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The college football regular season is coming to a close and things seem to be settling down, but nothing could be further from the truth. Chaos is on the horizon – the college football playoff committee will see to that. With that in mind, here is this weeks rankings:
1) Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) defeated LSU Tigers 55-17
Quarterback Mac Jones was superb, going 20-28 for 385 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Najee Harris ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith had 231 receiving yards three touchdowns. The defense contained the Tigers’ offense and forced a turnover.
Next game- at Arkansas Razorbacks
2) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-0) defeated Syracuse Orange 45-21
Quarterback Ian Book accounted for 338 yards and five touchdowns (two rushing), with an interception. Running backs Kyren Williams (110 rushing yards) and Chris Tyree (109 rushing yards/one touchdown) did some heavy lifting on offense. Wide receiver Javon McKinley had 111 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The defense gave up some late yards and forced four turnovers.
Next game- ACC Championship vs. #5 Clemson Tigers
3) Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) defeated Michigan State Spartans 52-12
Quarterback Justin Fields accounted for 303 yards and four touchdowns (two rushing). Running back Trey Sermon ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Chris Olave had 139 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held the Spartans’ offense under 300 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Next game- vs. Michigan Wolverines
4) Cincinnati Bearcats (8-0) Idle
Next game- #15 Tulane Green Wave
5) Clemson Tigers (9-1) defeated Virginia Tech Hokies 45-10
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was less than ordinary, going 12-22 for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Wide receiver Cornell Powell had 90 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense did it’s job and forced three turnovers.
Next game- ACC Championship vs. #2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
6) Texas A&M Aggies (7-1) defeated #23 Auburn Tigers 31-20
Quarterback Kellen Mond accounted for 265 yards and three touchdowns (one rushing). Running backs Isaiah Spiller (120 rushing yards) and Devon Achane (99 rushing yards) kept the offense moving. Tight end Jalen Wydermyer had 99 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defense kept the Tigers’ offense under wraps to secure the win.
Next game- vs. Ole Miss Rebels
7) Florida Gators (8-1) defeated Tennessee Volunteers 31-19
Quarterback Kyle Trask was sensational, going 35-49 for 433 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Kyle Pitts had 128 receiving yards. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney had 108 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense stuffed the Volunteers’ rushing attack and made them one dimensional.
Next game- vs. LSU Tigers
8) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-0) defeated #5 BYU Cougars 22-17
Quarterback Grayson McCall struggled, going 10-15 for 95 yards. Running back CJ Marable was the offense, rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The defense made the game saving stop at the end to preserve the win and forced two turnovers.
Next game- at Troy Trojans
9) Miami Hurricanes (8-1) defeated Duke Blue Devils 48-0
Quarterback D’Eriq King was efficient, going 16-24 for 248 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown. Running back Cam’Ron Harris ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Mike Harley had 105 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held the Blue Devils’ offense to under 200 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Next game- vs. North Carolina Tarheels
10) Indiana Hoosiers (6-1) defeated Wisconsin Badgers 14-6
Quarterback Jack Tuttle did just enough, going 12-22 for 130 yards and two touchdowns. The defense bent but didn’t break and forced two turnovers.
Next game- vs. Purdue Boilermakers