- Is Ohio State ready to run with it the rest of the 2010 College Football season?
- Is there really a clear cut #1? We had one briefly with Alabama, but now?
- Who win in the SEC West? Can South Carolina win first SEC East division title ever?
- Will teams continue to beat up on one another in various BCS conferences?
- Will a non-BCS team emerge in the BCS title game for the first time this season?
- Six teams are now bowl eligible heading into Week 7
The first BCS poll will come out next week. Here's a look at the first Harris Poll of the 2010 season, which is a part of the BCS Ratings. It is time to shake up the Top 25, after last year's defending BCS title holder goes down in the SEC ...
CIDSports Week Top 25 Poll
- Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) 2 - The toast of the Big Ten Conference moves up to #1, as the Buckeyes win 38-10 vs. Indiana (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten). Next: @ #17 Wisconsin (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) against the program that owns three wins over the Buckeyes in the past decade.
- Boise State (5-0, 1-0 WAC) 3 - Will Boise stay in this spot? Time will tell, but if various BCS conference teams go undefeated for the season, it will likely be hard to keep out. Boise State is one of the most consistent FBS programs, with coach Chris Peterson in his fifth season. The Broncos win 57-14 over Toledo (3-3, 2-0 MAC West) in the final OOC game. Next: @ San Jose State (1-5, 0-1 WAC) back in WAC play in Week 7.
- TCU (6-0, 2-0 MWC) 4 - The Horned Frogs are not that far off Boise State. In back to back bowl games, the two programs have split. Maybe, we can see them head to head again at the end of this season to settle things? The Horned Frogs roll in Week 6 with a 45-0 home win over Wyoming (2-4, 0-2 MWC). Next: vs. BYU (2-4, 1-1 MWC)), who pulled off an important MWC home win over San Diego State (3-2, 0-1 MWC) to end a four game losing streak for the Cougars.
- Oklahoma (5-0, 1-0 Big 12 South) 6 - The Sooners enjoyed a bye week in Week 6, after the 28-20 win in Dallas in the Red River Rivalry game in Week 5. Next: vs. Iowa State (3-3, 1-1 Big 12 North), who will try to avoid back to back blowouts by Top 10 programs.
- Nebraska (5-0, 1-0 Big 12 North) 10 - The Cornhuskers rolled in Week 6 in prime time on Thursday night with a 48-13 win @ Kansas State (4-1, 1-1 North) to open their final season of Big 12 play. Next: vs. Texas (3-2, 1-1) at home, in a game the Cornhuskers and their fans have circled, after last year's controversial 12-13 loss in the Big 12 title game.
- LSU (6-0, 4-0 SEC West) 8 - The Tigers remain undefeated as they hit the half way point of SEC play in the lead in the West. The Tigers pull off a big 33-29 inter-division SEC win @ former #15 Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC East). Next: vs. McNeese State (2-3, 1-1 Southland), an FCS opponent, as the Tigers leave SEC play for OOC play.
- Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC West) 1 - The Crimson Tide fall for the first time in the regular season, since the final game of 2007. Poor first half play on the road in SEC play finally caught up to the Crimson Tide, as the former #1 team lost 21-35 @ former #16 South Carolina (4-1, 2-0 SEC East). Next: vs. Mississippi (3-2, 1-1) in SEC West play, in a huge game for both teams.
- Utah (5-0, 2-0 MWC) 7 - The Utes in a way are a forgotten non-BCS program, since Boise State and TCU have enjoyed the spotlight, but the Utes simply keep winning in 2010. The Utes pick up a 68-27 road win @ Iowa State (3-3, 1-1 Big 12 South). Next: @ Wyoming (2-4, 0-2 MWC), as the Utes resume MWC play and future conference showdowns.
- Auburn (6-0, 3-0 SEC West) 9 - The Tigers likely deserve to be higher, but they still must play through Arkansas, @ Alabama and LSU in SEC West play. Auburn won a 37-34 road win on a last second FG @ Kentucky (3-3, 0-3 SEC East). Next: vs. #12 Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC West), in a huge SEC West showdown, where there have been four straight upsets per Phil Steele.
- Michigan State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) 17 - This program may have the best track to a BCS bowl, since they don't play Ohio State in Big Ten play in 2010. The Spartans look like a better football program in 2010, as they win 34-17 @ former #21 Michigan (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) to remain undefeated. Next: vs. Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who picked up first ever win in program history @ Penn State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten), with a 33-13 road win at Happy Valley. The Spartans celebrate Homecoming vs. Fighting Illini.
- Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC West) 12 - The Razorbacks picked up an important 24-17 road win @ Texas A&M (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 South) in a showdown of former SWC programs. Next: @ #10 Auburn (6-0, 3-0 SEC West) in huge SEC West division showdown.
- Iowa (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) 14 - How good are the Hawkeyes in 2010? The Hawkeyes lost in Week 3 and they will face another road test in Week 7, after a bye week in Week 6. Next: @ Michigan (5-1, 1-1) for the Wolverines Homecoming game for 2010. Can the Hawkeyes spoil another Homecoming for the Wolverines, as in season's past?
- South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC East) 16 - Is this season coach Steve Spurrier leads the Gamecocks further than ever before (ie: a division title)? The Gamecocks defeated former #1 Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC West) in a 35-21 home win in the biggest victory in Gamecocks SEC history. Next: @ Kentucky (3-3, 0-3) in a dangerous game for Gamecocks, with UK coming off a close loss at home vs. Auburn and still looking for its first conference win.
- Florida State (5-1, 3-0 ACC Atlantic) 18 - The Seminoles have played well, since the Week 2 loss @ #5 OU. The Seminoles won 45-17 @ former #11 Miami (FL) (4-2, 1-1 ACC Coastal) to take a good lead in the ACC Atlantic. Next: vs. Boston College (2-3, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) in division play in the ACC.
- Stanford (5-1, 2-1 Pac 10) 19 - The Cardinal rebounded from the loss @ #4 Oregon with an exciting 37-35 win on a final second FG vs. USC (4-2, 1-2 Pac 10) to win the third game in four seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh in this series. Next: Bye week, then Washington State (1-5, 0-3 Pac 10) for Homecoming in Week 8.
- Wisconsin (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) 20 - The Badgers continue the woes for Golden Gophers under coach Tim Brewster in trophy games in Week 6. The Badgers win 41-23 over Minnesota (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten) at home, despite the "white" helmets for the Gophers. Next: vs. #1 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) in the biggest game to date in the Big Ten.
- Nevada (6-0, 1-0 WAC) 22 - The Wolf Pack remain undefeated with a 35-13 win to open conference play in the WAC vs. San Jose State (1-5, 0-1). Next: @ Hawaii (4-2, 2-0 WAC) in a very important WAC game to remain at the top of the conference.
- Oklahoma State (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) 23 - The Cowboys played in the OOC in Week 6 with a road trip to a Sun Belt opponent. The Cowboys picked up a 54-28 win @ Louisiana-Lafayette (2-3, 2-1 Sun Belt), after they pick it up in the second half over the Ragin' Cajuns. Next: @ Texas Tech (3-2, 1-2 Big 12 South), who picked up a 45-38 win over Baylor (4-2, 1-1 Big 12 South) in Dallas to get first conference win.
- Arizona (4-1, 1-1 Pac 10) 13 - The Wildcats coming off a bye week continue woes losing tenth game in 12 games against Oregon State. The Wildcats lose at home in Tucson 27-29 to Oregon State (3-2, 2-0 Pac 10) to fall back in the conference race. Next: @ Washington State (1-5, 0-3 Pac 10), who are seeking its first conference win since 2008, when they beat Washington in 2 OT.
- Air Force (5-1, 3-0 MWC) 24 - The Falcons continue to lead the MWC with a 49-27 win over Colorado State (1-5, 0-2 MWC) at home. Next: @ San Diego State (3-2, 0-1 MWC) in another important conference road game.
- Missouri (5-0, 1-0 Big 12 North) NR - The Tigers opened Big 12 play with a 26-0 home victory over Colorado (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 North) to remain undefeated on the 2010 season. Next: @ Texas A&M (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 South) in Big 12 inter-division play.
- Oregon State (3-2, 2-0 Pac 10) NR - After two losses to Top 5 competition outside the Pac 10, the Beavers have opened conference play with success. Oregon State won 29-27 @ former #13 Arizona (4-1, 1-1 Pac 10) to continue success over the Wildcats, winning 10 of last 12 in series. Next: @ Washington (2-3, 1-1 Pac 10) in an important Pac 10 battle up in the Northwest.
- Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-0 ACC Coastal) NR - The Hokies hammered Central Michigan 45-21 at home in OOC play to win fourth straight. Next: vs. Wake Forest (2-4, 1-2 ACC Coastal) as ACC play continues for the second half of the 2010 season.
