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College football rankings, Week 10: Bloodbath for ranked teams should lead to lots of movement

If your team didn't lose this week, you're likely to feel pretty good when the AP rankings are released.

Sam Greenwood

Here's a look at how the AP college football rankings might shake out this week. No. 3 Florida, No. 7 Oregon State, No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 10 USC all lost, and so did a bunch of teams further down the rankings, so there should be plenty of movement.

As I type this late Saturday night, No. 1 Alabama has a 38-0 lead over No. 11 Mississippi State, so there won't be any change at the top. With Florida's loss, Oregon, which easily beat Colorado, will stick at No. 2. Kansas State, which crushed another ranked team by beating No. 15 Texas Tech, should move up to No. 3, followed by Notre Dame, which pulled off an impressive victory over Oklahoma. LSU, which was off this week, will likely be No. 5, setting up a huge showdown against Alabama next week. Georgia, which beat Florida, will leap up several spots. Then there's Ohio State, which convincingly beat Penn State. And that's where it starts to get weird, because so many teams in the No. 7 - 15 range lost.

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Kansas State
4. Notre Dame
5. LSU
6. Georgia
7. Ohio State
8. Florida
9. Florida State
10. Clemson

Figuring out how the rankings go after that is extremely difficult. It was simply a bloodbath this week for ranked teams. That will benefit the West Virginia Mountaineers, who will move up at least a couple spots, from No. 25, on their week off.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.