College Football 2014, Week Ten!

127The Michigan State Spartans had their second bye of the season this week.  Hmm,  was there more than one bye week last year?   This week also marked the unveiling of the first College Football Playoff Rankings, and true to form, the SEC had three teams in the top four and four within the top ten (go figure).  The Spartans were the highest ranked Big Ten team (#8), but with several weeks to go in the season, this ranking is far from being finalized.  The Big Ten continues to have three teams ranked in the AP top-25 poll: Michigan State (#8), Ohio State (#13), and Nebraska (#17); the same three Big Ten teams also made the College Football Playoff Rankings: Michigan State (#8), Nebraska (#15), and Ohio State (#16).  Next up for the Spartans, at home against the Buckeyes of Ohio State for the outright claim to the lead of the East Division of the Big Ten and hopefully a spot in the Big Ten Championship (if their winning ways continue).  Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Georgia (#11) losing to unranked Florida.
Arizona (#12) losing to UCLA (#22).
East Carolina (#23) losing to unranked Temple.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
Mississippi State (#1) defeating unranked Arkansas by only seven (7) points.
Auburn (#3) defeating Ole Miss (#4) by only four (4) points.
TCU (#7) defeating West Virginia (#20) by only one (1) point (game ending field goal).
Arizona State (#14) defeating Utah (#17) by only three (3) points in overtime.
Duke (#24) defeating unranked Pittsburgh by only three (3) points in double overtime.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Florida State (#2) defeating Louisville (#25).
Auburn (#3) defeating Ole Miss (#4) by only four (4) points.
TCU (#7) defeating West Virginia (#20) by only one (1) point.
Arizona State (#14) defeating Utah (#17) by only three (3) points in overtime.

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