Is there really any question as to whether this team is the number team in the Country? The defending BCS National Champions where all business as they crushed Arkansas 52-0. The Tide dominated on all sides of the ball. AJ McCarron went 15/21, 180 passing yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a QBR of 93.9. Six 'Bama running backs also combined for 37 carries, 352 rushing yards, and four rushing touchdowns. Alabama kicker Cade Foster was perfect, making a 48 yard field goal and six extra points, for a total of nine points. The Crimson Tide continue to dominate opponents, and seem to be the only consistent team in a very weird SEC West.
2. Oregon Ducks (7—0)
For a second there, Oregon almost looked human against a Washington State team that is much improved from last year, however; the Ducks pulled away late in the second quarter, and never looked back, obliterating the Cougars 62-38. Marcus Mariota continued his Heisman campaign, going 23/32, 327 passing yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a QBR of 96.6. Five Oregon running backs plus Mariota combined for 44 carries, 383 yards, and six touchdowns. The Ducks had 719 yards of total offense. Two Oregon kickers where both perfect on extra points, going 8/8 with eight points.When you can score like Oregon can, you almost don't need a defense, but the Ducks still grabbed four interceptions, one of which was a pick-six. A lot of people thought that this Oregon team would regress after the loss of head coach Chip Kelly, however; I think that it's apparent that just the opposite has happened.
3. Florida State Seminoles (6—0)
In the most impressive win of the day, Florida State destroyed Clemson 51-14 in the ACC game of the century. Jameis Winston was absolutely masterful, going 22/34, 444 passing yards, three touchdowns, one interception, and a QBR of 89.4, he also had a rushing touchdown. Five FSU running backs plus Jameis Winston combined for 28 carries, 121 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Roberto Aguayo remained perfect on the season on both field goals and extra points, kicking three field goals and six extra points for a total of 15 points. The Noles defense forced four turnovers, three of which where caused by Lamarcus Joyner. At the beginning of the season, there was question as to who was the best team in the ACC: Clemson or FSU; that question was certainly answered Saturday night.
4. Baylor Bears (6—0)
Baylor's offense is right up there with, if not better than, Oregon's. The Bears expunged Iowa State 71-7, in a game whose outcome was known almost immediately. Baylor QB Bryce Petty torched the Cyclones' defense, going 23/31, 343 passing yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a QBR of 96.1. Six Baylor running backs plus Bryce Petty and Seth Russell combined for 53 carries, 291 rushing yards, and five touchdowns. The Bears had a total of 714 yards of total offense. Two Baylor kickers combined for three field goals and nine extra points for a total of 17 points. Baylor has no doubt been the best team in the Big 12 so far this season.
5. Ohio State Buckeyes (7—0)
Ohio State got it done once again, beating Iowa 34-24, and keeping the longest winning streak in the nation alive. Braxton Miller went 22/27, 222 yards, two touchdowns. no interceptions, and a QBR of 83.9. Three Ohio State running backs plus Braxton Miller combined for 51 carries, 273 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Drew Basil went 2/2 on field goals and 4/4 on extra points for a total of 10 points. OSU hasn't been blowing teams away like the four teams ahead of them, but they have one every game, and that's all that matters.
6. Missouri Tigers (7—0)
Mizzou continued to be the team to beat in the SEC East, beating Florida 36-17. If you where wondering if Mizzou could get it done without their starting quarterback; they most defiantly can. Maty Mauk went 18/36, 295 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and a QBR of 46.1. Three Mizzou running backs plus Maty Mauk combined for 37 carries, 205 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Andrew Baggett went 5/5 on field goals and 3/3 on extra points, for a total of 18 points. The SEC East belongs to the Tigers, and it's their's to lose.
7. Miami Hurricanes (6—0)
They may have not looked great, but Miami escaped Chapel Hill with a 27-23 win of North Carolina, staying undefeated. Stephen Morris went 19/35, 322 yards, no touchdowns, four interceptions, and a QBR of 35.4. Four Miami running backs plus Stephen Morris combined for 45 carries, 234 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Matt Goudis went 2/3 on field goals and 3/3 on extra points for a total of nine points. If the season continues this way, Miami will play Florida State twice this year.
8. Texas Tech Red Raiders (7—0)
West Virginia gave them all they could handle, but in the end, the Raiders prevailed, 37-27. Davis Webb went 36/50, 462 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a QBR of 85.2. Three Texas Tech running backs plus Davis Webb combined for 31 carries, 111 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Ryan Bustin went 3/3 on field goals and 4/4 on extra points for a total of 13 points. Texas Tech could potentially beat Baylor, but it will be very difficult.
9. Stanford Cardinal (6—1)
After being upset by Utah, Stanford got a much needed win, beating UCLA 24-10. Kevin Hogan went 18/25, 227 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and a QBR of 78.9. Five Stanford running backs plus Kevin Hogan combined for 50 carries, 192 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Conrad Ukropina went 1/2 on field goals and 3/3 on extra points for a total of six points. Their win over UCLA kept them alive in the Pac-12 North, and they've got a key divisional game against Oregon State next week.
10. Auburn Tigers (6—1)
Auburn's offense looked really good in their upset win over Texas A&M, beating the Aggies 45-41. Nick Marshall went 11/23, 236 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a QBR of 52.2, he also had two rushing TDs. Four Auburn running backs plus Nick Marshall combined for 60 carries, 379 rushing yards, and four touchdowns. Cody Parkey went 1/1 on field goals and 6/6 on extra points for a total of nine points. If it wasn't for Missouri, everyone would be talking about how Auburn is the surprise team in the SEC. So far, their only loss is to LSU.