-- From Associated Press
After a few weeks as little brother, LSU leapfrogged former #1 Alabama to take control of the #1 spot in the nation thanks to a 31-28 win over #10 Florida in the Swamp.
The Tigers are one of a large grouping of unbeatens in the NCAA in mid-October, with 15 teams without a loss thus far. The biggest surprises are #10 NC State (6-0), #15 Kansas State (5-0), #21 Pittsburgh (6-0), and unranked Illinois (6-0).
The Wolfpack have been led by QB Mike Glennon, the nation's second leading passer, and have been fond of pulling off tight victories. They escaped Wake Forest 28-25 in their second game, and also beat Cincinnati, 14-7, and escaped then #13 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg with a 13-10 win. Their biggest remaining tests are #25 Florida State on the 29th and at 5-1 North Carolina the next week.
For the Wildcats, star HB Bryce Brown has been sensational in their run, with 12 touchdowns on the ground and a 153.4 yard per game average. If the 'Cats make it to 7-0, they will be tested in a grueling stretch against #5 Oklahoma, #7 Oklahoma State, #18 Texas A&M, and #17 Texas.
Pitt has been a big surprise, making a strong transition to their new coaching staff. While the new offense has struggled at times, HB Ray Graham has been the constant that has pushed them to some big wins. Every team on the Panthers' remaining schedule is .500 or better, starting with #24 Utah (4-2) and last year BCS bid recipient UConn (5-1), and the Backyard Brawl will certainly be tough as well against West Virginia (4-2).
The least exciting of these unbeatens is the Illini, who have not played anyone noteworthy and have to prove that they can stay without a loss as they head to the Horseshoe to face an Ohio State (4-1) squad that blasted then #10 Michigan State 52-7 in their last game.
#20 Central Florida (5-0) is also unbeaten and with a schedule with only two teams with winning records remaining, may end up running the table in Conference USA.
Last Week's Notable Games
Wake Forest 24, # Florida State 21 - Wake upsets FSU, both teams show off powerful running games
#3 Oklahoma 38, #15 Texas 10 - Sooners blast Horns in Red River Shootout, Jones passes for 353 yards and 3 scores with 193 yards a 2 TDs for Broyles
Utah 38, #21 Arizona State 31 - Utes upset Sun Devils in 2OT as Wynn passes for 273, runs for 63
#2 LSU 31, #10 Florida 28 - Jefferson passes for 348 and 3 TD, Randle catches 2 TD, as Tigers invade Swamp
#24 Miami (FL) 30, #17 Virginia Tech 19 - Tech drops second straight after losing to NC State last week
This Week's Big Games
#24 Utah at #21 Pittsburgh - Should be a high scoring battle as both schools boast strong offenses, terrible defensive units
#6 South Carolina at #23 Mississippi State - MSU looks to rebound after 0-2 SEC start, while USC looks to continue to make statement about BCS chances
#17 Texas at #7 Oklahoma State - Texas looks to rebound after spanking by OU, will face prolific Cowboy passing attack
#9 Boise State at Colorado State - Suprising battle of unbeatens, CSU welcomes Boise to MWC
Illinois at #12 Ohio State - Illini look to prove selves against scandal ridden Buckeyes
#16 Auburn at #13 Florida - Tigers are 4-1 after departure of Cam Newton, will head to swamp against rugged Gator squad
1. Bryce Brown, SO (RS) HB, Kansas State - 767 yards rushing, 12 TD, 153.4 YPG, 135 yards receiving, 2 TD
2. Ray Graham, JR HB, Pittsburgh - 833 yards rushing, 9 TD, 138.8 YPG, 271 yards receiving, 3 TD
3. Brandon Bolden, SR HB, Ole Miss - 805 yards rushing, 13 TD, 134.2 YPG, 174 yards receiving
4. Trent Richardson, JR HB, Alabama - 624 yards rushing, 8 TD, 104.0 YPG, 95 yards receiving, 1 TD
5. Jordan Jefferson, SR QB, LSU - 86/152, 1279 yards passing, 14 TD, 0 INT, 272 yards rushing, 3 TD