Oct 12

The Top Fan's Top 25 - Week Six

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC  Tags:

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As we start thinking more and more about the playoff scenario, Utah continues to impress. Yes, they had to fight like hell for their win over Cal, but they got it done and that is all that matters. The Utes sit at 2-0 in the Pac-12 and 5-0 overall. They host another huge conference game this weekend as Arizona State comes to town. Win that one, and who knows! A playoff berth starts looking extremely realistic...

 

Down South, Tennessee added to Georgia and Head Coach Mark Richt's misery with a come from behind win in Knoxville over the Dawgs, 38-31. UGA is always good under Richt, but are they ever great? Eh, not so much. 15 seasons - zero national title game berths. You decide for yourself. LSU and Florida remain undefeated with wins over South Carolina and Missouri, respectively. 

 

In the ACC, FSU and Miami played a game more familiar with their old classics. The 'Noles pulled out a win, but I am more impressed with Miami than I was before watching them closely. The 'Canes players look good, they just need a bit better coaching. GT went down to Clemson 43-24 in yet another rain stormy day in Death Valley. FSU and Clemson are the league's only remaining unbeaten teams. They face off November 7th.

 

The story in the Big Ten is Michigan....and Iowa. No offense to the Hawkeyes, but the national press is hooked on this Harbaugh thing. I was hoping the Wolverines would face Iowa in the coming weeks, but they are absent from each other's schedule this fall - unless they meet in the conference title game....

 

But of all of this above, the biggest shocker nationwide was probably Texas rising from the dead to beat rival Oklahoma. The Longhorns had just been blasted by TCU 50-7, but bounced back to wreck OU's season with a 24-17 win. Charlie Strong probably got some good sleep Saturday night for the first time in months....

 

Here are my Top 25 teams following the games of week 6....

 

1. Ohio State (6-0)

2. TCU (6-0)

3. Baylor (5-0)

4. Michigan State (6-0)

5. LSU (5-0)

6. Utah (5-0)

7. Clemson (5-0)

8. Alabama (5-1)

9. Florida State (5-0)

10. Texas A&M (6-0)

11. Stanford (5-1)

12. Florida (6-0)

13. Iowa (6-0)

14. Michigan (5-1)

15. Notre Dame (5-1)

16. Oklahoma State (6-0)

17. Ole Miss (5-1)

18. UCLA (4-1)

19. Oklahoma (4-1)

20. Cal (5-1)

21. Memphis (6-0)

22. Boise State (5-1)

23. Duke (5-1)

24. Houston (5-0)

25. Northwestern (5-1)



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