It was a rather quiet week in college football, at least among teams in the Top 25 polls and the BCS standings. The top three teams, No. 1 Oregon, No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 TCU, were all on bye weeks, which limited the chances of any major shakeup at the top of the standings. However, No. 4 Boise State did defeat Fresno State, 51-0, on Friday and will likely close the gap even more with TCU.
There were several close games, however. No. 5 LSU narrowly defeated Ole Miss, 43-36, by scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter. No. 7 Wisconsin survived a later scare from Michigan, who scored 21 points in the third quarter, but put 17 up on the board in the fourth quarter. No. 9 Ohio State was down 17-10 to Iowa in the fourth quarter, but Terrelle Pryor led the Buckeyes to 10 points and the 20-17 victory. No. 12 Michigan State needed 22 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Purdue, 35-31.
UPDATE: No. 8 Nebraska lost, 9-6, to Texas A&M, so there will be some change inside the top 10 of the latest rankings.
In local action, the Air Force Falcons beat the UNLV Rebels on Thursday night and should gain a few more votes in the Top 25 polls. However, it is unlikely they will crack the back end of the polls. The Falcons appear headed to the Independence Bowl after finishing their regular season schedule.
The Colorado Buffaloes defeated the Kansas State Wildcats, 44-36, in their last home game as a Big 12 team. The Buffs are now 5-6 and have a chance to become bowl eligible--if they can defeat Nebraska in Lincoln, NE on Friday, Nov. 26.