NCAA Football Rankings – 11/10/2014
Mississippi State stays number 1 virtually everywhere (including my rankings) after remaining undefeated at 9-0. My rankings have Alabama and Ole Miss moving up to numbers 2 and 3 after an OT victory over LSU and a blowout win over Presbyterian, respectively. Auburn moves in the other direction, dropping 2 spots to number 4 after losing to Texas A and M. So, if I were choosing the college football play-off, I’d take 4 teams from the SEC West. Will this happen? No. For starters, a number of these top 4 teams have to play (beat the crap out of each other) in the next few weeks (i.e Miss St-Alabama, the Egg Bowl, Alabama-Auburn). As far as I am concerned, all of these are de facto play-off games.
The rest of my top 10 includes: TCU, Oregon, UCLA, Baylor, Florida St, and Georgia. TCU is up 2 spots with it’s win over Kansas State (who fell 3 spots and out of my top 10). Oregon remains in 6th, with UCLA up 2 spots to 7th. Baylor made the biggest move into the top ten this week jumping 11 spots to number 8 after their destruction of Oklahoma. If Baylor and TCU win out, I see Baylor being ranked higher than TCU as a results of Baylor’s head-to-head win over TCU and Baylor’s remaining game against Kansas State. TCU’s remaining schedule is Kansas, Texas, and Iowa State whose combined records are 10-18. TCU basically can’t improve, whereas Baylor has one big game left to help it jump into the top 4. Florida state continues to slowly climb the rankings moving from 10 to 9. They are hurt by there very weak schedule, and that “big win” over Notre Dame looks a lot less impressive after Notre Dame got blown out by Arizona State. If they go undefeated, their obviously in playoff. No questions asked; No matter how weak their schedule. Rounding out the top 10, I have Georgia after a blowout victory over Kentucky a week after recovering from their dreadful loss to the Florida Gators.
As for teams that dropped out of my top 25 this week: Notre Dame fell from 14 to 27; Michigan State fell from 21 to 32; Louisiana Tech fell from 25 to 34.
An finally, congratulations to New Mexico State for moving out of the basement, swapping places with Georgia State. Go team!
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