NCAA football scores from week 8 are about to shift the 2010 week 9 BCS standings. Among the week 8 NCAA football scores that were surprising were games where teams in the top 25 fell early in the day. Some of them lost to other ranked teams, but this could become the weekend where the most ranked teams lost in a single day. Oregon won back on Thursday and Boise State has a bye week, so they escaped having to deal with the carnage. They could possibly benefit from it through, if Missouri is somehow able to beat Oklahoma on Saturday night.
According to the ESPN scoreboard, there were quite a few ranked teams that fell on Saturday. No. 6 LSU lost on the road to Auburn, No. 15 Iowa lost at home to Wisconsin, No. 14 Oklahoma State lost at home to Nebraska, No. 19 Texas lost at home to Iowa State, No. 20 West Virginia lost at home to Syracuse, and No. 22 Kansas State lost on the road to Baylor. Those were just some of the games that are going to shake up the week 9 college football rankings when they come out. With several ranked teams playing late Saturday games, that list could increase even more as the day goes on.
At least one more ranked team will lose, as No. 1 Oklahoma plays No. 11 Missouri live on ABC. The two undefeated Big 12 teams are trying hard to keep pace with the best that college football has to offer right now, and Oklahoma is trying to prove that they deserve to be the No. 1 ranked team in the BCS standings. If they were to fall to Missouri on Saturday night, it would mean a new No. 1 on Sunday. It’s hard to predict who that would be, because Oregon was No. 2 and Boise State was No. 3, but No. 4 Auburn just beat a previously undefeated LSU team that could give them a nice strength of schedule boost.
No. 7 Michigan State beat Northwestern 35-27, giving them an 8-0 undefeated record, and most likely moving them into the top six at the very least after LSU lost. That is going to make Spartans fans pretty darn happy this season. According to the ESPN scoreboard, Ohio State also won their game, beating Purdue in the latest home game in Columbus. The win could put Ohio State back into the top 10, but that will depend on what voters choose to do with the LSU vs. Auburn result. Alabama didn’t drop much when they lost, so that might save LSU as well on Sunday.
How will things shake out on Sunday? We will all have to pay close attention to the college football rankings when they come out on Sunday morning to see if the BCS rankings are going to change substantially on Sunday night.