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NCAA TOP TEN RANKINGS

NCAA TOP TEN RANKINGS

1 LSU Tigers 9-0 Last Week (2) Will run the table and get into the playoffs. The nation knows how good Joe Burrow is.

2 Ohio State Buckeyes 9-0 Last Week (3) Brutal three-game stretch coming up against Penn State, @Michigan and possibly the BIG10 championship game.

3 Clemson Tigers 9-0 Last Week (4) Defending champs will run the table and get into the playoffs.

 

4 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-1 Last Week (1) Not done yet. They need to run the table and LSU to run the table.

5 Georgia Bulldogs 8-1 Last Week (6) A trip to Auburn could be a setback but not enough to prevent the Dawgs from getting to the SEC Finals.

  1. Minnesota Golden Gophers 9-0 Last Week (9) Cinderella has gotten to the ball. I hope they run the table.

7 Oregon Ducks 8-1 Last Week (7) I just don’t see where they have the quality wins to make the playoffs.

8 Baylor Bears 9-0 Last Week (10) Baylor escapes with a win yet again. They will need to score points to beat the Sooners.

9 Oklahoma Sooners 8-1 Last Week (8) The loss to Kansas State will doom Oklahoma’s playoff hopes.

10 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-1 Last Week (5) Despite losing to Minnesota the Nittany Lions still have a path to the playoffs.

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TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

 

1 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0 Last Week (1) Finally we see Bama vs LSU. Is Tua healthy?

2 LSU Tigers 8-0 Last Week (2) Finally we see Bama vs LSU. Is this Burrow’s Heisman moment?

3 Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0 Last Week (3) Chase Young issue could be huge

4 Clemson Tigers 9-0 Last Week (4) Disrespected in the playoff rankings means a blowout against NC State

5 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-0 Last Week (5) Better not sleep on Minnesota

 

  1. Georgia Bulldogs 7-1 Last Week (8) It’s simple. Run the table and your in the playoffs

7 Oregon Ducks 8-1 Last Week (8) Won’t have the resume to get in the playoffs

8 Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 Last Week (9) I just can’t see a scenario where the Sooners make the playoffs without help.

9 Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-0 Last Week (10) A live Sleeper pick for the playoffs.

10 Baylor Bears 8-0 Last Week (UR) It’s been a great season in Waco.

BONUS TEAMS

Cincinnati Bearcats 7-1 Memphis Tigers 8-1 The game they play later this month could be for an at large bid

Utah Utes 8-1 Could have a say in the Pac 10 title picture

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TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL TEAMS 10-31

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL TEAMS 10-31

1 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0 Last Week (1) Tua’s health concerns me

2 LSU Tigers 8-0 Last Week (2) Can LSU make the playoffs with a loss at Alabama?

3 Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0 Last Week (4) Big games coming up

4 Clemson Tigers 8-0 Last Week (3) ACC is weak. A one loss Clemson team does not deserve to make the playoffs

5 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-0 Last Week (6)-Showdown with OSU coming up.

6 Florida Gators 7-1 Last Week (8)-Will lose to Georgia this week.

7 Georgia Bulldogs 6-1 Last Week (9) Must run the table to make the playoffs.

8 Oregon Ducks 7-1 Last Week (UR) Outside shot of making the playoffs

9 Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 Last Week (5) Loss at Kansas State kills them.

 

10 Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-0 Last Week (UR) Why not? Tough games coming up.

BONUS TEAMS

SMU Mustangs 8-0 Cincinnati Bearcats 6-1 Memphis can derail both teams as they try to be an at large team

Baylor Bears 8-0 Big !2 is not a great conference. But still a fun team to watch.

 

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NCAA Top Ten Rankings As Of 10-22

NCAA Top Ten Rankings As Of 10-22

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 7-0 Last Week (1) Need to get Tua healthy for LSU on 11/9.
  1. LSU Tigers 7-0 Last Week (2) Next test is Auburn this weekend.

3.  Clemson Tigers 7-0 Last Week (3) ACC is so bad this year. Hoping they face Virginia in ACC Title game.

4.  Ohio State Buckeyes 7-0 Last Week (4) Huge game vs Wisconsin this week.

5.  Oklahoma Sooners 7-0 Last Week (5) I expect the Sooners to run the table.

  1. Penn State Nittany Lions 7-0 Last Week (6) Two huge games on the horizon.

7.  Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5-1 Last Week (8) Possibly the last test this week at Michigan.

8.  Florida Gators 7-1 Last Week (10) Has had a great year. I expect them to lose to Georgia.

9.  Georgia Bulldogs 6-1 Last Week (9) Can’t lose another game if they want to get to the playoffs.

  1. Auburn Tigers 6-1 Last Week (10) Has the toughest schedule in America.

BONUS TEAMS

Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-0 They are undefeated and still have to play Penn State and Wisconsin. I would love to see the Gophers run the table and play for the Big Ten Championship.

