Our artist looks back at a fun Week 8, which featured a shocker at Penn State, another ho-hum romp by Alabama and another Heisman-worthy performance from Lamar Jackson.
After missing nearly a month with an ankle injury, Leonard Fournette returned with a beastly 284 yards and three TDs as LSU handled Ole Miss.
Utah running back Joe Williams, who returned to the team just two weeks ago after a brief retirement, rushed for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Utes to a 52-45 victory over UCLA.
The Capital One Cup Impact Performance nominees for Week 8 include Penn State, Alabama, Colorado and SMU.
After missing LSU's last three games with a broken left ankle, Leonard Fournette plays his best game of the season breaking LSU's single-game rushing record with 284 rushing yards and three scores against Ole Miss.
Kent Myers passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 66 yards to help Utah State beat Fresno State 38-20 on Saturday night.
AP Top 25
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(60)||7-0||1524||—||@ #9 Tennessee W 49-10||vs #6 Texas A&M W 33-14|
|2||Ohio StateOSU||6-0||1457||—||@ #8 Wisconsin W 30-23||@ Penn State L 24-21|
|3||MichiganMICH(1)||6-0||1368||1||—||vs Illinois W 41-8|
|4||ClemsonCLEM||7-0||1337||1||vs NC State W 24-17||—|
|5||WashingtonWASH||6-0||1304||—||—||vs Oregon State W 41-17|
|6||Texas A&MTA&M||6-0||1218||—||—||@ #1 Alabama L 33-14|
|7||LouisvilleLOU||5-1||1168||—||vs Duke W 24-14||vs NC State W 54-13|
|8||NebraskaNEB||6-0||1037||2||@ Indiana W 27-22||vs Purdue W 27-14|
|9||BaylorBAY||6-0||1021||2||vs Kansas W 49-7||—|
|10||WisconsinWIS||4-2||935||2||vs #2 Ohio State L 30-23||@ Iowa W 17-9|
|11||HoustonHOU||6-1||766||2||vs Tulsa W 38-31||@ SMU L 38-16|
|12||West VirginiaWVU||5-0||744||8||@ Texas Tech W 48-17||vs TCU W 34-10|
|13||Florida StateFSU||5-2||733||1||vs Wake Forest W 17-6||—|
|14||Boise StateBSU||6-0||694||1||vs Colorado State W 28-23||vs BYU W 28-27|
|15||FloridaFLA||5-1||626||3||vs Missouri W 40-14||—|
|16||OklahomaOKLA||4-2||612||3||vs Kansas State W 38-17||@ Texas Tech W 66-59|
|17||ArkansasARK||5-2||584||5||vs #12 Ole Miss W 34-30||@ #21 Auburn L 56-3|
|18||TennesseeTENN||5-2||550||9||vs #1 Alabama L 49-10||—|
|19||UtahUTAH||6-1||479||2||@ Oregon State W 19-14||@ UCLA W 52-45|
|20||Western MichiganWMU||7-0||285||4||@ Akron W 41-0||vs Eastern Michigan W 45-31|
|21||AuburnAUB||4-2||277||2||—||vs #17 Arkansas W 56-3|
|22||North CarolinaUNC||5-2||254||NR||@ #16 Miami W 20-13||@ Virginia W 35-14|
|23||Ole MissMISS||3-3||188||11||@ #22 Arkansas L 34-30||@ #25 LSU L 38-21|
|24||NavyNAVY||4-1||163||1||@ East Carolina L 0-0||vs Memphis W 42-28|
|25||LSULSU||4-2||123||NR||vs Southern Mississippi W 45-10||vs #23 Ole Miss W 38-21|
Dropped from rankings: Miami 16, Virginia Tech 17
Others receiving votes: Colorado 110, Miami 69, Oklahoma State 47, Washington State 39, Virginia Tech 38, South Florida 31, Stanford 15, Iowa 7, Arizona State 6, USC 5, NC State 4, San Diego State 3, Pittsburgh 2, TCU 1, Troy 1