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Deke's College Football Top 10 - Week 10

The Buckeyes are coming off a huge comeback win

Deke Bellavia
October 30, 2017 - 6:23 pm

 The Tide had the week off, the Dogs are barking louder and louder, the Buckeyes will not go quietly into the night, the Badgers are still perfect and the Big XII is controlled by some Cyclones?   Here's this week’s best 10!  

1. Alabama – RTR!  - Alabama is now rested and needs to just stay among the top to land in the playoffs.  Alabama is so solid they can lose and still not drop below 4.  Please believe it!   Last week BYE/ this week vs LSU.
2. Georgia – Right now it looks like the Bulldogs can lose a game and still be in great shape for the SEC Title and four team playoffs.  With that said this team is playing lights out in all phases of the game.  But no one will really believe that the Dogs are legit until they show us what they have against the Tide.    Last week beat Florida 42-7 / this week vs South Carolina.  
3.  Ohio State - 13-for-13 and led his team to 19 fourth quarter points.  Yes J.T. Barrett is carving his way to arguably becoming the best playmaker in Buckeyes history.  Last week beat Penn State 39-38/ this week @ Iowa.
4. Wisconsin – For the first time this season the UW Offense began a game with three straight three and outs.  Hey everybody has a bad game at least once in a season right?  Last week beat Illinois 24-10/ this week @ Indiana.
5.  Penn State – I love me some James Franklin but after last season’s Rose Bowl and this most recent 4th quarter collapse I wonder if that is a trend or the way things will be?  This team is legit and still well in the hunt.  But they must win out to be in consideration for the playoffs.  Last week lost to Ohio State 38-39/ this week @ Michigan State.
6. Oklahoma – The Sooners did a nice job of taking care of what I think is a pretty good Texas Tech Team.  But now are in the backseat behind Iowa State.  Oh yes I said it!  Last week beat Texas Tech 49-27/ this week @ Oklahoma State.    
7.  Clemson – The Tigers Defense did a solid job of defending a difficult Yellow Jackets option attack.  And now face a must win to remain in the playoff hunt road game at N.C. State.  Last week Georgia Tech 24-10/ this week @ N.C. State.    
8. Notre Dame – Josh Adams is climbing the Heisman Watch list rapidly.  Now the Irish can lock up a playoff spot if they run the table.  And yes their schedule is as legit as anyone’s.  Last week beat N.C. State 35-14 / this week vs Wake Forest.   
9.  Miami – Miami has now without question has assumed the role of most overrated team in the top 10.  If Miami losses a game you will see the Canes take a big fall in the rankings.  Last week North Carolina 24-19 / this week vs Virginia Tech.
10.  Iowa State – Call me a fool.  But have you seen this team play?  Can anyone tell me the only team in America that has beaten two Top 5 Teams this season?  If you did not say Iowa State then you are wrong!  If this team runs the table it would be a crime to keep them out of the playoffs.  I don’t know you the other three would be but this should be one!  Last week beat TCU 14-7 / this week @ West Virginia.

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