NCAA Top 25 Rankings Reaction
1 – Florida 4-0…This should be a “Gator Blowout, Continue to Roll” sort of tag but they received a scare as the golden child Tim Tebow left the game with a concussion. His status is uncertain.
2 – Texas 4-0…The Horns stomped UTEP. Colorado will be a warm-up for the Red River Shootout.
3 – Alabama 4-0…Bama steamrolled the Razorbacks and head on the road to Lexington and Oxford.
4 – LSU 4-0…The Tigers were a yard away from a significant drop in the polls, but there is something to be said for a tough goal line stand on the road. It only gets harder as they head between the hedges this week in Athens.
5 – Boise State 4-0…Broncos handled Bowling Green; Return home to UC-Davis. Might be #4 next week.
6 – Virginia Tech 3-1…The Hokies have endured a vigorous schedule and after a thrashing of Miami, they continue to get better. Easy win over Duke this week.
7 – USC 3-1…The Trojans won easy but enter a gauntlet that includes four conference road games sandwiched around the only team to beat them last year (Oregon State).
8 – Oklahoma 2-1…With the exception of a certain Heisman QB, the Sooners are coming off two easy wins and a bye, and should be fresh for the Canes on Saturday.
9 – Ohio State 3-1…Since a rough start, the Buckeyes are starting to get going. The defense has pitched two straight shut outs and are poised to keep it going against the upstart Hoosiers in Bloomington.
10 – TCU 3-0…Gary Patterson led his troops too two road ACC victories and has his Horned Frogs feeling good heading into the conference slate.
11 – Cincinnati 4-0…The Bearcats sweated out a tough home win over Fresno State. They’ll take the drive up to Oxford and return with the Victory Bell this Saturday.
12 – Oklahoma State 3-1…The Pokes picked on Grambling this weekend and get a week off before a trip to College Station.
13 – Penn State 3-1…The Nittany Lions got shut down by Iowa and now have a very small margin for error if they’re to return to Pasadena. They go to struggling Illinois Saturday.
14 – Georgia 3-1….The Dawgs gutted out a win over Arizona State and host LSU this weekend. Big game to earn some SEC respect.
15 – Houston 3-0…Another Big 12 foe falls to Case Keenum and the Cougars. Three straight road games will test this talented bunch.
16 – Kansas 4-0…Reesing rallied Rawk Chawk to a win in their first real opponent as KU prepares for Big 12 play.
17 – Iowa 4-0…Apparently the scare vs. Northern Iowa struck a nerve with the Hawkeyes. They have responded with four straight convincing wins. After a tune-up with Arkansas State, Michigan comes to Iowa City.
18 – Ole Miss 2-1…The Rebels looked terrible in their Thursday night loss to South Carolina. They look to get back on track at Vandy.
19 – California 3-1.Hopefully the Bears don’t hibernate thru the rest of the season. USC is next.
20 – Michigan 4-0…The weak Wolverine defense couldn’t stop the juggernaut that is Indiana football. They will need a much better showing to take home the Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan trophy.
21 – TIE: Miami 2-1…The U didn’t live up to the hype they generated. A visit from the Sooner Schooner could bounce them out of the rankings this week.
21 – TIE: BYU 3-1…Back on track after the FSU debacle. Utah State this week.
23 – Missouri 4-0…Road win at Nevada on Friday night. A win over Nebraska will get people talking about the Tigers again.
24 – Nebraska 3-1…A one point loss to Virginia Tech is not a bad loss. A weekend romp of Louisiana-Lafayette has them primed for Mizzou. The winner will take a step toward the Big 12 title game.
25 – Oregon 3-1…Since getting smurfed in week 1 and the whole Rocky 28 audition by Lagarrete Blount, the Ducks are on a roll with three big wins in a row. Please keep the old school unis!