South Carolina, Stanford, & Michigan Leaping Up New AP Top 25 College Football Poll

September 12th, 2010 – by Jimmy

With the new College Football top 25 polls out today, it is a good time to take a look back at how those rankings changed with a college football “Weekend in Review” article.

With several huge matchups this weekend, one might expect an upset or two. However, one after the other, the home team, the higher ranked, team won on every occasion. The only exception would be South Carolina (24) beating Georgia (22), however the game was in Columbia, South Carolina and the Gamecocks were favored.

In several monster College Football Matchups, the higher ranked team prevailed:

(18) Penn State 3 at (1) Alabama 24 – Bama was favored by almost 2 touchdowns in this contest and had no trouble covering the College Football Betting Odds. In the end, Alabama was just too tough for a true freshman quarterback and Penn State.

(12) Miami 24 at (2) Ohio State 36 – The Hurricanes wanted revenge but they got did in again. The Columbus crowd was way too much for the Canes to overcome as they had to deal with many errors. Ohio State was favored by 8.5 to 10 points, a spread which they covered.

(17) Florida State 17 at (10) Oklahoma 47 – Apparently Utah State woke up the giant and boy did Florida State pay. The Noles were outmatched in this meeting and showed they aren’t quite ready for the big stage yet. Oklahoma had no trouble scoring and no trouble covering the 7 point spread.

Outside of the huge games which seemingly went according to plan, there were shockers inside the NCAA Football top 25 rankings.

Just one week after going toe to toe with Boise State, (13) Virginia Tech would continue to circle the drain by losing to James Madison, a FCS school. This loss not only hurt Virginia Tech but also Boise State. The win against Tech was the most difficult game on the Bronco’s schedule but it is a win that is now apparently diminished. It is unlikely Boise will have a shot at the BCS National Title game with Virginia Tech losing to James Madison.

Another shocking loss also came to the ACC by way of the (15) Georgia Tech vs. Kansas game. Just one week after losing the opener against North Dakota State, another FCS school, Kansas was able to do a complete 180 and stun the Jackets in Lawrence. The win is sweet redemption for new Kansas head coach Turner Gill who undoubtedly was questioned after the devastating loss the week before in his debut.

All in all, the ACC had a bad showing on Sunday. The Miami and even the Florida State losses can be understood, but the other upsets seemed so unlikely to happen that it was a foregone conclusion those teams would win.

AP Top 25 Poll
1. Alabama (52)
2. Ohio State (2)
3. Boise State (1)
4. TCU
5. Oregon
6. Texas (1)
7. Oklahoma
8. Iowa
9. Nebraska
10. Florida
11. Wisconsin
12. Arkansas
13. South Carolina
14. Utah
15. LSU
16. Auburn
17. Miami (FL)
18. USC
19. Stanford
20. Michigan
21. West Virginia
22. Penn State
23. Houston
24. Arizona
25. Oregon State

– Oregon jumps two spots from 7th to 5th.

– Oklahoma jumps back into 7th after falling to 10th last week

– Florida continues to fall, drops 2 spots back to 10th this week

– South Carolina jumps 11 spots to the 13th ranking: Biggest Mover

– Miami falls from 12th to 17th after loss at Ohio State

– Penn State falls from 18th to 22nd after loss at Alabama

– Florida State falls out of top 25 from 17th after loss at Oklahoma

– USC drops two spots from 16th to 18th

– Stanford moves up to 19th from 25th ranking

– Michigan cracks top 25 after heroic win at Notre Dame

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