•  Register
2

2014 Fierce 40: Week 10

by DJ Boyer on Nov. 2, 2014

 

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - 2014 Week 10

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Mississippi State

8-0

W: Arkansas 17-10

1

Dak Prescott overcomes 2 interceptions to throw for a career high 331 yards in the win.

2

Florida State

8-0

W:#27 Louisville 42-31

2

You just had a feeling the Seminoles were never in danger, even after falling behind 21-0.

3

Oregon

8-1

W: #28 Stanford 45-16

3

This was a big game for Oregon since Stanford has owned them over the last few seasons.

4

Auburn

7-1

W: #6 Ole Miss 35-31

8

May be counting their blessings after the Treadwell fumble at the goal line but it was a hard fought win.

5

Notre Dame

7-1

W: Navy 49-39

4

Let a big lead slip away against Navy but Golson powers through with six touchdowns.

6

Michigan State

7-1

Idle

5

Battle of the unbeatens in conference play coming this week as the Spartans get the Buckeyes at home.

7

Alabama

7-1

Idle

7

Starting to look like they have the best chance outside of Mississippi State at the SEC crown.

8

TCU

7-1

W: #25 West Virginia 31-30

9

After putting up 82 the offense looked shaky and inefficient including being 4-14 on third downs. TCU gets it done at the gun with the winning field goal keeping their playoff hopes alive.

9

Kansas State 7-1 W: #34 Oklahoma State 48-14

11

Demolished Oklahoma State in what was their most balanced performance of the season, seem to be peaking at the right time.

10

Ole Miss

7-2

L: #8 Auburn 31-35

6

This team was a yard short of taking the lead with just over 1 minute to go. In an instant Ole Miss losses the game, perhaps a Championship chance and their best receiver all at once.

11

Baylor 7-1 W: Kansas 60-14 13

The Bears may be the forgotten team of the Big 12 but they are still very much alive.

12

Ohio State

7-1

W: Illinois 55-14

12

The Buckeyes needed a convincing win after stealing one against Penn State and getting some momentum heading into their biggest game of the year on the road in East Lansing.

13

Arizona State

7-1

W: #21 Utah 19-16 OT

16

Arizona State takes a one game lead in the Pac-12 and control their own destiny.

14

Nebraska

8-1

W: Purdue 35-14

14

Nebraska gets a week off as the team is confident Ameer Abdullah will not miss any time, we will see.

15

LSU

7-2

Idle

17

A week off for the Tigers and Crimson Tide coming into the matchup this week.

16

 

Oklahoma

 

6-2

 

W:Iowa State 59-14

 

18

Travis Knight with one of his best games as a Sooner.

17

Georgia

6-2

L: Florida 20-38

10

Georgia must have known something about Florida we didn't. No wonder they wanted Todd Gurley back so badly.

18

Clemson

6-2

Idle

20

Needed some help from Louisville and/or Miami to have a shot at overtaking Florida State, but they are the second best team in the conference.

19

Duke

7-1

W: Pitt 51-48 2OT

22

Good teams need a little bit of luck throughout the season and Pitt missing a field goal to send the game to overtime was it.

20

UCLA

7-2

W: #15 Arizona 17-7

26

The UCLA defensive line showed what they were capable of and Brett Hundley utilized his legs against Arizona, UCLA had the perfect game plan.

21

Marshall

8-0

Idle

23

With the East Carolina loss, Marshall becomes the top team outside the power conferences other than Notre Dame.

22

Arizona

6-2

L: #26 UCLA 7-17

15

Arizona had a chance to jump on UCLA early when they were overhyped for the game and failed to take advantage.

23

Utah

6-2

L: #16 Arizona State 16-19 OT

21

Andy Phillips is one of the best kickers in the nation but you can't soley rely on your kicker and that showed against Arizona State.

24

Missouri

7-2

W: Kentucky 20-10

24

Is Missouri going back to the SEC title game? Florida made it easier for them.

25

Wisconsin

6-2

W: Rutgers 37-0

30

Wisconsin showcases a ball control offense with a strong running game and stingy defense. Stop me when you've heard this one before.

26

West Virginia

6-3

L: #9 TCU 30-31

25

West Virginia only drops 1 spot to #26, they did enough to win this game and they remain one of the most entertaining teams in the nation.

27

USC

6-3

W: Washington State 44-17

31

Big win to get the Trojans on track.

28

Texas A&M

6-3

W: Louisiana-Monroe 21-16

29

This team is reeling and Kyle Allen piloted an offense that struggled.

29

East Carolina

6-2

L: Temple 10-20

19

I had a bad feeling about Temple but you had a feeling East Carolina would pull it out. East Carolina outgained Temple 432-135...but 5 fumbles will kill any team.

30

Georgia Tech

7-2

W: Virginia 35-10

32

Trying to stock up on wins before closing with Clemson and Georgia.

31

Miami

6-3

W: North Carolina 47-20

35

One of the hottest offenses at the NCAA level right now as Duke Johnson is flexing his muscle with a blend of inside and outside running.

32

Colorado State

8-1

W: San Jose State 38-31

33

A far from convincing win against San Jose State yet 8 wins is 8 wins.

33

Louisville

6-3

L:#2 Florida State 31-42

27

A 21-0 lead against Florida State and they let it slip away. With this defense you would think that would be enough even with facing Jameis Winston. Lousiville blew a huge opportunity.

34

Iowa

6-2

W: Northwestern 48-7

36

At 6-2 they remain the forgotten team in the Big Ten.

35

Washington

6-3

W: Colorado 38-23

37

Shaq Thompson is the best running back and defender on this team, what a story and athlete.

36

Boise State

6-2 Idle 39

That victory over Colorado State now looks huge with it being the only blemish on the Rams record.

37

Stanford

5-4

L:#3 Oregon 16-45

28

I know I sound like a broken record but we just are not accustomed to seeing this team with no punch at running back. Stanford cannot sustain drives and they are keeping their talented defense on the field too long.

38

Georgia Southern

7-2 W: Troy 42-10

40

Yes, they are from the Sun Belt, but this offense can play with anybody.

39

Boston College

6-3

W: Virginia Tech 33-31

NR

Two of the Eagles three losses are against ranked teams and they have a win against USC, this is a better team then they get credit for.

40

Minnesota

6-2

Idle

NR

Brutal three weeks lie ahead on the schedule and if Minnesota gets even two wins they will be a major factor in the Big Ten.

Dropped Out: Oklahoma State, UCF.

.