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Week Eight College Football Rankings: Oregon Is Your New Number One In The Coaches Poll

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Oregon had the best week, by relaxing in their recliner and now are number one in the coaches poll. Good work Ducks.

Even though Utah played a so-so game against Wyoming, they moved ahead of Ohio State -- who was the prior number one -- in the coaches poll. That is somewhat odd since they lost to a top 20 Wisconsin team, but last week Alabama lost by a similar margin to a similarly ranked South Carolina barely dropped. Air Force and Nevada plummeted out of the polls. I don't think Nevada deserved to drop all the way out since they lost by six on the road to Hawaii, and I am fairly confident that Nevada is better then Mississippi State and Miami, FL.

Oklahoma State and Missouri are a bit high, because looking at who they beat, here is a hing no one that good, they should not be in the top 20. Hey, what do I know; except that I am not a coach who can actually watch more of these games then the coaches do.

The top five spots are very close before the drop off from LSU begins. One interesting note in regard to the BCS standings is that it looks like there will be no undefeated SEC teams since everyone is beating each other up, and then in the Big XII Missouri controls their own destiny and could be in the Big XII title game as does Oklahoma State in the south. Texas is back in the hunt but they will need some help.

The other big issue I have is that how is Ohio State ranked ahead of Wisconsin? I did watch the first half beat down the Badgers placed on the Buckeyes, and hold off that Ohio State rally.

Northwestern? Really? They lost to Purdue last week and not sure how they are receiving votes.

Oct. 17, 2010
Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's ranking
1.
Oregon (42)
6-0
1,452
2
2.
Boise State (11)
6-0
1,385
3
3.
Oklahoma (4)
6-0
1,334
6
4.
TCU (1)
7-0
1,300
5
5.
Auburn (1)
7-0
1,238
7
6.
LSU
7-0
1,132
9
7.
Alabama
6-1
1,085
8
8.
Michigan State
7-0
1,037
11
9.
Utah
6-0
1,004
10
10.
Ohio State
6-1
936
1
11.
Wisconsin
6-1
867
16
12.
Iowa
5-1
785
14
13.
Nebraska
5-1
768
4
14.
Stanford
5-1
689
15
15.
Oklahoma State
6-0
659
18
16.
Missouri
6-0
640
19
17.
Florida State
6-1
608
17
18.
Arizona
5-1
494
20
19.
West Virginia
5-1
323
25
20.
South Carolina
4-2
284
12
21.
Arkansas
4-2
274
13
22.
Texas
4-2
256
NR
23.
Virginia Tech
5-2
165
NR
24.
Mississippi State
5-2
133
NR
25.
Miami (Fla.)
4-2
127
NR
 
Dropped out
No. 21 Nevada (6-1, lost to Hawaii 27-21), No. 22 Florida (4-3, lost to then-unranked Mississippi State 10-7), No. 23 Air Force (5-2, lost to San Diego State 27-25), No. 24 Michigan (5-2, lost to then-No. 14 Iowa 38-28).
Others receiving votes
Northwestern (5-1) 60; Kansas State (5-1) 53; Nevada (6-1) 28; Michigan (5-2) 23; Hawaii (5-2) 9; North Carolina (5-2) 8; Georgia Tech (5-2) 6; Air Force (5-2) 5; East Carolina (4-2) 4; Baylor (5-2) 3; Navy (4-2) 1.

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