Alabama holds top spot in GC Top 25

By: PETE BETZ

Week 10 of the season is upon us, and the post-season picture is becoming clearer. Two of the nation’s unbeaten teams fell back to Earth with losses by Kansas State and Clemson.

The Top 10 saw little change aside from the two Palmetto State teams – Clemson dropped out after their loss to the Ramblin’ Wreck and South Carolina jumped from No. 18 all the way to No. 9. Alabama remains at No. 1, but only barely, with a one-point lead over LSU.

We’ve gathered a handful of our esteemed Gator Country members and asked them to pick their own Top 25, so we can put together our very own Top 25 poll! This week, we had 13 participants who took the time to put together a ballot for us.

Stanford and Boise State remained in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots this week, but the Cardinal needed a desperate three-overtime victory to hold on to the spot. Oklahoma leap-frogged in-state rival No. 6 Oklahoma State to round out the Top 5. 

Oregon stays put at No. 7, and Arkansas gained a spot at No. 8.  The Gamecocks make a re-entry into the elite level of the standings with a close 14-3 victory against Tennessee.  They are followed by Virginia Tech, who also had to grind out a surprisingly tough win against Duke, 14-10.

Georgia moved up to the No. 17 spot after a narrow victory against rival Florida, and Auburn makes yet another foray into the Top 25, throttling Mississippi to gain the No. 24 spot.  Florida received one first-place vote by a dedicated fan, and clings onto the rankings at No. 25, which gives the SEC seven teams in this week’s GC Top 25.

Here is the complete Gator Country Top 25 for Week 9:

Gator Country’s Top 25 – Week 10
RKTeam (1st place votes)PTSRECPR
1Alabama Crimson Tide (3)3148-01
2LSU Tigers (9)3138-02
3Stanford Cardinal2768-03
4Boise State Broncos2587-04
5Oklahoma Sooners2577-18
6Oklahoma State Cowboys2478-05
7Oregon Ducks2457-17
8Arkansas Razorbacks2137-19
9South Carolina Gamecocks1927-118
10Virginia Tech Hokies1878-112
11Clemson Tigers1858-16
12Nebraska Cornhuskers1837-113
13Michigan Wolverines1447-117
14Penn State Nittany Lions1328-116
14Houston Cougars1328-019
16Michigan State Spartans1266-210
17Georgia Bulldogs1106-220
18Kansas State Wildcats1057-114
19Wisconsin Badgers1036-211
20Arizona State Sun Devils716-222
21Texas Longhorns695-222
22West Virginia Mountaineers566-221
23Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets527-2NR
24Auburn Tigers306-3NR
25Florida Gators (1)254-4NR
Also receiving votes: Iowa (22), Miami (21), USC (19), Cincinnati (19), Southern Miss (17), Ohio State (15), TCU (14), Texas A&M (14), Pittsburgh (12), Missouri (10), Notre Dame (9), Florida State (8), Oregon State (8), North Carolina (7), Illinois (4), Toledo (4), Washington State (4), SMU (2), Washington (2), Arkansas State (2), Baylor (1), Vanderbilt (1)
Dropped from rankings: Texas A&M, USC, Texas Tech