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Michigan Dominates Northwestern With 3rd Straight Shutout

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College Football Mondays - Week 6

Michigan Dominates Northwestern With 3rd Straight Shutout

Photo: DE Emmanuel Ogbah - Oklahoma St

Team of the Week: Michigan

Players of Week
Offense: QB Trevone Boykin – TCU
Defense: DE Emmanuel Ogbah - Oklahoma St.

Michigan made their strongest statement of the season with their third straight shutout vs undefeated Northwestern. To say new HC Jim Harbaugh has made a big difference in Ann Arbor would be an understatement. The Wolverines reeled off their 5th straight victory since their opening day loss to Utah. They took the lead from the opening kickoff when Jehu Chesson returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a TD as the Wolverines never looked back. HC Harbaugh has set the pace and created a new culture quickly and starting to build momentum for key games with Michigan St, and Ohio St. on the schedule with every team in their Big Ten East division upcoming.

Their nationally ranked defense will get fully tested this week vs Michigan St. where QB Connor Cook leads a talented offense that has yet to right stride through the first half of the season. The Wolverines are showing the Harbaugh toughness and the ability to play sound football. They will challenge both Michigan St and Ohio St. for Big Ten leadership. We will have more on the upcoming Michigan vs Michigan St. game later this week.

Bulldog tailback Nick Chubb tailback sustained a knee injury on his first rushing attempt vs Tennessee and was finished for the day. He is expected to miss at least the next month and possibly the season that could certainly be in jeopardy. Over his short Georgia career, he produced 13 straight 100 yard rushing performances entering the Tennessee contest that surpassed a record held by legendary runner Herschel Walker.

LSU’s Leonard Fournette produced 158 yards on 20 carries that buried South Carolina 44-24. Fournette had produced three straight 200 yard rushing games that were both a new team and SEC record. At midseason with LSU a top five club currently, he is the leading Heisman Trophy candidate with over 100 yards rushing already in just five games. With several huge SEC games on the schedule like Florida, Alabama and Ole Miss, he will be center stage to impress voters on national TV.

Ohio St. tailback Ezekiel Elliott may be Fournette’s main competition for the Heisman Trophy with several impressive first half performances. Last week, he rushed for 106 yards on 21 carries and 2 TDs. For the season, he has totaled 835 yards on 121 carries for over a 7 yard average and 10 TDs. He has also showed big play ability to break 60 and 70 yard plays from scrimmage.

Two troubled programs, Tennessee and Texas both won huge conference games that can reverse their fortunes this season. The Vols’ beat Georgia 38-31 when they came back from a 21 point deficit. QB Joshu Dodd threw for 321 yards and ran for 118 yards that accounted for 5 TDs. They travel the next two weeks to Alabama vs the Crimson Tide and to arch rival Kentucky that could define their season. They had lost three straight 13 point leads in recent weeks that had the program thinking of major changes throughout.

The Texas Longhorns (2-4) came up big in the Red River Rivalry game vs Oklahoma. They beat the Sooners 24-17 that pushed Oklahoma out of the top ten. Their offense literally pushed the Sooners all over the field with 313 yards rushing that controlled the clock and field position. The Longhorns defense harassed Sooner QB Baker Mayfield with 6 sacks, in their best performance of the season. It was an impressive and surprising victory after getting waxed by #3 TCU last week 50-7 in a horrible overall effort. Texas gets a bye this week and faces a diet of six Big 12 opponents the next two months where they could salvage the season with a possible .500 season. HC Charlie Strong is only in his second season, but inherited a falling program that struggles to play with consistency and the firepower that is essential to winning in the wild high scoring Big 12 Conference.

Game of the Week - Michigan St. (6-0) at Michigan (5-1)

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes ‘College Football Mondays’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio St Holds #1 Spot With Utah, TCU & Baylor Rising In Top Five

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Ohio St Holds #1 Spot With Utah, TCU & Baylor Rising In Top Five

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll - Week #7 Rankings

Photo - QB Trevone Boykin - TCU

Team of Week - Michigan

Players of Week
Offense - QB Trevone Boykin - TCU
Defense - DE Emmanuel Ogbah - Oklahoma St

