College Football Power Rankings

The latest CFB power rankings from Oddschecker
Dan Canova
Mon, October 14, 3:02 PM

College Power Rankings

There are seven weeks in the books in the College Football season.

Here are the Oddschecker’s CFB Power Rankings for Week 8.

 

#1 Alabama (6-0)

Previous ranking: 1

This week: Beat Texas A&M 47-28

Next game: vs Tennessee

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +225

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed 21 of 34 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns, and Najee Harris piled up 114 yards on 20 carries in a 47-28 win over Texas A&M. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith had seven catches for 99 yards and one score.

 

#2 LSU (6-0)

Previous ranking: 5

This week: Beat Florida 42-28

Next game: @ Mississippi State

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +1000

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow completed 21 of 24 passes for 293 passing yards and three touchdowns and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 134 yards on 13 carries for two more scores in a convincing 42-28 win over Florida. The win moved the Tigers up to the No. 2 spot in the College Football Power Rankings.

 

#3 Clemson (6-0)

Previous ranking: 2

This week: Beat Florida State 45-14

Next game: @ Louisville

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +175

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 17 of 25 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns for Clemson in a 45-14 win over Florida State. Wide receiver Justyn Ross had 61 yards on five receptions and two scores for the Tigers. The win marked the 21st straight for Clemson.

 

#4 Ohio State (6-0)

Previous ranking: 3

This week: Bye

Next game: @ Northwestern

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +700

Last week, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins had 172 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown in a 34-10 win over Michigan State. Quarterback Justin Fields completed 17 of 25 passes for 206 yards and three total scores in the victory. Coming off a bye week, the Buckeyes will take on Northwestern.

 

#5 Oklahoma (6-0)

Previous ranking: 6

This week: Beat Texas 34-27

Next game: vs West Virginia

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +1600

Jalen Hurts threw for 235 yards and three touchdown passes and also had 17 carries for 131 yards and one more score for the Sooners in a 34-27 win over Texas. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had 10 receptions for 171 yards and three scores for Oklahoma.

 

#6 Wisconsin (6-0)

Previous ranking: 8

This week: Beat Michigan State 38-0

Next game: @ Illinois

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +2500

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor had 26 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns, and the Badgers defense posted their fourth shutout of the season in a 38-0 win over Michigan State. Quarterback Jack Coan had 180 passing yards and one touchdown in the victory.

 

#7 Penn State (6-0)

Previous ranking: 10

This week: Beat Iowa 17-12

Next game: vs Michigan

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +6000

Penn State running back Noah Cain had 22 carries for 102 yards and one touchdown, which came with 5:17 left in the game, in a 17-12 win over Iowa. Quarterback Sean Clifford had 117 yards passing and one score.

 

#8 Notre Dame (5-1)

Previous ranking: 9

This week: Beat USC 30-27

Next game: @ Michigan

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +10000

Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr. piled up a career-high 176 rushing yards on 25 carries, and quarterback Ian Book had 165 passing yards and one touchdown for the Fighting Irish in a 30-27 win over USC.

 

#9 Florida (6-1)

Previous ranking: 7

This week: Lost to LSU 42-28

Next game: @ South Carolina

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +11000

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask completed 23 of 39 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns and running back Lamical Perine had 65 rushing yards for the Gators in a 42-28 loss to LSU. Florida will look to bounce back next week against South Carolina.

 

#10 Georgia (5-1)

Previous ranking: 3

This week: Lost to South Carolina 20-17

Next game: vs Kentucky

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +1200

Georgia signal caller Jake Fromm completed 28 of 51 passes for 295 yards to go along with one touchdown and three interceptions and running back D’Andre Swift piled up 113 yards on 23 carries and one score, but the Bulldogs were upset 20-17 against South Carolina.

 

#11 Auburn (5-1)

Previous ranking: 12

This week: Bye

Next game: @ Arkansas

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +6000

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix had 145 passing yards and one touchdown, but he threw three interceptions in a 24-13 loss to Florida last week. Running back JaTarvious Whitlow had 81 rushing yards on 18 carries. Auburn will shift its attention toward Arkansas next.

 

#12 Oregon (5-1)

Previous ranking: 13

This week: Beat Colorado 45-3

Next game: @ Washington

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +11000

Justin Herbert threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns and running back CJ Verdell had 171 yards on 14 carries for Oregon in a dominating 45-3 win over Colorado. The Ducks picked up their fifth straight victory.

 

#13 Utah (5-1)

Previous ranking: 15

This week: Beat Oregon State 52-7

Next game: vs Arizona State

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +10000

Utah running back Zack Moss had five carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns, which included a 91-yard TD run, and quarterback Tyler Huntley had 247 passing yards and two touchdowns for Utah in a 52-7 win over Oregon State.

 

#14 Boise State (6-0)

Previous ranking: 14

This week: Beat Hawaii 59-37

Next game: @ BYU

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +25000

Boise State quarterback Chase Cord completed 12 of 18 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns, and wide receiver John Hightower had seven receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-37 win over Hawaii.

 

#15 Texas (4-2)

Previous ranking: 11

This week: Lost to Oklahoma 34-27

Next game: vs Kansas

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +15000

Texas running back Roschon Johnson had eight carries for 95 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Sam Ehlinger completed 26 of 38 passes for 210 yards in a 34-27 loss to Oklahoma. Ehlinger got sacked nine times in the game.

 

#16 Michigan (5-1)

Previous ranking: 16

This week: Beat Illinois 42-25

Next game: @ Penn State

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +6000

Michigan running back Hassan Haskins had 12 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Shea Patterson had 194 passing yards and three scores in a 42-25 win over Illinois. Zach Charbonnet added 116 yards on the ground.

 

#17 Arizona State (5-1)

Previous ranking: 18

This week: Beat Washington State 38-34

Next game: @ UCLA

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +20000

Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels completed 26 of 36 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns, running back Eno Benjamin had 137 rushing yards and one score, and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had seven receptions for 196 yards and three scores for Arizona State.

 

#18 Baylor (6-0)

Previous ranking: Not ranked

This week: Beat Texas Tech 33-30

Next game: @ Oklahoma State

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +25000

Baylor running back JaMycal Hasty scored on a five-yard touchdown run in the second overtime period to lift Baylor to a 33-30 win over Texas Tech. Running back John Lovett had 77 rushing yards on 17 carries for the Bears.

 

#19 SMU (6-0)

Previous ranking: Not ranked

This week: Beat Tulsa 43-37

Next game: vs Temple

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +25000

Quarterback Shane Buechele had 280 passing yards and two touchdowns and running back Xavier Jones had 26 carries for 121 yards and two scores for SMU in a 43-37 triple OT win over Tulsa. Wide receiver James Proche had 11 receptions for 153 yards and two scores for SMU.

 

#20 Minnesota (6-0)

Previous ranking: Not ranked

This week: Beat Nebraska 34-7

Next game: @ Rutgers

Odds to win CFB Trophy: +25000

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith had 18 carries for 139 yards and one touchdown to lead the Golden Gophers to a 34-7 win over Nebraska. Minnesota piled up 322 rushing yards in the game.

   

By Dan Canova

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