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College Football Week 10 Power Rankings

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College Football Week 10 Power Rankings
RB Kenneth Walker III and Michigan State fly up our college football power rankings. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images via AFP.

There was a ton of movement in our college football power rankings and that was to be expected with last week being rivalry week. We look at the changes in our Week 10 college football power rankings.

Can Cincinnati continue on its road to the College Football Playoff? Georgia seems to have the inside track on the No. 1 spot but we know historically, this is the time of year when Alabama seems unbeatable. The Big Ten has a bunch of teams that could fight for a spot in the playoffs but they’re running out of time.

Here’s a look at the updated college football power rankings heading into Week 10:

College Football Week 10 Power Rankings

  1. (1) Georgia Bulldogs (-, 8-0 SU, 6-2 ATS)
    Convincing win over Florida sees them remain on top and clinch the SEC East.
    (2) Alabama Crimson Tide (-, 7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    Alabama is almost unbeatable at this time of year.
    (3) Oklahoma Sooners (⇧11, 9-0 SU, 4-5 ATS)
    In control of the Big 12 With QB Caleb Williams playing well.
    (4) Cincinnati Bearcats (⇧7, 8-0 SU, 5-3 ATS)
  2. While they don’t play in the toughest conference, all they’ve done is take care of business
    (5) Ohio State Buckeyes ( ⇩2, 7-1 SU, 4-3-1)
    Although some will argue the game against Penn State was too close for comfort, they did their job by winning.
    (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (⇧7, 7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    Good win in Week 9 but this weird stretch of unranked opponents isn’t helping their CFP resume.
    (7) Michigan State Spartans (⇧11, 8-0 SU, 6-0-2 ATS)
    Right behind Ohio State in the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll. They could be the best team in the Big Ten.
    (8) Oregon Ducks (NA, 7-1, SU, 2-6 ATS)
    Have a huge win over Ohio State but that loss to Stanford is really going to cost them.
    (9) Michigan Wolverines (⇩5, 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS)
    Losing to Michigan State is never good. The way they lost makes it even worse.
    (10) Texas A&M Aggies (⇩3, 6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    Had a bye last week but have a tough month ahead.
    (11) Auburn Tigers (⇧9, 6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    When QB Bo Nixon plays well, the ceiling is high, and we saw that last week.
    (12) Iowa Hawkeyes (⇧3, 6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    Great defense carrying a not-so-good offense. It’s very hard to win this way in 2021.
    (13) Kentucky Wildcats (NA, 6-2 SU, 6-2 ATS)
    Loss to Mississippi State was very damaging. Rumors of head coach Mark Stoops to LSU are an unwelcome distraction.
    (14) Baylor Bears (⇧7, 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS)
    Beating Texas is always satisfying, especially when it happens after being down double digits.
    (15) NC State Wolfpack (NA, 6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    The Wolfpack still have a shot at winning the ACC but need help.
    (16) Houston Cougars (NA, 7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    It doesn’t get much more dramatic than winning a game against your main rival with a kickoff return for a touchdown.
    (17) BYU Cougars (NA, 7-2 SU, 4-5 ATS)
    Looked dominant against Virginia, especially in the run game.
    (18) Wisconsin Badgers (⇩12, 5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS)
    The Badgers have had a tough schedule to date, but they have the top-ranked defense by total yards.
    (19) SMU Mustangs (NA, 7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    How in the world do the Mustangs allow that loss to Houston?
    (20) Utah Utes (NA, 5-3 SU, 3-5 ATS)
    Utah has had a good season behind a very good defense. The problem is an offensive line that played poorly in three losses.
    (21) Mississippi State Bulldogs (NA, 5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS)
    Good win over Kentucky can’t overshadow bad losses to LSU and Memphis.
    (22) Pittsburgh Panthers (⇩14, 6-2 SU, 6-2 ATS)
    Bad loss to Miami after winning four straight, including beating Clemson in Week 8.
    (23) Penn State Nittany Lions (⇩14, 5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS)
    After starting off 5-0, they’ve lost three straight. Their strength of schedule can’t be overlooked.
    (24) Miami Hurricanes (NA, 4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS)
    Good win over Pitt. Even though their record isn’t great, they’ve played one of the toughest schedules in the country so far.
    (25) Oklahoma State Cowboys (NA, 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS)
    Bounced back in impressive fashion after from a Week 8 loss to Iowa State by blowing out Kansas.

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College Football Power Rankings: Biggest Risers

Oklahoma (+11)

Good QB play from Williams to go along with everything else they bring to the table has seen the Sooners make their move in the Big 12.

Cincinnati (+7)

The fact they are ranked second in the country in both the AP and Coaches poll is a historic achievement in itself for this program.

Auburn (+9)

If Auburn could get the same version of Nixon we saw last week, it’d be a regular contender. Unfortunately, Nixon is anything but consistent.

Baylor (+7)

Comeback win over Texas almost makes up for the loss at Oklahoma State.

College Football Power Rankings: Biggest Fallers

Wake Forest (-9)

Has a tough remaining schedule and if it wins out, this would be the best season in program history.

Arizona State (-7)

Consecutive losses to Utah and Washington State drop the Sun Devils out of our rankings

Texas (-4)

Losing after being up double digits to Baylor drops the Longhorns to 4-4 on the season and out of the power rankings.

Nebraska (-3)

The Cornhuskers have one of the hardest remaining schedules in the country, and they’ve lost five of their last six games.

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