College football rankings: Projected Top 25 rankings after Week 10

Nov 2, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher before the start of the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Week 10 of the college football season is officially in the books. There weren’t really any spectacular upsets this week as there were the last few, but there were some dominant performances, such as the beating the Florida State Seminoles put on the Miami Hurricanes at home.

Let’s take a look at what the rankings may look like when released later on this afternoon:

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide: The defending champs were off this week, but they needed that rest as they get ready for the featured battle next Saturday against the LSU Tigers.
  2. Oregon Ducks: Marcus Mariota and company share the same situation as Alabama above. They’ll also face their toughest test of the year this Thursday when the face the Stanford Cardinal.
  3. Florida State Seminoles: For the second time in three weeks, the ‘Noles dominated at top-10 team on national television. That may garner them some extra votes, but not enough to jump the Ducks.
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes: These guys continue to roll, this time they did so, 56-0, over Purdue. But, that won’t gain them much more respect.
  5. Baylor Bears: The high-powered Bears were off as they also get set for an upcoming Thursday night showdown against Oklahoma.
  6. Stanford Cardinal: The Cardinal, even with one loss on the resume, have a chance this week to show that they’re still a title contender when they take on the Ducks.
  7. Auburn Tigers: The miraculous turnaround for this team continued on Saturday when they got their eighth win on the year by defeating Arkansas.
  8. Clemson Tigers: The Tigers jumped all over another ACC opponent and should keep themselves in position to maybe garner themselves an at-large BCS berth down the road.
  9. Missouri Tigers: Mizzou bounced back after that South Carolina loss by dismantling Tennessee and are still ahead in the SEC East race.
  10. LSU Tigers: Les Miles and crew were off this week as they prepare to try and shake up the entire BCS landscape against Alabama next week.
  11. Texas A&M Aggies: Manziel and company got off to a slow start, but were able to rout UTEP like they were supposed to.
  12. South Carolina Gamecocks: They were able to pull away from Mississippi State and kept themselves alive in the SEC East after really helping their cause last week against Mizzou
  13. Oklahoma Sooners: Sooners were off this week as they get ready to take their crack at stopping Baylor on Thursday.
  14. Miami Hurricanes: The voters were looking for any reason to drop Miami and they got that on Saturday when they were exposed by FSU on national TV.
  15. Oklahoma State Cowboys: The Cowboys handed Texas Tech their second loss in a row and are still in position to take the Big 12.
  16. Fresno State Bulldogs: Derek Carr and this team just keep on winning, this time over Nevada. Those BCS-busting hopes are still very much alive.
  17. Michigan State Spartans: You can question this offense all you want, and rightfully so, but you can’t question this defense, especially after they held Michigan to -48 yards rushing. In case you weren’t paying attention to Saturday’s action, the end of my last sentence was not a typo.
  18. UCLA Bruins: After two rough weeks against Oregon and Stanford, UCLA got off to a shaky start against Colorado, but eventually settled in.
  19. UCF Knights: The leaders of the AAC were off this week.
  20. Northern Illinois Huskies: Jordan Lynch and the Huskies continue to make their case for a return trip to the BCS. Saturday they annihilated UMass and Lynch had another Heisman-like game.
  21. Louisville Cardinals: Teddy Bridgewater and the Cards were off this week and I’m not sure anyone really noticed.
  22. Wisconsin Badgers: It took them a little bit to get going, but they were eventually able to put away Iowa on the road.
  23. Arizona State Sun Devils: After a dominant performance against Washington State on Thursday, a lot of people have these guys winning the Pac-12 South.
  24. Texas Tech Red Raiders: With their second straight loss since they’ve hit the meat of their Big 12 schedule, people are going to lose a lot of faith in Kliff Kingsbury and company.
  25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: The Irish survived a scare from Navy at home, but they were still able to keep their potential BCS hopes intact.

Topics: AP Top 25 Poll, College Football

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