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2017 Fierce 40: Week 7

by DJ Boyer on Oct. 15, 2017

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - Week 7

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Alabama 7-0 W:Arkansas 41-9

1

Watching long Damien Harris touchdown runs is starting to take on an art of it's own.

2

Georgia 7-0 W:Missouri  53-28 3

The SEC clearly has the top two teams in the nation right now.

3

Penn State 6-0 Idle 4

Penn State wants to avenge last years embarrasing loss at the hands of the Wolverines. Penn State cannot look past a struggling Michigan team to their road game the following week against Ohio State.

4

TCU 7-0 W:Kansas State 26-6 6

With the bevy of upsets this weekend no team seemed to benefit more than TCU.

5

Ohio State 6-1 W:Nebraska 56-14 8

October 28th game against Penn State means everything fore the Buckeyes and they have an extra week to prep as they will be idle this week.

6

Wisconsin 7-0 W:Purdue 17-9 9

Only team in the Big ten West without a pair of conference losses.

7

Clemson 6-1 L:Syracuse 24-27 2

This team is far from being done after the setback against Syracuse.

8

Oklahoma 6-1 W:Texas 29-24 10

If Oklahoma had blown this game after storming to a 20-0 lead it would have been devastating to the psyche of the Sooners.

9

Miami 5-0 W:#22 Georgia Tech 25-24 12

Miami continues to do just enough to win, even without running back Mark Walton.

10

Washington 6-1 L:Arizona State 7-13 5

Arizona State and their multiple coverage schemes threw Washington into disarray all night.

11

Oklahoma State

5-1 W:Baylor 59-16 15

Oklahoma State amassed a school-record 747 yards against Baylor.

12

Washington State 6-1 L:Cal 3-37 7

Their are beating and then there are BEATINGS.

13

USC 6-1 W:#30 Utah 28-27 13

The Trojans will get back into the top 10 if they take care of Notre Dame this week.

14

Michigan 5-1 W:Indiana 27-20 OT 14

A Michigan loss this weekend will make this season feel like a failure.

15

South Florida 6-0 W:Cincinnati 33-3 16

Defense turned up the heat and the offense poured it on scoring 20 points in the second quarter to put this one away.

16

Virginia Tech 5-1 Idle 17

The Hokies have home dates with North Carolina and Duke but these could be trap games. After the Hokies face these squads they are on the road versus Miami and Georgia Tech. The Hokies must stay focused and not look ahead.

17

Notre Dame 5-1 Idle 18

The Last six games for Notre Dame involve five games against teams currently ranked in the Fierce 40.

18

Central Florida 5-0 W:East Carolina 63-21 20

With San Diego State loss and a tough Notre dame schedule ahead, Central Florida suddenly becomes a favorite for a BCS Bowl bid. #24 Memphis was their closest game and they won that by 27 points.

19

NC State 6-1 W:Pitt 35-17 21

NC State gets the week off before traveling to South Bend to face the Irish. Notre Dame will have their hands full with USC this week so NC State may get them at a great time.

20

Auburn 5-2 L:#38 LSU 23-27 11

The Auburn offense continues to be far from consistent.

21

Stanford 5-2 W:#34 Oregon 49-7 23

Stanford go from also-rans to Pac-12 contenders in one weekend.

22

West Virginia 4-2 W:#32 Texas Tech 46-35 24

West Virginia is one of the most dangerous two loss teams in the country.

23

Michigan State 5-1 W:Minnesota 30-27 25

Welcome back L.J. Scott. The running back has put this team on his shoulders.

24

Memphis 5-1 W:#33 Navy 30-27 28

Riley Ferguson continues to fly up draft boards for next season with three more touchdown passes.

25

San Diego State 6-1 L:Boise State 14-31 19

San Diego State was the favorite for at at-large BCS bowl bid and now that has gone by the wayside.

26

Georgia Tech 3-2 L:#12 Miami 24-25 22

This loss will sting for some time as Georgia Tech thought this game was in the bag.

27

LSU 5-2 W:#11 Auburn 27-23 38

Not so fast LSU fans. Ed and his coaching staff might be sticking around for awhile.

28

Texas A&M 5-2 W:#27 Florida 19-17 31

Texas A&M lost virtually every category on the statsheet against Florida outside of the score.

29

Utah 4-2 L:#13 USC 27-28 30

A pair of tough losses after opening 4-0.

30

Mississippi State 4-2 W:BYU 35-10 35

Big bounceback win as Mississippi State prepares for Texas A&M this week.

31

Virginia 5-1 W:North Carolina 20-14 40

5-1 with Boston College and Pitt looming. Chances of being 7-1 look very good for the Cavaliers.

32

Toledo 5-1 W:Central Michigan 30-10 NR

Only loss came against Miami in a game where they were very competitive.

33

Texas Tech 4-2 L:#24 West Virginia 35-46 32

Texas Tech proves they are a good football team and not a great one against West Virginia.

34

Navy 5-1 L:#28 Memphis 27-30 33

Navy can't come away with a victory after turning the ball over five times.

35

Kentucky 5-1 Idle 37

Kentucky moves up the SEC board through a bye week.

36

Arizona 4-2 W:#38 UCLA 47-30 NR

With all the high powered offenses in the Pac-12 it is Arizona that leads the conference in scoring.

37

Louisville 4-3 L:Boston College 42-45 26

Louisville finds themselves at the bottom of the ACC Atlantic Division at 1-3.

38

Iowa State 4-2 W:Kansas 45-0 NR

Beating Kansas was not a shock, shutting them out was.

39

South Carolina 5-2 W:#36 Tennessee 15-9 NR

One of the most inconsistent teams in the SEC but they are also one of the youngest.

40

Florida 3-3 L:#31 Texas A&M 17-19 27

The close games Florida had been winning the last two seasons seem to be the ones they are losing this season.

Dropped Out: Troy, Oregon, Tennessee and UCLA.