Oregon jumped 16 spots on the strength of their 72-0 dismantling of New Mexico. Admittedly, the Ducks were vastly underrated in my preseason poll. Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas all dropped slightly after anemic performances in their season openers. Boise State moved up to #2 after outlasting fellow Super 16 member Virginia Tech, 33-30. The Broncos have  a red carpet stroll to an undefeated season with nothing but Western Athletic Conference foes and a jittery Oregon State squad (0-1) remaining on their schedule.

#1
The Tide rolled 48-3 over San Jose State, pulling Greg McElroy, Trent Richardson & Co. one offensive series into the third quarter. ‘Bama ended up with 591 total yards to San Jose’s 175. Next: #25 Penn State, Sept 11.
#2
Boise State raced off to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and let Virginia Tech back in the game. Down 30-26 with two minutes remaining, the Broncos pulled off the win without a trick play, 33-30.  Next: Bye, Sept 11.
#3
The Buckeyes schooled Marshall 45-7 in their home opener, racking up 529 total yards on the strength of Terrelle Pryor’s passing (17-25, 247 yds, 3 TDs). Next: #8 Miami, Sept 11.
#4

The Ducks tarred and feathered New Mexico, 72-0, and set an all-time school record of 720 yard on offense. Kenjon Barner racked up 147 yards and 4 TDs on the ground, 1 thru the air. Next: at Tennessee, Sept 11.
#5
The Frogs dominated Oregon State 30-21 with nearly 200 more total yards (453-255) and 39:23 time of possession to 20:37 for the Beavers. Next: D-IIA Tennessee Tech, Sept 11.
#6
Nebraska demolished Western Kentucky, 49-10, behind QB Taylor Martinez’s 136 yards thru the air and 127 yards on the ground and 3 TDs (in only 7 carries). Next: Idaho, Sept. 11.
#7
Iowa dispatched #16 ranked D-IIA Eastern Illinois, 37-7. Soph running back Adam Robinson hauled the rock 24 times for 109 yards and hit paydirt 3 times in the first half. Next: Iowa State, Sept. 11.
#8

The ‘Canes bullied instate D-IIA Florida A&M, 45-0, as a tune-up for their road game in Columbus this weekend. Jacory Harris went 12-15 for 210 yards and 3 TDs. Next: at #3 Ohio State, Sept 11.
#9

Wisconsin toyed around with UNLV, racking up a balanced 278 yards rushing and 197 yards passing, and a 17-minute TOP advantage on the way to a 41-21 road win over UNLV. Next: San Jose State, Sept. 11.
#10

The Longhorns struggled to put away Rice, 34-17 in their season opener in Houston. The Owls stayed even in time of possession and held Texas to 369 total yards. Next: Wyoming, Sept. 11.
#11

The Sooners barely got by Utah State last weekend, 31-24, intercepting Aggie QB Diondre Borel with 4:25 left. DeMarco Murray pounded out 218 yards and 2 TDs on 35 carries. Next: #12 Florida State, Sept. 11.
#12

The Seminoles handed Jimbo Fisher his first win with a 59-6 slaughter of D-IIA Samford. Florida State needed only 22 minutes of possession to accumulate 481 total yards. Next: at #11 Oklahoma, Sept. 11.
#13

Ryan Mallett kicked off his Heisman campaign with a 21-24, 301-yard, 3 TD performance as Arkansas demolished D-IIA Tennessee Tech, 44-3. Next: The Razorbacks take on Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 11.
#14
The Gators looked pitiful against Miami (Ohio) with only 212 total yards and 8 fumbles. 187 of those yards came in the last quarter of their 34-12 win. Next: South Florida, Sept. 11.
#15

The Hokies gave a textbook lesson in poor clock management with a 30-26 lead, 5:14 remaining. They gave the rock back to BSU with 1:47 remaining and paid for it, losing by 3. Next: D-IIA James Madison, Sept. 11.
#16

Arizona dismantled the Toledo Rockets, 41-2. QB Nick Foles passed for 360 yards and 2 TDs, adding another score on the ground, while the Wildcat defense held Toledo to 183 total yards. Next: D-IIA Citadel, Sept. 11.


The Best of the Rest

17. USC Trojans

18. Auburn Tigers

19. Utah Utes

20. Michigan Wolverines

21. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

22. LSU Tigers

23. Pittsburgh Panthers

24. North Carolina Tarheels

25. Penn State Nittany Lions