-28 over Rice on Saturday, Tulsa has now put up 282
points in five games this season. The five wins for the Golden Hurricanes have
been over UAB, North Texas, New Mexico, Central Arkansas and Rice. Quarterback
David Johnson has thrown for over 2000 yards, and thrown 23 touchdowns. Coming
into this season Johnson had only thrown two career collegiate touchdowns.
Tulsa will travel to Southern Methodist this week, and then come home for two
straight games against UTEP and Central Florida.
25. Northwestern Wildcats (5-0) – The Northwestern
Wildcats are off to a 5-0 start. 1-0 in the Big Ten with their lone win coming
over Iowa the Wildcats will see their stiffest test of the season on Saturday
when they host the Spartans of Michigan State. The Wildcats have scored 125
points, and allowed 62 on the season. The Wildcats trail Michigan State, Ohio
State and Penn State in the Big Ten, who all have 2-0 marks in the conference.
Best of the rest:
North Carolina Tarheels, Illinois Fighting Illini, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, East Carolina Pirates, Ball State Cardinals, California Bears, TCU Horned Frogs
Dropped from polls:
Wisconsin Badgers, Fresno State Bulldogs, Connecticut Huskies, Colorado Buffaloes