Carter's Top 25 College Football Power Rankings, Week 6: Oregon Still No. 1

David CarterCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2010

All right college football monkeys, here's how I see it.

Agree? Disagree? That's what the comment section is for..

Here we go...

1. Oregon Ducks (5-0) Last Week: No. 1
Five wins by a combined 208 points including an impressive win over a great Stanford team. No other team has impressed me more than these guys. Either Stanford didn’t put together a good game plan to stop LaMichael James or James is just that good (257 rushing yards, three scores against Stanford).

2. Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) Last Week: No. 2
The Buckeyes continue to get the job done. Little bit of a scare at first against the Illini but to no avail in the end. Buckeyes look strong with five wins by a combined 150 points.

3. Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) Last Week: No. 5
After a 31-6 win over Florida, I will now officially be shocked if the Tide don’t win at least the SEC this season.

4. TCU Horned Frogs (5-0) Last Week: No. 6
Not the best start in the world against Colorado State, but they looked strong in the end.

5. Nevada Wolf Pack (5-0) Last Week: No. 8
They should get the title of “Most Underrated College Football Team in the Nation.” With Colin Kaepernick and Vai Taua leading the way, Boise State should be nervous about their meeting with these guys later in the year.

6. Auburn Tigers (5-0) Last Week: No. 20
Cameron Newton decides to put up crazy numbers (245 passing yards, three touchdown passes) once again as the Tigers win a practice game over UL-Monroe, 52-3.

7. Michigan State Spartans (5-0) Last Week: No. 13
Kirk Cousins and Mark Dell looked great as the Spartans took down conference rival Wisconsin as their head coach watched from a hospital.

8. Michigan Wolverines (5-0) Last Week: No. 15
Denard Robinson is the first player in FBS history to pass for 200 yards and rush for 200 yards in a game twice in his career in the regular season. Not the most impressive win for the Wolverines as a team against Indiana, but it’s still a win.

9. LSU Tigers (5-0) Last Week: No. 17
I understand the Tigers won because of a dumb Tennessee penalty, but either way, they are 5-0. This Stevan Ridley guy is very impressive.

10. Northwestern Wildcats (5-0) Last Week: No. 16
The Wildcats continue to scratch and claw their way to the top of the Big Ten. I’m sure their kicker didn’t need to buy his dinner Saturday night.

11. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0) Last Week: No. 19
Not the most impressive 5-0 start for the Sooners, but passable. The win over Texas knocked the Longhorns out of the AP poll for the first time in 162 weeks. Landry Jones (236 passing yards, two scores) played like his usual self in the win.

12. Utah Utes (4-0) Last Week: No. 4
Three straight blowout wins followed by a bye week. I expect a fourth blowout win this Saturday over Iowa State.

13. Boise State Broncos (4-0) Last Week: No. 24
The BSU defense looked amazing in their 59-0 practice win over New Mexico State. Kellen Moore didn’t look so bad either.

14. Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) Last Week: No. 7
Four wins by a combined 109 points followed by a bye week. Now it’s a home game against a struggling Texas Longhorns team, which the Huskers should win.

15. Missouri Tigers (4-0) Last Week: No. 10
The resting time is over. Now it’s time to prepare for an always interesting division rivalry game against Colorado.

16. Arizona Wildcats (4-0) Last Week: No. 12
Another team that had a bye week. Now let’s see how Nick Foles does against an interesting Oregon State team. Don’t be surprised if the game ends up being a shootout.

17. Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0) Last Week: No. 21
Impressive performances on Thursday night from Kendall Hunter and Justin Blackmon, both of whom should be on the Heisman ballot.

18. Kansas State Wildcats (4-0) Last Week: No. 18
As long as this team has Daniel Thomas, they are going to be interesting to watch.

19. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1) Last Week: NR
A good win over Penn State. Now let’s see what kind of game plan (and it needs to be a great game plan too) the Hawkeyes will draw up against Denard Robinson for a big game in the Big House in two weeks.

20. Stanford Cardinal (4-1) Last Week: No. 3
Great start against a very good team in Oregon. But it’s not how you start but how you finish. Despite the crushing loss, Jim Harbaugh still has an excellent team.

21. Florida State Seminoles (4-1) Last Week: NR
Very good win over Virginia; now it’s put up or shut against the Miami Hurricanes.

22. Wisconsin Badgers (4-1) Last Week: No. 9
Despite another good performance from John Clay, the Badgers couldn’t get past Michigan State. Still a very good team though.

23. Baylor Bears (4-1) Last Week: NR
As long as they have Robert Griffin taking snaps, this team will be tough to beat. Looks like they will see a bowl game for the first time in years.

24. Air Force Falcons (4-1) Last Week: NR
This team could be looking at a 6-1 start going into their contest against TCU.

25. Florida Gators (4-1) Last Week: No. 11
Slow start after slow start. Then they finally crash and burn against the Crimson Tide (again). Things aren’t going to get any easier against the LSU Tigers this weekend.

Individual Player Rankings

1. Bryant Moniz (Hawaii)
2. Russell Wilson (NC State)
3. Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
4. Sean Renfree (Duke)
5. Ryan Mallett (Arkansas)
6. G.J. Kinne (Tulsa)
7. Ryan Radcliff (Central Michigan)
8. Steven Threet (Arizona State)
9. Nathan Enderle (Idaho)
10. Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State)


Running Backs
1. Vai Taua (Nevada)
2. LaMichael James (Oregon)
3. Jordan Todman (Connecticut)
4. Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma State)
5. DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma)
6. Daniel Thomas (Kansas State)
7. Johnathan Franklin (UCLA)
8. John Clay (Wisconsin)
9. Derrick Locke (Kentucky)
10. Stevan Ridley (LSU)


Wide Receivers
1. Kealoha Pilares (Hawaii)
2. Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State)
3. Greg Salas (Hawaii)
4. Conner Vernon (Duke)
5. Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)
6. Jeremy Ebert (Northwestern)
7. Cody Wilson (Central Michigan)
8. Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina)
9. Jordan White (Western Michigan)
10. Marquess Wilson (Washington State)


Defensive Players
1. Vinny Curry (Marshall)
2. Jeremy Beal (Oklahoma)
3. Brian Duncan (Texas Tech)
4. Aaron Lavarias (Idaho)
5. Rodney Gnat (Louisville)
6. Bryant Turner (UAB)
7. Kyle Wilber (Wake Forest)
8. Jarvis Phillips (Texas Tech)
9. Cliff Harris (Oregon)
10. Jayron Hosley (Virginia Tech)


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