Things are really starting to heat up in college football, especially considering the first BCS Standings were released last weekend. In week 8, we saw many of the elite teams come out to make a statement, and there seems to be a huge gap between the top 10 and the rest of the country. Here's what you missed:
3 Big Stats
Florida State had a battle on its hands with Miami, but came out victorious in the end.
UConnlost a tough one to Syracuse this week, and many fans (everyone it seems) are calling for coach Paul Pasqualoni's head.
Was it a trap game for Notre Dame? It wasn't pretty, but the Irish gutted out a win vs BYU to move to 7-0. Next up: the Sooners in Norman, with College GameDay there to watch.
Temple led after the first half, but it was all Rutgers after that, as the Scarlet Knights kept their undefeated season alive.
Ohio State won an absolute thriller on Saturday. Braxton Miller was hurt and had to be taken to the hospital after a hit late in the game, but he has been cleared to play against the Nittany Lions next week.
Eugene is worry-free after Oregon silenced any doubters by trouncing Arizona State on Thursday.
Matt Barkley and Robert Woods continued to fill up the record books as USCdominated Colorado this past weekend.
Missouri was on BYE this week, so it managed to not tack on another one in the loss column. On the bright side, the 2013 conference schedule was released, so Mizzou fans can already look ahead to next year.
The Rest of College Football
Kansas State probably believes it should be ranked #1 right now, and it's hard to argue with that resume. This week they pretty much ended Geno Smith's Heisman campaign.
Despite Oregon, Kansas State, and Florida's best efforts to catch up, Alabama is continuing to show why it deserves that top spot.
Some would argue that this week's most impressive win belongs to Florida, who dismantled the 7th-ranked Gamecocks.
There's going to be a major showdown with Oregon at the end of the year if the Oregon State Beavers keep on winning.
Don't look now, but Penn State has won five in a row. Head coach Bill O'Brien deserves a lot of credit for keeping this team together.