Scout College Football Top 30- Week Eight

OCT. 20 -- UCLA moves up a spot to No. 24 in this week's Scout CFB Top 30...

 #1 Mississippi State Bulldogs
Record: (6-0)Pts.: 621Last Wk.: 1Trend: --
The Bulldogs stay No. 1 after a bye week and take on Kentucky this weekend.
Next Opponent: Kentucky
 #2 Florida State Seminoles
Record: (7-0)Pts.: 603Last Wk.: 2Trend: --
The Noles outlasted Notre Dame in Tallahassee and now face Louisville.
Next Opponent: Louisville
 #3 Mississippi Rebels
Record: (7-0)Pts.: 595Last Wk.: 3Trend: --
The October gauntlet for Ole Miss continues with a visit to Baton Rouge.
Next Opponent: LSU
 #4 Alabama Crimson Tide
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 530Last Wk.: 8Trend: 4
There was no Johnny Manziel for Texas A&M so there was no close game for the Tide against the Aggies.
Next Opponent: Tennessee
 #5 Auburn Tigers
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 527Last Wk.: 6Trend: 1
After a bye week, Auburn returns to action against South Carolina this weekend.
Next Opponent: South Carolina
 #6 Oregon Ducks
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 524Last Wk.: 9Trend: 3
The Ducks made it 11 straight wins over their rivals to the north, Washington.
Next Opponent: California
 #7 Michigan State Spartans
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 517Last Wk.: 7Trend: --
The Spartans look to continue their mastery of Michigan on Saturday.
Next Opponent: Michigan
 #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 484Last Wk.: 5Trend: 3
The Irish are still fuming about the way the Florida State game ended and get a bye week to dwell on it.
Next Opponent: Navy
 #9 Georgia Bulldogs
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 481Last Wk.: 10Trend: 1
Georgia had an impressive win over Arkansas and now takes the weekend off before facing Florida in Jacksonville.
Next Opponent: Florida
 #10 TCU Horned Frogs
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 428Last Wk.: 12Trend: 2
TCU bounced back from the Baylor loss with an impressive rout of Oklahoma State.
Next Opponent: Texas Tech
 #11 Baylor Bears
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 411Last Wk.: 4Trend: 7
After rallying to win at home against TCU, Baylor couldn't keep it up on the road at West Virginia.
Next Opponent: Kansas
 #12 Kansas State Wildcats
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 396Last Wk.: 16Trend: 4
The Wildcats stayed unbeaten in Big 12 play with a big road win at Oklahoma.
Next Opponent: Texas
 #13 Ohio State Buckeyes
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 387Last Wk.: 13Trend: --
The Buckeyes had an easy time with Rutgers but not go on the road to play Penn State.
Next Opponent: Penn State
 #14 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 329Last Wk.: 18Trend: 4
The Sun Devils looked like a completely different team against Stanford and are as hot a team in the Pac-12 as there is.
Next Opponent: Washington
 #15 Arizona Wildcats
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 324Last Wk.: 15Trend: --
The Wildcats had a week off to get over their loss to USC but now have to go to Pullman.
Next Opponent: Washington State
 #16 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 317Last Wk.: 19Trend: 3
The Huskers ended up rolling over Northwestern on the road and will welcome conference newcomer Rutgers to Lincoln.
Next Opponent: Rutgers
 #17 East Carolina Pirates
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 278Last Wk.: 17Trend: --
After an off weekend, East Carolina will host Uconn on Thursday night.
Next Opponent: Connecticut
 #18 Oklahoma Sooners
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 250Last Wk.: 11Trend: 7
The Sooners will kick themselves over their kicking woes against Kansas State.
Next Opponent: Iowa State
 #19 Utah Utes
Record: (5-1)Pts.: 248Last Wk.: 23Trend: 4
The Utes got a tough road win over Oregon State, outlasting them in overtime.
Next Opponent: USC
 #20 USC Trojans
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 223Last Wk.: 22Trend: 2
USC had no problems with Colorado and cruised to another home blowout.
Next Opponent: Utah
 #21 Clemson Tigers
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 198Last Wk.: 24Trend: 3
Despite being without Deshaun Watson, the Tigers pulled out a road win at Boston College.
Next Opponent: Syracuse
 #22 Marshall Thundering Herd
Record: (7-0)Pts.: 188Last Wk.: 26Trend: 4
Rakeem Cato continues to churn out eye-popping stats and the Thundering Herd remain unbeaten.
Next Opponent: Florida Atlantic
 #23 West Virginia Mountaineers
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 160Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
West Virginia dominated the fourth quarter and ended up with a huge home upset over Baylor.
Next Opponent: Oklahoma State
 #24 UCLA Bruins
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 150Last Wk.: 25Trend: 1
UCLA ended their long losing streak in Berkeley and now hit the road again for a game at Colorado.
Next Opponent: Colorado
 #25 LSU Tigers
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 125Last Wk.: 27Trend: 2
A blowout of Kentucky continues to make LSU the most head-scratching team in the SEC. A win over Ole Miss will only further that.
Next Opponent: Ole Miss
 #26 Duke Blue Devils
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 124Last Wk.: 28Trend: 2
Duke earned a hard-fought home win over Virginia and now take the weekend off.
Next Opponent: Pittsburgh
 #27 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 93Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
A fourth-quarter field goal was the difference for the Gophers and keeps them unbeaten in Big Ten play.
Next Opponent: Illinois
 #28 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 54Last Wk.: 14Trend: 14
The Cowboys showed some serious cracks against TCU and now welcome a hot West Virginia team to Stillwater.
Next Opponent: West Virginia
 #29 Wisconsin Badgers
Record: (4-2)Pts.: 48Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
After having Saturday off, Wisconsin will host Big Ten newcomer Maryland.
Next Opponent: Maryland
 #30 Louisville Cardinals
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 38Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
The Cardinals will have Saturday off before hosting Florida State in their biggest ACC test to date.
Next Opponent: Florida State

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Stanford 35, Missouri 30, Colorado State 15, Texas A&M 10, Arkansas 9, Washington 7, Maryland 4, Georgia Southern 1, Kentucky 1

VOTERS
The Scout Top 30 College Football Poll is voted on by 21 publishers, writers and analysts from the Scout network.  Voters include: Ben Love (@BenLoveTSD), Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo), Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Brian Dohn (@BrianDohnScout), Casey Cosgrove (@caseycosgrove), Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD), Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters), Dan Weber (@dweber3440), Dean Legge (@Dawg_Post), Jamie Newberg (@JamieNewberg), Jarret Johnson (@JohnsonJarret), Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason), Jody Demling (@jdemling), John Garcia (@JohnGarcia_Jr), Josh Harvey (@JoshHarveyScout), Mark Rea (@MReaBSB), Mike MacAllister (@McAllisterScout), Pete Fiutak (@PeteFiutak), Ryan Gorcey (@rgbearterritory), Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) and Tim O'Malley (@timomalleyND‎).

VOTES
The votes were tallied with 30 points for No. 1, 29 for No. 2, 28 for No. 3, etc.


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