Scout College Football Top 30- Week Fourteen

Dec. 2 -- The top 30 teams in college football after Week Fourteen...

 #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
Record: (11-1)Pts.: 613Last Wk.: 1Trend: --
Amari Cooper was the best player on the field in the Iron Bowl and did everything he could to win it for the Tide.
Next Opponent: Missouri
 #2 Florida State Seminoles
Record: (12-0)Pts.: 608Last Wk.: 2Trend: --
The Noles, again, escaped against a team that they should have rolled, but hey, they're still unbeaten.
Next Opponent: Georgia Tech
 #3 Oregon Ducks
Record: (11-1)Pts.: 603Last Wk.: 3Trend: --
Oregon got a Heisman worthy performance by their Heisman frontrunner Marcus Mariota to cruise in the Civil War.
Next Opponent: Arizona
 #4 TCU Horned Frogs
Record: (10-1)Pts.: 557 Last Wk.: 5 Trend: 1
The Horned Frogs beat a hot Texas team that many people thought could surprise TCU, but the only surprise was how easy TCU made it look.
Next Opponent: Iowa State
 #5 Baylor Bears
Record: (10-1)Pts.: 543Last Wk.: 5Trend: --
Baylor has a better opponent in their last game, Kansas State, than TCU does, so a win could be huge for them in their quest for a playoff spot.
Next Opponent: Kansas State
 #6 Ohio State Buckeyes
Record: (11-1)Pts.: 532Last Wk.: 7Trend: 1
The Buckeyes have dealt with losing their quarterback already once and now have to do it again, but the stakes are just as large.
Next Opponent: Wisconsin
 #7 Michigan State Spartans
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 492Last Wk.: 9Trend: 2
Sparty won't get back to the Rose Bowl but a New Year's Six bowl is all but certain for the second year in a row.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #8 Arizona Wildcats
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 465Last Wk.: 12Trend: 4
The Wildcats won the Pac-12 South and clinched a spot in the conference title game against an Oregon team they've beaten each of the last two seasons.
Next Opponent: Oregon
 #9 Kansas State Wildcats
Record: (9-2)Pts.: 444Last Wk.: 11Trend: 2
Kansas State has a chance to win at least a share of the Big 12 title and a chance to make the committee's life easier, but they have to get past Baylor.
Next Opponent: Baylor
 #10 Mississippi State Bulldogs
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 429Last Wk.: 4Trend: 6
The Bulldogs chance at winning the SEC West and making the playoffs was erased in the Egg Bowl.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #11 Wisconsin Badgers
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 425Last Wk.: 13Trend: 2
The Badgers are looking to win their fourth Big Ten title in the past five years and now face a banged up Ohio State with a shot at doing so.
Next Opponent: Ohio State
 #12 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 410Last Wk.: 16Trend: 4
The Jackets have momentum of a win over in-state rival Georgia to carry them in to the ACC Championship Game.
Next Opponent: Florida State
 #13 Missouri Tigers
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 372Last Wk.: 17Trend: 4
The Tigers got a terrific defensive effort to beat Arkansas and send them back to Atlanta for the second year in a row.
Next Opponent: Alabama
 #14 Mississippi Rebels
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 333Last Wk.: 20Trend: 6
Ole Miss didn't have the season go the way they had hoped, but ruining Mississippi State's chances at a big postseason will help ease the pain.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #15 Georgia Bulldogs
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 318Last Wk.: 8Trend: 7
Maybe it was knowing their chances at winning the SEC East were gone but the Bulldogs had a bad weekend.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #16 UCLA Bruins
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 279Last Wk.: 10Trend: 6
UCLA squandered all the goodwill they had earned with an awful performance against Stanford that cost them the Pac-12 South.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #17 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 277Last Wk.: 14Trend: 3
It wasn't just losing the Territorial Cup to Arizona that made their loss hurt, its also seeing the Wildcats win the division.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #18 Oklahoma Sooners
Record: (8-3)Pts.: 267Last Wk.: 19Trend: 1
The Sooners have had a disappointing campaign but a win over Oklahoma State would be a nice way to end the regular season.
Next Opponent: Oklahoma State
 #19 Auburn Tigers
Record: (8-4)Pts.: 264Last Wk.: 15Trend: 4
Auburn had the offense to score on Alabama. Unfortunately, they had the defense that let Alabama score a lot more.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #20 Clemson Tigers
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 232Last Wk.: 24Trend: 4
Clemson finally got over the South Carolina struggles and rolled to a win over the Gamecocks.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #21 Louisville Cardinals
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 220Last Wk.: 22Trend: 1
The Cardinals had a chippy game with Kentucky but continued their gridiron mastery of the Wildcats.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #22 Boise State Broncos
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 178Last Wk.: 26Trend: 4
Look who it is knocking on the door of a bigtime bowl again. The Broncos have a chance to win their first outright Mountain West title if they can get past Fresno State.
Next Opponent: Fresno State
 #23 LSU Tigers
Record: (8-4)Pts.: 177Last Wk.: 25Trend: 2
LSU's Thanksgiving night win over Texas A&M continued their dominance over their newest rival.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #24 Utah Utes
Record: (8-4)Pts.: 128Last Wk.: 27Trend: 3
The Utes rallied past Colorado and ended the regular season with eight wins, the most they've racked up since joining the Pac-12.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #25 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 122Last Wk.: 28Trend: 3
The Huskers may have won the game against Iowa but Bo Pelini lost his job and the Huskers are on the search for a new coach.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #26 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Record: (8-4)Pts.: 105Last Wk.: 23Trend: 3
Minnesota pushed Wisconsin for a while, but ultimately ran out of steam and lost their chance at playing for the Big Ten title.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #27 USC Trojans
Record: (8-4)Pts.: 99Last Wk.: 30Trend: 3
How do you rebound from a blowout loss to UCLA? With a blowout win of Notre Dame. The Trojans crushed the Irish and it was never close.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #28 Marshall Thundering Herd
Record: (11-1)Pts.: 65Last Wk.: 18Trend: 10
Marshall's perfect season and shot at a New Year's Six bowl was gone after a gutsy call by Western Kentucky.
Next Opponent: Louisiana Tech
 #29 Duke Blue Devils
Record: (9-3)Pts.: 54Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
Duke will lament their loss to Virginia Tech, which keeps them out of the ACC title game.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
 #30 Colorado State Rams
Record: (10-2)Pts.: 37Last Wk.: 21Trend: 9
The Rams needed a win over Air Force and a Boise State loss to play for a conference title and possibly sneak in to the New Year's Six. They got neither.
Next Opponent: Bowl TBD
Arkansas 33, Stanford 22, Memphis 20, Northern Illinois 20, BYU 6, Cincinnati 4, Georgia Southern 4, UCF 3, Texas A&M 2, West Virginia 2, Texas 1

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 McAllister (@McAllisterScout), Pete Fiutak (@PeteFiutak), Ryan Gorcey (@rgbearterritory), Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) and Tim O'Malley (@timomalleyND‎).

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

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