The college football rankings 2010 are a day late this week. But the first college football rankings 2010 of the regular season are now out, as the college football rankings have validated Boise State. In the preseason polls, the Broncos were ranked third in the AP, but only fifth in the USA TODAY coaches poll. But after they defeated Virginia Tech, the Broncos are now third in both polls, and on track to make a national title game run. Otherwise, the college football rankings 2010 after week 1 are relatively the same.
Alabama and Ohio State stayed 1-2 in both polls, after easy tune up wins this week. However, their big opening tests will come this week, as the Tide host Penn State, and the Buckeyes welcome Miami. If one of these two teams slip, then Boise State stands to take advantage in both polls.
The college football rankings 2010 promoted Boise State to third in the USA TODAY coaches poll, leapfrogging Texas and Florida. The Longhorns stayed fourth after beating Rice, but the Gators dropped to sixth due to their unimpressive win over Miami of Ohio, and are down to eighth in the AP poll. Meanwhile, another mid-major, TCU, went up to fifth in the USA TODAY and fourth in the AP.
In other developments from the college football rankings 2010, Nebraska, Oregon and Iowa moved up to 7, 8 and 9 in the coaches poll, while Oklahoma slipped to 10’th after narrowly beating Utah State. Miami is 12’th going into their showdown with Ohio State, with Penn State up to 14’th in the USA TODAY, but only at 18’th in the AP poll.
The biggest slide in the first college football rankings 2010 went to Pittsburgh, as they dropped out of the polls by losing to Utah. North Carolina was also out after they lost to LSU, while Oregon State tumbled out as well.
Virginia Tech is now 13’th in both polls, although they took a bigger hit in the USA TODAY, where they were sixth. Utah is now tied for 20’th in the coaches poll with Auburn, while Arizona, BYU and South Carolina also joined the coaches ranks, as Stanford broke into the AP.
Although the order of teams in the college football rankings 2010 shifted a bit, things are generally unchanged. Boise State is now right where they need to be in both polls, waiting for just one slip up from Alabama and Ohio State. That slip could come this Saturday, if Miami or Penn State can pull off a surprise of their own.
The college football rankings 2010 had a minimal movement this weekend, but a bigger shakeup is likely to come after Saturday’s showdowns. Whether the shakeup will come in the top 2, or at the outside of the top 10, is more uncertain.
USA TODAY- “Alabama holds top spot as Boise State climbs to No. 3”
SI.com- “Associated Press Top 25”