- (tie) Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC East) 15 - The Gators are in unfamiliar territory under coach Urban Meyer, after 29-33 home loss to former #8 LSU (6-0, 4-0 SEC West). Next: vs. Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 SEC West) in SEC inter-division play.
(tie) Miami (FL) (3-2, 1-1 ACC Coastal) 11 - The Hurricane suffer a big 17-45 home loss vs. former #18 Florida State (5-1, 3-0 ACC Atlantic) to drop in the standings. Next: @ Duke (1-4, 0-2 ACC Coastal), who will be coming off a bye week, when they face the Hurricane.
Teams falling out of Top 25 after Week 6: former #21 Michigan (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten), lost 17-34 at home to then #17 Michigan State; former #25 Northwestern (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten), lost 17-20 at home to Purdue (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten).
Around the Conferences after Week 6 ...
- ACC Atlantic - #15 Florida State is 3-0 to lead the division, while Maryland (4-1) is 1-0, as all others have one or two conference losses. Key Game of Week 7: pick em.
- ACC Coastal - #24 Virginia Tech is 2-0 and the only division member undefeated in conference play.
- Big 12 North - #6 Nebraska and #22 Missouri lead at 1-0, while Kansas State (4-1) and Iowa State (3-3) trail at 1-1. Key Game of Week 7: Texas @ #6 Nebraska on Saturday.
- Big 12 South - #5 Oklahoma and #19 Oklahoma State lead at 1-0, while Baylor (4-2) and Texas (3-3) trail at 1-1.
- Big East - Not everyone has begun conference play, that will occur in Week 7, but Syracuse (4-1) and Rutgers (3-2) lead the conference at 1-0 right now. Key Game of Week 7: Pittsburgh (2-3) opens Big East play @ Syracuse on Saturday.
- Big Ten - #1 Ohio State and #11 Michigan State are both 2-0 in the conference and bowl eligible. Iowa and Purdue are 1-0, with four others at 1-1, including #17 Wisconsin. IU, Penn State and Minnesota are 0-2 to start in the Big Ten. Key Game of Week 7: #1 Ohio State @ #17 Wisconsin on Saturday.
- C-USA East - East Carolina (3-2) leads the division at 3-0. UCF (3-2) is at 1-0, with Southern Miss (4-2) at 1-1 to open division play. East Carolina won the C-USA title in '09. Key Game of Week 7: pick em.
- C-USA West - SMU (4-2) leads the division at 3-0. Houston (3-2) is 2-0, with everyone else with at least 1 or 2 losses in division play. Houston won the division in '09
- FBS Independents - Army 4-2, Navy 3-2 and Notre Dame 3-3 ... and BYU (2-4) will join the list in 2011. Key Games of Week 7: Rutgers @ Army and SMU @ Navy on Saturday. Did you know: Western Michigan (2-3, 1-1 MAC West) is @ Notre Dame on Saturday?
- MAC East - Miami (OH) (3-3) leads the division at 2-0, while Buffalo (2-3) is 1-0. Key Game of Week 7: pick em.
- MAC West - Northern Illinois (4-2) and Toledo (3-3) lead the division at 2-0.
- MWC - #21 Air Force leads with a 3-0 in the conference, with #3 TCU and #9 Utah right behind at 2-0. Key Game of Week 7: Brigham Young (2-4) and 1-1 in the conference @ #3 TCU.
- Pac 10 - #4 Oregon leads the conference at 3-0, with #23 Oregon State right behind at 2-0. Key Game in Week 7: pick em.
- SEC East - #14 South Carolina leads the division with a 2-1 mark, with #25 Florida at 2-2 and Vanderbilt (2-3) at 1-1.
- SEC West - #7 LSU leads the division at 4-0 at the half way point of the season. #10 Auburn is 3-0, while #8 Alabama is 2-1, with #12 Arkansas and Mississippi (3-2) at 1-1. Key Game in Week 7: #12 Arkansas @ #10 Auburn.
- Sun Belt - Troy (3-2) is 2-0 to lead the conference early. FIU (1-4) lost all there OOC games, but is 1-0 early in conference play. Key Game in Week 7: Louisiana -Lafayette (2-3) and 2-1 in the conference is @ Troy on Saturday for a big game.
- WAC - Hawaii (4-2) is 2-0 early to lead the conference, with #2 Boise State and #18 Nevada at 1-0. Key Game in Week 7: #18 Nevada @ Hawaii.