Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 10.
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 10th weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing conference matchups. Alabama and Georgia remained unbeaten with victories at home in SEC play, with Notre Dame maintaining its No. 3 ranking after a win against Wake Forest. Oklahoma held off Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Rivalry, Clemson moved a step closer to the Atlantic Division title by beating NC State, and Miami picked up a key conference victory against Virginia Tech. Ohio State, Penn State and Iowa State take a fall in this week's rankings after losses on Saturday. Michigan State and Auburn make a jump in the post-Week 10 top 25, while Iowa and West Virginia are the new teams joining the rankings.
College Football Top 25 Rankings
1. Alabama (9-0)
Week 10 Result: Defeated LSU
Crimson Tide handle LSU once again. But injuries on defense are a concern with Mississippi State up next.
2. Georgia (9-0)
Week 10 Result: Defeated South Carolina
The Bulldogs clinched the SEC East on Saturday, but coach Kirby Smart’s team has its eyes on a bigger prize – a CFB Playoff trip.
3. Notre Dame (8-1)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Wake Forest
Quarterback Brandon Wimbush seems poised to finish November in a big way.
4. Clemson (8-1)
Week 10 Result: Defeated NC State
Dabo Swinney’s team will clinch the Atlantic Division with a victory against Florida State on Saturday.
5. Oklahoma (8-1)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Oklahoma State
Defense remains an issue, but quarterback Baker Mayfield could carry Oklahoma into the CFB Playoff.
6. Miami (8-0)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Virginia Tech
The Hurricanes delivered a convincing win over Virginia Tech on Saturday. However, the path to a playoff spot won’t get any easier with a visit from Notre Dame up next.
7. Wisconsin (9-0)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Indiana
The Badgers are the Big Ten’s best hope of a playoff team in 2017.
8. TCU (8-1)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Texas
Gary Patterson’s defense leads the Big 12 with 28 sacks generated.
9. Washington (8-1)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Oregon
Huskies are the only one-loss team in the Pac-12, which means Chris Petersen’s team is still in the mix to get to the CFB Playoff.
10. Michigan State (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Penn State
From 3-9 last season to division champ in 2017? It’s possible for coach Mark Dantonio’s team - provided it can navigate a road trip to Ohio State this Saturday.
11. Ohio State (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Lost to Iowa
A complete meltdown by the Buckeyes in road loss to Iowa.
12. Auburn (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Texas A&M
The Tigers have scored at least 42 points in five out of six SEC games this season.
13. Penn State (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Lost to Michigan State
Running back Saquan Barkley has been held under 100 rushing yards in four out of Penn State’s last five games.
14. Oklahoma State (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Lost to Oklahoma
Oklahoma State’s defense simply had no answer for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in Saturday’s Bedlam defeat.
15. USC (8-2)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Arizona
USC’s offense eclipsed 300 passing and 300 rushing yards for the second time in a game this year. That offensive performance was enough to hold off Arizona and dynamic quarterback Khalil Tate.
16. UCF (8-0)
Week 10 Result: Defeated SMU
SMU gave UCF a battle, but the Knights held on for a victory in Dallas. UConn is up next, and Temple has played better recently, but coach Scott Frost's team is likely to be 11-0 headed into the showdown against USF on Nov. 24.
17. LSU (6-3)
Week 10 Result: Lost to Alabama
With Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M to close out the season, LSU should finish its regular season at 9-3.
18. Iowa (6-3)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Ohio State
Iowa’s 55-24 victory over Ohio State might be the most surprising score and outcome of the 2017 college football season.
19. Iowa State (6-3)
Week 10 Result: Lost to West Virginia
Cyclones’ second-half rally in Morgantown fell short, but coach Matt Campbell’s team is still alive for the Big 12 title game.
20. Virginia Tech (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Lost to Miami
The Hokies need more out of their ground game and big plays on offense going forward.
21. Mississippi State (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Defeated UMass
Bulldogs will have to play a lot better than they did against UMass to have a shot against Alabama on Saturday.
22. Michigan (7-2)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Minnesota
Wolverines pounded Minnesota for 371 rushing yards on Saturday night.
23. Memphis (8-1)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Tulsa
The Tigers are off in Week 11 but a win over SMU on Nov. 18 would clinch the AAC West Division.
24. NC State (6-3)
Week 10 Result: Lost to Clemson
The Wolfpack have lost only six turnovers this season but four of those came in the team’s two losses (South Carolina and Clemson).
25. West Virginia (6-3)
Week 10 Result: Defeated Iowa State
West Virginia’s 524 total yards against Iowa State were the most allowed by the Cyclones in a game in 2017.