I'll admit it. When OSU was up 27-6 with the ball and driving, I thought to myself that I might be able to justify sneaking the Buckeyes back into the top 25 in the weekly BlogPoll Ballot. Then Braxton got the ball stripped out of his hands and left the game with an injury on back to back posessions and all my hopes and dreams went down the toilet.
Anyway, there's really not that many good teams outside the top 8-10 in my opinion. Teams keep losing/choking away wins, letting mediocre squads (cough TSUN cough) creep up closer and closer to the top of these polls. I never thought it was hard to come up with the best 25 teams in the land, but in week seven I was absolutely puzzled.
Have at it and share your thoughts (civily) in the comments below.
|11||Tyler Wilson and the Arkansas offense keep on trucking and remained contenders in the SEC West with a 28-14 win over Auburn. Wilson threw for 262 yards and 2 TDs, and also ran for a score in the victory.||1|
|12||I have taken a strong liking to Arizona State’s squad this season and they have only given me love back for the most part, including a 35-14 win at Utah this past weekend. Next week is a big test in Eugene against Oregon, but without LaMichael James, Oregon’s chances of winning go way down.||1|
|13||Michigan is 6-0 and Ohio State is 3-3. You read that right, as the Wolverines won in their first road game of the season by a score of 42-24 at Northwestern. It looked like Denard Robinson’s three arm punt interceptions would lift the Wildcats to a win, but like his angry ex-girlfriend, Robinson broke loose for 454 yards of total offense and 4 TDs to will his team to another win. Up next is a tough trip to Sparty, a game in which I predict the Wolverines will fall for the first time this season.||1|
|14||Under Bill Stewart, the Mountaineers scored 40 points or more twice in three seasons. Under Dana Holgorsen, they have scored 40 points or more three times already this season. One of those times was Saturday in a 43-16 win, in which QB Geno Smith threw for a whopping 450 yards and 4 scores in the win over the Huskies.||2|
|15||Shane Wynn returned the opening kick 100 yards for an Indiana score, but that was about it in terms of highlights for the Hoosiers, as Illinois defeated IU in Bloomington 41-20. Nathan Scheelhaase continued his stellar season, throwing for 210 yards and 3 scores, while rushing for 88 yards and a touchdown to bring the Illini to 6-0 on the season. Next week’s match up against Ohio State should be a good one.||2|
|16||The OBC replaced Stephen Garcia with Connor Shaw and it paid big dividends in a 54-3 win over Kentucky. Shaw threw for 311 yards and 4 TDs in his first start since being yanked early in the Gamecocks 2011 opener.||2|
|17||The largest comeback in Cornhusker history gave Nebraska a 34-27 win over Ohio State on Saturday night. It also gave all of us an extra long hangover Sunday morning. I’ll just leave it at that.||2|
|18||Many questioned if KSU’s win against Baylor was a fluke last week. Bill Snyder’s team is still being questioned, but the Wildcats’ 24-17 victory over Missouri helped silence the doubters a little bit this past Saturday. Collin Klein rushed for 45 yards and 3 TDs in helping K-State remain undefeated.||2|
|19||Shooting themselves in the foot all day long, Texas fell to rival Oklahoma 55-17 in what could have been a much closer game. The Horns don’t have time to mope around though, as they host a high powered Oklahoma State offense next weekend.||9|
|20||Virginia Tech always seems like a mediocre team, yet continuall finds a way to win the ACC year after year and play in BCS bowl games. That appears to be the same story this year, as VT scored a late touchdown to clip Miami 38-35 in Blacksburg. Logan Thomas was the difference maker in this one throwing for 310 yards and 3 TDs, while rushing for 2 scores, including the game winner.||3|
|21||I officially admit I have a man-crush on Robert Griffin III. The Heisman candidate did it again, compiling 319 yards and 2 scores on the air and the ground in a 49-26 win over Iowa State. Can’t wait to see what he does next week on the big stage when Baylor goes to College Station to face Texas A&M.||4|
|22||Getting ready for a showdown against Baylor, A&M nearly lost to another in-state foe, but edged out Texas Tech 45-40 in Lubbock. QB Ryan Tannehill had 1 passing TD and 2 rushing TDs as the Aggies bounced back from two straight losses.||2|
|23||Michigan State was idle this past week, giving them a little extra time to prepare for their rivalry game against Michigan this week. They also signed Mark Dantonio to be a “Spartan for Life”, ultimately taking him off the list of potential OSU coaches for now (not like anyone wanted him on it after last week).||--|
|24||Welcome to the party Houston, as you earn a spot in the poll as an undefeated team who demolished ECU 56-3 on Saturday. Case Keenum threw for 304 yards and 3 TDs in the win, putting him over 2,000 yards on the season in just 6 games.||--|
|25||And welcome back to the party Georgia. The Bulldogs have won four straight now with a 20-12 win on the road against Tennessee. Freshman Isaiah Crowell ran for 2 TDs and the Georgia defense appears to have gotten back on track, as they held a previously highly effective Tennessee offense to little to nothing all day long.||--|
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