Texas quarterback Shane Buechele (7)fights for yardage against Iowa State during the NCAA college football game at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA on Thursday, September 28, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff


Bohls: Top teams hold on; Cyclones make a move

Posted October 22nd, 2017


What was looking like Upset Saturday in college football faded away as most of the ranked teams simply flexed their muscles and survived another week.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Miami all won in the end after major scares from Kansas State, Texas  and Syracuse to keep their CFP hopes alive.

Consequently, there was little movement in the rankings as we approach the first set of CFP rankings although Notre Dame is rising and newcomers in my vote are rampaging Iowa State, which has won three straight with victories over OU, Kansas and Texas Tech, and Mississippi State.


Here’s my Associated Press ballot:

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Miami
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Virginia Tech
  13. North Carolina State
  14. Washington State
  15. Washington
  16. Michigan State
  17. UCF
  18. South Florida
  19. LSU
  20. USC
  21. Auburn
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Stanford
  24. Iowa State
  25. Mississippi State