A slow weekend in college football this week, 7 teams in the Fan-I 25 with a bye. There were a few shockers though, LSU and Missouri losing at home. Even though it was an upset, the Tigers did lose to a conference foe. Mizzou on the other hand, loss at home to one of the worst teams in the Big 10, Indiana. Since 2000, the Hoisers have eclipsed 5 wins one time in 2007 with 7 victories. Upsets like this give the SEC a black eye, just like when Florida loss to Georgia Southern last season, allowing 429 yards rushing. Not a good look for the SEC. 

AP Top 25

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1Florida State (34)3-01439

2Oregon (12)4-01400

3Alabama (6)4-01377

4Oklahoma (4)4-01343

5Auburn3-01268

6Texas A&M (4)4-01232

7Baylor3-01143

8Notre Dame3-0967

9Michigan State2-1905

10Ole Miss3-0889

11UCLA3-0806

12Georgia2-1789

13South Carolina3-1764

14Mississippi State4-0706

15Arizona State3-0702

16Stanford2-1564

17LSU3-1541

18USC2-1459

19Wisconsin2-1451

20BYU4-0376

21Nebraska4-0296

22Ohio State2-1196

23East Carolina3-1180

24Oklahoma State2-1132

25Kansas State2-1131

A BYU fan give her vote for Heisman. Taysom Hill has scored 13 total touchdowns this season in only 4 games. It's without question he is an early favorite for the Heisman. He must continue to produce and the Cougars must keep winning. (Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire)

A BYU fan give her vote for Heisman. Taysom Hill has scored 13 total touchdowns this season in only 4 games. It's without question he is an early favorite for the Heisman. He must continue to produce and the Cougars must keep winning. (Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire)

Fan-i 25 

  1. Florida State (3-0) LW 1, W 23-17 OT #23 Clemson 

  2. Alabama (4-0) LW 3, W 42-21 Florida 

  3. Oregon (4-0 ) LW 2, W 38-31 @ Washington State 

  4. Oklahoma (4-0) LW 4, W 45-33 @ West Virginia

  5. Auburn (3-0) LW 5, W 20-14 @ #19 Kansas State

  6. Baylor (3-0) LW 6, BYE

  7. Texas A&M (4-0) LW 9, W 58-6 @ SMU

  8. UCLA (3-0) LW 7, BYE

  9. Notre Dame (3-0) LW 10, BYE

  10. Michigan State (2-1) LW 11, W 73-14 E. Michigan

  11. Ole Miss (3-0) LW 12, BYE

  12. South Carolina (3-1) LW 13, W 48-34 @ Vandy 

  13. Arizona State (3-0) LW 14, BYE

  14. LSU (3-1) LW 8, L 29-34 Mississippi State

  15. Ohio State (2-1) LW 15, BYE

  16. Georgia (3-1) LW 16, W 66-0 Troy

  17. USC (2-1) LW 17, BYE

  18. Stanford (2-1) LW 18, BYE

  19. Nebraska (4-0) LW 21, W 41-31 Miami 

  20. Wisconsin (2-1) LW 20, W 68-17 Bowling Green 

  21. BYU (4-0) LW 24, W 41-33 Virginia

  22. Penn State (4-0) LW 25, W 48-7 UMass

  23. Duke (4-0) LW NR, W 47-13 Tulane 

  24. Marshall (4-0) LW NR, W 48-17 @ Akron

  25. Mississippi State (4-0) LW NR, W 34-29 # 8 LSU

 Only a few changes in the rankings, most action going on at the bottom of the rankings. LSU losing to Mississippi State was the shocker of the week. I didn't have the opportunity to watch the game until the final 1:27 minutes of the game. LSU started the 4th quarter down 34-10 but manage to bring it to a one possession game but Will Redmond's interception sealed the upset for Mississippi State. Mississippi State will go into their bye week 4-0 and has Texas A&M and Auburn in back-to-back weeks, followed by a potential trap game @ Kentucky. It don't get any easier though, in the month of November they will have to visit Alabama and Ole Miss in their final 3 games. We ranked the Bulldogs at #25 because they are coming off of a big win but still realize they could lose 3 straight games in the next month. The associated press put them at #14, which I think is a little too high. We'll see if they can live up to it. 

