FOX Sports College Football Top 30- Week 8
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Posted Oct 14, 2013


The top 30 teams in college football in the week 8 poll by Scout.com/FOX Sports...

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 506Last Wk.: 1Trend: --
Alabama found their groove in the second quarter, scoring 24-points before whipping the Wildcats on the road in Kentucky 48-7. The Tide defense has allowed one touchdown and only 16-points in the last four games.
Next Opponent: Arkansas
#2 Oregon Ducks
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 495Last Wk.: 2Trend: --
The Ducks made it a decade of dominance over their neighbors to the North, rolling Washington in Seattle.
Next Opponent: Washington State
#3 Clemson Tigers
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 468Last Wk.: 3Trend: --
The Tigers survived the Eagles, beating Boston College 24-14. It took a fourth quarter comeback and two touchdowns for Clemson to remain unbeaten, setting up Saturday’s showdown versus Florida State.
Next Opponent: Florida State
#4 Florida State Seminoles
Record: (5-0)Pts.: 460Last Wk.: 5Trend: 1
The Seminoles took this weekend off. Next up is a trip to Clemson for the big ACC game of the year between the Tigers and 'Noles.
Next Opponent: Clemson
#5 Ohio State Buckeyes
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 440Last Wk.: 6Trend: 1
Ohio State was off this weekend. They host Iowa on Saturday as they try and keep their national championship dreams alive.
Next Opponent: Iowa
#6 LSU Tigers
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 412Last Wk.: T-10Trend: 4
It was the Tiger defense that stood tall on Saturday versus the Gators. They kept Florida out of the endzone, had four sacks, four tackles for a loss and constantly harassed Gator signal caller Tyler Murphy.
Next Opponent: Ole Miss
#7 Texas A&M Aggies
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 401Last Wk.: 9Trend: 2
Sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to shine with another outstanding performance. He passed for 346-yards and rushed for 124-yards and a pair of scores to outlast the Ole Miss Rebels.
Next Opponent: Auburn
#8 UCLA Bruins
Record: (5-0)Pts.: 387Last Wk.: 12Trend: 4
The Bruins had no problem with Cal but now face a two-game gauntlet against the Pac-12 North powers, both on the road.
Next Opponent: Stanford
#9 Louisville Cardinals
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 363Last Wk.: 8Trend: 1
Louisville got past perhaps their toughest opponent on this schedule, beating Rutgers 24-10. Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for more than 300-yards and two scores.
Next Opponent: Central Florida
#10 Baylor Bears
Record: (5-0)Pts.: 353Last Wk.: 13Trend: 3
The Bears got their first real test of the season when defending Big 12 champ Kansas State gave them all they could handle, but Baylor responded and stayed unbeaten.
Next Opponent: Iowa State
#11 Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Record: (5-0)Pts.: 342Last Wk.: 14Trend: 3
Miami had a bye week. Next up for the Hurricanes is a trip to Chapel Hill on Thursday.
Next Opponent: North Carolina
#12 South Carolina Gamecocks
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 324Last Wk.: 15Trend: 3
The Razorbacks jumped to an early 7-0 lead before South Carolina scored 52 unanswered points to defeat Arkansas. Gamecock running back Mike Davis rushed for 128-yards and a touchdown while quarterback Connor Shaw had a big day.
Next Opponent: Tennessee
#13 Stanford Cardinal
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 321Last Wk.: 4Trend: 9
The Cardinal lost for the first time in 364 days and Kevin Hogan got his first loss as the starter for the Cardinal when they ran into a buzzsaw in Utah.
Next Opponent: UCLA
#14 Missouri Tigers
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 306Last Wk.: 22Trend: 8
It was a huge win for the Tigers on the road, as Missouri upset Georgia in Athens. And it was a team effort, as Missouri landed their biggest SEC win to date. Can they keep the momentum going against the Gators?
Next Opponent: Florida
#15 Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 257Last Wk.: 20Trend: 5
The Red Raiders remained unbeaten after holding off Iowa State, who gave them a test.
Next Opponent: West Virginia
#16 Georgia Bulldogs
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 243Last Wk.: 7Trend: 9
The Dawgs injuries and schedule finally caught up to them. Missouri beat Georgia in Athens. Aaron Murray had two interceptions and a key fumble in the loss.
