25 - by Ricky
Miami Hurricanes - Idle Hurricanes stay #1…get
ready to play three consecutive road games vs.
West Virginia, Rutgers, and Tennessee.
Oklahoma - Sooners tend to play best in the month
of October…this month no different. Impressive
wins over Texas and Iowa State have some people
thinking Miami has company on top.
Virginia Tech - Second game in a row Untouchables
looked dynamite… rest of team looks sluggish
in other areas. Hokies have no worries with seven
weeks until "the game."
Georgia - Slowly but surely, Bulldogs improving
all-around play. Three impressive SEC wins has
Dawgs in college football elite…careful
next week - Kentucky awaits (in Lexington).
Ohio State - Buckeyes survived stiff road test.
Now host good Penn State team (could easily be
undefeated if not for 2 OT losses). May have looked
better in September, but no argument with these
Washington State - After bye, Cougars cemented
as front runner in Pac-10 race…await show
down with Ducks on November 9th. Game at Arizona
Alabama - Another week, another impressive performance…win
over good Ole Miss team sets Tide in top 10. Critical
game at Neyland Stadium awaits.
Texas - Not pretty but Texas got it done. Couldn’t
afford consecutive Big 12 losses. With harder
games behind, Horns look to build much needed
momentum to end season in impressive fashion.
Aim is for at large BCS bid…still well in
LSU - Tigers continue roll with great defense,
solid special teams, and efficient offense. Even
without QB Mauch Tigers steamrolled past South
Carolina…tougher part of schedule awaits.
Games at Auburn, at Kentucky and home vs. Alabama
to determine SEC West champ. If only same Tiger
team could get another crack at Hokies (way they're
Notre Dame - Not always dominant, but can’t
argue with results. Solid win over good Air Force
team…look to climb even higher. If somehow
win in Tallahassee, top 5 ranking surely awaits.
Florida State - Seminoles await undefeated Irish
after much needed bye week. Win here places State
back into top 10…perhaps just outside of
Iowa - Indiana did not pose challenge…next
week's opponent will. If Iowa can get past Wolverines
(in Big House) could find themselves top 10, in
drivers seat for possible Big-Ten championship
and Rose bowl appearance.
Michigan - Wolverines one of uglier ranked teams,
but continue to win. Carr's kids play for chance
to stay alive in Big Ten title when Hawkeyes come
in next week…lose and they're out.
Southern Cal - Critical game vs. Ducks awaits.
Neither team can afford second PAC 10 loss …important
game for top 25 status and possible Rose Bowl
Oregon - Ducks need to shake off home loss to
Devils (like last year when lost to Stanford).
Survive vs. Trojans and can go into late season
Colorado - With KSU’s loss, Buffaloes now
control own destiny in conference. Win over dangerous
Tech team and go into Norman with top 15 ranking.
Kansas State - After tough conference loss, Wildcats
look to rebound vs. Baylor and Kansas. Outside
of Iowa State all games look winnable. Ten win
season still in reach.
Penn State - Nittnay Lions on the road vs. much
stronger opponent. Joe's kids now 5-2…game
at Ohio State to determine good season from possibly
great one. Four winnable games left after Ohio
State… PSU have eyes set on first 10+ win
season since 1996.
Iowa State - Too bad…could be start of worse
to come. Have to go on all week with sour taste
from woodshed beating…still have Texas,
Kansas State, Missouri and Colorado - next four
opponents. 'Clones split these and top 25 still
North Carolina State - Wolfpack 8-0 but that's
about it. Amato escaped another loss vs. inferior
opponent…makes us wonder if capable of going
into Florida State showdown without tripping up
vs. tougher ACC opponents.
Air Force - Falcons dominated up front despite
the close score. Still haven't forgotten big wins,
but AF not BCS material.
Bowling Green - Another day, another win..but
not so impressive. BG Falcons escaped Western
Michigan in high scoring OT affair. Next is tricky
game vs. Ball State.
Boston College - Eagles 4-2, losses to #1 and
#3. Win over Pitt means Eagles secure in top 25
as await Fighting Irish.
Florida – Gators still effective enough
to get by quality opponents. Wins over Kentucky,
Tennessee and now Auburn have Gators back, but
on thin ice.
Arizona State - Can Sun Devils be any hotter?
Arizona State won 6 of last 7…just came
off impressive win over #6 Ducks, perhaps hardest
venue in tPac-10. Loss to Huskies could mean short
top 25 stay.
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Minnesota, TCU