By Ryan of The Sportmeisters
Upsets galore in the latest week of football. The BCS Standings are out, so the real battle begins for the national championship.
1. Alabama (Last Week: 3)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Tennessee
Alabama jumps all the way to number one thanks to their dominant victories, while their competition has been struggling to win.
2. Florida (Last Week: 1)
Next Game: 10/24 at Mississippi State
Another close call, this time against Arkansas, as UF required a game winning field goal to stay undefeated. Can they find their dominant selves again?
3. Texas (Last Week: 2)
Next Game: 10/24 at Missouri
Despite the Red River Shootout win, Texas falls due to their lack of a dominant win, which the two teams above can claim.
4. USC (Last Week: 4)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Oregon State
USC is not out of the national title picture yet, but a scare against Notre Dame almost made that a reality.
5. TCU (Last Week: 7)
Next Game: 10/24 at No. 15 BYU
TCU jumps up in the polls, holding a good shot of getting into a BCS bowl. But they are still miles outside the BCS Championship.
6. Boise State (Last Week: 9)
Next Game: 10/24 at Hawaii
Boise State is number four in the BCS Standings, but they have an easy schedule, and will need a lot of big wins to get a shot at the national title.
7. Miami (Last Week: 9)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Clemson
If the NCAA season ended today, Miami wouldn’t even be in their own conference title game.
8. Iowa (Last Week: 20)
Next Game: 10/24 at Michigan State
Iowa deserves a top 10 spot. They have an undefeated record and sit atop the Big Ten.
9. Georgia Tech
(Last Week: 11) Next Game: 10/24 at Virginia
After upsetting Virginia Tech, can Georgia Tech sustain the momentum against the top ACC Coastal squad in Virginia? (Cue the sarcasm.)
10. LSU (Last Week: 10)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. No. 24 Auburn
A week off should have given LSU plenty of time to get their offense back in gear.
11. Cincinnati (Last Week: 17)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Louisville
The Bearcats are in control of their own destiny in the Big East. Their disposing of USF puts them in the driver's seat.
12. Oklahoma State (Last Week: 12)
Next Game: 10/24 at Baylor
Oklahoma State just keeps hanging around, not really doing anything spectacular at this point.
13. Penn State (Last Week: 13)
Next Game: 10/24 at Michigan
Michigan has been having some internal issues, so Penn State is finding them at just the right time.
14. Virginia Tech (Last Week: 6)
Next Game: Idle
Virginia Tech loses all chances to establish themselves in the national title race with an upset loss against Georgia Tech.
15. BYU (Last Week: 15)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. No. 5 TCU
Thanks to the upsets, BYU has a very slight outside chance at the BCS Bowls, and could make a jump with a big win over TCU.
16. Oregon (Last Week: 20)
Next Game: 10/24 at Washington
Thanks to the amount of losses, Oregon jumps big time in the polls.
17. Ohio State (Last Week: 5)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Minnesota
Turnovers doom Ohio State, who drop out of national title, and most likely Big Ten title consideration.
18. Pittsburgh (Last Week: NR)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. South Florida
Cincinnati is the team to beat, but don’t sleep in Pittsburgh for the Big East.
19. Texas Tech (Last Week: NR)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Texas A&M
The upset win over Nebraska has the Red Raiders back in the polls.
20. Kansas (Last Week: 14)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. No. 22 Oklahoma
Kansas is another team falling prey to an upset, losing to Colorado.
21. Utah (Last Week: NR)
Next Game: 10/24 vs, Air Force
Utah makes another return into the Top 25.
22. Oklahoma (Last Week: 16)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. No. 20 Kansas
Oklahoma has lost all shot at the BCS Title game, the Big 12 game, and a BCS Bowl.
23. West Virginia (Last Week: NR)
Next Game: I10/24 vs. Connecticut
The Mountaineers are back in the polls, without Rich Rodriguez.
24. Auburn (Last Week: 24)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. No. 10 LSU
An upset win and Auburn is right back in the thick of the SEC.
25. South Carolina (Last Week: 21)
Next Game: 10/24 vs. Vanderbilt
Despite the loss, SC hangs on in the top 25.
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