  • The SEC West is pretty much what makes the SEC the nations best conference. 6 of 7 teams in ranked in both AP and Fan-i rankings. Alabama is the obvious favorite of the power region but after every weekend so far, their average schedule is becoming tougher and tougher.
  • Auburn visited K-State last Thursday, kickoff time 30 minutes before the Falcons-Bucs game; maybe the worst match-up in NFL history. I would like to thank the Tigers and Wildcats for giving me a decent football game to watch on Thursday Night. I knew this would be a tough game for the Tigers just cause it was on the road in a hostile environment. K-State had plenty of opportunities to complete the upset but costly mistakes allowed Auburn to steal the game. 
  • BYU, Duke, and Penn State are very interesting to me. Only BYU is ranked in the AP polls but all 3 are very similar. I can see one of the three rising up the rankings, becoming a potential playoff  team. 
Without Jameis on the field, the Seminoles found themselves in deep trouble against Clemson, but his presence and support on the sideline was still valuable. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Without Jameis on the field, the Seminoles found themselves in deep trouble against Clemson, but his presence and support on the sideline was still valuable. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

You can say whatever you want about Jameis but it's one thing you can't call him and that's a "bad teammate". Winston made a dumb decision, like most college kids, and had to sit out the entire Clemson game, which was just supposed to be a 1st half suspension but was change to a full game a day before the game. Another case of the media over-hyping the situation and social media outcry. DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers tweeted "media decides the athletes' fate now..." and he couldn't have been more correct. The media will not support Winston because, one, he continues to make dumb decisions like most college kids, and two, he doesn't carry himself as Americas's Golden Boy. The fact that he is brash, confident, and arrogant really rubs people the wrong way, and when you add his bad decisions, it gives the media enough to sell him as a "public enemy".

As a Seminole fan, I am extremely disappointed that our star QB was a victim of double jeopardy because of some pompous sports personalities that care nothing about the athlete. True championship teams though don't rely on one player though. Even though we needed Jameis, we also have a great championship caliber defense that kept things close; also Clemson inability to seal the deal. A true championship teams shows that they can win with some adversity and that's exactly what the Noles did. 

Baller of the Weekend

Melvin Gordon (28) is on his way to a historic junior season. Only three games in, and he already have 6 TDs, half of his 12 TDs last year. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Melvin Gordon (28) is on his way to a historic junior season. Only three games in, and he already have 6 TDs, half of his 12 TDs last year. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin - 13 carries, 253 yards, 5 TDs vs Bowling Green

Honorable Mentions:

Amari Cooper is the best wide receiver in the country right now. With his 3 TDs, he became Bama's all-time leader in TD catches with 20, breaking Dennis Horman's 47-year-old record 18 TDs receptions. ( Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Amari Cooper is the best wide receiver in the country right now. With his 3 TDs, he became Bama's all-time leader in TD catches with 20, breaking Dennis Horman's 47-year-old record 18 TDs receptions. ( Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

  • WR Amari Cooper, Alabama - 10 catches, 201 yards, 3 TDs vs Florida 
  • RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska - 35 carries, 229, 3 total TDs 
  • RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma - 34 carries, 242 yards, 4 TDs

Good to see running backs still dominating the college ranks. The world is trying to eliminate the running back as a premier position on the field but with backs like this, running the rock is still alive and well. 


Connor Holiday (12) did his best to pull off the dubious upset over #2 Oregon, throwing 4 TDs and 0 turnovers but it just wasn't enough. 

Connor Holiday (12) did his best to pull off the dubious upset over #2 Oregon, throwing 4 TDs and 0 turnovers but it just wasn't enough. 

Florida State wasn't the only team that was facing a potential upset. Washington State matched Oregon high-powered offense with their own passing attack. The Cougars matched Oregon on every aspect of the game, even committing less penalties, and accumulating more 1st downs, 29-22. Oregon's defense finally showed up late in the fourth, forcing a turnover on downs with a sacked by Tony Washington. This is the second time Oregon's defense has saved the day for the Ducks, who have a history of choking at the wrong time. 

 

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