Sporting News has unveiled its updated college football Power Rankings for Week 10.
Ten Sporting News-Power Ranked teams lost on Saturday, including previously unbeaten South Florida, which fell out of the top 25 after the drubbing the Bulls took against Houston. The highest-ranked team to tumble from Saturday’s games was Texas, which lost a tough game against Oklahoma State, 38-35 in Stillwater.
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Elsewhere, Georgia and Jake Fromm got back on track with a convincing win over Florida while Clemson continued to flex its muscles in the ACC. And is there any way the Big Ten can salvage its season with the mess in the West division?
All those questions and more are reflected in SN’s Week 10 Power Rankings:
SN’s college football Power Rankings: Week 10
(Dropped out: Wisconsin, USF, Texas A&M, Oregon)
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Biggest move up: Houston
Is there a more impressive team in the Group of 5 right now? Houston improved its already impressive resume with a resounding 57-36 win over previously unbeaten South Florida on Saturday. Ed Oliver continues to anchor the defense while D’Eriq King runs wild on opposing defenses. The Cougars finish their season with SMU, Temple, Tulane and Memphis — not an easy stretch, but one that could set up a blockbuster American championship game against No. 10 UCF at the end of the regular season.
Biggest move down: Washington
It has been a rough season for Chris Petersen and Co. The Huskies, previously considered the Pac-12’s best hope at returning to the Playoff, suffered their third loss of the season in a demoralizing 12-10 defeat at Cal, which saw them go without a touchdown after the first quarter. Jake Browning struggled without Myles Gaskin in the backfield, and the schedule doesn’t get any easier against Stanford this week. Washington may already be out of the Playoff and Pac-12 title race, but the team can still position itself for a better bowl with a strong finish.
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