The college football top 25 rankings have been stable thus far. Today’s college football top 25 games could have the college football rankings changed a bit, however. Of course, that was the expectation two weeks ago, and Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma barely broke a sweat against other ranked teams. Today, Alabama gets an even bigger test on the road, while other SEC rivals can jockey for position, and Boise State has their final prime time showcase. By tonight, the college football top 25 rankings will either be in for change tomorrow, or tell the same old story.
The major battle is between two teams ranked in the AP top 10, as Alabama starts a tough SEC schedule. The No. 1 Tide easily handled Penn State at home two weeks ago, but now they travel to face No. 10 Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. After the Razorbacks rallied against Georgia, they are in position to break into the national title race – and break Ryan Mallett into the Heisman race – with an upset.
However, the college football top 25 rankings have been devoid of any real change this month, at least among the main contenders. Much of the top 10 has gone unchallenged in their non conference schedule, as September has not provided a crazy early start.
Boise State cannot afford any bit of a challenge tonight, as the No. 3 Broncos host No. 24 Oregon State on ABC. No matter what happens in the college football top 25 rankings, Boise State will find it very hard to move up from here on in, as they head for a weak conference schedule. Their win over Virginia Tech has already been devalued, so they hope beating Oregon State will yield more dividends.
The other major showdowns among the college football top 25 could shake the rankings below the top 10. No. 12 South Carolina and No. 17 Auburn clash in the other SEC showdown of the day, as the winner can break in as an official SEC sleeper. Meanwhile, No. 15 LSU is fighting for recognition, as they host No. 22 West Virginia.
The rest of the ranked teams aren’t expected to face a lot of difficulty. Ohio State and Nebraska have seemingly easy games, while Florida tries to look impressive against Kentucky, and Oregon looks to continue their high scoring against Arizona State. Texas plays host to UCLA, as Oklahoma goes to Cincinnati, Arizona looks to continue their momentum against Cal, and Stanford goes to heartbroken Notre Dame.
Last week’s college football top 25 games had limited thrills for the most part, leaving the rankings largely unchanged. Some movement is bound to happen today, but whether it will be in the top 10, or below it, is unclear yet.
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