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Geek's college football top 25-October 17

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We're at the halfway point of the season and the unbeatens are dropping off like flies.  The SEC East gets less cloudy after this weekend's Florida-South Carolina game, LSU-Texas A&M meet in an elimination game and rivalries like Alabama-Tennessee, Florida State-Miami and Minnesota-Wisconsin will begin to fill the landscape for the rest of the year.

1. Alabama 6-0 (1) Not even lightning could stop the Tide from rolling to another win

2. Oregon 6-0 (2) Difficult 2nd half of season starts with red hot Arizona State

3. Kansas State 6-0 (4) Wildcats in driver's seat for Big XII title now

4. Florida 6-0 (5) SEC East will be decided in the next two weeks

5. Notre Dame 6-0 (6) Controversial finish overshadows another impressive defensive performance

6. Ohio State 7-0 (7) Struggled to finish off weak Indiana team

7. LSU 6-1 (9) Scored big win vs South Carolina to keep title hopes alive

8. Oklahoma 4-1 (11) Blowout win vs Texas puts OU back in title hunt

9. Clemson 5-1 (10) Face struggling Virginia Tech this week

10. South Carolina 6-1 (3) Gamecocks play must win game this weekend at Florida

11. Florida State 6-1 (12) Punished BC after first loss of season

12. West Virginia 5-1 (8) Can get back into BCS race with a win vs Kansas State

13. Georgia 5-1 (13) Had week off to recover from lone loss

14. Louisville 6-0 (14) Can Louisville eventually get into BCS title discussion?

15. Mississippi State 6-0 (16) Face trap game this week with Alabama on deck

16. USC 5-1 (18) Quietly getting back into BCS picture

17. Oregon State 5-0 (19) Passed first test without starting QB

18. TCU 5-1 (20) Horned Frogs get fired up Texas Tech at home

19. Ohio 7-0 (21) Once again hung on for a conference win

20. Rutgers 6-0 (22) Who knew a Rutgers-Temple game could be so meaningful?

21. Cincinnati 5-0 (23) A win over Toledo sets up big showdown at Louisville

22. Texas Tech 5-1 (NR) Can Red Raiders keep it going after huge West Virginia upset?

23. Texas A&M 5-1 (NR) Win over La Tech was one of the most entertaining games of the year

24. Arizona State 5-1 (NR) Winners of three straight, get Oregon at home Thursday night

25. Texas 4-2 (15) Can Longhorns recover after devastating loss to Oklahoma?

Dropped out: Stanford, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech

Previous week's rank in parentheses

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