TB's College Football Week Seven Top 10
Week seven of college football is in the books and another top 5 team has fallen. It was the last week for teams to make a statement before the first 2009 BCS rankings are released later today.
Florida proves that going undefeated is harder than most people think. Even in the Swamp. Will they hoist the trophy again?
Which teams slide out of the top 10? Who is the new best team in Ohio (again)?
Here is how I rank them:
No. 1 Florida Gators
Just when it looked like the Arkansas Razorbacks would pull off the impossible, Tim T went Tim T.
In his final two drives, Tebow was able to march the Gators down the field with relative ease to set up a touchdown to tie it and the game-winning field goal with :09 remaining.
Next game: at Mississippi State
No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide
Nick Saban's new game plan? Give the ball to Mark Ingram.
The sophomore ran for 246 yards on 24 carries against the Gamecocks, and the Tide rolled over No. 22 South Carolina 20-6.
After another big outing, the Tide are knocking on the door of the No. 1 spot.
Next game: vs. Tennessee Volunteers
No. 3 Texas Longhorns
In what felt like the longest game in college football history, the Longhorns found a way to keep their title hopes alive.
After a slow start, Texas was able to pull it together and remain poised to take over the BCS No. 2 spot after the SEC title game.
Next game: at Missouri Tigers
No. 4 Boise State Broncos
On a Wednesday night, with the college football spotlight all to themselves, the Broncos hung on to beat a Tulsa team that has shown it can be explosive.
Boise got a taste of its own medicine when Tulsa was able to score on a few gimmick plays that went for big yards.
As the Broncos head into WAC play, their biggest games are behind them and they should sail smoothly into another BCS game.
Next game: at Hawaii Warriors
No. 5 LSU Tigers
Coming off a bye week, the Tigers take advantage of a big loss by Virginia Tech and move up one to no. 5.
After Florida struggled against Arkansas, the Tigers' lone loss is looking less impressive and may not be the team most thought they were.
Next game: vs. Auburn Tigers
No. 6 USC Trojans
The Trojans traveled to South Bend and got it done.
They were never quite able to put the game away, and Notre Dame had three tries to tie the game from the Trojan 8-yard line, but the defense held and kept the Trojans' outside chance at playing in the national championship alive.
Next game: vs. Oregon State Beavers
No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats
After losing starter Tony Pike, Bearcats' backup QB Zach Collaros came in and ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns against previously unbeaten South Florida.
Cincinnati made a statement with their big 34-17 victory over the Bulls, and earned the right to say "why not us?" in the national championship game.
Next game: vs. Louisville Cardinals
No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs
After struggling last week at Air Force, the Horned Frogs came back with a vengeance and throttled the Colorado State Rams 44-6.
TCU's biggest test could be this weekend when they travel to Provo to take on a Brigham Young team that would love to end the Frogs' BCS hopes.
Next game: at BYU Cougars
No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes
The Hawkeyes continue to roll through their Big Ten opponents and make their case for a national championship appearance.
How long can they stay unbeaten?
Next game: at Michigan State Spartans
No. 10 Oregon Ducks
After starting the season on a rough note in Boise, Idaho, the Ducks have knocked off two ranked opponents and put away a decent UCLA team on the road.
Oregon is looking to finally knock off USC and take over the Pac 10.
Next game: at Washington Huskies