November 20, 2017

The Seminoles Stake Their Claim

The big game last week was the battle of the undefeated Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes. FSU took care of business and beat Miami 41-14, solidifying the #3 ranking in the Leatherheads Top 16.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the rankings after Stanford beat Oregon and Baylor trounced Oklahoma last night.

The matchup to watch this weekend, of course,  is LSU at Alabama. If LSU can beat the Tide, FSU will be sitting in the top spot unless the Wake Forest Demon Deacons can put a spell on Jameis Winston.

Leatherhead Brandon Williams told me “Forget the ’93 and ’99 National title teams; this may be the best ‘Noles team since ’87.”

As for Ohio State’s claim to the top spot, Leatherhead Terry Keshner states “Being the best team in the Big Ten is like being the best looking among the Three Stooges.”

And let us not forget the men in black, Baylor dominated Oklahoma last night and are now 8-0. They play a slumping Texas Tech next week before a big game with Oklahoma State, followed by TCU and Texas. They have a tough schedule but could end the regular season undefeated.

Here are the rankings by Leatherheads of the Gridiron after Week 10:

Rank Team Record Points Last Week
   1 Alabama (11)    8-0   176       1
   2 Oregon    8-0   161       2
   3 Florida State    8-0   156       3
   4 Ohio State    9-0   143       4
   5 Baylor    7-0   133       5
   6 Stanford    7-1   110       6
   7 Clemson    8-1   104       8
   8 Auburn    8-1   100       9
   9 Missouri    8-1     84     10
 10 Oklahoma    7-1     64     11
 11 LSU    7-2     55     12
 12 Miami    7-1     45       7
 13 Texas A&M    7-2     42     13
 14 South Carolina    7-2     29     15
 15 Fresno State    8-0     26     16
 16 Michigan State    8-1     20     NR


Others receiving votes
: Oklahoma State – 18, Texas Tech – 13, Northern Illinois – 7, Texas – 5,  UCLA – 2, UCF – 2.

Participating voters: David Boyce, Ronnie Foreman, Chris Garbarino, RUFANJerry, Terry Keshner, Bob Lazzari, Tex Noel, Bob Swick, Brandon WilliamsJoe Williams, Tony Williams.

 

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