SMU Mustangs 8-0 Cincinnati Bearcats 6-1

After SMU’s win last night I really want to see an American Athletic team get an at large bid. Memphis factors into this too.

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NCAA TOP TEN RANKINGS 10-18

NCAA TOP TEN RANKINGS 10-18

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 6-0 Last Week (1) Still the best team in the country.

  1. LSU Tigers 6-0 Last Week (3) Big win vs previously undefeated Florida last week.

  1. Clemson Tigers 6-0 Last Week (2) I will stand by what I keep saying. If Clemson loses one game they should not make the playoffs.

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes 6-0 Last Week (5) I need to see the Buckeyes beat a big team before I believe in them.

  1. Oklahoma Sooners 6-0 Last Week (7) Should win out and make the playoffs.

6.  Wisconsin Badgers 6-0 Last Week (8) Big games are coming for the Badgers.

7.  Penn State Nittany Lions 6-0 Last Week (7) See Wisconsin.

8.  Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5-1 Last Week (8) After at Michigan next week this team can run the table.

9.  Georgia Bulldogs 5-1 Last Week (3) Brutal loss to South Carolina. Must run the table to get to the playoffs.

  1. Florida Gators 6-1 Last Week (6) Tough loss to LSU but this team is for real.

BONUS PICKS

Boise State Broncos 6-0-If they run the table they will get a New Years Day Bowl Game

SMU Mustangs 7-0 & Cincinnati Bearcats 5-1-Both American Athletic Conference teams are trying to get a New Year’s Day bowl game. With UCF seemingly out of the way it could happen.

Top Ten College Football Rankings 10-8

 

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 6-0 Last Week (1) Still the best team in the country. LSU game is pivotal as always

  1. Clemson Tigers 5-0 Last Week (2) Plays first game since the almost defeat against UNC

  1. Georgia Bulldogs 5-0 Last Week (3) The Bulldogs are in a great spot and can withstand a regular-season loss.

  1. LSU Tigers 6-0 Last Week (4) LSU Plays big game vs Florida this week

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes 6-0 Last Week (5) I won’t move them up until they beat a big team or someone above them loses.

  1. Florida Gators 6-0 Last Week (9) Big jump for the Gators. But they could be on the outside if they get smoked this week vs LSU

  1. Oklahoma Sooners 5-0 Last Week (7) Big game this week vs Texas

8.  Wisconsin Badgers 5-0 Last Week (8) Ohio State game is on the horizon

  1. Notre Dame 4-1 Last Week (10) Needs to keep blowing out their opponents

  1. Penn State Nittany Lions 5-0 Last Week (UR) Haven’t beaten anyone yet. Big games are coming.

BONUS TEAMS

Virginia Cavaliers 4-1 Can win out and possibly play in a New Years bowl game. But lost last night.

Cincinnati Bearcats 4-1 & SMU Mustangs 6-0-With UCF already having a loss this could be the year some other team gets a crack at a big new years bowl game.

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NCAA TOP TEN TEAMS

After the first month of the season, it is time for my top ten teams plus two bonus teams.

 

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 5-0. The best team in the country

  1. Clemson Tigers 5-0. If Clemson loses a game this season they should not make the playoffs.

  1. Georgia Bulldogs 4-0. Should have lost to Notre Dame

  1. LSU Tigers 4-0. As always on a collision course with Alabama.

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes 5-0. Doing just fine post Urban Meyer

  1. Auburn Tigers 5-0. The forgotten team in the SEC WEST

  1. Oklahoma Sooners 4-0. Could they have the Heisman winner for the third straight season?

  1. Wisconsin Badgers 4-0. Can they get over the Ohio State hump this year?

  1. Florida Gators 5-0. The fun will end the next two weeks with games vs Auburn and Georgia.

  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-1. Should have beat Georgia. They can run the table and get back into the playoff talk.

BONUS TEAMS

These teams can’t make the playoffs but could be in the top 10 soon and play in a New Years Day Bowl Game.

Virginia Cavaliers 4-1. Weak remaining schedule in a weak ACC.

Central Florida Knights 4-1. Need to get into a power conference.

NCAA Rankings

ANother week goes by and more teams drop and the playoff picture gets clearer.  We knew one top 4 team was going to lose this week.  Still more games to play.

#1

Alabama last week # 1.  Just aced their test at LSU by pitching a shutout.  No doubt the Crimson Tide is the best team in the country.

#2

Clemson last week #2.  Classless Dabo hangs 77 points on the board.  No style points will get you into the top spot.

#3

Notre Dame last week #3.  Brian Kelly needs to have a dominate performance from start to finish next week at home against FSU.

#4

Michigan last week #5.  Revenge tour continues and could also see a playoff date against ND.

