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Looking at Saturday’s Heroes (Week 8)
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — For the third week in a row, the No. 1 college football team in the country was T.K.O.’ed.
But the Ducks kept quacking!! The Tigers kept roaring and Missouri had a great Homecoming. 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. Oregon (7-0)
Last Thursday night, the Ducks destroyed the Bruins of UCLA 60-13. For the season, on offense, the Ducks are averaging 567 yards per game and 54.3 points per game which both lead the FBS. This week, the Ducks take on the 5-2 Trojans of USC.
2. Auburn (8-0)
Heisman front runner Cam Newton ran all over the Tigers of LSU in Auburn’s 24-17 victory last Saturday. During the contest against Bayou Bengals, Newton rushed for 217 yards with two touchdowns and broke the SEC single season rushing record for a quarterback with 1,077 yards.
3. Boise State (7-0)
With a 49-20 Tuesday night blow out against Louisiana Tech; the Broncos extended their winning streak to 21 games.
4. Michigan St. (8-0)
The Spartans had to comeback from 17 points in order to be defeat Northwestern 35-27 last Saturday. This week, they are scheduled to take on the 5-2 Iowa Hawkeyes. Unfortunately, they have lost six straight games in Iowa City.
5. Missouri (7-0)
The Tigers of Mizzou are 7-0 for the first time since 1960 after upsetting the former No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners 36-27 last week. This week, they must defeat Taylor Martinez and the 6-1 Nebraska Cornhuskers in order to remain undefeated.
6. TCU (7-0)
TCU leads the Nation in scoring defense at 9.0 points per game. Last week, they shut down the high-powered offense of Air Force to only 7 points in a 38-to-7 victory.
7. Utah (7-0)
8. Alabama (7-1)
9. LSU (7-1)
10. Oklahoma (7-1)
11. Wisconsin (6-1)
12. Ohio State (7-1)
13. Nebraska (6-1)
14. Oklahoma St. (7-1)
15. Florida St. (6-1)
The Seminoles lead the Nation in sacks with 30. This week, they will be trying to sack N.C. State’s Russell Wilson.
16. Stanford (6-1)
17. Arizona (6-1)
18. Iowa (5-2)
19. Arkansas (5-2)
20. South Carolina (5-2)
Honorable Mention: Virginia Tech (6-2), Baylor (6-2), USC (5-2), Miami (5-2), Syracuse (5-2), Mississippi St. (6-2).
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.