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LAist-CS Week 10 Rankings: Insanity!

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I was wrong. That TCU-Utah matchup was wah-wah. I admit I turned it off after the first quarter when TCU led 20-0. Thankfully there was Alabama-LSU and the insanity that is Tigers’ head coach Les Miles. Down 14-13 early in the fourth quarter, take a look at what Miles cooked up on fourth-and-one at Alabama’s 26-yard line:

He did it again, and he held on with little drama at the end of the game to win 24-21.

In another exciting game, Michigan held off Illinois’ two-point conversion in the third overtime to win 67-65. The combined 132 points was the most ever in a Michigan game going back 131 years. The last time both schools faced off against each other in men’s basketball didn’t produce as many points as this (Illinois won 51-44 on Feb. 23.)

Here are the rankings:

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1. TCU Horned Frogs (10-0, 6-0 Mountain West) - They absolutely killed Utah in Salt Lake City. It was beyond dominating. (Last week: 2)
2. Oregon Ducks (9-0, 6-0 Pac-10) - They got off to a slow start against Washington, but they eventually did their usual second-half dismantling. (Last week: 1)
3. Auburn Tigers (10-0, 6-0 SEC) - They really took all their frustrations out on Chattanooga. But it’s Chattanooga. (Last week: 3)
4. Boise State Broncos (8-0, 4-0 WAC) - Now that’s more like it. I was seriously questioning how good they really were, and they answered with a 42-7 beatdown of Hawaii. (Last week: 6)
5. Stanford Cardinal (8-1, 5-1 Pac-10) - That was a great performance against Arizona, but they need Oregon to lose twice in order to guarantee a Rose Bowl berth. (Last week: 7)
6. LSU Tigers (8-1, 5-1 SEC) - They looked really shaky early in their SEC schedule, but their win over Alabama has won me over. Geaux Tigers! (Last week: 9)
7. Wisconsin Badgers (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) - They’re the prettiest boy in a conference of double baggers: you know, when you have to put on two paper bags over their head in case the first one falls off. (Last week: 8)
8. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-2, 4-2 SEC) - Yeah they have two losses, but they’re better than everyone below them. (Last week: 4)
9. Iowa Hawkeyes (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) - They had to struggle on the road, but I believe in them. (Last week: 10)
10. Utah Utes (8-1, 5-1 Mountain West) - That was ugly. U-gly. But like Alabama, they can beat anyone ranked below them. (Last week: 5)
11. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) - They got a snoozy snooze this week. By the way, how bad are some of these other teams in college football that I have four Big Ten teams in my top 16? (Last week: 12)
12. Nebraska Corn Huskers (8-1, 4-1 Big 12) - That was a close one at Iowa State, but they really shouldn’t be tested any more this season. (Last week: 19)
13. Arkansas Razorbacks (7-2, 4-2 SEC) - Not a bad win on the road in South Carolina for the Hogs. But unless Auburn completely collapses, there’s no chance for Arkansas to go to the SEC Championship Game. (Last week: 13)
14. Michigan State Spartans (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) - A nice bye, I mean, win over Minnesota. (Last week: 14)
15. Nevada Wolfpack (8-1, 3-1 WAC) - It’s either them or Boise State as WAC Champions. (Last week: nr)
16. Arizona Wildcats (7-2, 4-2 Pac-10) - Yet again Arizona shows they can’t win when it counts. (Last week: 11)

BCS Championship Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oregon Ducks
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Boise State Broncos
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers
Sugar Bowl: Auburn Tigers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Fiesta Bowl: Stanford Cardinal vs. LSU Tigers