Oct 21, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebackers Jason Cabinda (40) and Manny Bowen (43) celebrate a sack on Michigan Wolverines quarterback John O'Korn (not pictured) at Beaver Stadium.

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Deke's College Football Top 10 - Week 9

The Nittany Lions are rolling

Deke Bellavia
October 23, 2017 - 11:23 am
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 The Tide is rolling, the Lions are making everyone Happy in the Valley, Georgia is rested ready for cocktail time, the Horned Frogs took another leap forward.  And Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson and Notre Dame all know one more loss and out the playoffs they shall go!  Here's this week’s best 10!  

1. Alabama – RTR!  - The Tide blasted another Vols Team.  And now will take a week off before they face perhaps their last minor hurdle before the SEC Title Game in December.  Last week beat Tennessee 45-7/ this week BYE.
2. Penn State – The Lions are legit.  After beating down the Big Blue Wolverines and now with another huge test, the Lions are a win away from being in the serious talks of the most legit challenger to Alabama!  Last week beat Michigan 42-13/ this week @ Ohio State.
3. Georgia – The Bulldogs are rest, vested and tested.  And now can continue having a magical ride by beating their hated rivals in Jacksonville at the world’s largest cocktail party.  Last week BYE/ this week vs Florida.  
4. Wisconsin – Freshman RB Jonathan “J.T.” Taylor is having an incredible season.  Last week the fabulous freshman rushed for 126 yards and a TD in the Badgers big win over the Terps.  You know I’ve been wrong many times before.  But I don’t see any team on the Badgers remaining schedule that can beat them. Last week beat Maryland 38-13/ this week @ Illinois
5. TCU – TCU rolled over Kansas and now the Horned Frogs start a stretch that will determine their Big XII and playoff fate.  Last week beat Kansas/ this week @ Iowa State.
6. Ohio State – Ok this is it Buckeyes.  If J.T. and his talented offense are all that then they will show up against the Lions at home in Columbus.  Lose this one and it’s over!  Last week BYE/ this week vs Penn State.
7. Miami – The Canes have won their last 11 games and they are 15-4 under Coach Mark Richt.  The Canes are looking more and more like they may be around to stay this time for good! QB Malik Rosier could be the next great UM QB.   Last week Syracuse 27-19 / this week @ North Carolina.
8.  Oklahoma – The Sooners nearly blew their second chance at hanging around the playoff conversation but were able to rally behind QB Baker Mayfield’s big day.  Last week beat Kansas State 42-35/ this week vs Texas Tech.    
9.  Clemson – Ok the Tigers know that they can get back to the playoffs for a third straight season but they know they can’t lose another game as well.  Last week BYE/ this week vs Georgia Tech.    
10. Notre Dame - The Irish crushed the Trojans and put them to sleep all in one night.  Hey we all know that among four playoff teams that a one loss ND Team is in for sure.  Oh please believe it.  And you can place Irish RB Josh Adams on the Heisman watch list!  Last week beat USC 49-14 / this week vs NC State.  
 

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