Week Ten Power Rankings (NCAA Football)

1. Alabama Crimson Tide– The bye week is over and now, it’s time to get back to business. They’re sitting comfortably atop the rankings and they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Today, it’s their annual showdown with the LSU Tigers, a rivalry that has been extremely one sided as of late favoring the Crimson Tide. They’ve won six straight games to be exact in these match ups.

2. Georgia Bulldogs– The way they beat down the Florida Gators was so dominating and they did it with four completed passes only. This game also costed Jim McElwain his job as the head coach of Florida. The SEC East is theirs to lose at the moment and they can solidify that within these next two weeks. But Kirby Smart has much bigger dreams and aspirations than just a division title.

3. Ohio State Buckeyes– Last Saturday, they had to battle back for the W. They were 18 points down and found a way to come back and get the win over the Penn State Nittany Lions. Talk about a gutsy performance, J.T. Barrett put the team on his back and completed his final 13 passes to lead the team to victory. The scenario is extremely simple, win out, win the Big Ten Championship (if they make it that far) and they’re a playoff team. Got it? Their game in Iowa has the makings of a trap game. Don’t take them lightly. Penn State did that and it almost hurt them.

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish– I never expected them to crack my power rankings list, but here they are and on a roll right now after two straight victories against ranked opponents. Their ground and pound philosophy must be doing something right for them because if the season ended today and the playoffs started, they’d be in. They just dominated the Wolf Pack last week. Wimbush threw a pair of touchdown passes, Josh Adams did what Josh Adams does and the Irish scored the final 21 points of the game. It’s onto Wake Forest today before their big battle with Miami next week.

5. Oklahoma Sooners– They haven’t been featured on here in a while, but here they are once again. Baker Mayfield continues to have a great year and he has the Sooners in the thick of the Big-12 race. Their offense handled its business last week against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but their defense continues to be an eye opener as they face up 200 yards of total offense before the first half ended. This is by far the biggest game of the year for them today. Stillwater, the Oklahoma State Cowboys and bedlam.