In other developments, Oklahoma asserts itself as the best team in the Big 12 by pulling away late against Missouri. Also the Buckeyes steamroll Kent State in a mismatch of Ohio football programs. Finally, South Florida pummels Central Florida 62-14. The Bulls are here to stay.
Week 8 offers a good slew of SEC games. Florida at Kentucky is the marquee contest. Tennessee at Alabama and Auburn at LSU should provide plenty of excitement. Elsewhere, USC heads to South Bend for its annual showdown against Notre Dame. Michigan must go into Illinois and win if the Wolverines want to remain perfect in Big Ten play.
Top Ten Teams
|College||Last Week |
|1) Ohio State ||2 |
|2) Oklahoma ||4 |
|3) South Florida ||6 |
|4) Louisiana State ||1 |
|5) Oregon ||5 |
|6) West Virginia ||9 |
|7) Boston College ||8 |
|8) South Carolina ||9 |
|9) Kentucky ||- |
|10) California ||3 |
Dropped out: #10 Missouri
Statistically Andre' Woodson did not have the best of nights. However he threw for 250 yards and three TD, including what would be the game-winning score in the third overtime. Andre' also ran for a touchdown. His composure, skill and leadership were on display on a nationally-televised game. Woodson was instrumental in Kentucky's toppling of top-ranked LSU and as a result he is the leader of Heisman Hopefuls. Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall has a poor performance (15 carries, 67 yards) in a losing effort at Iowa. He's out of the top five, as is Arkansas RB Darren McFadden. The Razorbacks suffered a third loss thanks to their putrid offense floundering against Auburn's tenacious defense. Mendenhall and McFadden are replaced by RB Michael Hart of the surging Michigan Wolverines and QB Matt Ryan of the undefeated Boston College Eagles.
|Andre' Woodson ||QB ||Sr. ||Kentucky |
|Graham Harrell||QB||Jr.||Texas Tech|
|Matt Ryan ||QB ||Sr.||Boston College |
Dropped out: Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall