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CHARLES DAVIS'   A former defensive back at Tennessee, Charles Davis is the lead college football analyst for FOX Sports.

CFB Power Rankings Week 8


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Posted October 23, 2012 02:25 AM EDT

A statement win for K-State . . . should the top dogs start to worry? Watch Charles break down where the BCS got it wrong.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders

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South Carolina Gamecocks

FOX SPORTS NCAA FB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

7-0 - 1/4
Yes, I was hoping my Vols (I'm a Tennessee grad) would make a game of it, but Alabama let them dance awhile and then it was over. Big showdown in the SEC West this week as undefeated, and 13th-ranked (my rankings), Mississippi State visits with first placExpand Description
Yes, I was hoping my Vols (I'm a Tennessee grad) would make a game of it, but Alabama let them dance awhile and then it was over. Big showdown in the SEC West this week as undefeated, and 13th-ranked (my rankings), Mississippi State visits with first place on the line.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bama Mag
2

7-0 - 1/4
Did you happen to see Oregon decimate Arizona State on Thursday night? The expected offensive fireworks occurred, but I was most impressed with the Ducks' defense. Not only do their defenders swarm to the ball, but they will strike you. Colorado is next .Expand Description
Did you happen to see Oregon decimate Arizona State on Thursday night? The expected offensive fireworks occurred, but I was most impressed with the Ducks' defense. Not only do their defenders swarm to the ball, but they will strike you. Colorado is next . . . yikes.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | eDuck
3

7-0 1 3/22
A most impressive thrashing of South Carolina in the Swamp on Saturday. Beat Georgia on Saturday in Jacksonville, and the Gators can start making plans for the SEC title game in Atlanta.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Fightin Gators
4

7-0 1 2/23
Truthfully, I thought long and hard about making K-State No. 1 in my rankings. The thorough dismantling of West Virginia in Morgantown was a clinic on how to play the game (save for one kickoff coverage snafu that WVU brought all the way back). National cExpand Description
Truthfully, I thought long and hard about making K-State No. 1 in my rankings. The thorough dismantling of West Virginia in Morgantown was a clinic on how to play the game (save for one kickoff coverage snafu that WVU brought all the way back). National championship consideration for this team is real, and QB Collin Klein is my Heisman front-runner. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Kstate Fans
5

7-0 2 1/23
An expected tussle from BYU, and it felt like a bit of a letdown by Notre Dame after the emotional win over Stanford. But with a trip to Oklahoma looming next week, the Irish found a way to get it done. A grand stage awaits vs. the Sooners.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Irish Eyes
6

6-0 - 6/20
This might be the surprise team of the year, and I like how the Beavers are doing it with defense as a constant! Their first 6-0 start since 1907, and a trip to reeling Washington next on the agenda. CB Jordan Poyer is playing like an All-America candidatExpand Description
This might be the surprise team of the year, and I like how the Beavers are doing it with defense as a constant! Their first 6-0 start since 1907, and a trip to reeling Washington next on the agenda. CB Jordan Poyer is playing like an All-America candidate.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Beaver Football
7

7-1 1 2/13
It has not been easy, nor pretty, but LSU arrives at its open week in a great position: a win over Alabama in two weeks, and LSU controls its fate in the SEC West and can position itself for another run at the national title.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Tiger Sports Digest
8

5-1 1 6/19
Coach Bob Stoops' Sooners keep getting better each week. They host fifth-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday, and might be the best one-loss team in the country.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Sooners Illustrated
9

6-1 2 1/21
Easy Saturday at home vs. Colorado, with QB Matt Barkley throwing six touchdown passes. A difficult trip to Tucson to take on Arizona this week. If the Trojans win, get ready for a super-hyped game vs. Oregon in Los Angeles the first Saturday in November.
Home | Stats | Schedule | SC Playbook
10

8-0 3 3/16
Yes, I know that I had them ranked higher last week, but the Buckeyes barely survived a pretty average Purdue team at home, even taking into account QB Braxton Miller's injury.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Buckeye Sports
11

6-1 1 3/13
Very simple. Beat Florida this week, and the Bulldogs control their fate in the SEC East.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Dawg Post
12

