Aug 13, 2020

The Collegian’s Top 25

No. 1 LSU (9-1)
Last Week: Beat Louisiana Tech 58-10
This Week: at Mississippi (3-7)
Tidbit: The Tigers regained the top spot in this week’s rankings. LSU could be on their way to the National Championship Game.

No. 2 Oregon (8-1)
Last Week: Bye
This Week: at Arizona (4-6)
Tidbit: The Ducks were idle this week, but have to go into Tucson this weekend to play the Wildcats in a pivotal Pac-10 showdown.

No. 3 Oklahoma (9-1)
Last Week: Beat Baylor 52-21
This Week: at Texas Tech (7-4)
Tidbit: The Sooners are running away with the Big 12 South title and could face an unbeaten Kansas team in the Big 12 championship.

No. 4 Kansas (10-0)
Last Week: Beat Oklahoma State 43-28
This Week: Iowa State (3-8)
Tidbit: Kansas is one of two unbeaten teams left in college football. Circle your calendar for a match-up in two weeks against Missouri.

No. 5 West Virginia (8-1)
Last Week: Beat Louisville 38-31
This Week: at Cincinnati (8-2)
Tidbit: Quarterback Pat White sealed the win with a 50-yard touchdown run last Thursday night.

No. 6 Missouri (9-1)
Last Week: Beat Texas A&M 40-26
This Week: at Kansas State (5-5)
Tidbit: Quarterback Chase Daniel is making quite a case for the Heisman. He threw for 353 yards and three scores against the Aggies.

No. 7 Ohio State (10-1)
Last Week: Lost 21-28 to Illinois
This Week: at Michigan (8-3)
Tidbit: The Buckeyes’ 20-game winning streak in the Big Ten ended last weekend against the Fighting Illini. A Rose Bowl bid is still attainable.

No. 8 Arizona State (9-1)
Last Week: Beat UCLA 24-20
This Week: USC (8-2)
Tidbit: If Oregon goes to the National Championship Game, the Sun Devils look to be the favorite to get the Pac-10’s Rose Bowl bid.

No. 9 Georgia (8-2)
Last Week: Beat Auburn 45-20
This Week: Kentucky (7-3)
Tidbit: The Georgia Bulldogs look to be headed to the SEC Championship Game, but should not overlook the Kentucky Wildcats.

No. 10 Virginia Tech (8-2)
Last Week: Beat Florida State 40-21
This Week: Miami (5-5)
Tidbit: ACC title hopes are still alive in Hokie Nation with a win over the Seminoles.

No. 11 Texas (9-2)
Last Week: Beat Texas Tech 59-43
This Week: Bye
Tidbit: Coach Mack Brown’s team routed the Red Raiders and is still a force to be reckoned with in the Big 12.

No. 12 USC (8-2)
Last Week: Beat California 24-17
This Week: at Arizona State (9-1)
Tidbit: Quarterback John David Booty’s return seemed to ignite the offense as the Trojans currently have a two-game winning streak.

No. 13 Hawaii (9-0)
Last Week: Beat Fresno State 37-30
This Week: at Nevada (5-4)
Tidbit: Hawaii was able to just scrape by Fresno State, but with an injury to Colt Brennan, the Warriors could be in trouble.

No. 14 Florida (7-3)
Last Week: Beat South Carolina 51-31
This Week: Florida Atlantic (5-4)
Tidbit: Quarterback Tim Tebow scored all seven of the Gators’ touchdowns, either by running or passing.

No. 15 Clemson (8-2)
Last Week: Beat Wake Forest 44-10
This Week: Boston College (8-2)
Tidbit: The Tigers have put themselves in a favorable position. If they can beat Boston College this weekend, they will be headed to the ACC Championship Game.

No. 16 Boise State (9-1)
Last Week: Beat Utah State 52-0
This Week: Idaho (1-9)
Tidbit: Quietly, the Broncos have steadily climbed the rankings. If teams ahead of them keep losing, Boise State could sneak into a BCS game.

No. 17 Boston College (8-2)
Last Week: Lost 35-42 at Maryland
This Week: at Clemson (8-2)
Tidbit: The Eagles’ season has started to come unglued as of late with two consecutive losses.

No. 18 Virginia (9-2)
Last Week: Beat Miami 48-0
This Week: Bye
Tidbit: The Miami game was over before it even started. Now the Cavaliers must face intrastate rival Virginia Tech for a chance to move up in the ACC standings.

No. 19 Tennessee (7-3)
Last Week: Beat Arkansas 34-13
This Week: Vanderbilt (5-5)
Tidbit: The Volunteers have started to put everything together late in the season, but it might be too late for a chance at a SEC title.

No. 20 Kentucky (7-3)
Last Week: Beat Vanderbilt 27-20
This Week: at Georgia (8-2)
Tidbit: Kentucky has been quiet as of late, but its season could end with a respectful bowl game if they continue to win.

No. 21 Wisconsin (7-3)
Last Week: Beat Michigan 37-21
This Week: at Minnesota (1-10)
Tidbit: With a big upset over the Wolverines, the Badgers have found their way back into the Top 25.

No. 22 Illinois (8-3)
Last Week: Beat Ohio State 28-21
This Week: Northwestern (6-5)
Tidbit: The Fighting Illini were able to dethrone the No. 1 team in the nation and now find themselves back in the Top 25 after a month’s absence.

No. 23 Michigan (8-3)
Last Week: Lost 21-37 at Wisconsin
This Week: Ohio State (10-1)
Tidbit: The Wolverines suffered a big upset, but the Big Ten is still up for grabs this weekend against the Buckeyes.

No. 24 Cincinnati (8-2)
Last Week: Beat Connecticut 27-3
This Week: West Virginia (8-1)
Tidbit: Cincinnati’s Big East title hopes are still alive if they can take down the first place Mountaineers.

No. 25 Penn State (8-3)
Last Week: Beat Temple 31-0
This Week: at Michigan State (6-5)
Tidbit: Penn State won’t be winning a Big Ten championship anytime soon, but they still have a chance at a decent bowl game.

Honorable Mentions:

Connecticut (8-2) – The Huskies will need to win some games in the Big East to break into the rankings.

Auburn (7-4) – Quarterback Brandon Cox’s poor performance led to the Tigers’ demise.

BYU (7-2) – The Cougars are in first place in the Mountain West Conference and could crack the rankings soon.

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