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2015 Fierce 40: Week 10

by DJ Boyer on Nov. 8, 2015

 

 

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - Week 10

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Ohio State

9-0

W:Minnesota 28-14

1

The Buckeyes get a late scare but unlike many of their unbeaten counterparts the Buckeyes pulled it out.

2

Clemson

9-0

W:#12 Florida State 23-13

5

The Tigers passed their toughest test to date and now control their own destiny within the ACC.

3 Oklahoma State 9-0

W:#3 TCU 49-29

3

Oklahoma State still has a pair of tough games to end the year against Baylor and Oklahoma but both are at home in Stillwater.

4

Baylor

8-0

W:Kansas State 31-24

2

Corey Coleman now has an incredible 20 receiving touchdowns.

5

Alabama

8-1

W:#6 LSU 30-16

7

The Alabama defense made LSU a one-dimensional offense as they eliminated Leonard Fournette as a threat.

6

Notre Dame

8-1

W:#35 Pittsburgh 42-30

8

Amazing the Irish are 8-1 at this point with the rash of injuries they have sustained.

7

Iowa

9-0

W:Indiana 35-27

13

The last two unbeaten teams left in the Big Ten are not Ohio State and Michigan State.

8

TCU

8-1 L:#14 Oklahoma State 29-49 3

Trevone Boykin throwing 4 interceptions was a recipe for disaster, as was losing wide receiver Josh Doctson to injury.

9

Stanford

8-1 W:Colorado 42-10 9

Eight wins in a row for Stanford as they try their best to win the Pac 12.

10

Utah 8-1 W:Washington 34-23

10

Wasn't the sharpest performance for the Utes but they control their own destiny and have a big game with UCLA in two weeks for the Pac 12 South.

11

Michigan State

8-1 L:Nebraska 38-39

4

Tough way to lose but Nebraska has been due after so many close losses this season.

12

LSU

7-1

L:#7 Alabama 16-30

6

Alabama just wore the LSU defense out.

13

Florida

8-1 W:Vanderbilt 9-7 11

The Gators struggled but mission accomplished as the SEC East is theirs.

14

Oklahoma 8-1 W:Iowa State 52-16 17

Four games in a row scoring over 50 points, they will need it against Baylor.

15

Michigan

7-2 W:Rutgers 49-16 16

The Wolverines want Ohio State to keep winning as they like their chances against the defending champs.

16

Florida State

7-2 L:#5 Clemson 13-23 12

If Florida State wins out they can still hit 10 wins before their bowl game and their game with Florida to close the season now becomes huge.

17

Houston

9-0 W:Cincinnati 33-30

23

The ground attack of Houston (266 yards) just gets past the 523 yard and 4 touchdown effort from Gunner Kiel and Cincinnati.

18

Navy 7-1 W:#15 Memphis 45-20 25

Only loss for the Midshipmen was against Notre Dame and suddenly they are a team that has to be mentioned for a major bowl.

19

Mississippi State

7-2 W:Missouri 30-13 19

Dak Prescott just keeps chugging along as the Egg Bowl with Ole Miss looms.

20

North Carolina

8-1 W:#27 Duke 66-31 29

38-10 with 3 toucdown passes and 404 yards for Tar Heel quarterback Marquise Williams....that was the halftime line....yikes.

21

Temple

8-1

W:SMU 60-40

21

This was a closer game with SMU than the score would indicate.

22

Memphis

8-1 L:#25 Navy 20-45 15

The win streak is snapped at 15 games as Navy just whipped the Memphis defensive line.

23

Wisconsin 8-2 W:Maryland 31-24 22

8-2...just another ho-hum season for the Badgers.

24

Northwestern 7-2 W:#37 Penn State 23-21 26

Big day for running back Justrin Jackson and the Penn State defense spent most of the day on their heels.

25

UCLA

7-2 W:Oregon State 41-0 28

UCLA looked lost about 3 weeks ago, now they have a chance to take the Pac 12 South when they meet Utah in a few weeks.

26

Ole Miss

7-3 L:Arkansas 52-53 OT

18

The lateral was a tough way to lose but uttimately it was the facemask call after stopping Arkansas and their 2-point conversion that lost the game for Ole Miss.

27

USC

6-3 W:Arizona 38-30

32

One has to wonder how good this season could have been without all the off field distrations for the Trojans.

28

Washington State

6-3 W:Arizona State 38-24 33

This looks like a team that is a year or two away from being very competitive.

29

BYU

7-2 W:San Jose State 17-16 30

BYU is counting their blessings after San Jose State fails on their two point conversion attempt in the last minute of play.

30

Boise State

7-2 Idle 31

The only team in the Fierce 40 that had a bye week.

31

Texas A&M 6-3 L:Auburn 10-26 20

One of the most disappointing performances of the weekend.

32

Toldeo

7-1 L:Northern Illinois 27-32

24

Toledo just seemed a step slow all night long against a formidable Northern Illinois sqaud.

33

Bowling Green

7-2 W:Ohio 62-24 34

Matt Johnson just continues to carve up defenses and make it look easy.

34

Georgia

6-3 W:Kentucky 27-3 39

If you missed the highlight of running back Keith Marshall and his stiff-arm....just watch it.

35

Oregon 6-3 W:#40 Cal  44-28 38

Vernon Adams seems to be healthy and back on track for the Ducks.

36

Western Kentucky

8-2 W:Florida Atlantic 35-19 NR

Quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 4 touchdowns and caught the other accounting for all five Western Kentucky touchdowns.

37

Duke

6-3 L:#29 North Carolina 31-66 27

Duke sure didn;t look like a 10 overall defense against the Tar Heels.

38

Pittsburgh

6-3 L:#8 Notre Dame 30-42 35

Pitt is a good team but not great. Losses against North Carolina and Notre Dame were expected but the Panthers played hard and didn't embasses themselves.

39

Northern Illinois

6-3 W:#24 Toledo 32-27 NR

Northern Illinois is always good for a few surprise wins here and there.

40

Penn State

7-3 L:#26 Northwestern 21-23 37

The offnese has the pieces but consistency seems to always elude the Nittany Lions.

Dropped Out: Marshall, Cal.