It was the most exciting week of the year so far, as six Top 25 teams, including two in the Top Five, went down to defeats. Oklahoma and Wisconsin saw their national title hopes take a big hit, while LSU and Alabama continue on a collision course for a huge showdown in two weeks. Here are all the highlights from this week in the Top 25.
A big showdown in the Big Ten highlights another solid week of college football coming up. Wisconsin and Michigan State square off in what could be a preview of the first Big Ten Championship Game. Elsewhere around the country, look for some great matchups and potentilal shootouts in the Big 12 and Pac-12. Here are all the highlights from the Top 25:
While the postgame scuffle in the NFL between San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh and Detroit’s Jim Schwartz captured the headlines, Vanderbilt and Georgia did their part to show that dust-ups between coaches aren’t limited to the pros.
South Carolina’s star sophomore running back Marcus Lattimore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn knee ligament and cartilage damage during the Gamecocks’ 14-12 win over Mississippi State on Saturday. Lattimore came into the game leading the SEC in rushing, but left after carrying the ball 17 times for just 39 yards.
SEC powerhouses Louisiana State and Alabama rank first and second in the first BCS poll of the year. In-state and Big 12 rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are third and fourth, with Boise State rounding out the top five.
With the autumn temperatures starting to fall, the action on the field is heating up. This week in college football features a key in-state Big Ten matchup, along with top 25 games in the Big 12 and Pac-12. Here are the highlights for this week’s key matchups.
The Wildcats are off to a 1-5 start this year, with their lone win coming against FCS Northern Arizona. Dating back to last season, Arizona has lost 10 straight games to FBS teams by an average of almost 17 points per game.
Since the 1982 season ended, one of the constants in college football had been a seemingly perpetual dominance by the Florida schools.
In the last 29 years, Florida, Florida State and Miami took up residence at the top of the college football polls and won nine national championships in that stretch. But that all came to an end this week when, for the first time since December 6, 1982, there were no Florida schools ranked in the AP Top 25.
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