Monday, October 29, 2007

Power Rankings

Another wild weekend of college football.... The East has been turned upside down again as the two favorites lost (South Carolina and Florida) and two teams suddenly find themselves in the drivers seat in what was thought to be disappointing years (Tennessee and Georgia). Miss State got a big win over a tired Kentucky team, but due to the depth of the SEC can't even crack the top 9. It is tough to make sense of it all when Tennessee whips Georgia, beats South Carolina, but gets killed by Alabama who couldn't beat Georgia or FSU. These power rankings are a mix of the previous week and the entire year.
-Last Week ()-

1. LSU (1)
Tigers had a bye week and prepare for what should a great match pitting Saban vs Miles
2. Auburn (3)
Auburn was not overly impressive, but they moved up mostly due to their play over the last month
3. Georgia (6)
Dawgs move ahead of Florida after impressive 12 pt win.
4. Florida (2)
Gators are best 3 loss team in the country, but Tebow is beat up right now.
5. Tennessee (8)
Held on by Smokey’s tail on Saturday; win out and they are East Champs
6. South Carolina (4)
Two losses in a row and former starter Chris Smelley has been demoted to 3rd team QB
7. Kentucky
Losing to Miss St is no shame after 2 incredibly tough games in a row
8. Alabama (7)
Bye Week; Saban has probably been up all night trying to figure out what Miles will do next
9. Arkansas (9)
Is it just a matter of time for Houston Nutt or can he still save his job against Tenn and LSU
10. Miss State (11)
Sly Croom is quietly moving up in the SEC with two road victories this year
11. Vanderbilt (10)
Commodores are 1 win shy of bowl eligible
12. Ole Miss (12)
The Rebels are still trying to find depth to compete week in and week out

BC fans will be talking about the Virginia Tech for a long time. It may not be in the same breath as Flutie, but if the Eagles keep winning it might. Wake has turned into the Ohio State of the ACC - they just keep winning. Maryland has fallen off the map after it looked like they might contend for a conference title. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech meet on Thursday night in what should be a defensive affair.

1. Boston College
Matt Ryan was Heisman like on those two drives; could be a rematch in Jax for ACCCG
2. Wake Forest (4)
Everybody wrote off the Deacs after an 0-2 start, but they have now won 6 straight
3. Virginia Tech (2)
They had the #2 team in the country stifled for 56 minutes. The QB battle should be interesting from here on out
4. Virginia (3)
Suffered first conference loss and may have lost QB Jameel Sewell
5. Georgia Tech (6)
Down two RBs and facing an angry VT team this Thursday
6. Clemson (7)
Starting to click again on offense as they opened up Maryland early
7. Maryland (5)
Where have you gone Terps running game?
8. Miami (8)
Bye week allowed some injured Canes to heal- mainly their two QBs
9. Florida State (9)
FSU looked the sharpest they have in a while, but it was against Duke
10. NC State (11)
Tom O’Brien gets his first ACC win at State behind an impressive pass-catch combo of Evans and Bowers
11. North Carolina (10)
UNC should have had more progress off a bye week than a 27 point defeat at weak
12. Duke (12)
The passing game future looks bright but not much else does

Top 10
1. Ohio State
2. LSU
3. Boston College
4. Oregon
5. Oklahoma
6. Arizona State
7. West Virginia
8. Kansas
9. Auburn
10. USC

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