Week 8 NCAA football scores are still coming in, but it is clear Auburn rules the SEC right now. At the top of the week 8 NCAA football scores is the Auburn vs. LSU game, with two 7-0 SEC teams squaring off to see who will be the final undefeated team in the conference right now. That is Auburn now, moving to 8-0 after a 24-17 win over the LSU Tigers on Saturday. LSU falls to 7-1, with Alabama still on their 2010 schedule, showing that things aren’t going to get any easier for this LSU team.
Auburn was ranked No. 4 in the 2010 BCS standings coming into the weekend, but they could soon find themselves ranked in the top three based on what the voters have to say. Alabama is still in the wings though, hoping to beat both LSU and Auburn, and make their way into the 2010 SEC Championship Game. Alabama also knows that they still have an outside chance of playing back into that BCS national championship game in January if they can win out. If they can do it, it will bring to mind the same way that Florida made it to the national championship with one loss not so long ago.
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.
Then there is West Virginia, thought to be one of the teams that had the best chance to win the Big East Conference this season. ESPN had even talked about them being the only team that should be ranked out of the conference, but now Syracuse is the Big East team that everyone should be paying attention to. According to the ESPN scoreboard, West Virginia took a 14-10 lead into the second quarter, but wasn’t able to score again in their Saturday game. The nine points they gave up to Syracuse in the second quarter ended up in their undoing, and now West Virginia falls behind Syracuse by way of tie-breakers in the Big East.
Big Ten Conference leader Michigan State had a huge test this morning, having to go to Northwestern and play a team that is really trying to rebound. Northwestern almost did just that, taking a 24-14 lead into the fourth quarter, only to see it evaporate as the Michigan State offense finally starting clicking.