7-1 1 5/15
A good win on the road over a proud Miami team. Now the Seminoles get a fired-up Duke squad that is bowl eligible. Yes, Duke is bowl eligible.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Nole Digest
13

7-0 2 13/24
The schedule has been kind to the Bulldogs, but they have been kind enough to win each week. Winner this week controls the SEC West
Home | Stats | Schedule | Gene's Page
14

7-0 2 10/24
Another week, another close one for the Cardinals. QB Teddy Bridgewater is simply a marvel
Home | Stats | Schedule | Inside The Ville
15

6-1 3 15/25
While all the talk about the Red Raiders' improvement swirled around how much the defense had improved, TCU put 53 points on them. But the Red Raiders won in three OTs. Now they head to Manhattan, Kan., to try to take down Collin "Optimus" Klein (seven toExpand Description
While all the talk about the Red Raiders' improvement swirled around how much the defense had improved, TCU put 53 points on them. But the Red Raiders won in three OTs. Now they head to Manhattan, Kan., to try to take down Collin "Optimus" Klein (seven total TDs at West Virginia).Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Raider Power
16

6-2 6 3/16
It's been a tough two weeks for the Gamecocks, losing at LSU and Florida. Think of how the Ol' Ball Coach will feel if Georgia upsets Florida and becomes the SEC East front-runner.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Gamecock Anthem
17

0-0 - 5/24
Running back Stepfan Taylor ensured that Stanford kept "The Axe" in Palo Alto with 189 yards rushing at Cal.
Home | Stats | Schedule | The Bootleg
18

6-1 1 8/20
Dealt Virginia Tech its fourth loss of the season. (It was also Clemson's third straight win over the Hokies, by an average of 23 points). At Wake Forest in a tough Thursday assignment.
Home | Stats | Schedule | CU Tigers
19

7-0 - 19/25
Down 10 at Temple? No problem. Stay composed and win by 25, led by QB Gary Nova (four TDs passing) and running back Jawan Jamison (114 yards rushing). Be wary of Kent State on Saturday, Scarlet Knights.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Scarlet Report
20

5-2 2 8/22
Finally, a win over Michigan State, the first in the Wolverines' past five tries. They do not immediately revert back to "Big Brother." Michigan/Michigan State is a true rivalry again and the Wolverines continue to get into position for a shot at the Big Expand Description
Finally, a win over Michigan State, the first in the Wolverines' past five tries. They do not immediately revert back to "Big Brother." Michigan/Michigan State is a true rivalry again and the Wolverines continue to get into position for a shot at the Big Ten title.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Go Blue Wolverine
21

6-1 2 17/24
Pounded UNLV. Wyoming awaits. Can the Nevada game hurry up and get here already?
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bronco Country
22

0-0 - 14/22
Coach Mike Gundy has an enviable problem on his hands. He can win with either freshman Wes Lunt throwing it or redshirt freshman J.W. Walsh's running ability. Pick a QB, win plenty of games.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Go Pokes
23

5-2 3 6/23
A very difficult choice here as I also strongly considered Wisconsin in this slot. But, I went with the "better losses" tiebreaker. The Aggies have only lost close ones (albeit at home) to No. 3 Florida and No. 7 LSU. QB Johnny "The Bro" (or as most call Expand Description
A very difficult choice here as I also strongly considered Wisconsin in this slot. But, I went with the "better losses" tiebreaker. The Aggies have only lost close ones (albeit at home) to No. 3 Florida and No. 7 LSU. QB Johnny "The Bro" (or as most call him "Johnny Football") Manziel is legit.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Aggie Websider
24

7-0 1 24/25
The Bobcats are the prohibitive favorites to win the Mid-American Conference, but I still believe Kent State will have a hand in deciding where the trophy will reside at the end of the season.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Scout Ohio U
25

0-0 - 0/0
No better story than the Nittany Lions this football season. Lost their first two and have now won five straight. They will truly help determine who plays in the Big Ten title game. Bill O'Brien deserves every accolade (as does his staff, and especially,Expand Description
No better story than the Nittany Lions this football season. Lost their first two and have now won five straight. They will truly help determine who plays in the Big Ten title game. Bill O'Brien deserves every accolade (as does his staff, and especially, his team) that comes his way. IMPRESSIVE at Iowa City last Saturday.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Fight on State

 

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