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Robert Griffin III and Baylor pulled off another upset win, defeating Oklahoma 45-32 on Saturday.
New BCS Top 10:
1. LSU Tigers
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
3. Arkansas Razorbacks
4 Oklahoma State Cowboys
5. Virginia Tech Hokies
6. Stanford Cardinal
7. Boise State Broncos
8. Houston Cougars
9. Oklahoma Sooners
10. Oregon Ducks
Top Three Performances by Team or Player:
1. Baylor QB Robert Griffin III- RG3 threw for 479 yards, four touchdowns, and rushed for 72 yards in an upset win over Oklahoma. RG3 led Baylor on a game winning drive with under a minute to play, eventually throwing a touchdown with eight seconds left to give them the 42-35 win.
2. USC QB Matt Barkley- Barkley threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns in an upset win against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene. USC came close to upsetting Stanford just a few weeks ago, and without a bowl game this year, they have made the best of their biggest games of the year.
3. Wisconsin RB Montee Ball- The Badger running back rushed for 224 yards and a pair of touchdowns, as well as catching another touchdown in an important win for the Badgers. Ball scored his 30th touchdown of the season too, a major accomplishment for any collegiate running back. The fact that Trent Richardson is stealing all the spotlight, while Ball ranks ahead of Richardson in touchdowns and rushing yards is absurd.
Top Three Disappointments by Player or Team:
1. The BCS System- This one kind of fails the requirements, but it is necessary to bring up. The fact that the three highest ranked teams all play in one half of a conference is ridiculous. If we all have to watch another offensive-less SEC showdown in the National Championship Game, views will go down. The worst part, how the BCS doesn't give enough credit to the less popular teams, like Houston is one of two undefeated teams in the country left, but is only ranked eight.
2. Clemson Tigers- The Tigers have lost two out of their last three games (should have lost all three), and have another tough opponent next week in South Carolina. The Tigers have been quite overrated this season, due to some SEC bias and simply don't belong in the top ten anymore.
3. Stanford Cardinal- Yes, Stanford pulled out a win last week against Cal, but were not impressive at all. On top of that, Andrew Luck who has caused the most attention in college sports since Peyton Manning 14 years ago, has not been the guy we all thought he'd be this year. His stats do not stand out and his team does not stand out, so what is so impressive about him that is Heisman worthy?
Game of the Week. SMU vs. Houston
This past week, College Gameday decided to bring some attention to Houston, unlike the BCS, and make this week's Game of the Week SMU vs. Houston. Case Keenum did not have an amazing game for the Cougars, but still threw for 318 yards and a touchdown. Keenum did set another NCAA record for completions in the 37-7 win. In the win, the Cougars were also able to draw attention to their running game, rushing for almost 150 yards. This week, Houston moved up to eight in the BCS and can hopefully move up and get the ranking they deserve.
Next Week's Five Intriguing Matchups:
1. (1) LSU vs. (3) Arkansas- Will the Tigers hold onto their top ranking with only one more game to play before the conference championship, or will the Razorbacks get the win in honor of Garrett Uekman, Arizona's tight end,who died just a day after Arkansas' win
2. (16) Wisconsin vs. (19) Penn State- Winner of the game will play in the inaugural Big Ten title game. The Badgers haven't lost at home all season, while the Nittany Lions are fresh off a win against Ohio State
3. (2) Alabama vs. (24) Auburn- Can Auburn repeat this year with an Iron Bowl win and crush Alabama's BCS hopes?
4. (13) Georgia vs. (23) Georgia Tech- Will Georgia advance to the SEC title game, or does Tech have one more upset in them?
5. (12) South Carolina vs. (17) Clemson- South Carolina can overcome losing their running back and quarterback with a win against Clemson, and Georgia loss to Georgia Tech.