Top 25 Power Rankings – Week 8
1-Alabama — favored by 3.5 vs. Oregon in potential matchup per Sportsbook.ag.
2-Oregon — That’s a good Washington team Ducks handled on the road.
3-LSU — Better be ready for tough test Saturday in Oxford.
4-Clemson — Hasn’t lost to FSU at home in more than a decade.
5-FSU — Off open date, ‘Noles looking for their biggest win in many years.
6-Texas A&M — Still in the mix for everything.
7-Baylor — Many books are heavily exposed to longshot future wagers on the Bears.
8-Ohio St. — Remaining schedule is a complete joke, won’t get to Pasadena
9-South Carolina — My pick to win it all is still in the hunt.
10-UCLA — Hundley becomes serious Heisman contender if UCLA wins at Stanford.
11-Stanford — Tough loss at Utah, but can get back in the picture with its tough schedule.
12-Louisville — Toughest test left is probably Thursday vs. UCF.
13-Miami — Face a disappointing UNC squad Thursday in Chapel Hill.
14-Missouri ***downgraded due to loss of star QB Franklin
15-Georgia ***downgraded due to multiple injuries
16-Wisconsin — Very impressive win over Northwestern.
17-Florida – Still in the SEC East mix, future # now 5,000/1 at Sportsbook.
18-Va. Tech — Hokies have quietly won six in a row.
19-Texas Tech — WVU will be looking for revenge Saturday in Morgantown.
20-Auburn — Can Tigers keep it close in College Station?
21-Washington — No shame in losing at Stanford and vs. Oregon.
22-Michigan St. — Top defense in the nation along with Florida and Va. Tech.
23-Northwestern — If only Venric Mark could stay healthy…
24-Oregon St. — Have won 5 straight, have plenty of chances to make noise in coming weeks.
25-Utah — Huge win for Utes & Whittingham over Stanford.
In the mix: Oklahoma St., Ole Miss, Arizona St., Notre Dame, Fresno St., Oklahoma, Texas & Rutgers.