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2015 Fierce 40: Week 9

by DJ Boyer on Nov. 1, 2015

 

 

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - Week 9

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Ohio State

8-0

Idle

1

Playoff speculation is really ramping up now and not much can be said about the Buckeyes...and they are loving it!

2

Baylor

7-0

Idle

2

The post-Seth Russell era period of the season begins this coming weekend.

3

TCU

8-0

W:West Virginia 40-10

3

Trevone Boykin is making more and more Heisman noise leading the Horned Frogs.

4

Michigan State

8-0

Idle

4

It looks like a pair of easier contests for the Spartans before the Ohio State game.

5

Clemson

8-0

W:NC State 56-41

5

Deshaun Watson has a huge day so the Tigers avoid the upset that has plagued them in years past.

6

LSU

7-0

Idle

6

LSU gets the week off to prepare for Alabama as they make it unscathed to the marquee matchup.

7

Alabama

7-1

Idle

7

If this Alabama-LSU game is anything like we have seen over the last five years we could be looking at the Game of the Year.

8

Notre Dame

7-1

W:#20 Temple 24-20

8

A few of the Notre Dame stars came up big to hold off a Temple team that showed they do belong as a ranked squad.

9

Stanford

7-1 W:#35 Washington State 30-28 9

Stanford in a nail biter in some less than ideal playing conditions.

10

Utah 7-1 W:Oregon State 27-12

10

Devontae Booker pounded the ball late in the 4th quarter when his team needed him most.

11

Florida

7-1 W:#28 Georgia 27-3

11

A win over Vanderbilt this weekend gives the Gators the SEC East title.

12

Florida State

7-1

W:Syracuse 45-21

12

Sean Maguire lights up Syracuse and ensures Florida State were be fine without running back Dalvin Cook.

13

Iowa

8-0

W:Maryland 31-15 13

Not the sharpest we have seen the Hawkeyes but cornerback Desmond King has asserted himself as one of the best coverage options at the NCAA level.

14

Oklahoma State 8-0 W:Texas Tech 70-53 14

A furious comeback by the Cowboys as they prepare for TCU this week.

15

Memphis

8-0 W:Tulane 41-13 16

386 yards and another INT-free night for Paxton Lynch.

16

Michigan

6-2 W:Minnesota 29-26 15

Michigan escapes with the Little Brown Jug...by inches against Minnesota.

17

Oklahoma

7-1

W:Kansas 62-7

17

Since the loss to the Longhorns the Sooners have won three in a row by a combined score of 180-34.

18

Ole Miss

7-2

W:Auburn 26-19

18

Laquon Treadwell comes up big for Ole Miss when they need him most.

19

Mississippi State

6-2 Idle 19

Dak Prescott has become a more accurate quarterback even with some diminished weapons around him.

20

Texas A&M

6-2

W:South Carolina 35-28 21

Kyler Murray...welcome to the SEC...impressive first start at quarterback.

21

Temple

7-1

L:#8 Notre Dame 20-24

20

Temple may have lost to the Irish but they gained a ton of respect, especially on defense. The Owls belong as a ranked team and only slide 1 spot as a result of an impressive showing.

22

Wisconsin

7-2 W:Rutgers 48-10 22

Corey Clement was back on the field in a big way for Wisconsin with 115 yards and 3 TD's in his return.

23

Houston 8-0 W:Vanderbilt 34-0 23

The Cougars can't look past the Bearcats, especially with Gunner Kiel back leading the way for Cincinnati.

24

Toledo 7-0 Idle 23

Thursday night home game with Northern Illinois could be tricky.

25

Navy

6-1 W:South Florida 26-19 26

Quarterback Keenan Reynolds needs 1 more rushing TD to become the All-Time NCAA leader at the FBS level.

26

Northwestern

6-2

Idle

27

Hope fully the week off for Northwestern has them addressing the pass defense which is starting to look a little suspect.

27

Duke

6-2

L:Miami 27-30

25

This loss should come with an asterisk.

28

UCLA

6-2 W:Colorado 35-31 29

Washington State, Utah and USC to end the season is a rough patch. UCLA needs to win two of those games to get into a big time bowl game.

29

North Carolina

7-1 W:#31 Pittsburgh 26-19 30

The Tar Heels may be riding the quietest seven game winning streak of any team playing in a power five conference.

30

BYU

6-2 Idle 32

If BYU can run the table and finish 10-2 they can knock a big time program out of a major bowl as they should be rewarded for scheduling many high profile teams.

31

Boise State

7-2 W:UNLV 55-27 33

Boise State has control of the Mountain West once again.

32

USC

5-3 W:#34 Cal 27-21

37

The Trojans are showing some fight and trying to put the tumultuous start to this season behind them.

33

Washington State

5-3

L:#9 Stanford 28-30

35

Washington State played Stanford tough and should have won the game.

34

Bowling Green

6-2

Idle

36

Matt Johnson is making a believer out of many analysts around the country.

35

Pittsburgh 6-2 L:#30 North Carolina 19-26 31

A solid but unspectacular Pitt team is still alive in the ACC.

36

Marshall

8-1 W:Charlotte 34-10 38

It's a cupcake schedule and this team had to sqeak by Purdue early in the season but 8 wins is 8 wins.

37

Penn State

7-2 W:Illinois 39-0 39

Penn State and Christian Hackenberg seem to be peaking at just the right time.

38

Oregon

5-3 W:Arizona State 61-55 3OT NR

Vernon Adams showed why he was in such high demand in the offseason with the overtime win over Arizona State.

39

Georgia

5-3 L:#11 Florida 3-27 28

Mark Richt...that seat is probably feeling a little bit hot right now.

40

Cal

5-3 L:#37 USC 21-27 34

Three straight losses have the Golden Bears reeling.

Dropped Out: Appalachian State.