College Football Rankings: Who Got Screwed in Week 7 Coaches' and AP Polls?

RM Herold@@BR_RollinFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2010

College Football Rankings: Who Got Screwed in Week 7 Coaches' and AP Polls?

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    College football rankings season is officially insane.

    And it is about to get even crazier with the BCS polls about to come out later today.

    With all the upsets yesterday, there were bound to be teams that dropped in the polls a little too harshly and some teams that benefited from looking really good at the right time.

    Here are the top 10 gripes with the Top 25 College Football Poll just released today.

10. Michigan State Spartans Should Be Higher Than Number 8

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    The Spartans have been one of the most exciting and surprising teams in the country so far this year. They have beaten both a tough Notre Dame team and a dangerous and ranked Michigan team.

    But that's not what everyone should be focusing on.

    How about the fact they beat Wisconsin by double digits and the Badgers just beat the number one team in the country.

    And yet three SEC teams are ranked ahead of them, including a one-loss Alabama team.

9. LSU Tigers Should Not Have Moved Up To Number 6

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    LSU beat McNeese State this past weekend. I won't even get into the fact that they shouldn't be playing McNeese State in the first place.

    But after winning that game, they should have stayed exactly where they were, at number nine in the country.

    Why should they have been rewarded for playing such an inferior team?

    A week ago, LSU squeaked by a Florida team that this week lost to Mississippi State, Florida's third loss of the year.

8. Michigan Should Still Be Ranked

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    The Wolverines have lost two games to ranked opponents.

    Both games with their star player out of the game. Several two-loss teams are ranked, and they should get the benefit of the doubt because Denard Robinson missed most of yesterday's game.

    I'm not sure what the criteria is to be ranked with two losses and how the AP can tell the difference between the teams.

7. Florida State Should Be Ranked Higher

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    Their only loss was to the highly ranked Oklahoma Sooners, and they beat a ranked Hurricanes team rather convincingly.

    Maybe if Coach Bowden was there, his rep would be worth a few higher spots.

6. Stanford Is Ranked Too High

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    Two weeks ago, the Cardinals lost by three touchdowns. Last week, they barely beat an unranked USC team playing for pride.

    This week, they are on a bye and moving up the polls to number 12.

    Not sure about that one.

    Not sure three touchdown losses should put you that close to the top 10.

5. Texas Should Not Be Back in the Rankings Yet

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    Texas is back in the top 25 already?


    The same Longhorns team that lost two in a row, including being taken behind the woodshed by UCLA, 34-12.

    The same UCLA team that has lost 101-29 in their three losses this season?

4. Alabama is Ranked Too High

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    None of the ranked teams that the Crimson Tide have beaten are as good as their rankings were. And the team that beat them just suffered their second loss.

    How are they back at number seven in the country?

    All this proves is that it doesn't matter if you lose, just make it early.

3. Wisconsin Should Be Higher Than Number 10

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    The Badgers have only one loss, and that is to an undefeated Michigan State team. And they just beat the number one team in the country.

    Not only did they beat the Buckeyes, they showed that they could put up points and they aren't just three yards and a cloud of dust like most Big Ten teams are thought to be.

2. Ohio State Shouldn't Have Dropped Out of the Top 10

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    Last week when Alabama lost, they dropped only to number eight and stayed in the top 10, which meant they didn't have to work too hard to get back in the mix for title contention.

    It seems rather arbitrary that they both lost to ranked teams and one falls to eight while the other goes down to 11.

1. Auburn Should Be Ranked in the Top 2

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    This argument is simple. They beat the team that beat then No. 1 Alabama. And they put 65 on the 12th ranked team in the country.

    And if you go by the smell test, who above them with the possible exception of Oregon has as much firepower?

    Right now they are championship caliber and Cam Newton is the lead candidate for the Heisman Trophy.