2012 College Football Rankings: Week 10 FanIQ Top 25

FanIQ Top 25: Week 10

10/29/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

FanIQ College Football Top 25: Week 9

1. Alabama Crimson Tide: 8-0 (no change)Blog Photo - 2012 College Football Rankings: Week 10 FanIQ Top 25

Alabama proved its dominance once again by destroying another undefeated team. Mississippi State wasn't even able to put points on the board until there was less than five minutes left in the game.

2. Oregon Ducks: 8-0 (no change)

I was worried Chip Kelly would unleash his fury on poor ol' Colorado by scoring 100 points. He showed mercy, however, by scoring 52 in the first half and ending with 70.

3. Kansas State Wildcats: 8-0 (previously No. 4)

The Wildcats are now No. 2 in the BCS Standings and have a great chance to make an appearance in the national championship game.

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 8-0 (previously No. 5)

No one saw this coming — not even Brian Kelly. With Notre Dame's strength of schedule, you have to imagine it will drive a hard bargain to make the title game with an undefeated record.

5. LSU Tigers: 7-1 (previously No. 6)

A win over Alabama this weekend would shock the nation and the BCS system, skyrocketing LSU into the title conversation once again.

6. Florida State Seminoles: 8-1 (previously No. 9)

Coach Jimbo Fisher and the Noles made sure Duke knew just who exactly ran the ACC.

7. Georgia Bulldogs: 7-1 (previously No. 15)

The Dawgs have found themselves back on top of the SEC East after their win over then-No. 2 Florida, 17-9.

8. Florida Gators: 7-1 (previously No. 3)

Jeff Driskel and the Florida offense turned the ball over six times in the loss to Georgia, giving it 10 total for the year.

9. Ohio State Buckeyes: 9-0 (previously No. 10)

Ohio State's flaws are exploited every single week. And every single week it finds a way to win.

10. Clemson Tigers: 7-1 (previously No. 11)

Tajh Boyd threw for 428 yards and five touchdowns against a Wake Forest secondary that has seen better days.

11. South Carolina Gamecocks: 7-2 (previously No. 17)

Prayers go out to Marcus Lattimore and his family. Once a first-round draft projection, he likely won't see a football field until 2014 due to a severe injury to his knee.

12. Oklahoma Sooners: 5-2 (previously No. 7)

Bob Stoops and Landry Jones lost another big game, as neither really showed up in the Sooners' disappointing 30-13 loss at home to Notre Dame.

13. Texas A&M Aggies: 6-2 (previously No. 21)

True freshman Johnny Manziel bounced back from his awful performance against LSU in a huge way, combining for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-21 blowout win over hapless Auburn.

14. Stanford Cardinal: 6-2 (previously No. 22)

The Cardinal have battled to remain relevant all season long. Their 24-17 victory over Washington State wasn't glamorous, but a win is a win at this point and they get to play Colorado this week. 

15. Louisville Cardinals: 8-0 (previously No. 18)

One of the six remaining undefeated FBS schools includes Louisville, which held off Cincinnati in overtime. Five of the Cardinals' eight wins have come by seven points or less.

16. USC Trojans: 6-2 (previously No. 8)

The year that could have been. Matt Barkley probably should have put his name in the 2012 draft, because there are many questions to his name now.

17. Boise State Broncos: 7-1 (previously No. 19)

Since the Broncos' season-opening loss to Michigan State, they are 7-0 and are outscoring opponents by an average of 17.6 points.

18. Oregon State Beavers: 6-1 (previously No. 12)

Beavers fans before the Washington game: "Hey, Sean Mannion is back under center!" Beavers fans in the third quarter of the Washington game: "Oh God, Sean Mannion is back under center!"

19. Mississippi State Bulldogs: 7-1 (previously No. 13)

I think pretty much everybody anticipated the outcome of the Alabama-Mississippi State game, but I at least expected a little more fight from the Bulldogs.

20. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 7-1 (previously No. 23)

Welcome to the top 20, LTU. The Bulldogs rank ninth in the NCAA in total passing yards (328.6 per game) and second in scoring offense (52.6).

21. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 6-2 (previously unranked)

The Huskers have looked pretty decent after their forgettable visit to Columbus, slipping by a good Northwestern team and owning Michigan, 23-9.

22. Texas Tech Red Raiders: 6-2 (previously No. 16)

Texas Tech has allowed 108 points in its last two games (1-1). This is after holding West Virginia to just 14.

23. West Virginia Mountaineers: 5-2 (previously No. 25)

Geno Smith and Co. were idle last week and hopefully took the time off to figure out what the heck is going on with the team.

24. Northern Illinois Huskies: 8-1 (previously unranked)

Jordan Lynch leads all quarterbacks in rushing yards (1,185) and the Huskies have won eight straight.

25. Toledo Rockets: 8-1 (previously unranked)

The MAC is quietly having an outstanding year, and Toledo's eight straight wins are a big reason why.

Dropped from rankings: Rutgers (14), Michigan (20), North Carolina State (24).

Other receiving votes (in order): Oklahoma State, UCLA, Arizona, Utah State, Kent State, Rutgers, Tulsa, Northwestern, Texas, UCF, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Ohio.
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