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #7 Rankings

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Ohio St. - 6-0
2. Utah - 5-0
3. TCU - 6-0
4. Baylor - 5-0
5. LSU - 5-0
6. Michigan St. - 6-0
7. Clemson - 6-0
8. Alabama - 5-1
9. Texas A&M - 6-0
10. Florida St - 5-0
11. Florida - 6-0
12. Mississippi - 5-1
13. Notre Dame - 5-1
14. Michigan - 5-1
15. UCLA - 4-1
16. Stanford - 4-1
17. Oklahoma St. - 6-0
18. Iowa - 6-0
19. California - 5-1
20. Oklahoma - 4-1
21. Boise St. - 5-1
22. Northwestern - 5-1
23. Toledo - 5-0
24. Houston - 5-0
25. Duke - 5-1

AP Top 25

Rank/Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State(27) 6-0 1411
2 Baylor(13) 5-0 1390
3 TCU(3) 6-0 1354
4 Utah(16) 5-0 1350
5 Clemson(1) 5-0 1260
6 LSU 5-0 1231
7 Michigan State 6-0 1139
8 Florida 6-0 1075
9 Texas A&M(1) 5-0 1046
10 Alabama 5-1 1034
11 Florida State 5-0 937
12 Michigan 5-1 894
13 Ole Miss 5-1 803
14 Notre Dame 5-1 766
15 Stanford 4-1 662
16 Oklahoma State 6-0 614
17 Iowa 6-0 520
18 UCLA 4-1 487
19 Oklahoma 4-1 342
20 Northwestern 5-1 317
21 Boise State 5-1 260
22 Toledo 5-0 237
23 California 5-1 204
24 Houston 5-0 121
25 Duke 5-1 114

Dropped from rankings: USC 17, Georgia 19

Others receiving votes: Temple 96, Memphis 59, Arizona State 27, Mississippi State 19, Georgia 16, Texas Tech 10, BYU 8, Western Kentucky 5, USC 5, Kentucky 4, Penn State 4, Navy 3, North Carolina 1

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State (47) 6-0 1547
2 Baylor (8) 5-0 1463
3 TCU (5) 6-0 1441
4 Michigan State (1) 6-0 1358
5 LSU (1) 5-0 1288
6 Clemson 5-0 1245
7 Utah (1) 5-0 1239
8 Florida State 5-0 1080
9 Alabama 5-1 1052
10 Texas A&M 5-0 1028
11 Florida 6-0 1001
12 Ole Miss 5-1 837
13 Notre Dame 5-1 786
14 Michigan 5-1 760
15 Oklahoma State 6-0 689
16 Stanford 4-1 677
17 Iowa 6-0 525
18 UCLA 4-1 466
19 Oklahoma 4-1 432
20 Boise State 5-1 321
21 Northwestern 5-1 242
22 Memphis 5-0 185
23 California 5-1 174
24 Duke 5-1 154
25 Toledo 5-0 149

Dropped from rankings: Georgia 16, USC 17

Others receiving votes: Houston 75, Temple 71, Georgia 61, Arizona State 33, Mississippi State 21, Wisconsin 20, Kentucky 13, Kansas State 11, Penn State 6, USC 4, Texas 4, Texas Tech 4, West Virginia 3, North Carolina 3, Washington 2, Navy 2, Tennessee 1, Illinois 1, Arizona 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Rutgers' Receiver Leonte Carroo Reinstated for Michigan St. Game

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Rutgers' Receiver Leonte Carroo Reinstated For Michigan St. Game Saturday
Senior Hopes to Give Offense a Boost Thru Difficult Stretch of Games

Senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo has been reinstated to the Rutgers football team. The school announced the decision this week after a judge dismissed simple assault charges that were filed against Carroo. Rutgers hosts Michigan St this Saturday (8 p.m., BTN).

Photo – WR Leonte Carroo - Rutgers

Coach Kyle Flood said Carroo agreed to some undisclosed conditions and “accepted the responsibility” that comes with his return to the team. The simple-assault charges were filed last month, after authorities said Carroo attacked a woman he used to date after a game and slammed her onto concrete. The woman received injuries on her hip, hands, elbow and head.

Carroo, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior captain, was arrested only days after six current and three former Rutgers players were charged with a series of violent crimes. Carroo has been suspended since Sept. 13.
Carroo practiced on Thursday morning and is eligible to play on Saturday. It was his first practice in almost four weeks. Carroo had seven receptions for 181 yards and 3 TDs this season before the suspension. Last season, he caught 55 passes for 1,086 yards and 10 TDs. He received a 3rd round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee last January and opted to return for his final season.

