The story is unfolding, and the leaders are coming forth for the 2010-11 College Football Season. Michigan State and Missouri can be dismissed from the race due to recent losses. Those losing events practically eliminate the Big 12 and Big 10 conferences from a chance to earn a spot in the BCS title game. We’re looking at the remaining five undefeated teams to run that race with perhaps the one loss Alabama back in the running. While Auburn creamed Mississippi, Oregon’s road win over USC jumped the Ducks to numero uno in the BCS polls.
The stats will be watered down even more this week when we see TCU on the road at Utah for a Mountain West match-up of unbeaten gridiron action. Utah had a difficult time with Air Force last week, while TCU looked very good against UNLV. This could bring out the best in both teams, but look for TCU to take the win. The question is, however, how much of a boost will either team receive in the BCS rankings with a win? If we see TCU win over Utah, they should hold firmly on to the No. 3 position until Auburn or Oregon suffers a loss. If Utah wins with an upset, which would certainly boost them up the ranks, but they have nowhere to go. Utah is currently at the 5th ranked slot with an average that is far behind Boise State. Throw into the mix a win by Bama over LSU, and the BCS computer is going to have a field day, which just might boost the SEC team up higher than the MW Utah team. Look for Boise State to struggle this week with a tough visiting Hawaii team (7-2) for a major WAC battle.
If you’re anticipating this season’s race for the Heisman Trophy, here are a few of the major contenders. LaMichael James is also looking good, and has been cranking out some major yardage with a total of 1,210 and 14 touchdowns. Newton continues to impress with 239 yards, 3 touchdowns (2 passing, one receiving – the stuff that Heisman voters drool over) during his last game against USC. Las Vegas can’t offer odds on this voted event, but odds makers are making Cameron Newton a serious -500 favorite with low limits for fear of being slammed on too cheap a price. Looking at the stats, Newton has all the cards and the trophy is his to lose at this point.
Week 10 Heisman Trophy Top 5 Contenders
Cameron Newton – Auburn
LaMichael James – Oregon
Kellen Moore – Boise State
Andrew Luck – Stanford
Robert Griffin III – Baylor
Other possible contenders to watch:
Denard Robinson – Michigan
Taylor Martinez – Nebraska
Ricky Stanzi – Iowa
Terrell Prior – Ohio State