Florida State Seminoles reclaim No. 1 spot in college football Power Rankings after Week 10 - Sports Illustrated

Florida State reclaims No. 1 spot in Power Rankings after Week 10

It's hard to stay on top for a full season, and even though Mississippi State has yet to lose, the Bulldogs' shaky play against Arkansas cost them their No. 1 spot in our college Football Power Rankings. Who's the new No. 1?
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With the College Football Playoff selection committee releasing its first official rankings last Tuesday, we've entered some sort of insane version of the NCAA tournament in a lot of ways. Teams are jockeying for position, and in this six-week stretch, contenders are going to be knocked off while others rise above.

There’s no “One Shining Moment,” but with how often we're hearing Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae," that Fall Out Boy song and that Matt and Kim song from the Buick commercial, there’s still an official soundtrack. It’s why you’re humming those to yourself in the middle of the week. You can’t escape college football. It’s like some sort of Star Wars Force held together by pigskin and fight songs.

College football is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us. It penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. Or something like that.

Here are the Power Rankings for Week 11:

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1. Florida State Seminoles

PREVIOUS: 2

RECORD: 8-0

Next game: Saturday vs. Virginia

2. Mississippi State Bulldogs

PREVIOUS: 1

RECORD: 8-0

Next game: Saturday vs. Tennessee-Martin

3. Auburn Tigers

PREVIOUS: 4

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Ole Miss, 35-31 Next game: Saturday vs. Texas A&M

4. Oregon Ducks

PREVIOUS: 3

RECORD: 8-1

Last game: Beat Stanford, 45-16 Next game: Saturday at Utah

5. Michigan State Spartans

PREVIOUS: 5

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Michigan, 35-11 Next game: Saturday vs. Ohio State

6. Alabama Crimson Tide

PREVIOUS: 7

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Tennessee, 34-20 Next game: Saturday at LSU

7. TCU Horned Frogs

PREVIOUS: 11

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat West Virginia, 31-30 Next game: Saturday vs. Kansas State

8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

PREVIOUS: 8

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Navy, 49-39 Next game: Saturday at Arizona State

9. Baylor Bears

PREVIOUS: 10

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Kansas, 60-14 Next game: Saturday at Oklahoma

10. Kansas State Wildcats

PREVIOUS: 12

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Oklahoma State, 48-14 Next game: Saturday at TCU

11. Arizona State Sun Devils

PREVIOUS: 13

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Utah, 19-16 (OT) Next game: Saturday vs. Notre Dame

12. Ohio State Buckeyes

PREVIOUS: 14

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Illinois, 55-14 Next game: Saturday at Michigan State

13. Ole Miss Rebels

PREVIOUS: 6

RECORD: 7-2

Last game: Lost to Auburn, 35-31 Next game: Saturday vs. Presbyterian

14. Nebraska Cornhuskers

PREVIOUS: 15

RECORD: 8-1

Last game: Beat Purdue, 35-14 Next game: Nov. 15 at Wisconsin

15. Oklahoma Sooners

PREVIOUS: 16

RECORD: 6-2

Last game: Beat Iowa State, 59-14 Next game: Saturday vs. Baylor

16. LSU Tigers

PREVIOUS: 17

RECORD: 7-2

Last game: Beat Ole Miss, 10-7 Next game: Saturday vs. Alabama

17. Georgia Bulldogs

PREVIOUS: 9

RECORD: 6-2

Last game: Lost to Florida, 38-20 Next game: Saturday at Kentucky

18. Clemson Tigers

PREVIOUS: 22

RECORD: 6-2

Last game: Beat Syracuse, 16-6 Next game: Thursday at Wake Forest

19. Duke Blue Devils

PREVIOUS: 24

RECORD: 7-1

Last game: Beat Pitt, 51-48 (2OT) Next game: Saturday at Syracuse

20. UCLA Bruins

RECORD: 7-2

Last game: Beat Arizona, 17-7 Next game: Saturday at Washington

21. Arizona Wildcats

PREVIOUS: 17

RECORD: 6-2

Last game: Lost to UCLA, 17-7 Next game: Saturday vs. Colorado

22. Utah Utes

PREVIOUS: 19

RECORD: 6-2

Last game: Lost to Arizona State, 19-16 (OT) Next game: Saturday vs. Oregon

23. Marshall Thundering Herd

PREVIOUS: 23

RECORD: 8-0

Last game: Beat Florida Atlantic, 35-16 Next game: Saturday at Southern Miss

24. Colorado State Rams

PREVIOUS: 25

RECORD: 8-1

Last game: Beat San Jose State, 38-31 Next game: Saturday vs. Hawaii

25. Wisconsin Badgers

RECORD: 6-2

Last game: Beat Rutgers, 37-0 Next game: Saturday at Purdue

Next five: Missouri, USC, West Virginia, Boise State, Those little hand warmer things

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