Looking at Saturday’s Heroes (Week 12)

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: November 19, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — In week 12, with only one touchdown, the Ducks remained number one.

Despite allegations, Cam Newton is still free. The Badgers scored 83 points.

And the Fighting Irish showed, they still have a little fight left in them.

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 (10-0)

The Ducks scored only one touchdown in a 15-13 win against the University of California.

2. Auburn (11-0)

With their 49-31 win against the Georgia Bulldogs, the Tigers sealed their fourth SEC Championship. Now, it’s time to get ready for Alabama.

3. TCU (11-0)

The Horned Frogs overcame an early 14-point deficit and clinched a share of their second Mountain West Conference title with a 40-35 win against the Aztecs of San Diego State.

4. Boise State (9-0)

5. LSU (9-1)

The Tigers are 9-1 for the third time under Les Miles. This week, the Bayou Bengals take on Ole Miss.

6. Wisconsin (9-1)

Wisconsin scored 11 touchdowns in their 83-17 victory versus Indiana last week.

The 11 TDs was the most touchdowns scored in the Big Ten in a single-game since 1950. This week, the Badgers face the defenseless Michigan Wolverines. Which means they could score 100 points this week.

7. Ohio State (9-1)

The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in total defense by allowing only 230 yards per game. This week, the Buckeyes will try to give the 7-3 Iowa Hawkeyes another “black eye.”

8. Nebraska (9-1)

The Cornhuskers lead the Big 12 in rushing offense with 282.3 yards per game. They are 10-3 all-time vs. Texas A&M, who have won four straight games against Big 12 opponents.

9. Oklahoma St. (9-1)

10. Stanford (8-1)

11. Michigan St. (9-1)

The Spartans of Michigan State are 21-6 at home under Coach Mark D’antonio. This week, they battle the Boilermakers of Purdue.

12. Alabama (8-2)

13. Arkansas (7-2)

14. Missouri (8-2)

15. Oklahoma (8-2)

16. Virginia Tech (8-2)

17. Nevada (8-1)

18. South Carolina (7-3)

19. Utah (8-2)

20. Mississippi State (7-3)

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.