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Week 5 top 25

October 3, 2010

1. Boise State 4-0 (1)
2. Alabama 5-0 (2)
3. Ohio State 5-0 (4)
4. Oregon 5-0 (9)
5. TCU 5-0 (5)
6. Oklahoma 5-0 (6)
7. Nebraska 4-0 (7)
8. Florida 4-1 (3)
9. Arkansas 3-1 (10)
10. Auburn 5-0 (11)
11. Iowa 4-1 (13)
12. Michigan State 5-0 (19)
13. LSU 5-0 (8)
14. South Carolina 3-1 (15)
15. Wisconsin 4-1 (12)
16. Utah 4-0 (17)
17. Arizona (4-0) (NR)
18. Penn State 3-2 (14)
19. Stanford 4-1 (18)
20. Texas 3-2 (16)
21. Temple 4-1 (22)
22. Northwestern 5-0 (20)
23. West Virginia 3-1 (23)
24. Southern Mississippi 4-1 (24) (1-0 CUSA)
25. Troy 2-2 (25) (1-0 SBC)

Falling out of the top-25: North Carolina State (21).

Newcomers: Arizona (17).

Notes since last week:

  • I expected Florida to lose to Alabama. I didn’t expect the Gators to lose by 25.
  • LSU barely managed to beat a bad Tennessee team.
  • After a rough start that found them down 18 to a good Stanford team, Oregon turned on the juice in the second quarter and eventually won by 21.
  • With a 24-3 win over Penn State, Iowa proved that although Arizona may have knocked them out of the national championship picture, they’re still very much in the Big (11) Ten race.
  • Even with head coach Mark Dantonio still recovering from a heart attack two weeks ago, Michigan State continues to succeed with aggressive play calling, and if you’ve read this blog much, you’ll know that’s something I like to see. The Spartans went for it on three fourth downs. The first resulted in a 23-yard gain and a touchdown four plays later that gave Michigan State a 20-10 halftime lead. The second was an unsuccessful try on fourth and goal from the one, but the Spartan defense held the Badgers and forced them to kick from the end zone, which in turn gave Michigan State a short field on their next drive, which resulted in a touchdown. Then, in the fourth quarter, the Spartans had a 15-play, 8-minute drive that culminated in a 1-yard fourth down touchdown pass, restoring Michigan State to a 10-point lead with just 2:37 to play.
  • Northwestern barely beat a bad Minnesota team.
  • North Carolina State squandered a 17-point first-half lead, giving up 34 second-half points to Virginia Tech, en route to a 30-41 loss.
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