Week 8 top 25

The BCS might have a new No. 1, but mine remains the same.

1. Oregon (1) – Ducks put a hurting on UCLA. Now comes a tougher LA opponent.
2. Boise State (2) – The Broncos play Tuesday for some reason.
3. Auburn (5) – Another quality home win keeps moving the Tigers up the ladder.
4. TCU (4) – Horned Frogs have given up 10 points in four weeks.
5. Michigan State (7) – Spartans survive scare against Arby Fields and Northwestern.
6. Missouri (17) – Big win over Oklahoma makes Mizzou the big mover this week.
7. Utah (8) – Utes’ offense keeps on rolling. Tricky trap game at Air Force this week.
8. Alabama (9) – Tide roll Tennessee and are in best position of one-loss teams.
9. Wisconsin (10) – Badgers impress with big road win at Iowa.
10. Ohio State (11) – Buckeyes take out frustrations of Wisconsin loss with blowout of Purdue.
11. Oklahoma (3) – Sooners tumble after Missouri loss.
12. Stanford (12) – Cardinal tread water after uninspired win over Washington State.
13. Nebraska (15) – Huskers slay undefeated Okie State to move up. Missouri looms next week.
14. Arizona (13) – Wildcats drop a spot after winning by 30. Life is tough sometimes.
15. Florida State (16) – Seminoles have tricky game at N.C. State coming Thursday.
16. LSU (6) – Les Miles finally exhausted all of his magic. Or so we think.
17. South Carolina (19) – Gamecocks survive despite not having star RB Marcus Lattimore.
18. Arkansas (21) – It’s hard to say how good the Razorbacks really are at this point.
19. Miami (Fla) (23) – Canes get nice bump after blowing out North Carolina.
20. Iowa (14) – Hawkeyes will try to overcome heartbreaking Wisconsin loss to spoil MSU’s hopes.
21. Virginia Tech (24) – Hokies have quietly rolled to six straight wins.
22. Oklahoma State (18) – Previously-untested Cowboys failed first exam against Nebraska.
23. USC (25) – Trojans have big opportunity with Oregon coming in this week.
24. Mississippi State (NR) – Five straight wins has Mississippi State in rankings.
25. Baylor (NR) – Bears ranked in polls for first time since 1993.

Under consideration: Hawaii, Nevada, Michigan

Dropped out: No. 20 Texas, No. 22 West Virginia