The Alabama Crimson Tide are on a roll!
After sitting at No. 3 for three consecutive weeks, ‘Bama has vaulted past Texas into the No. 2 spot with the help of two first-place votes. Now, they are just four points behind Southeastern Conference rival Florida. It’s the closest the Tide has been to the Gators all season.
Meanwhile, Ohio State is the new kid on the block, thanks to its 27-24 overtime win over Iowa.
Here is Week 5 of the CU Independent Top 10 college football poll:
No. 1 Florida, 10-0, 66 points (5), last week No. 1: When you’re the defending national champions and you haven’t lost this season, why would you not be No. 1? – Ron Knabenbauer, CU:I co-sports editor.
No. 2 Alabama, 10-0, 62 points (2), last week No. 3: Heisman Trophy frontrunner Mark Ingram is leading the Crimson Tide to the SEC Championship Game and an undefeated season. – Michael Krumholtz, staff writer.
No. 3 Texas, 10-0, 60 points, last week No. 2: Colt McCoy tied the NCAA record for wins by a starting quarterback with 42. With four more wins, he might be able to call himself a national champion. – Cheng Sio, CU:I co-sports editor.
No. 4 TCU, 10-0, 49 points, last week No. 5: They took a huge leap in my book with their second dominating win over a good Mountain West Conference foe. A friend of mine told me they deserve to play for the national championship, and he might be right. – David Starcer, CU:I men’s basketball beat writer.
No. 5 Cincinnati, 10-0, 40 points, last week No. 4: Close call against West Virginia. The real test will be in three weeks against Pittsburgh. – Ryan Callahan, staff writer.
No. 6 Boise State, 10-0, 34 points, last week No. 6: They will wind up in a BCS bowl, but it won’t be the one they want. – Brent New, staff writer.
No. 7 Georgia Tech, 10-1, 28 points, last week No. 7: I love this team, I love their style of offense, and I hope more schools around the country take notice and switch to that deadly power option attack. – Starcer.
No. 8 LSU, 8-2, 18 points, last week No. 9: Struggled against Louisiana Tech, but they are still the third best SEC team, which is pretty darn good. – Krumholtz.
No. 9 Ohio State, 9-2, 14 points, not ranked last week: I can’t tell you how happy I am that Iowa got served! Go Buckeyes! – Kayla Cornett, staff writer.
No. 10 Pittsburgh, 9-1, 10 points, last week No. 8: A victory over Notre Dame just isn’t what it used be. – Knabenbauer.
Information compiled by CU Independent Co-Sports Editor Cheng Sio. Contact Cheng Sio at Cheng.firstname.lastname@example.org.