Monday, October 28, 2013

Top 10 for 10/27

Due to a road trip to Columbus this weekend, I didn't really get a chance to see the games, so don't expect a lot of analysis here.

1) Alabama Crimson Tide (beat Tennessee Volunteers 45-10 at home)
A lot of what you'd expect out of this rivalry over the last six or seven years. The Tide continues to roll.

2) Florida State Seminoles (beat NC State Wolf Pack 49-17 at home)
Winston continues his incredible freshman season and the stable of running backs posts another 200 yard game. How they got jumped by Oregon remains a mystery.

3) Ohio State Buckeyes (beat Penn State Nittany Lions 63-14 at home)
It was the worst loss that Penn State has suffered since 1899. Jesus. The Buckeyes continue to add to the nation's longest win streak but a weak strength of schedule could leave them out of the title game with a 25 game win streak.

4) Oregon Ducks (beat No. 12 UCLA Bruins 42-14 at home)
Oregon committed two turnovers and still won by a huge margin. They travel to Stanford to try and avenge their only loss from last year. If they win, I can't see a scenario where they don't end up playing for it all.

5) Miami Hurricanes (beat Wake Forest Demon Deacons 24-21 at home)
As impressive as Miami's start has been, reality is about to come crashing down when they visit Tallahassee next week. Needing a last minute touchdown to beat Wake at home is never a good sign.

6) Baylor Bears (beat Kansas Jay Hawks 59-14 in Lawrence)
Baylor has been able to score on command, but their competition has been anything but stellar. This upcoming week starts a run of OU, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State. That should give an indication of where the Bears stand.

7) Stanford Cardinal (beat No. 25 Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis)
Stanford held the nation's leading passer to 271 yards on 57 throws, but the offense is going to have to produce more than 275 total yards of their own to beat Oregon next week.

8) Clemson Tigers (beat Maryland Terrapins 40-27 in College Park)
Clemson is starting to look very average since getting beat by Florida State, especially in the secondary. The Terps threw for three touchdowns despite losing their two best receivers in two consecutive weeks.

9) Missouri Tiger (lost to No. 21 South Carolina Gamecocks 27-24 at home in 2OT)
Does anyone want to win the SEC East? The loss of quarterback James Franklin could be too much for Mizzou to overcome from here on out.

10) Auburn Tigers (beat Florida Atlantic Owls 45-10 at home)
Don't look now, but the Tigers are behind only the Tide for the SEC West. This team could run the table (@ Arkansas, @ Tennessee, home against Georgia) until getting Alabama at home in the Iron Bowl, which would set up the most intriguing matchup since Cam Newton played for the Tigers.

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