The 2013 NCAA football rankings for Week 8 are out and the Top 25 standings have been shaken up a bit. According to an updated ESPN poll on Oct. 13, Alabama still reigns supreme as the No. 1 team in the nation, receiving 55 of the 60 first place votes from sportswriters across the US. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks once again received the other 5 first place votes.
It looks like 'Bama and the Ducks are headed on a collision course towards the 2014 BCS title game, however, a few teams are starting to make some real noise in the rankings.
First off, how about the Missouri Tigers?
Two weeks ago the Tigers weren't even ranked, but after jumping in last week at No. 25, Mizzou shocked the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday and jumped from No. 25 up to No. 14. They would surely have to run the table to have an outside shot at a BCS title, but hey, you never know!
Falling big in the rankings this week are the Georgia Bulldogs and Stanford Cardinals.
Georgia fell from No. 7 to No. 15 while Stanford dropped from the fifth ranked team in the nation to No. 13. Worst of all, the chances of a National Championship went down the drain too.
Also eliminating themselves from a BCS bid were the hometown Wolverines.
Michigan's lack of offense and settling for field goals lead to their demise as they fell to Penn State 43-40. The Wolverines have fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time this season. Northwestern has also dropped from the rankings.
Here are the Top 25 for Week 8
1 Alabama (55)
2 Oregon (5)
4 Ohio State
5 Florida State
7 Texas A&M
10 Miami (FL)
11 South Carolina
16 Texas Tech
17 Fresno State
19 Virginia Tech
21 Oklahoma State
23 Northern Illinois