The college football top 25 scores were missing the BCS leaders. As such, the college football top 25 scores weren’t expected to shake up the championship picture. All they could do was threaten the one-loss challengers to Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State, many of which are long shots anyway. In truth, the biggest impact was made on the Big Ten and Big 12 conference races. However, the college football scores for the top 25 were largely devoid of upsets, setting the stage for a wilder Thanksgiving weekend ahead.
LSU was the highest ranked team in action yesterday, in a supposedly easy game against Ole Miss. But nothing is ever easy for Les Miles and company, so they needed yet another comeback. Their 43-36 victory kept their slim national title hopes alive, although they didn’t make a convincing case.
The most chaotic college football top 25 scores were from the Big Ten, as their unique three-way race continued. Wisconsin remained the favorite with their 48-28 triumph at Michigan, yet Michigan State needed 22 fourth quarter points to beat Purdue, 35-31, and Ohio State got a 20-17 comeback over Iowa. The Badgers, Buckeyes and Spartans all head into the final week at 10-1, with the BCS standings likely to decide a Big Ten winner.
The same thing could happen in the Big 12 South, after Texas A&M upset Nebraska, 9-6, Oklahoma thumped Baylor, 53-24, and Oklahoma State took care of Kansas, 48-14. If the Sooners beat the Cowboys, and the Aggies defeat the Longhorns, a three-way tie between Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M will be settled by the BCS. But the Big 12 will make no impact on the national title chase now.
Stanford stayed on track with a 48-14 blowout of Cal, while Virginia Tech clinched an ACC title game berth with a 31-17 win over Miami. Arkansas held off Mississippi State in two overtimes, 38-31, as South Carolina tuned up over Troy, 69-24. All told, the college football top 25 scores had virtually no upsets, as the only top 10 program to lose fell to a ranked team.
No one expected any real chaos, since the undefeated teams were all absent yesterday. But on Thanksgiving weekend, Auburn goes to the Iron Bowl, while Oregon takes on Arizona, and Boise State has their long awaited showdown with Nevada.
There were thrills and madness to be found in several scores, yet the top 25 in college football largely escaped. If the unbeatens do the same when they return, things may yet be peaceful in the final two weeks.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 12 Scoreboard”