The college football rankings 2010 for Week 11 should have little chaos. Today, the college football rankings 2010 in Week 11 should have Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State ahead in some form. In the USA TODAY poll, Oregon has been No. 1 for weeks, and stayed that way after throttling Washington. But the order behind them has changed recently, as Auburn just got to No. 2 last Sunday. Today, the Week 11 USA TODAY college football rankings have TCU as the latest to jump in the top 5.
Boise State was a solid No. 2 in the USA TODAY once, before Auburn leapt over them. Yesterday, the Broncos stayed perfect over Hawaii – but they didn’t make the statement that fellow mid-major TCU did.
The college football rankings 2010 entering Week 11 should leave no doubt as to who the best mid-major team is now. TCU helped make it official in the USA TODAY, as they jumped over Boise State to reach third. The Horned Frogs were already No. 3 in the BCS standings, but going up in the human polls should help them solidify that.
Boise State is now fourth, and needs even more help to reach the title game now. Meanwhile, the new No. 5 is Wisconsin, although LSU could round out the top 5 in the BCS standings. Nevertheless, the Tigers are sixth in the USA TODAY, after taking care of Alabama.
The rest of the college football rankings 2010 for Week 11 have Ohio State, Nebraska, Stanford and Michigan State just behind the leaders. Oklahoma State leapt to 11’th, while Alabama fell to 12’th, and Oklahoma tumbled to 16’th. Utah is just above them at 15’th, while Central Florida, Florida and Texas A&M joined the polls.
The AP and BCS standings will likely look similar, at least in the top 4. Although TCU made a big impression, they are still at the mercy of Oregon and Auburn. Boise State is still second in the last AP poll, with TCU fourth, so perhaps the Horned Frogs might not move up as much there.
Nevertheless, the Week 11 college football rankings 2010 have a clear cut order, with four weeks to go. If Oregon and Auburn win out, a title game berth is theirs, but if one of them loses, a mid-major could finally break through. Despite all the debate around Boise State this year, it now seems that TCU is the clear cut next-in-line – and may be less vulnerable to being overtaken by a one-loss team.
The AP and BCS standings are still yet to be released, although the major questions about today’s college football rankings may have already been answered.
USA TODAY- “Top 25: TCU jumps Boise State for No. 3 spot: Oregon still No. 1”
Yahoo Sports- “Rankings: Week 11”