The college football scores for the top 25 looked pretty lopsided. Although some college football scores among the top 25 offered scares at first, most teams were able to survive. After September was devoid of upsets, and October was chock full of them, November started with a minimum amount of chaos. Three contenders were taken out of the equation, however, leaving the best teams in even greater control. After this week’s top 25 college football scores, the BCS standings look like Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State’s to lose.
There were brief hopes that the Ducks would falter, in their first game as BCS No. 1. But although Washington gave Oregon a first half scare, the Ducks slaughtered them in the second, like always. Their 53-16 win keeps them in control of their own destiny.
Meanwhile, the other college football scores among the top 25 had a share of blowouts as well. Auburn surprised no one in destroying Chattanooga, 62-24, although it was a much needed statement for Cam Newton. Yet TCU surprised everyone in the showdown of the day, as they throttled Utah, 47-7, and made their biggest statement yet for the BCS standings.
Boise State is now the second best hope for a mid-major to break through, although they stayed on track with a 42-7 victory over Hawaii. Yet the mid-majors no longer have to worry about Alabama jumping them, now that the Tide are out of contention.
Among the college football scores for the top 25, the one that made the most impact was LSU’s 24-21 win over Alabama. The Tide are now out of the BCS running, although if they beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl, they can still cause chaos – but they couldn’t get into the top 2.
Oklahoma will also be out of the BCS top tier, after their 33-19 upset loss to Texas A&M. But among the other one-loss teams, Wisconsin handled Purdue, 34-13, Stanford took care of Arizona, 42-17, and Nebraska barely survived Iowa State in overtime, 31-30, on a missed two point conversion.
Other college football scores for the top 25 weren’t as merciful, as South Carolina fell at home to Arkansas, 41-20, Florida State was upset by North Carolina, 37-35, N.C. State fell short to Clemson, 14-13, and Missouri was beaten by Texas Tech, 24-17. Baylor’s dream season was also halted, in a 55-28 blowout loss to Oklahoma State.
Much of the BCS movement today will be below the top 4, as Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State increased their lead over the pack. They all had their share of style points, although TCU and Boise State need more than that to move up.
Yesterday’s college football scores did not have any huge upsets, so November could look more like September than October for the top 25. But now that the mid-majors have less daunting competition below them, a Ducks or Tigers loss could give them their breakthrough.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 10 Scoreboard”