LSU surges to front of GC Top 25

By: PETE BETZ

Week 10 has passed, and the titanic battle for No. 1 has given the GC Top 25 a new leader. LSU came out victorious with a 9-6 win in overtime against Alabama. Oklahoma State leaped up to No. 2, and Houston joined the Top 10 teams as Case Keenum continues to light up the scoreboards.

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 15 participants who took the time to put together a ballot for us.

Stanford remained at No. 3 for the third week in a row, and Alabama dropped slightly to No. 4 after a tough defensive battle with LSU.  Boise State slipped to No. 5. 

Clemson rejoins the Top 10 at No. 9, and Houston comes in at No. 10 by virtue of a Gamecock loss to the Razorbacks and a sub-par Hokie performance in their bye week.

Arkansas remained at No. 8 to give the SEC three teams in the Top 10.  South Carolina dropped to No. 14, a spot ahead of Georgia, and Auburn slides up to the No. 22 spot.  Florida dropped out of the rankings, giving the SEC six teams in this week’s GC Top 25.

Here is the complete Gator Country Top 25 for Week 10:

Gator Country’s Top 25 – Week 10
RKTeam (1st place votes)PTSRECPR
1LSU Tigers (15)3759-02
2Oklahoma State Cowboys3539-06
3Stanford Cardinal3409-03
4Alabama Crimson Tide3388-11
5Boise State Broncos3048-04
6Oregon Ducks2978-17
7Oklahoma Sooners2878-15
8Arkansas Razorbacks2718-18
9Clemson Tigers2358-111
10Houston Cougars2189-014
11Virginia Tech Hokies2178-110
12Penn State Nittany Lions1888-114
13Michigan State Spartans1817-216
14South Carolina Gamecocks1667-29
14Georgia Bulldogs1487-217
16Wisconsin Badgers1407-219
17Kansas State Wildcats1407-218
18Nebraska Cornhuskers1237-212
19Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets897-223
20Texas Longhorns767-221
21Michigan Wolverines727-213
22Auburn Tigers606-324
23Cincinnati Bearcats507-1NR
24USC Trojans447-2NR
25Southern Miss Golden Eagles378-1NR
Also receiving votes: Texas A&M (21), TCU (16), West Virginia(12), Ohio State (8), Florida State (8), Baylor (8), Arizona State (8), Florida (3), Arkansas State (2), Tulsa (1)
Dropped from rankings: Arizona State, West Virginia, Florida