Frank Coyle of Draft Insiders’ ranks Carroo a Top 10 senior receiver in the NFL Draft 2016 class. Coyle states, “Carroo is a solid talent – good size, speed and receiving skills. He can jump and win in a crowd with sure hands. He lacks imposing skills to be a #1 receiver, though he has all the components to be a fine #2 wideout with early starting talent. The resolution of this off the field issue allows him to focus on football and academic issues. He has been on the Senior Bowl Watch List since the past summer and can regroup and focus on earning an invitation to the premier classic All-star week in Mobile, Alabama in late January.

Carroo said he was blessed to be back with the team. "I would like to thank Coach Flood, my family and friends for my opportunity to be back on the team," Carroo said. "I'm relieved that the case is behind me and it's dismissed. I'm just happy to be back out here with my teammates and ready to go."

"This was a very serious matter and I don't take any of this for granted," Carroo said. "I'm just blessed to be back out here. After speaking with my family and friends and teammates, I understand this is a blessing and I am very lucky and fortunate. But like I said, this was a very unfortunate event."

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Power Rankings - Falcons & Panthers Top NFC South

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NFL Power Rankings Week 5 –
Falcons & Panthers Keep NFC South Perfect at Top

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - RB Todd Gurley - Rams

Defensive Player - LB Stephone Anthony - Saints

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - RB Chris Ivory - Jets -

Defensive Player - Safety T.J. Ward - Broncos

Team of Week 4 - Giants
Matchup of Week 5 – St Louis at Green Bay

Rank / Team / Record

1. Green Bay Packers (4-0)
Packers face a tough Rams defense this week in a key NFC matchup.

2. New England Patriots (3-0)
Patriots are rested for their trip to Big D.

3. Denver Broncos (4-0)
Broncos’ defense is coming up big in the early action.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-0)
The Bengals get an acid test at home with the Seahawks coming to town this Sunday.

5. Atlanta Falcons (4-0)
Falcons’ HC Dan Quinn has this defense playing smart.

6. Arizona Cardinals (3-1)
Cards lost a tough contest with the Rams in the leagues strongest division.

7. Carolina Panthers (4-0)
The Panthers rest this week after a strong opening month atop the NFC South.

8. Seattle Seahawks (2-2)
Seahawks continue their unimpressive play, but find a way to win in crunch time.

9. New York Jets (3-1)
The Jets buried the Dolphins and get their bye week before a stretch of weak opponents.

10. San Diego Chargers (2-2)
Chargers host the Steelers on Monday night and need to make a statement here.

11. New York Giants (2-2)
GMen pounced on the Bills last week and get the 49ers at home Sunday night.

12. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Cowboys lost in overtime to the Saints and host the Patriots in a critical early season matchup.

13. St. Louis Rams (2-2)
The Rams’ won a hard fought contest vs the Cardinals and travel to Green Bay in another key NFC contest.

14. Buffalo Bills (2-2)
The Bills defense has been toasted under HC Rex Ryan. They should get well in Tennessee.

15. Minnesota Vikings (2-2)
Vikings are on their bye week and hope to regroup with a soft month of upcoming games.

16. Philadelphia Eagles (1-3)
Eagles are in disarray and must show up vs a rejuvenated Saints’ club coming to town.

17. Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
Without QB Andrew Luck, the Colts just got by Jaguars in overtime. They face South rival, the Texans on Thursday night.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
Steelers’ gave away game to the Ravens and need big effort in San Diego Monday night.

19. Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)
The Chiefs got wacked by Bengals’ last week and face almost a must win situation at home vs the Bears this Sunday.

20. Baltimore Ravens (1-3)
The Ravens were handed a gift by the Steelers and stay in the division with the Browns coming to town.

21. Houston Texans (1-3)
Texans host the Colts on Thursday night with their highly touted defense a major disappointment.

22. Cleveland Browns (1-3)
Browns find new ways to lose games and face a strong schedule over next two months.

23. New Orleans Saints (1-3)
Saints won a key matchup with the Cowboys and go to Philly for major NFC matchup.

24. Washington Redskins (2-2)
Washington beat the Eagles last week in an impressive effort. Travel to Atlanta to determine if that was real.

