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College Football Power Rankings: Week 9

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Total Pro Sports – What a rearrangement among the middle of the pack in our 2008 College Football Power Rankings. With many teams dropping out of the Top 25 and others losing their previous position.

The Top 25 College power Rankings has had an official makeover!!!!!!!

The Longhorns hold on to beat the Cowboys to remain the undisputed No. 1, with Alabama and Penn State keeping pace the race for a berth in the National Championship game is heating up. The States of Oklahoma and Texas have a lot to be proud of this year as they feature 4 teams from the Big 12 South conference with a combined record of 30-2.

Green ArrowOur biggest winners this week in our College FOOTBALL Power Rankings, were 3 teams who did not even rank in our top 25 power rankings last week. The first team is the Minnesota Golden Gophers moving up 9 spots to number #16, this is also there first time this season ranked in our power rankings. The second team that moved back into our College power rankings are the Michigan State Spartans, moving up 8 spots to #17. The Spartans beat their state rivals the Michigan Wolverines in a close one. Last but not least the Florida State Seminoles moved to #18 after last week not being ranked in our College Power Rankings.

Red ArrowOur biggest losers this week in our college Football Power Rankings for week 9 were LSU Tigers dropping 7 spots to #19, they were out played by the number #8 ranked Georgia Bulldogs. The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Ohio State Buckeyes both lost 5 spots respectively to #14 and #15.The Cowboys played tough but lost to the almighty Texas Longhorns.

Lets take a look at this weeks COLLEGE FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS.

Rank Team Rec PRV Comment
1

Texas Longhorns

8-0 - The Horns keep rolling as they hand Oklahoma St its first loss of the season with a 28-24 victory. The tough tests continue next week as a meeting with the Red Raiders. This game has huge Championship implications. Up Next: Texas Tech Red Raiders
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0 - The defense was stout again this week as they hold the opponent to 9 points. Nick Saban may not be too popular in Miami but the people of Tuscaloosa are glad to have him behind the bench. Up Next: Arkansas State Red Wolves
3 Penn State Lions 9-0 - With the second team quarterback playing the fourth quarter, the Lions trailing 6-3 in Columbus, Pat Devlon leads two scoring drives as the Nittany Lions remain undefeated and make the race more interesting. Joe Pa gets the proverbial monkey off his back winning at The Horseshoe for the first time in 8 tries since joining the Big 10. The Lions need to avoid a letdown next week, they must remain focused against the Hawkeyes. Up Next: Iowa Hawkeyes
4 Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 - There has not been a team thus far that has been able to slow Sam Bradford and the Sooners down. They have scored at least 35 points in every game this season and are second in the nation in scoring. Up Next: Nebraska Cornhuskers
5 Florida Gators 6-1 - Florida continued its domination over Kentucky this week routing the Wildcats 63-5. Huge game next week for the Gators as they travel to Athens, Georgia to take on the Bulldogs. Up Next: Georgia Bulldogs
6

Texas Tech Red Raiders

8-0 Green Arrow1 The Big 12 South has been the toughest division in all of college football this year. The Red Raiders are clicking on all cylinders, at home and on the road they find ways to score points. They may very well be the toughest offense to dissect. Up Next: Texas Longhorns
7

USC

6-1 Red Arrow1

The Trojans hung on to win this week against an very underrated Arizona team that has shown improvement over the last 4 years. The Trojans played very well on defense and remain among the top in the nation in scoring defense. Up Next: Washington Huskies

8 Georgia Bulldogs 6-1 - The Bulldogs played a perfect road game this week in a very hostile environment. In arguably one of the loudest stadiums in the country the Bulldogs beat the Tigers up and down the field. Up Next: Florida Gators
9 Utah Utes 7-0 Green Arrow2 Bye Week. Up Next: New Mexico Lobos
10 Bosie State Broncos 7-0 Green Arrow3

