Ranking All of College Football's FBS Conferences Heading into Week 9

Maiah HollanderContributor IIIOctober 25, 2011

Ranking All of College Football's FBS Conferences Heading into Week 9

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    Week 8 proved to be the real test for teams across the nation, where top dogs were conquered and underdogs became heroes. 

    Wisconsin and Oklahoma fell from the unbeaten ranks, while the BCS standings tightened up.

    Week 9 looks to keep separating the pretenders from the contenders.

    Hold on to your foam fingers, football fans.

1. Big 12

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    The Cowboys just keep scoring points and winning; they control their own destiny for the BCS title game.

    1. Oklahoma State

    2. Kansas State

    3. Oklahoma

    4. Texas A&M

    5. Texas Tech

    6. Texas

    7. Baylor

    8. Missouri

    9. Iowa State

    10. Kansas

2. SEC

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    The Tigers are playing at the highest of levels, and their demolition of Auburn puts them back on top.

    1. LSU

    2. Alabama

    3. Arkansas

    4. South Carolina

    5. Auburn

    6. Florida

    7. Vanderbilt

    8. Tennessee

    9. Mississippi State

    10. Ole Miss

    11. Kentucky

3. Pac-12

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    Is the rest of the country ready to believe in the Cardinal after their 65-21 route of Washington? 

    Well, I believe.

    1. Stanford

    2. Oregon

    3. Arizona State

    4. USC

    5. Washington

    6. Cal

    7. Oregon State

    8. UCLA

    9. Washington State

    10. Arizona

    11. Utah

    12. Colorado

4. Big 10

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    Just another boring victory for the Spartans—they took down undefeated Wisconsin by a whopping six inches.

    1. Michigan State

    2. Wisconsin

    3. Penn State

    4. Michigan

    5. Nebraska

    6. Iowa

    7. Purdue

    8. Illinois

    9. Ohio State

    10. Northwestern

    11. Indiana

    12. Minnesota

5. ACC

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    Is there a more entertaining team in the country than Clemson led by QB Tajh Boyd?

    1. Clemson

    2. Virginia Tech

    3. Wake Forest

    4. Georgia Tech

    5. Miami

    6. Florida State

    7. North Carolina State

    8. North Carolina

    9. Virginia

    10. Duke

    11. Maryland

    12. Boston College

6. Big East

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    All of a sudden, a BCS position is there for the taking for the Bearcats; now they just have to handle their business.

    1. Cincinnati

    2. Syracuse

    3. West Virginia

    4. Rutgers

    5. Louisville

    6. UConn

    7. Pittsburgh

    8. South Florida

7. Mountain West

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    The Broncos seem to be a good bet to run the table, yet still not reach the BCS title game.

    1. Boise State

    2. TCU

    3. Wyoming

    4. San Diego State

    5. Colorado State

    6. Air Force

    7. UNLV

    8. New Mexico

8. Conference USA

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    If the Cougars win out, could they possibly match a BCS bowl berth—if QB Case Keenum has a say, they will.

    1. Houston

    2. SMU

    3. Southern Miss

    4. Tulsa

    5. Central Florida

    6. UTEP

    7. Marshall

    8. East Carolina

    9. Rice

    10. Tulane

    11. Memphis

    12. UAB

9. Independents

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    The Fighting Irish’s BCS dreams were shattered in their heartbreaking loss to hated-rival USC.

    1. Notre Dame

    2. BYU

    3. Navy

    4. Army

10. MAC

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    The Rockets solidified their hold on the MAC West with their big victory last week.

    1. Toledo

    2. Temple

    3. Ball State

    4. Northern Illinois

    5. Eastern Michigan

    6. Western Michigan

    7. Miami OH

    8. Ohio

    9. Bowling Green

    10. Central Michigan

    11. Buffalo

    12. Kent State

    13. Akron

11. WAC

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    The Wolf Pack offense is starting to click—WAC beware!

    1. Nevada

    2. San Jose State

    3. Fresno State

    4. Hawaii

    5. Louisiana-Tech

    6. Utah State

    7. New Mexico State

    8. Idaho

12. Sun Belt

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    The Ragin’ Cajuns were upset last week; they still control their own Sun Belt destiny.

    1. Louisiana-Lafayette

    2. Arkansas State

    3. Western Kentucky

    4. Florida International

    5. North Texas

    6. Louisiana-Monroe

    7. Troy

    8. Middle Tennessee State

    9. Florida Atlantic