Nov 23, 2013; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Jeremy Smith (31) runs the ball against Baylor Bears linebacker Eddie Lackey (5) at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama Crimson Tide: ‘Bama had a breather against Chattanooga and took care of business. Now, the Iron Bowl looms ahead as their next legitimate challenge.
Florida State Seminoles: Even with a black cloud of potential legal woes surrounding their QB, the ‘Noles put up 80 points on poor Idaho, and quite frankly, may do the same against the rival Florida Gators next weekend.
Ohio State Buckeyes: With Baylor being knocked out, now Buckeye fans can rest easy–for now.
Auburn Tigers: Ohio State fans only have a little while to relax because there’s no telling what will happen if the Tigers happen to walk away from the Iron Bowl against Alabama with the win in Jordan-Hare.
Clemson Tigers: After demolishing the Citadel on Saturday, Tajh Boyd will get one more chance at beating rival South Carolina next week before he ends his collegiate career.
Missouri Tigers: One down, one to go for Gary Pinkel and the Tigers. After defeating Ole Miss, a win over Texas A&M next week means they’ll get a crack at the winner of Alabama-Auburn.
Oklahoma State Cowboys: The Cowboys were the team that finally had the answer for Baylor and definitely presented themselves as the best in the Big 12 with the 49-17 drubbing.
Baylor Bears: Everyone figured the ride would end somewhere, and they were right. After running into the buzzsaw that was Okie State, it’s back to the drawing board for Bryce Petty and the Bears.
Stanford Cardinal: One week after we all thought they had choked away the Pac-12 North title, Oregon handed it right back to them on Saturday with their loss.
Michigan State: Sparty pulled out another one and can now begin to put their focus into their impending match up with Ohio State in two weeks in Indianapolis.
South Carolina Gamecocks: This team in now the biggest Johnny Manziel fans on the planet as they need the Aggies to beat Mizzou next week to take a trip to the Georgia Dome.
Oregon Ducks: We thought what Stanford did to them was an on-the-field mugging? What Arizona did to them, especially on the ground, was even worse.
Fresno State Bulldogs: The BCS hopes are still alive after easily taking care of New Mexico. All they have to do now is get past David Fales and San Jose State next week, which is a lot harder than it may sound to some.
Wisconsin Badgers: Bucky kept rolling, this time by being the ones to stop the red hot Minnesota Golden Gophers.
UCF Knights: The AAC champs put on an impressive show on Thursday night by blasting Rutgers, 41-17.
LSU Tigers: For the second year in a row, Les Miles and the Tigers had an answer for Johnny Manziel.
Arizona State Sun Devils: Todd Graham, in only his second year on the job in Tempe, has led this team to the Pac-12 South title. They clinched that by holding off a very resilient UCLA team on Saturday.
Northern Illinois Huskies: Jordan Lynch and his crew kept it going with a win over Toledo, but Fresno State is ruining their chances of making a return to the BCS.
Texas A&M Aggies: That was not a good showing in Death Valley. The Aggies are going to take a hard fall in the rankings.
Louisville Cardinals: The Cards only beat Memphis at home by a touchdown. This, realistically, does nothing to convince anyone that they’re better than they thought they were since the UCF loss.
UCLA Bruins: After falling down big, the Bruins made a game out of it against Arizona State, but couldn’t finish the job at the end.
Oklahoma Sooners: They were able to get the win, despite being torched by Kansas State wideout Tyler Lockett.
USC Trojans: Although it was Colorado, Ed Orgeron got another win as the Trojans’ head man.
Duke Blue Devils: It was scary there for a few minutes against Wake Forest, but Duke got their seventh win in a row and should maybe begin some small preparations for that game against FSU in Charlotte.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: After a good win over BYU, the Irish should be back in play in the rankings.
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