Monday, October 21, 2013

FBS PRS Rankings: Edition 8

There are nine unbeaten teams left, and the first BCS poll has been released for the final season of that garbage system. While our PRS Rankings were set in place to show the flaws of the BCS system, it will still be relevant when FBS football goes to a "playoff" next fall. The playoff system should be just as flawed as the current BCS system, mainly because people like Bill Hancock will still be running the show, so expect more laughs in disgust when the new system is put in place in 2014.

Here is our 8th edition of our FBS PRS Rankings for 2013!

1. Alabama (7-0, 1702)
Last Week: Defeated Arkansas 52-0
This Week: Tennessee
While true that the Vols are coming off of a solid upset win at home against South Carolina, Carolina isn't playing to the level of Alabama right now. The Tide should bring UT back to Earth in a crushing way.

2. Oregon (7-0, 1669)
Last Week: Defeated Washington State 62-38
This Week: #18 UCLA
The Ducks don't have to hold scoring down on their opponents when all they do is score. UCLA is coming off of a tough loss to Stanford, where they had several flaws exposed. Look for Oregon to jump on that and send the Bruins to their second straight loss.

3. Northern Illinois (7-0, 1473)
Last Week: Defeated Central Michigan
This Week: Eastern Michigan
NIU is on fire, and so is QB Jordan Lynch, who ran for almost three times what he passed for in the win over CMU. Look for the winning to continue against an inept Eagles team that seems like they are playing out their coach's final games.

4. Missouri (7-0, 1457)
Last Week: Defeated Florida 36-17
This Week: South Carolina
The Tigers didn't need James Franklin in beating Florida last week, and now it seems as if Connor Shaw won't be available for SC this week. They are coming off of a horrible loss at Tennessee that took them right out of the conference race, and gave Mizzou the keys to the car in that same race. Mizzou will thank them by pounding the Gamecocks at home.

5. Texas Tech (7-0, 1434)
Last Week: Defeated West Virginia 37-27
This Week: At #15 Oklahoma
The Red Raiders are a huge surprise this season, and nobody saw them getting to 7-0 outside of Lubbock. They have a chance to make a huge splash once again this week by beating the Sooners in Norman. The Sooners may have been looking ahead to this game when they struggled to beat lowly Kansas last weekend.

6. Ohio State (7-0, 1415)
Last Week: Defeated Iowa 34-24
This Week: Penn State
The Buckeyes were lucky to survive their challenge at the hands of Iowa last weekend. If they aren't careful, Penn State would be more than happy and able to do what Iowa couldn't. This game is yet another trap on the schedule for the Buckeyes.

7. Florida State (6-0, 1410)
Last Week: Defeated #20 Clemson
This Week: NC State
The Seminoles have not only set themselves up to win the ACC this week, they have also established themselves as a very real candidate to play for the title. Jamies Winston has established himself as a true Heisman candidate, and it would seem as if FSU is back in a big way. NC State should be an easy target, but they have proven to be a difficult win for FSU before.

8. Baylor (6-0, 1350)
Last Week: Defeated Iowa State 71-7
This Week: At Kansas
Another week, another 70 point game for the Bears. Kansas gave Oklahoma a tough time last week, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Bears pile up another huge week.

9. Ball State (7-1, 1287)
Last Week: Defeated Western Michigan 38-17
This Week: at Akron
The Cardinals give the MAC a second top ten poll in our rankings this week, and they are very much for real, making Pete Lembo a name to be considered for bigger jobs down the line. Akron may challenge the Cardinals somewhat, but Ball State should stay in the top ten.

10. Oregon State (6-1, 1219)
Last Week: Defeated Cal 49-17
This Week: #12 Stanford
The Beavers are the shock of the Pac-12, and are tied with Oregon for the lead in the North. If the Beavers can withstand a charge from Stanford, They could very well coast to the final game of the season when they play Oregon for the division title.

The rest of the top 25:

11. Michigan (6-1, 1207)
12. Stanford (6-1, 1189)
13. Fresno State (6-0, 1178)
14. Miami (6-0, 1176)
15. Oklahoma (6-1, 1150)
16. LSU (6-2, 1099)
17. Louisville (6-1, 1086)
18. UCLA (5-1, 1063)
19. UCF (5-1, 1026)
20. Clemson (6-1, 968)
21. Auburn (6-1, 936)
22. Michigan State (6-1, 894)
23. Virginia Tech (6-1, 874)
24. South Carolina (5-2, 847)
25. Houston (5-1, 836)

The Next Ten

Rice, Oklahoma State, BYU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Boise State, Texas, East Carolina and Texas A&M are tied at 35th.

The Bottom Ten

UMass, Eastern Michigan, Southern Miss, California, Purdue, UConn, Miami (Ohio), New Mexico State, Georgia State, Western Michigan

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