The college football rankings 2010 are in agreement so far. Of course, next week’s college football rankings 2010 could be a vastly different issue, depending on what happens. For the moment, the AP and USA TODAY are both agreed on the top 5, and who is in control of the title picture. When the BCS comes out tonight, it should look similar, although there could be a disagreement at No. 4. But as has been the case all month, the college football rankings have Oregon and Auburn towering over the rest.
The AP and USA TODAY kept Oregon at No. 1, and Auburn at No. 2. After the Tigers’ big comeback at Alabama, there were some questions on whether Auburn could be No. 1 again. But they remain in second, which is far better than the alternative.
The human polls in the college football rankings 2010 changed at No. 3, although the BCS was already way ahead of them. TCU dropped to No. 4 in the AP and USA TODAY a few weeks back, and were finally expected to do the same in the BCS days ago. Instead, thanks to Nevada, the Horned Frogs returned to No. 3 with the writers and coaches, and will stay there in the BCS as well.
Of course, two different teams are rounding out the top 5, with Boise State and LSU going down. The AP and USA TODAY each have Wisconsin and Stanford at No. 4 and No. 5, which should help them get into the BCS. However, Stanford was ahead of Wisconsin in the last BCS standings, so they could be No. 4 in those polls tonight.
If Oregon and Auburn each lose next week, then Stanford and Wisconsin can begin hoping for something more. But they were both so far back last week, they only have faint hopes on that end. Yet if total chaos reigns in the final college football rankings 2010, they could be in the conversation, at least.
Behind them, Ohio State, Michigan State and Arkansas are 6-8 in the human polls. The AP has Boise State and Oklahoma at No. 9 and 10, while the USA TODAY reversed their position. LSU is out of the top 10 in both polls, while Nevada is 14’th in the AP, and 17’th in the USA TODAY.
The early college football rankings 2010 should also drain any suspense from the Big 12 South tiebreaker. Oklahoma is six places ahead of Oklahoma State, and nine ahead of Texas A&M, so a date with Nebraska in the Big 12 title game appears assured.
If Auburn lost on Friday, then the BCS picture would look quite different – although who knows if Boise State still would have lost anyway. In any case, there’s no doubt that Oregon, Auburn and TCU lead the college football rankings, and are the last teams with national title hopes left – at the moment.
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