College Football Power Rankings – Week 14

Published on December 8, 2009 by     

TCU, Boise State and Cincinnati are all champions, and all on the outside looking in

Alabama thoroughly dominated Florida in the SEC championship game, sending the Tide to the BCS National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide offense racked up 490 yards and held the ball nearly 40 minutes in the victory.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 14
RK (LW) TEAM REC PTS COMMENT
1 (2) Alabama (15) 13-0 375 Alabama thoroughly dominated Florida in the SEC championship game, sending the Tide to the BCS National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide offense racked up 490 yards and held the ball nearly 40 minutes in the victory.
2 (3) Texas 13-0 353 The Big 12 title game nearly was a disaster for Colt McCoy and Texas. But the Longhorns were given a second chance — and another second. Hunter Lawrence connected on a 46-yard field goal, putting the Longhorns in the BCS title game.
3 (4) TCU 12-0 352 What nearly was. TCU was sitting at home this weekend, but nearly won big until Texas pulled off a last-second win. TCU will have to settle for the Fiesta Bowl against unbeaten Boise State.
4 (5) Cincinnati 12-0 328 Never underestimate the Cincinnati offense. That was the lesson learned in the de facto Big East title game against Pitt after the Bearcats rallied from 14 down to capture the league crown. The Bearcats face Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
5 (1) Florida 12-1 315 Florida never had a lead and didn’t score in the second half, getting pounded by Alabama in the SEC title game. Tim Tebow accounted for 310 yards of total offense in his last SEC contest.
6 (6) Boise State 13-0 302 Boise State closed out its unbeaten regular season in convincing style, scoring the first 42 points in an easy win over New Mexico State. The high-rolling Broncos offense accounted for 544 total yards, including 256 on the ground.
7 (7) Oregon 10-2 283 It was a Civil War for the ages. And for Oregon, it was a victory that sent the Ducks to the Rose Bowl. Coming full circle for Oregon was LeGarrette Blount, who scored a TD in his return to the field.
8 (8) Ohio State 10-2 271 Ohio State’s regular season was wrapped up last week, but the Buckeyes still had interest in this week: They’d face the winner of the Civil War in the Rose Bowl. OSU hasn’t been to a Rose Bowl since 1997 and is 7-0 all-time against Oregon.
9 (10) Georgia Tech 11-2 242 After falling flat in a rivalry game against Georgia, Georgia Tech bounced back in the ACC championship game against Clemson. The win put the Jackets in the Orange Bowl, the first BCS bid for the school.
10 (9) Iowa 10-2 241 Iowa sat at home this weekend wondering where it would spend its holidays. It was quite a gift when the Hawkeyes found out they’d be in the Orange Bowl. This will be Iowa’s second Orange appearance (2003 marked the first).
11 (11) Virginia Tech 9-3 213 Virginia Tech will be ending its season where it started it off: the Georgia Dome. After losing by 10 to Alabama to begin the year, the Hokies will face another SEC team in Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
12 (12) Penn State 10-2 208 Penn State will be playing in another New Year’s Day bowl game when the Nittany Lions take on LSU in the Capital One Bowl. PSU could do wonders for the reputation of the Big Ten in bowl games against SEC foes with a solid showing.
13 (14) LSU 9-3 186 With its overtime win against Arkansas on Nov. 28, LSU has a chance at another 10-win season if it can beat Penn State in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1. The Tigers have 10 or more victories in three of the past four seasons.
14 (16) Miami (FL) 9-3 175 It’s not the BCS bowl that Miami was dreaming about early in the season, but the Canes will take on No. 25 Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl. Miami has a chance for its first double-digit-win season since 2003.
15 (13) Oregon State 8-4 157 Oregon State had a chance at the Rose Bowl. But for the second year in a row, the Beavers lost the Civil War and their shot at Pasadena. Oregon State was held without a point for the final 17 1/2 minutes of the game.
16 (17) Brigham Young 10-2 142 It’ll be a familiar scene for BYU this bowl season. For the fifth straight year, the Cougars will be playing in the Las Vegas Bowl. BYU has gone 2-2 against Pac-10 opponents in the past four Las Vegas Bowls.
17 (15) Pittsburgh 9-3 134 Pitt had a BCS bid in its grasp. But some late Cincinnati magic pulled the rug out from underneath the Panthers, allowing the Bearcats to win the Big East. Pitt will take on North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
18 (24) West Virginia 9-3 119 The Gator Bowl game itself likely won’t get the headlines, not with ex-West Virginia coach and current Florida St. coach Bobby Bowden retiring after the game. WVU won’t have history on its side: FSU is 5-0-1 in the Gator Bowl, including two wins over WVU.
19 (20) Stanford 8-4 103 Stanford will cap an unexpectedly successful season against unexpectedly mediocre Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl. While the Cardinal have Heisman hopeful Toby Gerhart, they won’t have Andrew Luck.
20 (27) Arizona 8-4 101 It was a fantastic finish to the regular season for Arizona: beating USC for the first time in seven games. And the reward: a berth in the Holiday Bowl. A win over Nebraska and the Cats will have 9 wins for the first time since 1998, when they went 12-1.
21 (22) Nebraska 9-4 92 Nebraska thought it had the game won. But Texas was given another shot and the Huskers’ dominating performance on defense in the Big 12 title game was for naught. The Horns were held to 13 points after averaging 44 in their past six games.
22 (23) Oklahoma State 9-3 62 Call it the Missed Expectations Bowl. Oklahoma State and Mississippi started off the season in the top 10 and now face off in the Cotton Bowl. With a win, the Cowboys can reach double digits in wins for the first time since 1988.
23 (28) Wisconsin 9-3 37 Nice weather, a thrashing victory and a chance to play spoiler. Turned out to be a heckuva weekend for Wisconsin. The Badgers clipped Hawaii’s chance at a bowl game, and saw their bowl hopes lifted to the Champs Sports Bowl.
24 (25) Utah 9-3 30 Utah will take its eight-game bowl win streak to the Poinsettia Bowl, where it will take on Cal. The Utes played in the Poinsettia in 2007, beating Navy 35-32.
25 (32) Central Michigan 11-2 13 A welcome to the top 25 for the MAC champion Central Michigan Chippewas. Dan LeFevour was the star against Ohio, passing for 255 yards and two touchdowns. CMU will take on Troy in the GMAC Bowl.
Others receiving votes: USC (12), Northwestern (10), Clemson (7), North Carolina (4), Texas Tech (4), Mississippi (2), East Carolina (1), Tennessee (1)

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