Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TEC's College Football Top 10, Week 6 (a day late)

Preseason rankings are debatable, if not borderline controversial. But not only have Oklahoma done nothing to lose the top spot they've had from the beginning, the Sooners proved their worth beyond any question during their annual neutral site "shootout" over the weekend with a 38-point win over then-undefeated Texas. Accordingly the Crimson & Cream tighten their grip on #1, the Longhorns fall out of the top 10 after just one week, and Arkansas takes their place in the rankings after recent consecutive wins over nationally ranked opponents.

In addition, LSU's 30-point victory over Florida was slightly more impressive than Alabama's 34-point shutout win over a better-than-expected Vanderbilt squad that could make another bowl run. Thus 'bama and Louisiana State swap positions but remain in easy striking distance of Oklahoma. Yet something will have to give when these two titans of the Southeastern Conference meet on November 5. Dude, it's gonna be awesome.

1. Oklahoma (def. Texas, 55-17), 5-0, 635 pts.
2. Louisiana State (def. Florida, 41-11), 6-0, 620 pts.
3. Alabama (def. Vanderbilt, 34-0), 6-0, 615 pts.
4. Stanford (def. Colorado, 48-7), 5-0, 570 pts.
5. Wisconsin (Bye), 5-0, 545 pts.
6. Boise State (def. Fresno State, 57-7), 5-0, 500 pts.
7. Oklahoma State (def. Kansas, 70-28), 5-0, 445 pts.
8. Clemson (def. Boston College, 36-14), 6-0, 410 pts.
9. Michigan (def. Northwestern, 42-24), 6-0, 345 pts.
10. Arkansas (def. Auburn, 38-14), 5-1, 315 pts.
A nice panoramic of Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Go Vols!
(Original source unknown, click to enlarge)

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