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Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

Posted on: November 6, 2011 8:44 am
Edited on: November 6, 2011 9:32 am
 

Picture in your mind, the No. 3 offense meeting the No. 3 defense for the national championship.

In the afterglow of LSU-Alabama, Oklahoma State-LSU seems fairly appealing.

It’s looking more and more like the humble Cowboys of Stillwater are going to get their chance against LSU. Oklahoma State moved up to No. 2 in the latest Power Poll after surviving Kansas State 52-45. The Cowboys have done with an offense that has averaged more than 50 points per game (No. 3 in total offense). LSU, well, do you have to ask? (No. 3 in total defense).

Oklahoma State has scored at least 52 five times. LSU has held five opponents to single digits.  

Points or defensive pounding? The BCS title game could decide which philosophy is best.

This week's almighty Power Poll ... 

 

1. LSU – Touchdowns? We don’t need no stinking touchdowns.

2. Oklahoma State – After throwing up 52 on Kansas State, Mike Gundy says, “ … they [LSU-Alabama] should be watching us.”

3. Stanford – Goes for sweep of [state of] Oregon this week against Ducks.

4. Alabama – All the breathless breakdowns forgot to account Bama kickers batting .333.

5. Boise State – Kellen Moore becomes all-time winningest quarterback in history.

6. Oregon – NCAA? Injuries? Issues? Ducks at full speed for Stanford after whipping U-Dub.

7. Oklahoma – If you had any doubts about Oklahoma State being the best team in the Big 12 consider the Sooners have now lost their leading rusher (Dominique Whaley) and receiver (Ryan Broyles).

8. Virginia Tech – Should decide ACC Coastal Thursday at Georgia Tech.

9. Clemson – Bitter loss to Georgia Tech doesn’t taste any better a week later.

10. Arkansas --  Best reason for lifting the two-team BCS bowl limit.

11.Penn State – Silas Redd led the country in rushing in October with 703 yards. 

12. Houston – Timmy Chang we hardly knew ya.

13. Nebraska – Huskers could have used some legends vs. Northwestern. Nebraska gave up control of Legends Division.

14. Michigan State – Sparty needs 10-point fourth-quarter rally to beat Goldy. That enough hip mascot references for you?

15. Wisconsin – Two pass completions in the final 30 seconds against Michigan State and Ohio State keep Badgers from competing for national championship.

16. South Carolina – How bad is the SEC East? The Gamecocks still might win it.

17. Georgia – Seven consecutive wins have come over teams with a combined record of 24-33.

18. Georgia Tech –  Hokies and Jackets have a week off before huge Thursday clash.

19. USC – Just to reiterate, it doesn’t matter that Trojans are in a three-way tie for the Pac-12 South. They can’t win it.

20. TCU – Frogs run for 390 yards and it could have been worse for Wyoming. TCU loses four fumbles.

21. Michigan – Is it just me or shouldn’t Denard Robinson run at least once down near the goal line there at the end against Iowa.

22. Kansas State – Cats have given up 110 points the past two weeks and can hold their heads high.

23. Cincinnati – Butch Jones, national coach of the year candidate?

24. Southern Miss – Larry Fedora building his case for the Arizona job.


25. (tie) UCLA – Is it possible for Slick Rick to win the Pac-12 South while on the hot seat?

Texas – Mack Brown quietly building toward a 10-2 season.

Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

that was in response to oupirate?? big johnny depp fan r ya?? lol



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

uh.....no, not this year....feel real bad for Broyles though! wish he would have kept his commitment to osu, could you imagine Dez Bryant(would be a senior) Justin Blackmon and Broyles recieving passes from Weeden this year?? in the same game?? for the same team??



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

Do you realize that the Hogs would destroy the Bulldogs?



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

Keep trash talking Gundy.....LSU and Alabama "should watch us"

What? Basketball on grass, no defense at all?

We'll watch. Bring the Cowboys to NOLA (if you can get past Oklahoma) and we'll SHOW you how football is played in the SEC.

"they should be watching us"

Right, Gundy

Keep talking.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 10:00 am
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

Nice list.  You had it exactly as I would at the top, as far as the top 5 are concerned.  One can argue the OU/ORE order, and both will have a chance to change the order at the top.  The one item I dont understand is VA TECH above CLEM.  As you point out, we will find out more Thursday, but the one reference we do have is CLEM's 23-3 beatdown of VA TECH at VA TECH.  With all due respect, that ALONE should be the basis for ranking CLEM ahead, at least for the time being and the outcome of the game Thursday.  If VA TECH wins, so be it, but until then, the ranking should go to CLEM. 



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 9:32 am
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

10. Arkansas --  Best reason for lifting the two-team BCS bowl limit.

17. Georgia – Seven consecutive wins have come over teams with a combined record of 24-33.

Do you realize that Arkansas reaching an impressive 8-1 record has come against teams with a combined 27-44 record?   



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 9:21 am
 

Power Poll Week 10: Cowboys in title chase

Sooners aren't done, they will wake up the Cowboys in DEC, we can use any back we have left and run on OSU. On the other side, our defense is way better than theirs. The key will be just like last year knock Weeden around and reap the rewards as he will make mistakes. If the Sooners are hurt so bad because of injuries, then you think we lose at Baylor in 2 weeks, this is the best team in the 12 and you will see soon!


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