2011 BCS Standings Week 9 NCAA Football Rankings
A few of the Top 10 teams in the 2011 BCS Standings suffered a loss last Saturday and the week 9 College Football Rankings have changed considerably because of that. No.1 LSU (8-0, 5-0 SEC) and No.2 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) won their games easily, but Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) and Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) were both beaten last week and even though the Badgers’ loss came on the road on a Hail Mary at the end of the game, they are now No.15 in the 2011 BCS Standings, while Oklahoma, who lost to unranked Texas Tech at home, fell to No.9. Other than those two upsets, the only other ranked teams that were upset in week 8 were the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2, 1-1 Big East), who fell to No.25, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-2, 3-2 ACC), who lost to the Miami Hurricanes in South Florida, the Illinois Fighting Illini (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten), whose lost to Purdue and No.25 Washington (5-2, 3-1 Pac 12), who was beaten by No.6 Stanford.
Get $50 of Free Picks Now No Obligation. Oklahoma State has moved into the No.3 spot, replacing the Sooners, while No.4 Boise State (7-0, 2-0 MWC) has finally moved inside the Top 5. Taking their spot at No.5 are the Clemson Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC), who just keep on putting up impressive victories. The Stanford Cardinal (7-0, 5-0 Pac 12) have moved into the No.6 spot with their win over Washington and the Oregon Ducks (6-1, 4-0 Pac 12) come in at No.7 as the highest ranked one-loss team in the nation. A surprise at No.8 gives us the Kansas State Wildcats (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) and rounding out the Top 10 are the aforementioned No.9 Oklahoma Sooners and No.10 Arkansas (6-1, 2-1 SEC). Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) moved up to No.11 in the BCS Standings after their upset over Wisconsin, with a chance to move into the Top 10 after the week 9 college football odds schedule has been played out.
The No.1 LSU vs No.2 Alabama matchup on November 5th will certainly create a shakeup in the rankings as the loser could end up falling towards the bottom of the Top 10. That is in two weeks though, but in week 9, there are a few matchups between ranked teams, but none of which will produce any upsets. No.9 Oklahoma will face off against No.8 Kansas State at 3:30pm ET on ESPN and although this is a perfect opportunity for the Wildcats to stay undefeated in conference play by beating a disappointed Oklahoma squad, I believe that the Sooners will bounce back with a big road win this week. The only other game that features two ranked teams going at it will be in the Big Ten, where the No.8 Michigan State Spartans, who will be road favorites on Saturday, will bump heads with No.14 Nebraska (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at 12:00pm ET on ESPN. When considering how well their defense has been playing, Michigan State will probably hand Nebraska their second loss of the season and keep Sparty undefeated in the Big Ten.
There will be another team out west that, in my opinion, should be on high upset alert. Stanford will be taking on their in-state rivals the USC Trojans (6-1, 3-1 Pac 12) on Saturday at 8:00pm ET on ESPN. Like always, Stanford is favored for a reason, because Andrew Luck and company are insanely good and could very well find themselves in the national championship picture if they keep winning. That’s a really big if, however, as USC has plenty of motivation heading into their match against Stanford, and some NCAA football picks experts believe that they may have just the team to give the Cardinal fits. That sums it up for the main matchups in week 9, but we will all be waiting for week 10 and that super SEC showdown between LSU and Alabama.
Week 9 College Football Rankings
3 Oklahoma State
4 Boise State
8 Kansas State
11 Michigan State
12 Virginia Tech
13 South Carolina
16 Texas A&M
19 Penn State
20 Texas Tech
21 Arizona State
25 West Virginia