TB's College Football Week Six Top 10
No, concussions can't break Superman. But they are probably as close to kryptonite as Tim T will get.
While Tebow shows he is mortal, Forida's defense shows why the Gators hold firm to the No. 1 spot.
How far will LSU drop? Was the Crimson Tide's lopsided win over Ole Miss good enough to push them past Texas?
Here is how I rank them:
No. 1 Florida Gators
Prev: No. 1
The largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history at LSU witnessed Tim Tebow in his return to the field after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.
The crowd was silenced by the Florida's top-ranked defense, who finished the game with five sacks and didn't allow anyone into the endzone.
Next game: vs Arkansas
No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide
Prev: No. 3
After a sluggish start on offense, the Tide got it together and managed to put up 22 points on the road at Ole Miss.
Oh, and the defense kept the Rebels from getting a first down through the first half and picked off Jevan Snead four times.
The Tide slide past Texas this week mostly because they looked great against a ranked opponent, but partially to build anticipation for the SEC title game.
Next game: vs South Carolina Gamecocks
No. 3 Texas Longhorns
Prev: No. 2
The Longhorns got off to a slow start at home against a very bad Colorado team. It is always hard to get up for a game like this when you have your biggest game of the season the following week.
Texas didn't completely overlook the Buffs and eventually got it going putting up 38 points.
With Bradford back for Oklahoma, what can we expect next week?
Next game: vs Oklahoma Sooners
No. 4 Boise State Broncos
Prev: No. 4
The Broncos will try to take advantage of a bye week before playing what could be the toughest game left on their schedule.
A good showing in Tulsa could go a long ways with poll voters, and put the Broncos that much closer to a national championship appearance.
Next game: at Tulsa Golden Hurricane
No. 5 Virginia Tech
Prev: No. 7
I slighted the Hokies last week after their less-than-impressive win over Duke.
That's the last time I don't think they are for real.
The Tech D held the Golden Eagles to just 3 first half yards, and running back Ryan Williams ran for 159 yards to lead the Hokies to a 48-14 victory over Boston College.
Next game: at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
No. 6 LSU Tigers
Prev: No. 5
The Tigers slide only one spot after their loss to the No. 1 Gators.
There is some work to be done on offense in the Bayou if the Tigers hope to compete with a good Alabama team in a few weeks and remain in the top 10.
There is definitely something to be said for the defense, though, after holding Florida to only 13 points.
Next game: vs Auburn Tigers
No. 7 USC Trojans
Prev: No. 6
The Trojans will try to take advantage of a bye week before heading to South Bend to take on the Fighting Irish who also have had an extra week to prepare for the game.
Next game: at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes
Prev: No. 10
The Buckeyes make the biggest move in this week's top 10, jumping up two spots to No. 8.
Ohio State ran all over a Wisconsin team—who was a darkhorse to win the Big Ten—with a lot of help from their defense and special teams.
It only took one week to get back the "Best football team in Ohio" title.
Next game: at Purdue Boilermakers
No. 9 Cincinnati Bearcats
Prev: No. 9
The Bearcats were one of three top 10 teams off this week.
Cincinatti will try to keep its BCS hopes alive in a Thursday night showdown in the Sunshine State.
Next game: at South Florida Bulls
No. 10 TCU Horned Frogs
Prev: No. 8
TCU narrowly escaped Air Force's upset bid Saturday night. The Horned Frogs were barely able to hold off the then 3-2 Falcons.
TCU will look to bounce back when they host MWC foe Colorado State next week.
Next game: vs Colorado State Rams