Last Saturday proves why the College Football regular season is so great. Three of the top six teams went on the road and came away empty, so we shuffle our Top 10 accordingly.
South Carolina flexed its muscles in a 35-7 romp over Georgia. The Gamecocks defensive front just manhandled the Bulldogs. When Bulldog QB Aaron Murray gets a signature win…it will be his first.
We were completely impressed with Florida and their 14-6 win over LSU in the Swamp. The Gators and RB Mike Gillislee (34 carries, 146 RuYds, 2TDs) just pounded, and pounded, and pounded LSU between the tackles. And when the Tigers needed QB Zach Mettenberger most, he just wasn’t ready to deliver.
For the second week in a row, Florida State looked uninterested, and the NC State Wolfpack took advantage. Senior QB Mike Glennon led a last minute Wolf Pack drive to make the Seminoles pay. Does that dash FSU’s national championship hopes?
And finally, we welcome four new teams to our ballot this week. Two of them - Louisiana Tech and Louisville – have head coaches being mentioned as possible candidates for the Arkansas job at year’s end. Both Sonny Dykes and Charlie Strong have their teams a perfect 5-0 thus far.
You can find the complete BlogPoll here when it comes out each Tuesday. So, without further ado, here’s the RBN ballot this week:
|1||Alabama||5-0||1||Tide sit at home, watch contenders fall. Mizzou next victim.|
|2||Oregon||6-0||2||HC Kelly gets 40th win…Ducks breeze past Huskies 52-21.|
|3||West Virginia||5-0||4||QB Geno Smith has 24 TDs vs. 0 Ints this year…ZERO !!!|
|4||South Carolina||6-0||7||Dominate D-Line makes UGA look foolish. At LSU Saturday.|
|5||Florida||5-0||10||RB Gillislee (146 RuYds, 2TDs), Gators wear down Tigers 14-6.|
|6||Notre Dame||5-0||12||Irish doing it with defense. Host Gameday, Stanford next.|
|7||LSU||5-1||5||When it came time, QB Mettenberger can’t do it in Swamp.|
|8||Ohio St.||6-0||11||Buckeyes win turnover battle 4-1, drop Nebraska 63-38.|
|9||Kansas St.||5-0||13||Wildcats drop lowly Kansas 56-16 in Sunflower Shootout.|
|10||USC||4-1||8||QB Barkley, Trojans win after spotting Utah 2TD lead.|
|11||Florida St.||5-1||3||Seminoles shocked 17-16 by NC State. NC hopes dashed?|
|12||Clemson||5-1||14||Tigers, QB Boyd rack up 601 TotYds, rally past GT 47-31.|
|13||Texas||4-1||9||Longhorns lose wild shootout to WVU. OU in Dallas next.|
|14||Georgia||5-1||6||Dawgs fold to South Carolina pressure. Held to 224 TotYds.|
|15||Oklahoma||3-1||16||Sooners on upswing entering Red River Rivalary Saturday.|
|16||Stanford||4-1||17||Who’s Andrew Luck? QB Nunes throws for 360 PaYds vs. AZ.|
|17||Oregon St.||4-0||20||Beavers 4-0 for first time since 2002. Drop WSU 19-6 Sat.|
|18||Cincinnati||4-0||21||Cincy, QB Munchie Legaux have field day vs. Miami, OH.|
|19||Texas A&M||4-1||22||Aggies rally past Ole Miss 30-27. Face high-flying LaTech.|
|20||Rutgers||5-0||23||RB Jamison has 5 straight 100-yard games; 601 RuYds in 2012.|
|21||Michigan||3-2||24||QB Robinson now all-time Big Ten rusher for QBs (3,905).|
|22||Louisiana Tech||5-0||NR||HC Sonny Dykes has Bulldogs scoring big and believing.|
|23||Ohio||6-0||NR||QB Tyler Tettleton, Bobcats favorites to win the MAC.|
|24||Louisville||5-0||NR||After week off, HC Strong, Cardinals get ready for Pitt Sat.|
|25||Mississippi St.||5-0||NR||Bulldogs 5-0 start best since 1999. Host Rocky Top next.|
|Others considered: TCU, Michigan St., Nebraska, Tennessee, Oklahoma St., Boise St., UCLA, Northern Illinois, Baylor, UCF, Arizona St, Nevada, North Carolina, North Carolina St., Tulsa.|