Next Opponent: Vanderbilt
#17 Oklahoma Sooners
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 201Last Wk.: T-10Trend: 7
The Sooners had mistakes all over the place and lost to Texas for the first time in 2009 in the Red River Shootout.
Next Opponent: Kansas
#18 Fresno State Bulldogs
Record: (5-0)Pts.: 184Last Wk.: 21Trend: 3
The Bulldogs had the week off and will face UNLV in their next game.
Next Opponent: UNLV
#19 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Record: (4-1)Pts.: 163Last Wk.: 23Trend: 4
The Cowboys were off this week. Oklahoma State plays TCU this weekend.
Next Opponent: TCU
#20 Virginia Tech Hokies
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 168Last Wk.: 25Trend: 5
The Hokies have ripped off six straight since losing to Alabama. Virginia Tech’s defense held Pitt to 210-yards of offense.
Next Opponent: BYE
#21 Florida Gators
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 158Last Wk.: 17Trend: 4
The Gators just couldn't generate much offense or get in the endzone when they had their opportinuties. Florida dropped their second game but only first in conference.
Next Opponent: Missouri
#22 Washington Huskies
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 158Last Wk.: 16Trend: 6
The Huskies had the crowd, the atmosphere and GameDay but not the consistency to stay with Oregon, dropping their 10th straight to the Ducks.
Next Opponent: Arizona State
#23 Auburn Tigers
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 148Last Wk.: 26Trend: 3
Auburn whipped Western Carolina 62-3 behind true freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson. He threw for four touchdown passes for the Tigers.
Next Opponent: Texas A&M
#24 Northern Illinois Huskies
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 118Last Wk.: 24Trend: --
Northern Illinois got by Akron 27-20. Their offense struggled, going 1 for 15 on third down conversions and the Huskies defense came up big late.
Next Opponent: Central Michigan
#25 Wisconsin Badgers
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 115Last Wk.: 29Trend: 1
Badger running backs Melvin Gordon and James White combined for 283-yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead Wisconsin over Northwestern.
Next Opponent: Illinois
#26 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 96Last Wk.: 28Trend: 2
Nebraska continued their torrid pace under backup quarterback Tommy Armstrong and rolled over Purdue on the road.
Next Opponent: BYE
#27 Michigan Wolverines
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 89Last Wk.: 18Trend: 9
The Wolverines lost a heartbreaker to the Nittany Lions in four-overtimes, 43-40. Michigan had their chances in overtime but missed two field goals.
Next Opponent: Indiana
#28 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 60Last Wk.: 27Trend: 1
The Irish had a week off to prepare for USC, who they haven't beaten in South Bend since 2001.
Next Opponent: USC
#29 Utah Utes
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 44Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
After losing a heartbreaker to UCLA the week before, Utah bounced back with easily their biggest win since joining the Pac-12, knocking off No. 5 Stanford
Next Opponent: Arizona
#30 Michigan State Spartans
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 40Last Wk.: 30Trend: --
Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford scored four touchdowns and rushed for 109-yards to lead the Spartans over the Hoosiers.
Next Opponent: Purdue

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Oregon State 24, Northwestern 21, Arizona State 15, Houston 8, BYU 7, Ball State 5, Texas 4, Maryland 1

VOTERS
The FOX Sports Top 30 College Football Poll is voted on by 16 publishers, writers and analysts from the Scout.com and FOX Sports platform.  Voters include: Ben Love (@BenLoveTSD), Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo), Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Brian Dohn (@BrianDohnScout), Casey Cosgrove (@caseycosgrove), Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters), Dean Legge (@Dawg_Post), Jamie Newberg (@JamieNewberg), Jarret Johnson (@JohnsonJarret), Jody Demling (@jdemling), Joel Cox (@CoxBytes), Josh Harvey (@JoshHarveyFOX), Mark Murphy (@ITATJason), Mark Rea (@MReaBSB), Mike McAllister (@McAllisterOnFox), Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) and Tim O'Malley (@timomalleyND‎).

VOTES
The votes were tallied with 30 points for No. 1, 29 for No. 2, 28 for No. 3, etc.





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