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2014 Fierce 40: Week 11

by DJ Boyer on Nov. 9, 2014

 

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - 2014 Week 11

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Mississippi State

9-0

W: Tenn-Martin 45-16

1

Mississippi State is still unbeaten but this was a sloppy game for them. Not the tune-up they were hoping for before Alabama.

2

Florida State

9-0

W:Virginia 34-20

2

Another slow start ends well for the Seminoles.

3

Oregon

9-1

W:#23 Utah 51-27

3

Pac-12 North has been clinched the Ducks. Colorado and Oregon State should be wins which means the Ducks should be in the playoff providing they hold onto the Pac-12.

4

Alabama

8-1

W:#15 LSU 20-13 OT

7

Another classic against LSU ends well for the Crimson Tide.

5

TCU

8-1

W:#9 Kansas State 41-20

8

TCU controls their own destiny in the Big 12, big win against Kansas State.

6

Arizona State

8-1

W:#5 Notre Dame 55-31

13

A very convincing win against Notre Dame and Arizona State looks like they are setting up a huge game with Arizona to close out the regular season.

7

Baylor

8-1

W:#16 Oklahoma 48-14

11

Once Baylor was able to mix in the run in the second half the rout was on. Perfect time for Baylor to get their first ever win in Norman.

8

Ohio State

8-1

W:#6 Michigan State 49-37

12

Maybe the most surprising game of the weekend was seeing the Buckeyes carve up the Michigan State defense.

9

Auburn

7-2

L:#28 Texas A&M 38-41

4

Once again Auburn's biggest foe is Auburn. Auburn had every chance to take this game late and mistakes just doomed them.

10

Ole Miss

8-2

W:Presbyterian 48-0

10

Nice for Ole Miss to get back in the win column as the The Egg Bowl looms with top ranked Mississippi State.

11

Nebraska

8-1

Idle

14

Nebraska going into Wisconsin is a huge opportunity for the Cornhuskers to get to the Big Ten Championship game.

12

Notre Dame

7-2

:#13 Arizona State 31-55

5

Furious rally fell just short as Notre Dame had too many turnovers to overcome in the end.

13

Kansas State

7-2

L:#8 TCU 20-41

9

Lost the battle at the line of scrimmage against TCU.

14

Michigan State

7-2

L:#12 Ohio State 37-49

6

Utter shock that Michigan State saw it's defense fold the way that it did.

15

Georgia

7-2

W:Kentucky 63-31

17

Big game with Auburn this week as Todd Gurley returns from NCAA suspension.

16

 

LSU

 

7-3

 

L:#7 Alabama 13-20 OT

 

15

The most dangerous three loss team in college football.

17

Clemson

7-2

W:Wake Forest 34-20

18

Far from a perfect game for the Tigers but they keep on winning and face a big test against Georgia Tech this week.

18

UCLA

8-2

W:#35 Washington 44-30

20

Four straight wins and ther Bruins now look like they team that was supposed to contend for a spot in the college football playoff when the season began.

19

Duke

8-1

W:Syracuse 27-10

19

Defensed clamped up when it had to against Syracuse late in the football game.

20

Marshall

9-0

W:Southern Miss 63-21

21

Good to see balance stay with the Thundering Herd even after running back Devon Johnson left with a knee injury.

21

Arizona

7-2

W:Colorado 38-20

22

The Wildcat offense gets back on track after their worst showing of the season the previous week against UCLA.

22

Wisconsin

7-2

W:Purdue 34-16

25

Sets up the huge showdown with Nebraska and running backs Ameer Abdullah against Melvin Gordon.

23

Texas A&M

7-3

W:#4 Auburn 41-38

28

This team was left for dead over the last month, now the Aggies hope this carries over against Missouri.

24

Missouri

7-2

Idle

24

Did I just mention Missouri and Texas A&M?

25

Georgia Tech

8-2

W:NC State 56-23

30

Ready to pounce if Duke slips up and move into the ACC title game.

26

Oklahoma

6-3

L:#11 Baylor 14-48

16

It wasn't that Oklahoma lost at home to Baylor it was giving up 45 unanswered and how it happened. This team is an absolute mystery to figure out.

27

USC

6-3

Idle

27

Cal, UCLA and Notre Dame to end the season is a rough schedule.

28

Utah

6-3

L:#3 Oregon 27-51

23

14-0 is a lot different than 7-7 and everyone is talking about the Utah gaffe that is all over the news. Utah still had a chance early in the second half until the Ducks proved to be too much.

29

Miami

6-3

Idle

31

Florida State has been having a lot of close calls. Does the Seminloes luck run out this week on the road against the Hurricanes?

30

Minnesota

7-2

W:#34 Iowa 51-14

40

Statement win against Iowa as Minnesota still has an excellent shot at making the Big Ten title game.

31

East Carolina

6-2

Idle

29

A week to recover after the loss to Temple.

32

Colorado State

9-1

W:Hawaii 49-22

32

It begins with strong offensive line play as the Rams have one of the best offensive lines in college football and nobody seems to notice.

33

Louisville

7-3

W:#39 Boston College 38-19

33

Devante Parker is turning into one of the big game receivers at the NCAA level.

34

Boise State

7-2

W:New Mexico 60-49

36

Boiser State has the victory over Colorado State so they could still win the Mountain West.

35

West Virginia

6-3

L:Texas 16-33

26

Bad week to face Texas, a team that looks like they are mounting a late charge in the Big-12.

36

Florida

5-3 W:Vanderbilt 34-10 NR

May be to late to save Coach Muschamp but the Gators are starting to right the ship.

37

Stanford

5-4

Idle

37

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

8-2 :Texas State

38

Undefeated in Sun Belt play.

39

Maryland

6-3

Idle

NR

Will have to see if they can keep Michigan State down this week.

40

Memphis

6-3

W:Temple 16-13

NR

Three losses but two of those were against UCLA and Ole Miss, and they were in both games.

Dropped Out: Iowa Boston College Washington

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