Tuesday, October 18, 2011

College Football 2011, Preweek 8

Week 8

There are four polls for consideration this week. Two of them use computer programs. The CBSSprts120 ranks are calculated using a computer the BCS uses the Harris Poll, the Coaches’ Poll and a computer. Both computer polls use “strength of schedule” as a component. This is based upon the teams all ready played and how they have measured up against their opponents. Teams not yet played are not taken into consideration. As a result, it is a very volatile value that will result in these two polls showing considerable changes from week to week.

Ten undefeated teams are left and all of them are playing this week. Most notably we have three games in which two ranked teams face off: #1 LSU (7-0) against #19 Auburn (5-2), #4 Wisconsin (6-0) vs #15 Michigan State (5-1), and #7 Stanford (6-0) vs #22 Washington (5-1).

(Polls are AP, Coaches’, the CBSSports120 and the BCS. NR = not ranked)

1/2/5/1 LSU (7-0) The Tigers are playing at home against the #19 Auburn Tigers (5-2) Saturday afternoon.

2/3/4/2 Alabama (7-0) The Tide are at home against the Tennessee Volunteers (3-3) Saturday night.

3/1/3/3 Oklahoma (6-0) The Sooners host the Red Raiders of Texas Tech (4-2) Saturday night.

4/4/14/6 Wisconsin (6-0) The Badgers head out on the road to play the #15 Michigan State Spartans (5-1) Saturday night.

5/7/2/5 Boise State (6-0) The Broncos play host to the Air Force Falcons (3-3) Saturday afternoon.

6/6/1/4 Oklahoma State (6-0) The Cowboys will be on the road to face the Missouri Tigers (3-3) at noon Saturday.

7/5/6/8 Stanford (6-0) The Cardinal play at home against the #22 Washington Huskies (5-1) Saturday night.

8/8T/7/7 Clemson (7-0) The Tigers host the North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1) Saturday at noon.

9/8T/13/10 Oregon (5-1) The Ducks head to Colorado to play the Buffaloes (1-6) Saturday afternoon.

10/10/19/9 Arkansas (5-1) The Razorbacks go on the road to play the Ole Miss Rebels (2-4) Saturday afternoon.

11/14T/21/15 West Virginia (5-1) The Mountaineers head north to play the Syracuse Orange (4-2) Friday night at 8 on ESPN.

12/16/8/11 Kansas State (6-0) The Wildcats entertain the Kansas Jayhawks (2-4) Saturday at noon.

13/11/16/13 Nebraska (5-1) The Cornhuskers head to Minnesota to play the Golden Gophers (1-5) Saturday afternoon.

14/12/11/14 South Carolina (6-1) The Gamecocks have the weekend off.

15/13/25/16 Michigan State (5-1) The Spartans host the #4 Wisconsin Badgers (6-0) Saturday night.

16/14T/12/12 Virginia Tech (6-1) The Hokies host the Eagles of Boston College (1-5) Saturday afternoon.

17/18/18/17 Texas A&M (4-2) The Aggies head to Ames to play the Iowa State Cyclones (3-3) Saturday afternoon.

18/17/9/18 Michigan (6-1) The Wolverines are idle this week.

19/23/NR/20 Auburn (5-2) the Tigers host the #1 LSU Tigers (7-0) Saturday afternoon.

20/19/20/22 Georgia Tech (6-1) The Yellow Jackets are on the road playing the Hurricane of Miami (Fla.) (3-3) Saturday afternoon.

21/20/10/19 Houston (6-0) The Cougars host the Thundering Herd of Marshall (3-4) Saturday afternoon.

22/24/NR/25 Washington (5-1) The Huskies head south to face the #7 Cardinal of Stanford (6-0) Saturday night.

23/21/NR/23 Illinois (6-1) The Fighting Illini play on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers (3-3) at noon Saturday.

24T/25/NR/NR Arizona State (5-2) The Sun Devils have the weekend off.

24T/NR/23/NR Georgia (5-2) The Bulldogs are idle this week.

NR/22/17/21 Penn State (6-1) The Nittany Lions face the Northwestern Wildcats (2-4) on the road Saturday night.

NR/NR/15/24 Texas (4-2) The Longhorns have the weekend off.

NR/NR/22/NR Notre Dame (4-2) The Fighting Irish host the Trojans of Southern California (5-1) Saturday night.

NR/NR/24/NR Southern California (5-1) The Trojans play on the road against the Irish of Notre Dame (4-2) Saturday night.

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