The college football scores among the top 25 followed the usual pattern. While the college football scores spared much of the top 25, the so-called best teams in college football tumbled down. For the third consecutive week, the No. 1 team in the nation lost to another ranked team on the road, and changed the next BCS standings. Of course, Oklahoma was only leading the BCS standings, as the humans knew they were really only No. 3. But following the top scores in Week 8, it seems Oregon may finally be a unanimous No. 1.
The Ducks started off the week by destroying UCLA, 60-13, sending an early message to the BCS for only putting them No. 2. The Sooners had their chance to defend their new position, but like Alabama and Ohio State, they couldn’t handle the pressure on the road.
The biggest of the top 25 college football scores had Missouri join the upset brigade, with a 36-27 victory over the Sooners. All of a sudden, the Tigers are in the BCS picture, while the Sooners now need to play catch up, like the Tide and Buckeyes.
Boise State couldn’t make a case to move up, since they were off. Yet this may help Auburn leap over the Broncos, after they took care of LSU, 24-17. Now that Auburn is the last unbeaten team left in the SEC, they likely control their destiny in the BCS standings.
The other college football scores didn’t have too many upsets. Michigan State looked set to fall against Northwestern, but they rallied for a 35-27 victory. They next face Iowa, although the Hawkeyes will be knocked down after their 31-30 defeat to Wisconsin. But now that the Badgers have beaten Ohio State and Iowa, the Spartans’ win over Wisconsin could help them climb up the BCS standings.
Meanwhile, Alabama and Ohio State stayed on track to lead the one-loss teams by destroying Tennessee and Purdue. TCU and Utah also blew out Air Force and Colorado State, while Arizona thumped Washington. But Texas wasn’t so lucky, as their 28-21 defeat to Iowa State was the major upset of the day. West Virginia followed close behind by going down to Syracuse, 19-14.
The highest of the top 25 was Nebraska vs Oklahoma State, as the Cornhuskers stayed alive in the Big 12 with a 51-41 shootout. Stanford kept pace in the Pac-10 by beating Washington State, 38-28, and Virginia Tech continued to help Boise State in a 44-7 blowout of Duke.
Although there wasn’t that much chaos this week, compared to the last two weeks, the results in Columbia made up for it. Since No. 1 truly isn’t safe on the road anymore, it may be an upset if Oregon beats USC in the Coliseum next week.
However, following this week’s college football scores, the top 25 may favor Oregon in all polls this time – unless Auburn jumps up.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 8 Scoreboard”