25. Miami Dolphins (1-3)
The Dolphins were waxed again this time by the Jets to got HC Joe Philbin fired. They get their bye week to regroup after a horrible start.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)
The Jaguars play hard every week but don’t know how to win yet. Face the Bucs this week.

27. Oakland Raiders (1-3)
The Raiders lost to the lowly Bears last week. They host West rival, Broncos in must win scenario.

28. Tennessee Titans (1-2)
The Titans host the Bills this week and had two weeks to prepare. Let’s see if rookie QB Marcus Mariota went to school on the opponent.

29. Detroit Lions (0-4)
Lions gave game to Seattle and will look for their first win at home vs Arizona in desperate situation.

30. San Francisco 49ers (1-3)
The 49ers’ offense is struggling mightily and go to MetLife to face the hot GMen.

31. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-3)
Bucs will make key mistakes with young roster looking mature in tough division.

32. Chicago Bears (1-3)
The Bears beat the hapless Raiders and go on the road for the next two vs desperate Chiefs and Lion.

UCLA Linebacker Myles Jack Will Enter the NFL Draft 2016

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UCLA Linebacker Myles Jack Will Enter the NFL Draft 2016 After Season Ending Knee Injury

Photo – LB Myles Jack - UCLA

UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the 2016 NFL draft announced by Bruins coach Jim Mora today. Jack tore his anterior meniscus in his right knee in September and subsequently underwent surgery, sidelining him for the rest of the season. His projected recovery time is 4-6 months that would allow him to workout at the UCLA pro day in March. He would be a borderline NFL Combine participant if the recovery time is accurate. He is eligible for the NFL Draft 2016 and three years removed from his HS class graduation.

Jack has started for the Bruins at linebacker since his freshman season in 2013, and also earned All-Pac-12 second-team honors last season. He has played on both sides of the ball, filling in as a feature back where he was very effective for periods. He has also been a kickoff returner showing rare versatility and athleticism. He fits both pro schemes with the ability to play all positions in the standard 4-3 set.

“My personal opinion is, I think he’s a tremendous football player and a tremendous athlete,” Mora said. “I think it’s very risky to do this. There’s going to be a lot of speculation of who he is and where he fits.”

“After long discussions with my family, teammates, coaches and friends, I have made the tough decision to leave UCLA and start preparation for the next step in my journey,” Jack wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “While I wish I could be on the field playing with my brothers, I’m ready to fulfill a childhood dream.”

As a sophomore in 2014, Jack finished with 88 tackles, second most on the team behind Butkus Award winner Eric Kendricks, who became a 2nd round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL Draft 2015.
Mora said Jack’s decision to leave school in early October rather than wait until the end of the season and the fall quarter was influenced by the opportunity to rehab and train full-time without class obligations.
“He doesn’t see any point of staying in school,” Mora said. “He’s taking his chips and shoving them into the middle,” Mora said, “and we hope he draws a good hand.”

Mora is a former head coach for the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, soft-pedaled the possibility, expressing concern about the limited junior film of Jack, who played in just three games this season. “I’ve been in 25 draft rooms, and I’ve never seen a guy taken off that,” Mora said. “Never.”

His final play of his college career will be a victory-preserving interception of BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum in the waning seconds of UCLA's 24-23 win over the Cougars on Sept. 19. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound linebacker had started for the Bruins since his second game as a freshman, a 41-21 victory at Nebraska on Sept. 14, 2013. He tallied five tackles on that day against the Cornhuskers.

He also burst onto the scene as a running back that season. Appearing for the first time in a late October in a win at Arizona, he rushed for 120 yards and one touchdown on six carries. He was named the Pac-12 freshman offensive and defensive player of the year, believed to be the first player to be named both. Over three seasons, he carried the ball 68 times for 387 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also started returning kicks this fall. Jack, a Bellevue, Wash., native, is expected to rehab and prep for the draft in the Seattle area.

“Myles’ talent is without question,” Mora said. “He’s extremely talented. An incredible athlete, plays with great energy and great passion and great emotion. Can do so many different things. I hope that he’s put enough out there that he can get a true evaluation, because if they can’t get a true evaluation of you, they’re not going to take you. They don’t take on speculation, not in the first round at least. Maybe in later rounds you go, ‘hey, we’ll take a flier on this guy.’ But there’s no such thing as an NFL GM who says, ‘hey, we’ll take a flier on a first-rounder.”

