The Ducks remain on top, but TCU’s dominating road win over Utah pushed them northward on the CG365 Sweet 16 this week. The Frogs ended the Utes’ 21-game home winning streak in a surprising blowout, 47-7. BSU dropped two slots with their light schedule taking its toll. Meanwhile LSU, Wisconsin, Stanford and Oklahoma State all made significant moves up the chart.

#1 Oregon took care of a Jake Locker-less Washington in high flying fashion (53-16) to remain in the loftiest nest. Next: at California.
#2 Texas Christian has given up 23 points in the past 6 games. You couldn’t ask for a better national title match-up than the Frogs and the Ducks. TCU’s last major obstacle will take place in Fort Worth this weekend with visiting San Diego State.
#3 The Tigers sharpened their claws on Tennessee-Chattanooga, 62-24. Next up: a huge instate battle on their home turf vs. SEC rival Georgia. Auburn can be thankful the ‘Dawgs are in a down year (5-5 season record).
#4 Boyzee State handled Hawaii at home, 42-7. No surprise. The Rainbow Warriors have never won a game on the Clown Carpet. The Broncos take on Idaho this Friday.
#5 Louisiana State knocked off their fourth AP Top 25 team this season and this one was a doozy – 24-21 over Alabama. Next: a breather with visiting Louisiana-Monroe.
#6 Wisconsin kept their crazy train steamrolling through the Big Ten with a solid 34-13 road win over Purdue. They host Indiana this Saturday.
#7 Stanford is destined to play in the Rose Bowl Game if TCU or BSU end up in the BCS title game. It could happen. They spanked a tough Arizona team, 42-17 and head to Tempe next weekend to take on a young, but dangerous ASU squad.
#8 The Buckeyes had a bye this week. The break comes at an opportune time in the season because Penn State visits this Saturday. The last time the Nittany Lions came to Columbus, they left with a huge win that sent them to the Rose Bowl Game.
#9 Ryan Mallett and Arkansas continue to impress  me … they dominated a very good South Carolina team on the road, 41-20. Their only two losses were by 4 points to Alabama and to Auburn in a 65-43 shootout. This week they host UTEP.
#10 The Cornhuskers struggled in Ames and barely edged the Cyclones, 31-30. But they did it without the services of starting QB Taylor Martinez. Next: Kansas Jayhawks.
#11 The Cowboys are picking up steam as they head into the home stretch. They knocked off a ranked Baylor team, 55-28, and head to Austin this weekend for a crucial battle with the struggling Longhorns.
#12 It’s been a  long time since Oklahoma was ranked below their instate rivals. Thanks to their 33-19 loss to Texas A&M, the Sooners cannot afford to lose in their final three games vs. Texas Tech, Baylor and, yep, you guessed it … Oklahoma State.
#13 South Carolina got smacked around at home by Arkansas, but they can’t dwell on that with a visit to The Swamp vs. Florida looming on the schedule this weekend.
#14 The Hokies have been playing very well since their first two games of the season. They got by a tough Georgia Tech team last week, 28-21, and their last three games are not easy: at North Carolina, at Miami, and Virginia at home.
#15 Alabama is officially out of the running for a national championship repeat with their loss to LSU last Saturday, but they can still make mincemeat out of the BCS landscape with a win over Auburn on Nov. 26. This week they host Mississippi State.
#16 Michigan State took care of Minnesota, 31-8. They have a bye this week and face Purdue and Penn State in their final two games.  If they win them both, they’ll be in a good position to represent the Big Ten in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.
THE BEST OF THE REST

17. Iowa Hawkeyes

18. Missouri Tigers

19. Texas A&M Aggies

20. Utah Utes

21. Air Force Falcons

22. Mississippi State Bulldogs

23. Nevada Wolf Pack

24. Arizona Wildcats

25. Central Florida Knights