Ohio State Takes Over Week 10 CFB Rankings, Oregon Moves Up

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Ohio State (8-0) jumped from third to number one in our system rankings, trading places with Alabama (8-0), which had been the top team since preseason. Clemson (8-0) remained second.

LSU (8-0) managed to get by 18th-ranked Auburn (6-2) but that narrow win didn’t move the Bayou cats out of fourth in our ranking Index.

Despite a loss, Oklahoma (7-1) only dropped one spot to sixth as the Sooners switched places with Penn State (8-0). Oklahoma didn’t drop more because the Sooners have posted outstanding metrics all season. 

Memphis (7-1), SMU (8-0), and Louisiana Tech (7-1) all moved into the rankings at 22nd, 23rd, and 24th while Iowa State, Missouri, and idle Washington all dropped out with  5-3 records.

In the PAC-12 . . .

Oregon (7-1) moved up one notch to seventh after a near-loss to Washington State (4-4) while Utah (7-1) moved up two spots after dominating the Cal Bears (4-4).

No other PAC-12 teams are in our top-25.

Oregon’s place atop the conference faces a critical challenge this week as the Ducks travel to Los Angeles to play South division leader USC (5-3).  

Besides being on the road, the game presents problems for Oregon because the Ducks defense did not handle the Washington State Air Raid offense well. 

USC runs a similar offense, and the Trojans have better athletes and greater depth than WSU.

To see our full Top 25 list, click here.

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Bobby Albrant

Bobby Albrant is a former journalism major at the University of Oregon, creator of Savvygameline.com for college football predictions and rankings, former analyst for Southern Mississippi football games, and twenty years coaching girls basketball for all ages through CIF high school. He has three grown children with his youngest daughter playing on the Ventura (Ca) High School basketball team that defeated Dom Lugo High School and was the last high school game ever played by Diana Taurasi. He can be reached at bobbywildcat@gmail.com.

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