#5

Georgia last week #6.  Will play Bama in the SEC title game.  Must run the table before the Bama game.

#6

Oklahoma last week #7.  Change defensive coordinators same weak defense.

#7

Central Florida last week #8.  Give them their due.  21 straight wins is not easy even against non power conference teams.

#8

Ohio State last week 9.  Not a great performance.  Still alive in the playoffs.

#9

Washington State last week un ranked.  Imagine the interviews we would have with Mike Leach during the playoffs.

#10

West Virginia last week un ranked.  Needs to win out and get help.

Notes.

We all expect Alabama to be in the playoffs no matter what right.  Even if they lose a game and still win the SEC championship game.  What if they go udefeated and lose the SEC championship game.  Would they still make it over these 4 teams if they run the table Notre Dame, Clemson, Michigan and Georgia the latter 3 all winning their conference championship games and obviously a Georgia team that just beat Alabama.  That to me is the biggest question I have right now.  Oklahoma should be in the top 6.  What happens if they run the table?  Do they get in no matter what happens to the top 4.  Probably not.  Oklahoma State can disrupt both Oklahoma and charging West Virginia.  I do expect each to lose another game this year.  UCF unfortunately has no shot at making the playoffs.  I will keep saying this until someone tells me it’s not possible.  Why can’t they get into the ACC?  I know there are already 14 teams in this conference.  Or better yet put them in the Big 12 which only has 10 teams.

 

NCAA Rankings

Anther week goes by and there is some movement on the back end of the top 10.  But the top 4 remain the same.  This coming weekend has some huge matchups that will determine alot of what happens going further.

1.

Last week # 1.  Everyone is playing in their world.  They play LSU this week.  Bama running the table ensures only one team from the SEC makes the playoffs

2.

Last week #3.  I will bump Clemson up from 3 because of their dominance of a not vintage Florida State.  I will judge Clemson and ND by their victories of common opponents should both be undefeated by the end of the season.

3.

Last Week #2.  Hard to drop the Irish.  The score does not indicate how dominate ND was against Navy.  It was 27-0 at half and ND could have scored at will.  Let’s not embarrass a service academy.  But ND needs some convincing wins down the stretch.

4.

Last Week #4.  Keeping LSU at 4 for one more week despite not playing.  They play Alabama in Death Valley this coming week in for them an elimination game.

5.

Last Week #5.  Michigan stay at # 5 this week.  The Wolverines control their own destiny.  Don’t over look Penn State while waiting for the big game against OSU in November.

6.

Last Week #6.  Despite soundly beating a top ten team I am not moving up Georgia.  The Bulldogs also control their own destiny but have to beat upstart Kentucky in Lexington this week before dreaming of playing Alabama in the SEC championship.

7.

Last Week Un Ranked.  WIth Texas losing Oklahoma now is back in the playoff picture.  A one loss Oklahoma team as the Big 12 champion might not get in but they need to handle their own business before entering that discussion.

8.

Last Week #9.  I feel bad for UCF.  They still have no shot at the playoffs.  They need to get some power 5 teams on their schedule.  How Applachian State was ranked going into this week (will drop now that they lost)without a big win just a crushing loss to Penn State and no one else from the American Athletic Conference is ranked is a joke.

9.

Last Week #7.  I am dropping them because something seems off.  And Purdue just lost their 4 game this past week.

10.

Last Week Un Ranked.  Welcome to the top ten WIldcats.  Sorry but after Georgia beats you this coming week you will never be here again.

NCAA Rankings

After last weeks shakeup I have the same teams in the top ten just the order has changed.  Lots of football to be played but one big piece fell.  So here we are.

1.

Last week #1.  Another dominant performance.  No other team should get a 1st place vote.

2.

Last week #2.  Even though they were idle I see no reason to move them down.  Although you could make a case for the # 3 team to move ahead of ND.  Ohio State’s loss directly benefits the Irish more than any other team.

3.

Last week 4. Clemson moves up to the spot vacated by OSU’s loss.  You could make the case for them being #2.

4.

Last Week 5.  Nov 3rd LSU is playing for its potential spot in the playoffs at home vs Bama.

5.

Last week 7.  Big jump for the Wolverines.  Setting up a winner take all game vs OSU in November.

6.

Last week 6.  Georgia had a much needed bye week to re group.  The bulldogs play the Gators in basically an elimination game this coming week.

7.

Last week 3.  Huge loss by the Buckeyes this week.  Could have made a case if they were undefeated and lost the game to Michigan to get into the playoffs.  Now it’s winner take all.

8.

Last week 8.  Favorable schedule down the stretch.  Probably needs a few teams to lose like ND.

9.

Last week 9.  I really feel for them.  Cincinnatti losing yesterday hurts them.  Also this is not a vintage Navy team.  Realistically no shot at the playoffs.

10.

Last week 10.  Elimination game this coming week against Georgia.