Looking at Saturday’s Heroes (Week 8)

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: October 28, 2010

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.