Carter's College Football Top 25 Power Rankings-Week 10: Frogs Stay at Top Spot
1. TCU Horned Frogs (9-0)
With the Frogs' win over UNLV on Saturday, TCU won its 22nd straight regular season game, 14th straight MWC game and ninth straight on the road. TCU allowed its second TD to a Mountain West opponent, but in five games is still outscoring conference foes 189-16. TCU topped 500 yards of total offense for the second straight game and fourth time this season.
2. Auburn Tigers (9-0)
Cam Newton may be in his first year as a full-time starter, but going on the road hasn't slowed his production. He's found a new way to score each game. Against Mississippi State, he had two passing touchdowns, four rushing touchdowns against Kentucky and he threw two TD passes and even CAUGHT a touchdown passes against Ole Miss. Is there anything Newton can’t do? I don’t think so.
3. Oregon Ducks (8-0)
Oregon got a career-high 145 receiving yards and career-high three receiving TDs from Jeff Maehl. Oregon's 53 points against USC were the most the school has every scored against the Trojans. Oregon had three touchdown drives that took two plays or fewer.
4. Utah Utes (8-0)
Air Force held Utah to 19 points below their season average and rang up more yards of total offense than the Utes. Utah has won seven of its last eight meetings against Air Force.
5. Boise State Broncos (7-0)
Kellen Moore was 20 for 29 passing for 299 yards and two touchdowns as Boise State (7-0, 3-0 WAC) won its 21st straight game. Tyler Shoemaker (six receptions, 124 yards) and Austin Pettis (five receptions, 55 yards) each caught TD passes for the Broncos, while Doug Martin rushed for 150 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns for Boise St., which has now won its last nine meetings against Louisiana Tech and has scored 149 points in its three home games this season. Things are looking great for the Broncos.
6. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1)
During the win over Minnesota, Terrelle Pryor joined Art Schlichter and Bobby Hoying as the only Buckeyes with at least 7,000 yards of offense in their career. Pryor also has 50 touchdown passes to tie Schlichter for fourth-most in school history. Ohio State has won eight straight against Minnesota and 24 of the last 25 meetings.
7. Michigan State Spartans (8-1)
With the loss to Iowa, the home team in the MSU/Iowa series has won 10 of the last 11 games. The Hawkeyes defense picked off Kirk Cousins three times. Cousins had just four interceptions entering Saturday. The Spartans lost the turnover battle 3-0. They were tied for eighth in the nation in turnover margin entering Saturday (+9). Cousins did throw a touchdown pass. It was his 16th straight game with a TD pass, which ties Drew Stanton for the school record.
8. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1)
With the bye week over, the Crimson Tide look to prove they are still legit National Championship contenders with big games coming against LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn.
9. Stanford Cardinal (7-1)
Stanford beat Washington for the third straight time on Saturday. That hasn't happened since Stanford won 10 straight from 1967-76. This was Stanford's first road shutout since beating Oregon 17-0 in 1974. The Cardinal is 7-1 for the first time since 1970 when they started 8-1.
10. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-1)
In the 31-37 win over Missouri, Roy Helu Jr. became the first player this season to rush for over 300+ yards this season. He is the all-time school leader for rushing yards in a game, breaking Calvin Jones’ 294 yards in a game in 1991.
11. Nevada Wolf Pack (7-1)
Colin Kaepernick had 292 total yards and two scores in the 56-42 win over Utah State on Saturday. The Wolf Pack had 596 total yards on in the 14-point win.
12. Arizona Wildcats (7-1)
Arizona improved to 7-1 this season and will enter November with fewer than two losses for the first time since 1998. With Nick Foles out with a dislocated kneecap, Matt Scott completed 24 of 36 passes for 319 yards with a TD and interception. It's Scott's first career 300-yard passing game. The Wildcats are now 5-2 vs. UCLA under Mike Stoops, having won four straight.
13. Missouri Tigers (7-1)
With the loss to the Nebraska, the Tigers still haven’t beaten a ranked team in consecutive weeks since 1973.
14. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-1)
Kendall Hunter had 143 rushing yards in the 24-14 win over Kansas State. With his 18th 100+ yards rushing performance, he passes some guy named Barry Sanders for third-most in school history.
15. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1)
Oklahoma extended its FBS-leading 35-game home winning streak with the 43-10 win over Colorado. Landry Jones threw for a career-high 453 yards and four TDs against the Buffs. Ryan Broyles caught three TDs for the fourth time in his career and set the school record with 208 receiving yards.
16. Wisconsin Badgers (7-1)
An extra week to prepare for a blowout win over Purdue is just what Wisconsin wanted. Not too much of a tough schedule left. Their only true test left will be their bowl game.
17. LSU Tigers (7-1)
Let’s see if LSU took advantage of the extra week given to them to prepare for Alabama.
18. Hawaii Warriors (7-2)
Bryant Moniz continues to have a great season as he recorded another 300+ yard passing performance in the 45-10 win over Idaho. Star wideout Greg Salas had another typical day as well with 168 receiving yards on 11 catches.
19. Northern Illinois Huskies (7-2)
Another typical Saturday for Chad Spann. He ran for 146 yards and scored on 22 carries in the 28-21 win over Western Michigan.
20. Baylor Bears (7-2)
Baylor ended a 12-game losing streak against Texas and won its first game at Texas since 1991. Baylor QB Robert Griffin III broke the school record for career passing TDs with 39 on Saturday. Baylor scored 30-plus points for the eighth time this season, extending its own school record.
21. Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-2)
With the win over the Kentucky Wildcats, the Bulldogs have won six games in a row. QB Chris Relf had 190 total yards of offense and two scores in the 24-17 win.
22. Temple Owls (7-2)
With the 30-0 win over Akron, Temple won its 10th straight home game to tie a school record and posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since blanking Connecticut and Xavier during the 1971 season.
23. Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2)
Iowa allowed 59 points in the past two games but bounced back to hold Michigan State to just six. The 31-point margin is the fifth largest margin of defeat by an AP Top Five team since 2000. With the Hawkeyes' blowout win over Michigan State, QB Ricky Stanzi only trails former Iowa great Chuck Long for the most wins by a starting QB in school history. Long had 33, Stanzi has 24. Iowa has won seven straight at home vs. Michigan State. Kirk Ferentz moves to 3-1 vs. Mark Dantonio, including two wins in a row.
24. Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2)
An interesting schedule coming up with opponents like Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Miami and Virginia coming their way. Let’s see if the Hokies took advantage of their week off to prepare for the Yellow Jackets.
25. Central Florida Knights (6-2)
Ronnie Weaver looked great in UCF’s 14-point win over East Carolina with 180 rushing yards and two scores. This is the third time Weaver has rushed for at least 130 yards this season. He has five rushing touchdowns in his last two games.
Individual Player Rankings
1. Bryant Moniz (Hawaii)
2. Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State)
3. Robert Griffin III (Baylor)
4. Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
5. Kyle Padron (SMU)
6. Ryan Mallett (Arkansas)
7. Taylor Potts (Texas Tech)
8. Ben Chappell (Indiana)
9. Mike Hartline (Kentucky)
10. Ryan Radcliff (Central Michigan)
1. LaMichael James (Oregon)
2. Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma State)
3. Chad Spann (Northern Illinois)
4. Bilal Powell (Louisville)
5. Daniel Thomas (Kansas State)
6. Vai Taua (Nevada)
7. Jordan Todman (Connecticut)
8. Ed Wesley (TCU)
9. Bobby Rainey (Western Kentucky)
10. Zach Line (SMU)
1. Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State)
2. Greg Salas (Hawaii)
3. Kealoha Pilares (Hawaii)
4. Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)
5. Aldrick Robinson (SMU)
6. Jeff Fuller (Texas A&M)
7. Jordan White (Western Michigan)
8. Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina)
9. Marquess Wilson (Washington State)
10. DeMarco Sampson (San Diego State)
1. Da’Quan Bowers (Clemson)
2. Josh McNary (Army)
3. Vinny Curry (Marshall)
4. Justin Houston (Georgia)
5. Jabaal Sheard (Pittsburgh)
6. Chris Carter (Fresno State)
7. Roosevelt Nix (Kentucky)
8. Chase Minnifield (Virginia)
9. Domonic Cook (Buffalo)
10. Donovan Fletcher (Ohio)
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