NEW SEASON; NEW POLL Week 10

By Eric D.Graham
Updated: November 10, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA–(BASN) 1. LSU (9-0)

2. Oklahoma State (9-0)

Okla. St. is second in the FBS in scoring offense with 50.1 points per game. The Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 502 yards against Kansas State last week.

3. Stanford (9-0)

The Cardinals have a 17-game winning streak and are third in the FBS in scoring offense by averaging 48.2 point per game.

4. Boise State (8-0)

Their strength of schedule is their only Achilles heel. So, despite being undefeated, the Broncos still don’t get any respect.

5. Houston (9-0)

The University of Houston’s Case Keenum has thrown for 17, 212 yards in his career so far which is a NCAA record.

6. Alabama (8-1)

Against the Bayou Bengals, the Crimson Tide missed three field goals and had one blocked in the (9-6) overtime loss last Saturday night. Despite a poor kicking game, Alabama still leads the FBS in total defense by only allowing 167.0 yards per game.

7. Clemson (8-1)

The Tigers have won 4 out of the last 5 games against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest.

8. Virginia Tech (8-1)

9. Arkansas (8-1)

10. Oregon (8-1)

Heisman hopeful running back LaMichael James rushed for 382 yards and four touchdowns in two career games against Stanford. Plus, the Ducks have won 8 of the last 9 games against the Cardinals. Their only loss was against LSU on a neutral site on September 3rd.

11. Oklahoma (8-1)

The Sooners wide receiver Ryan Boyles, who leads the NCAA in career reception with 343 and third in NCCA history in REC yards with (4,586) yards, tore his ACL last game against the Aggies of Texas A&M.

12. Penn State (8-1)

13. So.Missippi (8-1)

14. Cincinnati (7-1)

The Bearcats are (3-0) in the Big East. Plus, they are averaging 39.1 points per game, which leads the Big East Conference. This week, they have an opportunity to prove that they belong in the top 20 with a big game against West Virginia.

15. South Carolina (7-2)

This week the Gamecocks return home to Columbia to face the Florida Gators. This is their first home game since October 8th. Unfortunately, the Gators have won 18 out of 20 games against USC since 1934.

16. Michigan St. (7-2)

17. Kansas State (7-2)

18. Wisconsin (7-2)

19. Georgia (7-2)

Since starting the year (0 and 2), Georgia has won seven straight games. This week, they take on the War Eagles of Auburn, where they have won 4 out of the last 5 games.

20. Nebraska (7-2)