25 - by Ricky
Oklahoma - Sooners took control in October much
like Hurricanes owned September. Real question
- who will step up in November?
Miami - Every top 5 has struggles, Hurricanes
one of them. Miami is "Best" - deserves
#1 but right now don't look for it.
Georgia - Bulldogs impressed few in close victories
over Clemson and South Carolina
to ignore performance the past four weeks.
Notre Dame - Well I didn't believe until I saw
it with my very own eyes. Once average team, barely
getting by mediocre competition, improved into
Ohio State - Ugly but OSU wins another close one
vs. quality opponent. Buckeyes not best in Big
10 but still undefeated, showed can win without
Virginia Tech - Look to turn around in tough November.
Looked like #2, but poor performances vs. Rutgers
and Temple means drop to #6.
Iowa - Not many playing better, ask Michigan.
Rose Bowl hopefulls sit at 8-1
one bad quarter
away from 9-0.
Alabama - Despite 2 losses to top 5 teams, Tide
comfortably inside top 10 after impressive performance
Texas - Didn't out-play Iowa State
most of redzone visits. Longhorns' air struggles
mean only go as far as Cedric Benson takes them.
Average team without defense, special teams.
Washington State - #7 in BCS
if undefeateds fall. Rose Bowl likely if Sun Devils
and Ducks bow.
Southern California - A few bad kicks (vs. Washington
State) from being best one loss team and a decent
shot at Fiesta.
North Carolina State - First State team ever at
9-0. Tougher teams left means improved rankings
Colorado - Pay less attention to Buffs, they play
better. Barnett takes six-game win streak into
win shakes up BCS for second straight
Kansas State - Four remaining (winnable) games
for 10-2, slim hopes of winning Big 12 North.
LSU - Tigers miss QB Mauck
showed vs. Auburn.
At 6-2 best shot at SEC West
must win 2 of
3 remaining conference games.
Arizona State - Sun Devils no fluke. 2nd consecutive
win vs. quality opponent
State for first place? Hmmmm
Oregon - After consecutive losses Ducks need momentum
next two weeks they play the
best in Pac-10.
Penn State - Another close loss to Ohio State
a good team. If ties still existed, would have
been Paterno's first loss.
Florida State - Last year no exception, huh. State
has to quickly regroup, stop pointing fingers
and circle wagons. Three losses
Iowa State - Like Noles, State has buzz-saw schedule.
still Kansas State and
Florida - Looks good and bad, still above water...
"World's biggest cocktail party" Zook's
best (probably last) chance to get in with fans.
Bowling Green - Undefeated, but only impressive
vs. Missouri. Need #21 and up to lose or Falcons
Pitt - Locked up third place in Big East with
OT win vs. solid BC
must beat Hokies to stay
alive for possible conference championship.
Minnesota - 7-1 but no impressive wins equal little
respect. A chance this week vs. Buckeyes.
Marshall - Easy remaining schedule
10-1, stay top 25.
outside top 25: Auburn, Colorado State