College Football Rankings Week 7: Top-10 Teams That Don't Belong

Daine Pavloski@@dpavloskiAnalyst IIOctober 9, 2012

Urban Meyer and Braxton Miller celebrate a Big 10 Victory
Urban Meyer and Braxton Miller celebrate a Big 10 VictoryJamie Sabau/Getty Images

College football is always changing. One week a team may look like the best team to ever take the field and the next they get shut out by a random unranked school.

The rankings are always changing and there are some weeks that teams seem to get left a little too high for too long, while others get left too low. 

In Week 7 of the 2012 College Football campaign, two teams in the Top-10 have been lost in the shuffle and don't deserve to be ranked as well as they are. 



Ohio State University Buckeyes


I'm sure a lot of hate will flow with this choice, but regardless of what teams are picked hate will flow. Don't get me wrong, the Buckeyes are a solid football team. They're the 10th best rushing team in the nation and have some very talented players under Urban Meyer, but they certainly don't deserve the number eight spot in the AP Poll. 

The Buckeyes are indeed undefeated, but lets look at their schedule: They stomped on Miami of Ohio and UCF early in the year, but then went toe-to-toe with a very rough 2-4 Cal team. They then defeated a 1-4 UAB team by just two touchdowns, which may be a result of taking it easy towards the end of the game, but it was their lowest scoring total of the year at the time.

The Buckeyes then BARELY defeated a Michigan State team who hasn't been able to get it done in big games this season after they beat Boise State in week one. Finally, last week the Buckeyes ran it up on a Nebraska team that has only been challenged a few times this season. 

Like I said, the Buckeyes are a good football team, but they aren't deserving of a Top-10 ranking. Their passing game is non-existent with a shallow receiving core and they are allowing over 20 points per game to a lighter schedule. 

The Buckeyes shouldn't be Top-10. Somewhere around 13 or 14 would fit them better. 



Oregon State University Beavers

My second team that doesn't belong in the Top-10 sits in the no. 10 spot. This choice is a little easier to make, especially considering the breaking news that quarterback Sean Mannion is out indefinitely with a knee injury. 

Besides losing their main offensive weapon for a while, the Beavers are a curious choice for the Top-10. 

The Beavers shocked a Wisconsin Badgers team on a controversial onside kick recovery and beat UCLA by a touchdown. The Beavers beat a .500 Arizona team by just three points and put up just 19 points against a 2-4 Washington State team.

While the Beavers have had a few surprising victories, they aren't deserving of the number 10 spot in the rankings. Their only real chance has come from the arm of Mannion, ranking eighth in the nation in passing yards per game, while they struggle running the football. 

While Oregon State is certainly deserving of a ranking in the teens, I'm not sold on a Top-10 bid. 

What do you think? Am I spot on or way off? Who do you think doesn't belong? Thanks for reading!