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

Week 7 top 25

Well, Ohio State’s run atop the poll didn’t last long. We’ll see if the new No. 1 has a bit more staying power.

1. Oregon (2) – Not a bad bye week, as the Ducks get the top spot.
2. Boise State (4) – Broncos sitting pretty, though their strength of schedule is lowering by the week.
3. Oklahoma (6) – Sooners were the big winner, getting blowout win to earn the top spot in the BCS standings.
4. TCU (5) – Horned Frogs have only given up three points in the past three games.
5. Auburn (7) – Tigers explode for 65 to vault into top 5.
6. LSU (8) – LSU wins ugly, but it wins. Huge game at Auburn coming up.
7. Michigan State (12) – All of a sudden, the Spartans are the top dog in the Big Ten.
8. Utah (10) – Utes quietly keep rolling.
9. Alabama (11) – Tide bounce back against Mississippi, but still not clicking on all cylinders.
10. Wisconsin (18) – Badgers shoot up rankings with upset of Ohio State.
11. Ohio State (1) – I can’t in good conscience rank the Buckeyes ahead of Wisconsin, so here they are.
12. Stanford (14) – Cardinal move up while chillin’ during the bye.
13. Arizona (16) – Wildcats win, but lose quarterback Nick Foles to injury.
14. Iowa (17) – Hawkeyes win shootout at Michigan to start tough three-game stretch. Wisconsin is next.
15. Nebraska (3) – Even underachieving Texas teams figure out how to beat Nebraska.
16. Florida State (15) – Seminoles go through motions in lackluster win over BC.
17. Missouri (19) – Tigers still unscathed, but have huge test this week with Oklahoma.
18. Oklahoma State (21) – Cowboys get first real test with Nebraska coming up this week.
19. South Carolina (9) – Post-Alabama letdown results in loss to Kentucky.
20. Texas (NR) – After two-week absence, Longhorns upset Nebraska and return to poll.
21. Arkansas (13) – Razorbacks score 43 points and still lose by three touchdowns.
22. West Virginia (NR) – After toeing around the periphery of the poll, Mountaineers finally rejoin the rankings.
23. Miami (Fla) (NR) – Somewhat iffy about this pick to be quite honest.
24. Virginia Tech (NR) – Five straight wins has Hokies back in top 25.
25. USC (NR) – Blowout of Cal gets USC ranked again.

Under consideration: Kansas State, Mississippi State, Michigan

Dropped: No. 20 Nevada, No. 22 Oregon State, No. 23 Air Force, No. 24 Florida, No. 25 Michigan.

Week 6 top 25

With Alabama losing, we got a new No. 1 and a whole lot of shuffling.

1. Ohio State (2) – Buckeyes moved into top spot with rout of Indiana.
2. Oregon (3) – Ducks win ho-hum game with overmatched Washington State.
3. Nebraska (5) – Cajon/Corona Centennial product Taylor Martinez absolutely devastating at QB for Cornhuskers.
4. Boise State (4) – Broncos waste Toledo to keep rolling.
5. TCU (6) – Horned Frogs register second straight shutout.
6. Oklahoma (7) – Sooners move up during bye.
7. Auburn (9) – All of a sudden, the win over South Carolina looks pretty darn good.
8. LSU (11) – I don’t get how they do it, but the Tigers keep winning.
9. South Carolina (19) – Gamecocks make huge jump after jumping Alabama.
10. Utah (10) – It’s rough to score 68 points and not move up. Such is life.
11. Alabama (1) – Can’t justify ranking them higher, especially with Florida and Penn State tanking.
12. Michigan State (16) – Spartans make statement with lopsided win at Michigan.
13. Arkansas (12) – Razorbacks drop after narrow win over Texas A&M.
14. Stanford (13) – Jim Harbaugh and the Cardinal have USC’s number.
15. Florida State (21) – 45-17 win over Miami most impressive Seminole win in a long time.
16. Arizona (8) – Oregon State catches Wildcats napping.
17. Iowa (15) – Hawkeyes still below Arizona for now. Has a chance for quality road win this week at Michigan.
18. Wisconsin (20) – Badgers can throw Big Ten race into chaos with an upset of Ohio State this week.
19. Missouri (23) – Tigers have been extremely stifling on defense.
20. Nevada (22) – Wolfpack stay undefeated under QB Colin Kaepernick.
21. Oklahoma State (24) – Cowboys feasting on soft schedule right now.
22. Oregon State (NR) – After near-misses against TCU and Boise State, Beavers finally get the big road win they were looking for.
23. Air Force (NR) – Falcons move into poll for the first time.
24. Florida (18) – Gators are in a freefall with two straight losses.
25. Michigan (17) – Apparently Denard Robinson is human.

Under consideration: West Virginia, Miami (Fla), Virginia Tech

Dropped out: No. 14 Miami (Fla), No. 25 Kansas State