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2016 Fierce 40: Week 10

by DJ Boyer on Nov. 6, 2016

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - Week 10

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Alabama 9-0 W:#16 LSU 10-0

1

There is no stopping Alabama, this team is is on its own level right now.

2

Michigan 9-0 W:Maryland 59-3 2

This Michigan defense keeps showing they are no joke.

3

Clemson 9-0 W:Syracuse 3

Defeating Syracuse was not a shock, shutting them out was as Syracuse has an offense capable of scoring in bunches.

4

Washington 9-0 W:Cal 66-27 4

Washington put up 704 yards of total offense and they just keep rolling.

5

Louisville 8-1 W:Boston College 52-7 5

Seven more touchdowns for Lamar Jackson.

6

Ohio State 8-1 W:#10 Nebraska 62-3 6

Ohio State continues to show they are not out of it as they game with Michigan is looming large.

7

Wisconsin 7-2 W:Northwestern 21-7 8

Again both losses are against Ohio State and Michigan and Wisconsin was competitive in both of those losses.

8

Oklahoma 7-2 W:Iowa State 34-24 11

It's starting to look like the Big 12 is Oklahoma's title to lose.

9

Auburn 7-2 W:Vanderbilt 23-16 12

If you look at the stats only it's hard to see how Auburn won this game because it was a close call.

10

Texas A&M 7-2 L:Mississippi State 28-35 7

In a week where the Aggies debuted at #4 in the College Football Playoff they lay an egg and lose.

11

Oklahoma State 7-2 W:Kansas State 43-37 15

Five straight wins for the Cowboys and they are averaging 42 points while doing so.

12

Western Michigan 9-0 W:Ball State 52-20 14

Corey Davis continues to set the standard for wide receivers after a record-setting day for Western Michigan.

13

Florida 6-2 L:Arkansas 10-31 9

A tough Gator defense was on the field for nearly 40 minutes and wore down against Arkansas.

14

Colorado 7-2 W:UCLA 20-10 17

Colorado committed eight personal foul penalities and turned the ball over 4 times but still had enough to defeat UCLA.

15

LSU 5-3 L:#1 Alabama 0-10 16

Another tough game with Alabama and LSU held the Crimson Tide scoreless until the 4th quarter.

16

Wyoming 7-2 W:Utah State 52-28 19

Here's to hoping the rest of the country is taking notice to an underrated Wyoming squad.

17

Utah 7-2 Idle 18

The forgotten team in the Pac 12 is still one that can reach double digits in wins.

18

North Carolina 7-2 W:Georgia Tech 48-20 23

Mitch Trubinsky continues to hear his name mentioned among the top quarterbacks at the FBS level.

19

Penn State 7-2 W:#36 Iowa 41-14 25

The Nittany Lions are playing like a different team over the last month.

20

Nebraska 7-2 L:#6 Ohio State 3-62 10

Here is to hoping Tommy Armstrong Jr. is okay after that hit he sustained on the sideline.

21

Boise State 8-1 W:SanJose State 45-31 21

The Broncos had the ground game going this week.

22

West Virginia 7-1 W:Kansas 48-21 22

West Virginia jumped all over Kansas in the first half just like they should have.

23

Virginia Tech 7-2 W:Duke 24-21 20

Special teams coming up big for Virginia Tech, apparently its not just a Frank Beamer thing.

24

San Diego State 8-1 W:Hawaii 55-0 24

San Diego State continues to roll.

25

Washington State 7-2 W:Arizona 69-7 26

32-35 and 311 yards for Luke Falk, that's about as accurate and consistent as you can ask.

26

Baylor 6-2 L:TCU 22-62 13

Another late season Baylor collapse as the Bears get spanked by TCU.

27

Florida State 6-3 W:NC State 24-20 27

The Seminoles have another tight game but prevail against NC State.

28

Arkansas 6-3 W:#9 Florida 31-10 32

Big win for Arkansas but this win had more to due with the inefficiency of Florida than the superior play of Arkansas.

29

USC 6-3 W:Oregon 45-20 30

USC doubles up Oregon in offensive yards as they continue to revive their season.

30

Tennessee 6-3 W:Tennessee Tech 55-0 28

A gimmie win for Tennessee after three consecutive losses.

31

Houston 7-2 Idle 29

Houston is starting to look ahead to Louisville.

32

South Florida 7-2 Idle 31

Two straight road games against Memphis and SMU may be tougher than the fan base realizes.

33

Navy 6-2 W: Notre Dame 28-27 33

Nice win for Navy after going back and forth with Notre Dame.

34

North Dakota State 8-1 W:Youngstown State 24-3 34

Big win against Youngstown State as they handled the tough Penguin defense.

35

Troy 7-1 W:UMass 52-31 35

Troy against Appalachian State could settle the Sun Belt this week.

36

Stanford 6-3 W:Oregon State 26-15 37

199 yards rushing for Christian McCaffrey who looks to be healthy again.

37

Appalachian State 7-2 W:Texas State 35-10 38

Taylor Lamb throws for four touchdowns as Appalaichian State continues its march towards a Sun Belt crown.

38

Minnesota 7-2 W:Purdue 44-31 NR

Four straight wins for the Golden Gophers as they catch a Nebraska team this week coming off of consecutive losses.

39

Tulsa 7-2 W:East Carolina 45-24 39

Three touchdown passes for Dane Evans.

40

Ohio 7-3 W:Buffalo 34-10 NR

The Bobcats have been bowling six of the last seven years and 2016 should be no different.

Dropped Out: Iowa and Pittsburgh.