SNS Top 25 – Week 7

Top 25

More movers and shakers this week in the SNS Top 25. The Ol' Ball Coach was another victim of playing Saturday night in Death Valley as the LSU offense awoke out of its' slumber. The revamped offensive line held the potent South Carolina defensive line at bay while the Tiger's running back by committee just battered, bruised, and beat down the Gamecocks defense. The loss was enough to topple South Carolina out of the top 10 and was enough for LSU to move back into it.

The Tuberville magic in Lubbock was in full effect as West Virginia was left seeing stars after the beat down at the hand of the Red Raiders. Welcome to the big boy league, Mountaineers. It will only become more difficult as three of their next four opponents are ranked, however, each ranked opponent gets to come to Morgantown. Kansas State, TCU, and Oklahoma all get to visit the “friendly” confines of Milan-Pusker Stadium. A key Big 12 showdown between Optimus Klein and the Kansas State Wildcats are West Virginia's next test.

Speaking of the Big 12, Mack Brown's seat is sizzling as the Red River Rivalry became the Red River Rout as Oklahoma opened up a can of good, old-fashioned whoop-ass on Texas. It all depends on how things play out the rest of the season but the Longhorns could be looking to replace Brown after this year.

But, without further adieu, this week's rankings:

1 – Alabama

2 – Oregon

3 – Florida

4 – Kansas State

5 – Notre Dame

6 – Oregon State

7 – Louisville

8 – USC

9 – Oklahoma

10 – LSU

11 – Florida State

12 – Mississippi State

13 – South Carolina

14 – West Virginia

15 – Clemson

16 – Georgia

17 – Rutgers

18 – Ohio

19 – Cincinnati

20 – Texas A&M

21 – Texas Tech

22 – Texas

23 – TCU

24 – Boise State

25 – Stanford


What To Watch: There are three definite marquee match-ups heading into this weekend, two of which feature key SEC division games. The first is South Carolina vs. Florida. How will South Carolina come out after losing to LSU? Can Florida keep their momentum up against a hungry Gamecocks unite looking to bounce back? No matter the question, Spurrier vs. Muschamp should prove to be entertaining.

Kansas State vs. West Virginia has a multitude of interesting match-ups, one of which is Bill Snyder vs. Dana Holgorsen. Snyder always has his teams prepared and ready to play but how will they do against Geno Smith and the high-flying Mountaineer offense? Can the Wildcats take a page out of the Red Raiders game plan and do enough to beat West Virginia in Morgantown?

Another high-flying offense hosts a potent rival when LSU travels to College Station to renew their rivalry with Texas A&M. How will Kevin Sumlin's offense fare against LSU's stout defense? Will the Tiger defensive line be able to get pressure against Johnny Manziel?

Those three games should keep you glued to your seat from 11:00am to 10:00pm, not like you were going anywhere anyway.