Monday, September 27, 2010

College Football Week 5 Outlook
Top 25 plus Opponents

Week 5 is approaching and there are some shake-ups in the polls. Texas goes from #7 all the way down to #21 after their loss to UCLA. That alone meant there was going to be a new Top 10. West Virginia’s loss to Oklahoma knocked them out of the Top 25 leaving no Big East team in this week’s post. *sigh*

This week we have the start of some intense conference play as well as matches of one ranked team against another—starting with #1 vs #7. Then there’s #4 vs #9, #8 vs #21, #11 vs #24, and #17 vs #22. Should be interesting.

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

1/1/1 Alabama (4-0) having beaten then #10 Arkansas last week, the Tide will be playing at home against #7 Florida (4-0).

2/2/2 Ohio State (4-0) The Buckeyes start their Big 10 season at Illinois (2-1).

3/3/3 Boise State (3-0) The Broncos, with their hardest games behind them, play on the road against new Mexico State (0-3).

4/4/5 Oregon (4-0) Having leaped over TCU, the Ducks will square off against #9 Stanford (4-0).

5/5/4 TCU (4-0) Despite winning big last week over SMU (41-24), the Horned Frogs were dropped from the #4 slot to #5. This week they will play at Colorado State (1-3).

6/6/6 Nebraska (4-0) The Cornhuskers will have the week off.

7/7/8 Florida (4-0) The Gators go on the road to play #1 Alabama (4-0).

8/8/9 Oklahoma (4-0) The Sooners will play host to #21 Texas (3-1).

9/13/12 Stanford (4-0) The Cardinal will travel up the coast to play the #4 Oregon Ducks (4-0).

10/11/7 Auburn (4-0) The Tigers will host the La.-Monroe Lions (1-2)

11/9/11 Wisconsin (4-0) The Badgers start their Big 10 season on the road against #24 Michigan State (4-0)

12/10/15 LSU (4-0) The Tigers play host to SEC rival Tennessee (2-2).

13/12/10 Utah (4-0) The Utes will have the week off.

14/14/13 Arizona (4-0) The Wildcats will be idle this week.

15/15/17 Arkansas (3-1) The Razorbacks will also have the week off.

16/17/20 Miami (Fla.) (2-1) The Hurricane will play on the road against the Clemson Tigers (2-1).

17/18/18 Iowa (3-1) The Hawkeyes will be hosting the #22 Penn State Nittany Lions (3-1) this week.

18/NA/16 Southern California (4-0)The Trojans will host the Washington Huskies (1-2).

19/22/19 South Carolina (3-1) The Gamecocks have the week off.

20/19/14 Michigan (4-0) The Wolverines will play at Indiana (3-0).

21/16/24 Texas (3-1) The Longhorns travel to Norman to face the #8 Oklahoma Sooners (4-0).

22/20/25 Penn State (3-1) The Nittany Lions go to Iowa City to face the #17 Hawkeyes.

23/NA/23 North Carolina State (4-0) The Wolfpack will be hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-2).

24/21/21 Michigan State (4-0)The Spartans play at home against the #11 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0).

25/25/22 Nevada (4-0) After cracking the Top 25 for the first time this year, the Wolfpack will be on the road to tee it up against UNLV (1-3).

NA/22/NA Missouri (4-0) The Tigers have the week off.

NA/24/NA Oklahoma State (3-0) The Cowboys play Thursday night at Texas A&M (3-0).

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