College Football Review

There is no Joy in Austin

College Football ReviewCollege Football dropped a pop quiz on some teams this past weekend and while most teams showed up prepared, other teams saw their championship hopes dashed. There were a couple of tests that we had circled on our boards here at the All Sports Talk offices and while it wasn’t pretty, just about everyone pulled through.

Top 25 matchups included:

  • Top Ranked Alabama Squeaking out a Victory over 10th Ranked Arkansas
  • Third Ranked Boise State Defeats 24th ranked Oregon State
  • 17th Ranked Auburn Upsets the 12th Ranked South Carolina Gamecocks
  • 15th Ranked LSU Hanging on to Beat 22nd Ranked West Virginia

Other ranked teams who faced tough tests:

  • #5 Oregon gets a Road Win over the Sun Devils
  • #6 Nebraska Looking flat against South Dakota State
  • #8 Oklahoma Hangs on vs. Cincinnati at home
  • #14 Arizona scored Late TD to Top Cal
  • #23 Penn State comes from Behind to Beat Temple

But the one game that shocked us all was played down in Austin Texas, as the UCLA Bruins entered with a losing record, but rallied to beat the Longhorns pretty soundly. The loss dropped Texas from #4 to #21, all but dashing their hopes for a championship.

The rest of the top 25 AP and USA Today Polls look like this:

AP Top 25

USA Today Poll

Rank Team Record Points Rank Team Record Points
1 Alabama (57) 4-0 1496 1 Alabama (57) 4-0 1472
2 Ohio State (2) 4-0 1431 2 Ohio State (2) 4-0 1412
3 Boise State (1) 3-0 1356 3 Boise State 3-0 1312
4 Oregon 4-0 1276 4 Oregon 4-0 1243
5 TCU 4-0 1269 5 TCU 4-0 1221
6 Nebraska 4-0 1158 6 Nebraska 4-0 1164
7 Florida 4-0 1132 7 Florida 4-0 1155
8 Oklahoma 4-0 1095 8 Oklahoma 4-0 1083
9 Stanford 4-0 895 9 Wisconsin 4-0 989
10 Auburn 4-0 863 10 LSU 4-0 896
11 Wisconsin 4-0 854 11 Auburn 4-0 828
12 LSU 4-0 805 12 Utah 4-0 790
13 Utah 4-0 792 13 Stanford 4-0 744
14 Arizona 4-0 724 14 Arizona 4-0 689
15 Arkansas 3-1 716 15 Arkansas 3-1 576
16 Miami (FL) 2-1 598 16 Texas 3-1 563
17 Iowa 3-1 505 17 Miami (FL) 2-1 517
18 USC 4-0 467 18 Iowa 3-1 509
19 Michigan 4-0 398 19 Michigan 4-0 375
20 South Carolina 3-1 397 20 Penn State 3-1 347
21 Texas 3-1 364 21 Michigan State 4-0 278
22 Penn State 3-1 197 22 South Carolina 3-1 272
23 North Carolina State 4-0 166 23 Missouri 4-0 182
24 Michigan State 4-0 149 24 Oklahoma State 3-0 146
25 Nevada 4-0 123 25 Nevada 4-0 102

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.

2 comments

  1. There was joy in Austin for those of us who have to listen to the Burnt Orange drivel 24 – 7! It made the 7 Sun Devil TO’s much more palatable with that Longhorn spanking already in the books!

    1. Haha, I forgot that despite living in Austin, you still love to see the Longhorns lose. I don’t have any specific hatred towards Texas, so all of ASU’s turnovers stung pretty hard. 1 starting senior on the team means that they hopefully won’t make the same mistakes next year if they all come back.

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