Alabama at #1 had a slow start to the year but lately they have been playing like a number one team. They had no trouble with Tennessee in a 45-10 win. Both offensively and defensively the Crimson Tide looks good. Florida State jumped to Number 2 after last week’s impressive win on the road against Clemson and they look like a number two beating North Carolina State 40-17.

Number 3 Oregon didn’t get ahead of UCLA until late in the third quarter but once they did they never looked back beating the Bruins 42-14. Next week the Ducks seek revenge over Stanford, the only team to beat them last year.

Number 4 Ohio State beat Penn State 63-14. The Buckeyes have not lost a game dating back last season under head coach Urban Meyer. Penn State hasn’t lost a game by such a lopsided score since 1899 (that is the correct year).

Number 5 Missouri seemed to have the game against South Carolina well in hand but the Gamecocks came roaring back with 4th quarter drives of 65,69 and 63 yards to tie the game and then won in double overtime 27-24.

Stanford at number 6 beat Oregon State 20-12 as they prepare to take one #3 Oregon next week. They beat the Ducks last year.

Number 7 Miami had a back and forth affair with Wake Forest but came out on top 24-21. Miami rushed for 200 yards while holding Wake to 59.

Number 8 Baylor’s QB threw for 430 yards and three touchdowns as Baylor crushed Kansas 50-14

Number 9 Clemson bounced back from their loss last week to Florida State and won over Maryland 40-27.

Number 10 and previously undefeated Texas Tech lost to #15 Oklahoma 38-30.

Maine Black Bears keep winning beating Division foe Villanova 37-35. QB Marcus Wasilewski threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 86 yards to take Maine to a 7-1 record and 4-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Black Bears gained a total of 526 yards against the Wildcats and held the ball nearly 15 minutes longer. Maine at home next week against Stony Brook who come in at 3-4.