The class of the WAC has been the Broncos for many years now, the Broncos have their sites set on the larger picture however, a BCS Bowl bid. Up Next: New Mexico St Aggies

11

TCU

8-1 Green Arrow5 Jimmy Young made all the big plays on Saturday as TCU dominated a struggling Wyoming team. This is a very good 1 loss football team that didn’t give its best effort against Oklahoma. Up Next: UNLV Runnin Rebels
12

Missouri Tigers

6-2 Green Arrow3

The Tigers got back on track this week as they crushed the Buffaloes 58-0. Chase Daniels tied his own record with 5 touchdown passes and the offense found its rhythm again. Up Next: Baylor Bears

13

BYU

7-1 Green Arrow4 The Cougars did not look as good as they have all season this past week, however, with a bunch of teams dropping big games BYU moves into the Top 15 of the Power Rankings. Up Next: Colorado State Rams
14

Oklahoma State

7-1 Red Arrow5 They gave the No.1 team in the nation their stiffest test so far this season as they lost a heart breaker 28-24. Oklahoma State may not be playing in the National Championship, however, they are as talented as the two teams that will. Up Next: Iowa State Cyclones
15

Ohio State Buckeyes

7-2 Red Arrow5 The Buckeyes had the No.3 team on the ropes this past week and let the victory slip through their hands. The Buckeyes did not win the battle of the trenches as they averaged less than 2 yards per carry on the ground. Up Next: Bye
16 Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-1 NR
Who would have imagined that this team could have made such a large turnaround over the course of one off season. Watching the Gophers play last year one would have thought that the program was in shambles, apparently not. Up Next: Northwestern Wildcats
17 Michigan State Spartans 7-2 NR There is no doubt that the Spartans have struggled to win in Ann Arbor over the years, winning only once since 2001, but on Saturday the Spartans led by Javon Ringer had the Big House as quiet as it has been in a while. Up Next: Wisconsin Badgers
18

Florida State

6- 1 NR The Seminoles got it done again, they continue to play well, however, it’s there are many questions that hang in the balance about how good they really are. Up Next: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
19 LSU Tigers 5-2 Red Arrow7 The Tigers were badly outplayed by a superior Georgia Bulldogs this week and the issues in Baton Rouge may be deeper than just an unproven quarterback as the defense was shredded again this week. Next Up: Tulane Green Wave
20

Tulsa

8-0 Green Arrow3 They overcame a 5 point half time deficit to score 35 unanswered points in the second half and win by 30. Up Next: Arkansas Razorbacks
21

Ball State

8-0 Green Arrow1 Ball State remained unbeaten, with the inspirational Dante Love on hand to watch his team move to 8-0 the Cardinals posted another strong performance to continue their best start in 43 years. Up Next: Northern Illinois Huskies
22

South Florida Bulls

6-2 Red Arrow4 After a brain cramp for a defensive holding penalty on a field goal attempt allowed the Cardinals to run the clock out, the Bulls have no one to blame but themselves. Up Next: Cincinnati Bearcats
23

Connecticut Huskies

6-2 NR Future NFL’er Donald Brown set the single season rushing record 8 games into the season. The Huskies started a freshman at place kicker and quarterback this week, and one can only speculate the kind of season they may have had if they stayed injury free. Up Next: Syracuse Orangemen
24 North Carolina 6-2 NR The Tar Heels got back on track a week after a tough overtime loss. Hakeem Nicks was unstoppable catching a number of long touchdown passes, finishing with 4 touchdowns and 139 yards receiving. Up Next: Bye
25 Virginia 5-3 NR After starting the season 1-3, the Cavaliers have reeled off 4 straight wins against some notable opponents. They have a tough end to the schedule and will need to run the table to have a shot at an ACC title. Up Next: Miami Hurricanes

Honorable Mention: Boston College, Western Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Air Force, Northwestern, Oregon, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Northwestern, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Louisville, Central Michigan, California

Be sure to check back next week with our 2008 College Football Power Rankings for Week 10.




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