Week 8 Polls
|1||Ohio State (45)||Ohio State (28)||Clemson||Utah|
|2||Baylor (12)||Baylor (12)||Michigan||Ohio State|
|3||TCU (4)||Utah (16)||Alabama||Clemson|
|4||Michigan State||TCU (3)||Baylor||Alabama|
|5||LSU (1)||LSU (1)||Ohio State||LSU|
|7||Utah (1)||Michigan State||Florida State||Baylor|
|9||Florida State||Florida State||West Virginia||Florida|
|10||Notre Dame||Stanford||LSU||Notre Dame|
|11||Stanford||Notre Dame||USC||Michigan State|
|12||Oklahoma State||Iowa||Notre Dame||Florida State|
|15||Oklahoma||Texas A&M (T-15)||Stanford||Stanford|
|16||Texas A&M||Michigan (T-15)||Ole Miss||Oklahoma State|
|17||Memphis (T-17)||Oklahoma||Florida||Texas A&M|
|21||Duke||Houston||Western Kentucky||Ole Miss|
|23||Ole Miss||Duke||Appalachian State||BYU|
|24||Temple||Ole Miss||Illinois||Mississippi State|
Georgia won a thriller against the Missouri Tigers 9-6 at Sanford Stadium. The game featured five field goals and zero touchdowns. Exhilarating. But, major props to the defense for keeping Mizzou out of the endzone and rebounding from two straight poor performances.
The Dawgs now have a bye week to prepare for the Cocktail Party in two weeks.
Fell Out: #18 UCLA, #20 Boise State, #21 Northwestern
Newcomers: #21 Houston, #22 Temple, #25 Pitt
#12 Iowa. Yes, the Hawkeyes are undefeated. Yes, their schedule tees them up to possibly finish the regular season undefeated. However, Iowa isn’t the twelfth best team in the nation. We may not get proof of this until the Big Ten Championship game, though.
#21 Houston. The Cougars are also undefeated and co-favorites to win the American Athletic Conference. They have a Heisman darkhorse in quarterback Greg Ward, and if they can get past fellow undefeated Memphis, the Cougars are looking at a big and busy New Years.
This Week’s Top 25 Matchups
#15 Texas A&M at #24 Ole Miss
Last week… well let’s not talk about last week. Thanks Kansas State.
This week, I could technically go Utah over USC, since the Trojans have opened as the favorite. However, I will go with Virginia Tech at home against Duke.