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Bleacher Creature College Football Poll: Remember the Longhorns

STILLWATER, OK - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Kristofer GreenSenior Writer INovember 3, 2009

The top two teams in last week's poll (that played), Florida and Texas, both showed complete domination over their opponents on Saturday, winning by 24 and 27 points respectively.

Both teams displayed explosive offenses and suffocating defenses, both teams won away from their home fields, and both teams proved they deserved their lofty rankings.

Yet in the week 10 Bleacher Creature poll, the Longhorns have overtaken the top spot from the Gators and in the process have broken the stranglehold the SEC has held on the top spot this season.

Mack Brown's team has more wins against top 25 opponents (two to one), and neither team will face another top 25 opponent until their conference championship games, which is where Urban Meyer's team could earn that No. 1 ranking back. Beating Alabama or LSU would garner more praise than beating Kansas State or Nebraska.

The battle for the rest of the top five was quite interesting last week.

Iowa needed a miracle fourth quarter (and the help of some front-runner refs) to escape again with the win against lowly Indiana, USC was embarrassed at Oregon and fell out of the top 10, and Cincinnati did just enough to get the win at rebuilding Syracuse.

Seven teams will put their undefeated records and championship hopes on the line Saturday.

Survive and advance.


The conference breakdown for Week 10 is as follows: Big Ten (4), Pac-10 (4), ACC (3), Big XII (3), Big East (3), SEC (3), Mountain West (2), Conference USA (1), Independents (1), WAC (1).

Now, on to the Week 10 Bleacher Creature College Football Rankings...

1. Texas (10) 606 3

2. Florida (9) 598 1

3. Alabama (2) 574 2

4. Cincinnati 508 5

5. TCU (2) 506 7

6. Iowa (2) 503 4

7. Boise State 485 8

8. Oregon 482 9

9. LSU 423 10

10. Georgia Tech 397 11

11. Penn State 384 12

12. Pitt 311 15

T13. Houston 301 16

T13. USC 301 6

15. Utah 278 18

16. Ohio State 261 17

17. Miami 224 20

18. Arizona 157 22

19. Notre Dame 142 24

20. Oklahoma State 123 13

21. Wisconsin 113 NR

22. Cal 103 NR

23. Oklahoma 91 23

24. Virginia Tech 67 14

25. South Florida 57 NR


Others Receiving Votes: BYU 56, Clemson 21, West Virginia 18, Auburn 15, Oregon State 3, Rutgers 3, Texas Tech 3, Central Michigan 2, Minnesota 2, Ole Miss 2, Boston College 1, Nebraska 1, North Carolina 1, South Carolina 1, Temple 1


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Vote Now! - Author Poll

Which Top Five team will lose first?

  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • Iowa
  • Cincinnati
  • They all finish undefeated!
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Results - Author Poll

Which Top Five team will lose first?

  • Florida

  • Alabama

  • Texas

  • Iowa

  • Cincinnati

  • They all finish undefeated!

  • Total votes: 25

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