Tuesday, November 02, 2010

College Football: Week 10 Polls and Opponents

We are down to just five undefeated teams, and by next Sunday there will be at least one less. #4 TCU (9-0) and #6 Utah (8-0) put it on the line against one another Saturday. While the home team won both games which pitted two undefeated teams last week, this week I think the outcome will be different. The Horned Frogs may be too much for Utah.

In other games matching two ranked teams—and there are four of them, look for #5 Alabama to tame the #12 LSU Tigers; #10 Stanford Cardinal to beat #13 Arizona. As for #17 Arkansas vs #18 South Carolina or #19 Oklahoma State vs #22 Baylor—pick’em. The former depends upon which Arkansas team shows up and whether the Gamecocks’ Stephen Garcia gets enough time to do well. The latter depends upon which defense bends without breaking too often. Baylor may have an edge there.

[The three numbers for the rankings are from the AP Top 25, The Harris Coaches’ Poll, and CBSSports.com. An “NR” means that that particular poll did Not Rank the team.]

1/1/1 Oregon (8-0) The Ducks will host Washington (3-5) this weekend.

2/3/3 Boise State (7-0) The Broncos will host the Warriors of Hawaii (7-2).

3/2/2 Auburn (9-0) The Tigers should remain perfect host the sacrificial Chattanooga Mocs (5-3).

4/4/4 TCU (9-0) The Horned Frogs put their undefeated season on the line as they hit the road to play #6 Utah (8-0). Someone’s going to have a loss after this one and it could be the home team.

5/5/5 Alabama (7-1) The Crimson Tide will hit Baton Rouge as Alabama plays #12 LSU (7-1).

6/6/6 Utah (8-0) The Utes face another undefeated team in #4 TCU (9-0). Even at home, they’ll have to play better than last week when they used five turnovers to squeak past Air Force.

7/7/7 Wisconsin (7-1) The Badgers travel to Purdue to take on the Boilermakers (4-4).

8/8/9 Ohio State (8-1) The Buckeyes are idle this week.

9/10/8 Nebraska (7-1) The Cornhuskers will be in Ames to play the Iowa State Cyclones (5-4)

10/12/11 Stanford (7-1) The Cardinal play host to the #13 Arizona Wildcats (7-1).

11/9/10 Oklahoma (7-1) The Sooners play at Texas A&M (5-3).

12/11/12 LSU (7-1) The Tigers will host #5 Alabama (7-1).

13/13/13 Arizona (7-1) The Wildcats play on the coast against the #10 Stanford Cardinal (7-1).

14/14/14 Missouri (7-1) The Tigers are on the road to face the Red Raiders of Texas Tech (4-4)

15/16/15 Iowa (6-2) The Hawkeyes play at Indiana (4-4)

16/15/16 Michigan State (8-1) The Spartans try to rebound from last week’s loss as they host the !-8 Minnesota Golden Gophers.

17/19/18 Arkansas (6-2) The Razorbacks play on the road against the #18 Gamecocks of South Carolina (6-2)

18/17/20 South Carolina (6-2) The Gamecocks host #17 Arkansas (6-2).

19/18/17 Oklahoma State (7-1) The Cowboys will be hosting the #22 Baylor Bears (7-2) in a very important BIG 12 game.

20/20/19 Virginia Tech (6-2) The Hokies will host Georgia Tech (5-3) this Thursday night.

21/21/21 Mississippi State (7-2) The Bulldogs have the week off.

22/22/22 Baylor (7-2) The Bears will play #19 Oklahoma State (7-1) on the road.

23/25/23 North Carolina State (6-2) The Wolfpack will play at Clemson (4-4).

24/24/24 Florida State (6-2) The Seminoles host the North Carolina Tarheels (5-3)

25/23/NR Nevada (7-1) The Wolf Pack head north to Moscow, Idaho to face the Vandals (4-4).

NR/NR/25 Hawaii (7-2) The Warriors leave the Blue Lagoon to play on the Blue Carpet of #2 Boise State (7-0)

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