Sunday, October 23, 2011

College Football Week 8 Ratings and Rankings - Alabama stays #1

This week's ratings and rankings are now posted.  And this week there are some big changes with Wisconsin and Oklahoma losing.

But at the very top, things are stable as Alabama and LSU stay in the top-2 spots in a virtual tie with little change, but there is a new #3, albeit over 5 points back, in Oklahoma State.  And with Oregon's only loss being to to LSU, they move ahead of Boise State as well as taking advantage of Wisconsin's and Oklahoma's losses to #4.  Boise State's struggles with Air Force hurt them a bit and Stanford showed they can easily handle a better team too and moved up to #6.

There are still 8 undefeated teams, but at least two will lose with Alabama/LSU and Oklahoma State/Kansas State playing in 2 weeks.  Look for the projections shortly to see who is projected to finish the regular season undefeated.

The top-25 is below, the full rankings on the web-site.

RankTeamRatingRecordScheduleChange
RankTeamRatingRecordScheduleChange
1Alabama97.8538-071.089+0, -0.652
2LSU97.7328-073.901+0, -0.593
3Oklahoma St92.1547-073.574+3, +1.735
4Oregon91.3026-173.489+3, +1.242
5Boise St90.9937-071.307-1, -1.225
6Stanford89.8587-066.714+4, +3.029
7Texas A&M87.8515-275.760+2, -1.187
8Wisconsin86.8906-165.261-5,-11.221
9Arkansas86.7036-169.619-1, -3.096
10Oklahoma86.4076-172.475-5, -4.462
11Clemson86.1098-068.309+0, +0.211
12Arizona St83.7835-273.154+0, +0.920
13Southern Cal82.6626-172.990+24, +6.428
14Kansas St82.5527-069.541+1, +1.381
15Georgia82.2945-274.478+1, +1.223
16Michigan St81.9516-168.714+3, +1.932
17Michigan80.6126-168.208+1, +0.003
18South Carolina80.4946-171.409+6, +1.823
19Nebraska79.9446-170.312-6, -2.628
20Miami FL79.5104-371.436+7, +1.321
21Virginia Tech79.4607-169.092+4, +0.858
22Texas Tech79.2315-271.032+16, +3.288
23Notre Dame79.0294-374.013-6, -1.763
24Toledo78.5325-370.313+4, +0.548
25Baylor78.4794-270.467-2, -0.440