College Football Week 10 Rankings: Florida Belongs Above Georgia, LSU

With Week 9 in the books, it’s time to reveal an updated set of rankings on the Top 25 teams in college football.  Below you will see a list of the latest standings entering Week 10, with results from Saturday’s action and movement from last week’s rankings.

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1. AlabamaAlabama (8-0, 5-0) (–) Rolled the Bulldogs of Mississippi State, 38-7.
2. OregonOregon (8-0) (+1) Blew out the woeful Colorado Buffaloes, 70-14.
3. Kansas StateKansas State (8-0, 5-0) (+1) Collin Klein and co. routed the Red Raiders at home, 55-24.
4. Notre DameNotre Dame (8-0) (+1) Silenced the doubters and smothered the Sooners, 30-13.
5. FloridaFlorida (6-1; 7-1) (-3) After falling at a terrible time (9-17 at UGA), the Gators will need a helping hand.
6. LSULSU (3-1; 7-1) (–) LSU has a huge showdown at home this Saturday vs. the Tide after its bye.
7. Florida StateFlorida State (5-1; 8-1) (–) The ‘Noles advanced against much-improved Duke, 48-7.
8. ClemsonClemson (4-1; 7-1) (+2) The Tigers pounced on the Demon Deacons, 42-13.
9. South CarolinaSouth Carolina (5-2; 7-2) (+2) S. CAR survived in a thriller 38-35 over the Volunteers.  We wish Marcus Lattimore a smooth recovery.
10. Ohio StateOhio State (5-0; 9-0) (+2) Defeated Penn State, 35-23.  For a program ineligible from postseason play, OSU has a heck of a lot of fight.
11. GeorgiaGeorgia (5-1; 7-1) (+4) Bulldogs are back in the national discussion after beating Florida 17-9.
12. OklahomaOklahoma (3-1; 5-2) (-4) Lost 13-30 vs. ND.  Sooners still have a shot at a BCS bowl berth.
13. Oregon StateOregon State (4-1; 6-1) (-4) Couldn’t come up with the “w” on the road vs. UW, losing 17-20.
14. StanfordStanford (4-1; 6-2) (–1) Got the job done vs. Wazzou, 24-17.  Why was this team ranked so low in the national polls after falling to the Fighting Irish?
15. Texas A&MTexas A&M (3-2; 6-2) (+4) Aggies demolished the Tigers of Auburn, 63-21.  Lost to LSU and Florida by eight points combined.
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16. NebraskaNebraska (3-1; 6-2) (+5) Won over the Wolverines with conviction, 23-9.  Should be headed to conference championship.
17. LouisvilleLouisville (3-0; 8-0) (+3) Nothing against Louisville, just not sold on its strength of schedule.  Team doesn’t belong in the Top 10.
18. ArizonaArizona (2-3; 5-3) (+7) Wildcats won a wild one over the Trojans, 39-36 and advance into the Top 20.
19. Texas TechTexas Tech (3-2; 6-2) (-3) Klein and K-State kicked the Red Raiders around, 55-24.
20. USCUSC (4-2; 6-2) (-6) Barkley and company could bounce back in a big way against the Quack Attack, but a trip to the national title is no longer in the realm of possibility this time for the Trojans.
21. Mississippi StateMississippi State (3-1; 7-1) (-4) That 38-7 beatdown by ‘Bama was a clear indication the the Bulldogs’ record was inflated from so much cupcake competition, as none of their previous opponents from AQ conferences currently have a winning record.
22. MichiganMichigan (3-1; 5-3) (-4) Look for Denard Robinson and Michigan to bounce back and win the the next three games before battling the Buckeyes.  Should at least stay in contention in the Big Ten Legends division after falling to the Cornhuskers (23-9).
23. Boise StateBoise State (4-0; 7-1) (–) Beat Wyoming with conviction, 45-14.  Do the Broncos have a shot at a BCS bowl bid?
24. West VirginiaWest Virginia (2-2; 5-2) (–) The Mountaineers were idle this past weekend and will battle TCU, OKST, OKLA, ISU and KAN to end the season after suffering back-to-back blowouts by a combined score of 154-28 against Texas Tech and Kansas State.
25. Louisiana TechLouisiana Tech (2-0; 7-1) OTC Bulldogs beat the woeful 1-7 Aggies of New Mexico State, 28-14.  Their only loss on the year was against the Texas A&M Aggies in a 59-57 shootout.
On The Cusp (OTC)
TexasTexas (3-2; 6-2) NR The Longhorns survived a somewhat surprisingly tough test at Kansas, 21-17.
CincinnatiCincinnati (1-1; 5-2) OTC Lost 31-34 at Louisville, but still might have a slight shot at the conference crown with the way these Big East teams have played in the past down-the-stretch.
UCLAUCLA (3-2; 6-2) NR Bruins beat the Sun Devils in a high-scoring thriller, 45-43.
OhioOhio (3-1; 7-1) OTC Ohio suffered its first loss of the season against Miami (OH), 20-23.
Oklahoma StateOklahoma State (3-1; 5-2) NR Cowboys crushed the Horned Frogs, 36-14.  They have a huge test this Saturday in Manhattan, KS.
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  • SloopDawg66

    Its a good thing who wins on the field doesn’t matter in football anymore. Maybe we should get rid of the pads and put skirts on teams and see who can out pretty one another.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blake.patrick.338 Blake Patrick

    Ok….So how does a SC team that barely squeezes out a win over a below par TN team move up 2 spots in the rankings. A gator team that loses to UGA only drops 3 spots to number 5 and a UGA team that beat the same team not even make it into the Top 10. Not much logic in these rankings I must say. Maybe giving SC a little pat on the back after loosing latimore and before they get there butts beat by Clesom is a noble thing to do.

    • Danny V

      Blake, I believe you are dead on my friend. Clemson and FSU are the ones truly getting jobbed these days by Jeff Sagarin and the computer’s. SC is not even a top 15 team anymore without Lattimore and they may lose to Clemson by 2-3 TD if they are not careful. All will end well like it always does, and UGA is ahead of UF in the BCS which is one of the few rankings they actually nailed.

    • http://gridirongrit.com Michael Gartman

      I wasn’t going to punish South Carolina in the rankings when they have yet to start losing games without Lattimore and the team moved up by default as Oklahoma and Oregon State both lost. Notice Clemson and Ohio State each moved up two places for the same reason.

      As for Georgia, they’ve been too inconsistent at the moment to make my Top 10. The Gators beat the Tigers (LSU), Aggies (Texas A&M) and Gamecocks (S. CAR).

      Changes will continue to be made each week in these rankings.

  • Danny V

    Solid rankings here Michael, although UGA just spanked UF and looks to be the better team right now. Sure UF has proven more thanks to their gauntlet of a slate, but we are ranking the best teams. If you believe UF is still better despite losing, then so be it. UGA will be 11-1 heading into ATL whereas the Gators will be on the couch after perhaps another loss to the Noles.

    • Danny V

      Should clarify spanking, defensively speaking….forcing 6 TO’s and the Gators looked lost all game long on offense, even with UGA attempting to keep them in the game with some ill-advised TO’s of their own.