Looking at Saturday’s Heroes (Week 7)

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: October 21, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — Week 7 saw another No. 1 team fall from the top spot.

The Buckeyes got bucked. The Gamecocks got scratched out. The Cornhuskers got popped. And Auburn scored 65 points against Arkansas.

Find out if your favorite team is still in the Top 20 new and improved Eric Graham Stiff-Arm College Football Poll. Remember the rules, if you win, you are in.

And there are no exceptions to the rules.

1. Oklahoma (6-0)

The Sooners are now the No. 1 team in the nation. They amazingly have won 14 straight games against ranked teams. This week, they bang heads with the undefeated (6-0) Tigers of Missouri.

2. Oregon (6-0)

The Ducks lead the nation in scoring with (54.3) points per game. Thursday night, the Quack Attack and Heisman hopeful RB LeMichael James, who leads the FBS in rushing with 169.6 yards per game, took on the Bruins of UCLA.

3. LSU (7-0)

The Bayou Bengals are 7-0 for the first time since 1973. This week, they face Auburn for the SEC bragging rights and a possible BCS National Championship.

4. Auburn (7-0)

Auburn leads the SEC in scoring, rushing, and total offense. After destroying Arkansas last week (65-43), the Tigers take on LSU Saturday. Side note, Auburn has 61 straight wins when scoring 30+points.

5. Boise State (6-0)

6. TCU (7-0)

The Horned Frogs of TCU are still in the BCS National Championship conversation. This week, TCU’s top rated defense tries to stop the Air Force triple wishbone option offense.

7. Michigan St. (7-0)

8. Oklahoma St. (7-0)

The Cowboys lead the Big 12 in passing offense with 361 yards per game. Oddly, this week, they try to stay undefeated against the (5-1) Nebraska Cornhuskers, who have the best pass defense in Big 12 with (117.0 yards per game). But keep your eyes on Cowboy WR Justin Blackmon.

9. Utah (6-0)

10. Missouri (6-0)

Missouri has secretly gone 6-0, but they are ranked 2nd in the nation in scoring defense by only allowing (10.8) points per game. This week, Mizzou will have their coming out party against the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners.

11. Alabama (6-1)

12. Iowa (5-1)

13. Wisconsin (5-1)

After defeating the Buckeyes of Ohio State last week 31-18, the Badgers along with RB John Clay, who has 136 rushes for 796 yards and 11 touchdowns this year, go up against the 5-1 Lowa Hawkeyes.

14. Ohio State (6-1)

15. Nebraska (5-1)

16. Florida St. (6-1)

17. Stanford (6-1)

18. West Virginia (6-1)

19. Arizona (5-1)

20. Kansas St. (5-1)

Honorable Mention: Northwestern (5-1), Baylor (5-2), Texas (4-2), South Carolina (4-2), Arkansas (4-2), USC (5-2),

Note: This poll will dramatically change after next week’s games. So don’t be surprised if your favorite team gets stiff-armed out of the top 20. In other words, keep your chin-strap on.