Ranking all of College Football's FBS Conferences Heading into Week 7

Maiah HollanderContributor IIIOctober 11, 2011

Ranking all of College Football's FBS Conferences Heading into Week 7

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    Week 7 is looking to be a real slugfest. Top teams are duking it out in their conferences, and the bottom teams are trying to scratch up a few wins...

    Upsets and beatdowns abound, conferences are jostling for that elusive top spot and the bragging rights of being the best.

    Here are the rankings going into Week 7, and it's clear nothing is set in stone.

1. Big 12

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    Red River Rivalry? More like Red River Bludgeoning—Oklahoma showed that they could be considered the top team in America with their 55-17 beatdown of Texas.

    1. Oklahoma
    2. Oklahoma State
    3. Kansas State
    4. Baylor
    5. Texas
    6. Texas A&M
    7. Texas Tech
    8. Missouri
    9. Iowa State
    10. Kansas

2. SEC

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    LSU jumps back into the top spot in the SEC with their 41-11 punishment of Florida—can’t wait for their showdown with Alabama.

    1. LSU
    2. Alabama
    3. South Carolina
    4. Arkansas
    5. Georgia
    6. Auburn
    7. Florida
    8. Vanderbilt
    9. Tennessee
    10. Ole Miss
    11. Mississippi State
    12. Kentucky

3. Big 10

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    The Badgers had a bye to help prepare them for their run at the Big 10 title—they are still the class of the league.

    1. Wisconsin
    2. Michigan
    3. Illinois
    4. Nebraska
    5. Michigan State
    6. Penn State
    7. Purdue
    8. Ohio State
    9. Iowa
    10. Northwestern
    11. Indiana
    12. Minnesota

4. Pac-12

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    Stanford crushed another lightweight opponent—they are facing a much tougher stretch run, including the game of the year against Oregon.

    1. Stanford
    2. Oregon
    3. Arizona State
    4. Washington
    5. USC
    6. Cal
    7. UCLA
    8. Washington State
    9. Oregon State
    10. Utah
    11. Colorado
    12. Arizona

5. ACC

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    A big Clemson concern: QB Tajh Boyd suffered a hip injury that could slow him down for a couple games.

    1. Clemson
    2. Georgia Tech
    3. Virginia Tech
    4. Wake Forest
    5. North Carolina
    6. Florida State
    7. Duke
    8. Maryland
    9. North Carolina State
    10. Miami
    11. Virginia
    12. Boston College

6. Big East

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    Quarterback Geno Smith had a monster game in West Virginia’s trouncing of Connecticut—can he keep it up?

    1. West Virginia
    2. Rutgers
    3. South Florida
    4. Cincinnati
    5. Pittsburgh
    6. Syracuse
    7. Louisville
    8. Connecticut

7. Mountain West

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    Ho-hum, another Boise State drubbing of Fresno State 57-7. QB Kellen Moore had another surgeon-like efficient game.

    1. Boise State
    2. TCU
    3. Colorado State
    4. San Diego State
    5. Air Force
    6. Wyoming
    7. UNLV
    8. New Mexico

8. Independents

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    The Fighting Irish are coming on all cylinders—they are only two plays away from an undefeated season.

    1. Notre Dame
    2. BYU
    3. Navy
    4. Army

9. Conference USA

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    Houston held East Carolina to only three points—if the Cougars find a way to play defense like this, they are a threat to run the table.

    1. Houston
    2. SMU
    3. Southern Miss
    4. Central Florida
    5. Tulsa
    6. Rice
    7. Tulane
    8. UTEP
    9. Eastern Carolina
    10. Memphis
    11. UAB

10. MAC

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    The Owls pitched a 42-0 shutout against Ball State—if they play this well the rest of the way, the MAC is in trouble.

    1. Temple
    2. Toledo
    3. Western Michigan
    4. Ohio
    5. Northern Illinois
    6. Eastern Michigan
    7. Ball State
    8. Bowling Green
    9. Buffalo
    10. Central Michigan
    11. Miami of Ohio
    12. Akron
    13. Kent State

11. WAC

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    Hawaii’s QB Bryant Moniz has been heating up lately—a fact the rest of the WAC has been increasingly aware of.

    1. Hawaii
    2. Nevada
    3. Utah State
    4. Fresno State
    5. San Jose State
    6. Louisiana Tech
    7. New Mexico State
    8. Idaho

12. The Sun Belt

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    With a terrific 31-17 victory over Troy, the Ragin’ Cajuns can set their sights on a Sun Belt Title.

    1. Louisiana-Lafayette
    2. Arkansas State
    3. Florida International
    4. Troy
    5. North Texas State
    6. Western Kentucky
    7. Louisiana-Monroe
    8. Middle Tennessee State
    9. Florida Atlantic