Frank Coyle projected Jack as a top 15 prospect prior to his knee injury. With the injury and today’s announcement, Coyle held that Jack can still be a first round selection off his athleticism and production. “He will have to workout in March/early April to maintain a first round grade, but all indications are that his rehab will be on schedule and allow him to showcase his athleticism. He is capable of a sub 4.6 speed combined with high football IQ and good technique. He is not only scheme diverse, he shows good coverage skills and overall development currently plus the ability to blitz and be a very effective three down backer.”

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

College Football Mondays - Alabama Dominates Georgia in Statement Game

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College Football Monday - Week 5

Alabama Dominates Georgia in Statement Game

Photo: RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

Players of the Week
Offense: RB Ezekiel Elliott – Ohio St
Defense: LB Eric Striker - Oklahoma

Team of the Week: Alabama

Alabama education system will teach Mark Twain wisdom as part of their curriculum this week after a powerful statement by the football team. “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” This fits the Bama team completely. The Crimson Tide entered the matchup with Georgia at 3-1, but 0-1 in SEC action this weekend. The criticism of recent struggles was greatly exaggerated despite a good record. An early season loss to Ole Miss does that to national title dreams. Saturday they faced the Bulldogs in Athens and their perfect 4-0 and 2-0 SEC records. The Tide victories have been unimpressive wins vs non conference talent plus the disappointing lost to Ole Miss. The Tide opened vs Georgia and jumped to a 24-3 first half lead that translated into a 38-10 win in a huge SEC victory. This could set the stage for another strong performance with five SEC opponents on the upcoming schedule. The strong victory was an excellent balance between the pass and run behind QB Jake Coker and tailback Derrick Henry that ambushed the home town Bulldogs. QB Coker threw for 190 yards on 11 of 16 completions with 1 TD both running and passing. Tailback Henry rushed for 148 yards on 26 carries and 1 TD as the Tide pounded the rock behind the powerful runner from the opening kick. Henry struggled early, but HC Nick Saban did not abandon the ground game. Henry rushed for just 24 yards on the first eight carries with the downhill runner averaging over 6 yards per attempt the rest of the game.

Running backs continue to dominate the early action with several outstanding performances. Ohio St. tailback Ezekiel Elliott put together a classic performance against a gritty undefeated Indiana. He rushed for 274 yards on 23 carries and 3 TDs, an incredible 11.9 yard average per attempt. Most came over the second half in a game the Buckeyes trailed most of the day. His three TDs came in the second half on runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards in a dominant performance despite heavy attention by the Hoosiers. Elliott remains the irreplaceable part of the Buckeyes defending championship club. With the QB play of Cardale Jones inconsistent, Elliott continues to produce strong efforts despite the main focus of virtually every defense he faces weekly.

The SEC produced other strong performances by talented sophomores tailback, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Georgia tailback Nick Chubb. Fournette produced his third straight 200 yard rushing game both a new team and SEC record. With week, he rushed for 233 yards and 3 TDs, one a 75 yard burst vs a weak Eastern Michigan club. He has produced 864 yards and 11 TDs in 4 games. The Tigers begin a heavy SEC schedule with only the Western Kentucky the exception. Fournette will be center stage to make a run at the Heisman Trophy.

Bulldog tailback Nick Chubb tailback got lost in the waxing by Alabama, though he set a new Georgia record. Over his short Georgia career, he has produced 13 straight 100 yard rushing performances that surpassed a record held by legendary runner Herschel Walker. He broke an 83 yard TD run late in the 3rd quarter. That accounted for most of his 146 rushing yards on the game. Over this season, he has rushed for 745 yards and 7 TDs in five games.
Michigan continues its strong return to the top of the Big Ten standings. They put together their second consecutive shutout vs a struggling Maryland team Saturday. It brought their record to 4-1 in the strong Big Ten East division. They are in one of the toughest divisions in college football that features Ohio St. and Michigan St., two top 3 clubs nationally. First year HC Jim Harbaugh has this club playing hard weekly. Their offense has been unspectacular but methodical and effective through the early action.

The Wolverines are not the only surprising Big Ten club this fall. Indiana (4-1) gave #1 Ohio St all it could handle Saturday before falling 34-27 behind Ezekiel Elliott. Iowa remains undefeated (5-0) off a hard fought victory 10-6 vs Wisconsin. Northwestern shut out Minnesota 27-0 to improve their record to 5-0 for the first time since 2012. Northwestern hosts Iowa in two weeks, Oct 17 for what could produce the leader and eventual winner of the Big Ten West.

Game of the Week - Northwestern (5-0) at Michigan (4-1)

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes ‘College Football Mondays’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio St – Michigan St. Maintain Top Spots With TCU & Baylor Rising in Polls

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Ohio St – Michigan St. Maintain Top Spots in Draft Insiders' Poll
TCU Replaces Michigan St as #2 in AP & Coaches Polls

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll - Week #6 Rankings

Photo - RB Ekekiel Elliott - Ohio St.

Team of Week - Alabama

Players of Week
Offense - RB Ekekiel Elliott - Ohio St.
Defense - LB Eric Striker - Oklahoma -

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #6 Rankings

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Ohio St. - 5-0
2. Michigan St. - 5-0
3. TCU - 5-0
4. Baylor - 4-0
5. LSU - 4-0
6. Utah - 4-0
7. Clemson - 5-0
8. Oklahoma - 4-0
9. Alabama - 4-1
10. Texas A&M - 5-0
11. Florida St - 4-0
12. Florida - 5-0
13. UCLA - 4-1
14. Northwestern - 5-0
15. Mississippi - 4-1
16. Notre Dame - 4-1
17. Michigan - 4-1
18. Georgia - 4-1
19. USC - 3-1
20. Stanford - 4-1
21. Oklahoma St. - 5-0
22. California - 5-0
23. Iowa - 5-0
24. Boise St. - 4-1
25. Memphis - 5-0

AP Top 25

Rank/Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State(38) 5-0 1444 —
2 TCU(5) 5-0 1371
3 Baylor(10) 4-0 1364
4 Michigan State 5-0 1291
5 Utah(7) 4-0 1254
6 Clemson 4-0 1217
7 LSU 4-0 1212
8 Alabama 4-1 1026
9 Texas A&M(1) 5-0 1009
10 Oklahoma 4-0 976
11 Florida 5-0 935
12 Florida State 4-0 922
13 Northwestern 5-0 753
14 Ole Miss 4-1 731
15 Notre Dame 4-1 721
16 Stanford 4-1 617
17 USC 3-1 498
18 Michigan 4-1 452
19 Georgia 4-1 441
20 UCLA 4-1 415
21 Oklahoma State 5-0 332
22 Iowa 5-0 254
23 California 5-0 233
24 Toledo 4-0 87
25 Boise State 4-1 65

Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 19, Mississippi State 21, West Virginia 23

Others receiving votes: Oregon 39, Duke 31, Houston 31, Temple 23, Memphis 19, Navy 19, Arizona State 15, Mississippi State 11, West Virginia 8, Texas Tech 4, BYU 3, Kansas State 1, Missouri 1

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State(50) 5-0 1523
2 TCU(4) 5-0 1435
3 Michigan State(1) 5-0 1409
4 Baylor(5) 4-0 1408
5 LSU(1) 4-0 1257
6 Clemson 4-0 1196
7 Utah(1) 4-0 1118
8 Florida State 4-0 1067
9 Oklahoma 4-0 1009
10 Alabama 4-1 990
11 Texas A&M 5-0 983
12 Florida 5-0 755
13 Ole Miss 4-1 727
14 Northwestern 5-0 707
15 Notre Dame 4-1 674
16 Georgia 4-1 562
17 USC 3-1 540
18 Stanford 4-1 535
19 Oklahoma State 5-0 519
20 UCLA 4-1 401
21 Michigan 4-1 322
22 California 5-0 311
23 Iowa 5-0 243
24 Boise State 4-1 100
25 Memphis 5-0 68

Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 18, West Virginia 21, Mississippi State 22, Oregon 24

Others receiving votes: Oregon 64, Duke 59, West Virginia 31, Toledo 24, Kansas State 17, Temple 16, Arizona State 16, Mississippi State 14, Navy 12, Houston 11, Kentucky 6, Arizona 5, Missouri 4, Wisconsin 4, North Carolina 4, Indiana 2, Illinois 2

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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