College Football: Week 4 Agg Poll

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19 (tie). Auburn (2-1)

Defeated Mercer 24-10

Auburn showed similar struggles against Mercer as they did against Clemson. The offense sputtered but the defense shined. Quarterback play was average, and the run game was good. But with Gus Malzahn’s offense, the quarterback play and running game has to improve. Much like LSU, if these Tigers can put it all together, they can be great.

19 (tie). Florida (1-1)

Defeated Tennessee 26-20

Poetic justice. That’s all that the Hail Mary that defeated Tennessee can be called. Steve Spurrier himself couldn’t think of a better way to beat the rival Volunteers. But, in an SEC theme, the defense carries the day. The offense is bad at times, and worse at others. The defense will keep them in games, but the offense will lose them games unless it improves.

19 (tie). USF (3-0)

Defeated Illinois 47-23

Charlie Strong’s Bulls beat Illinois by 24, and he is looking to show off his quarterback, Quinton Flowers. The senior signal caller is looking to make his mark on the relatively short history of football in Tampa with a solid last year. So far, so good. Flowers has almost 700 yards this year, with eight touchdowns to two interceptions.

16. Mississippi State (3-0)

Defeated LSU 37-7

Wow. Mississippi State stunned more than just the LSU Tigers with their victory in Starkville. Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has led the Bulldogs into the top 25, where they will look to stay. The next few games, against Georgia and Auburn, should prove whether Mississippi State is a one game fluke or for real this year.

15. Washington State (3-0)

Defeated Oregon State 52-23

Mike Leach has put together another good one. After a thrilling victory in Week 2 over Boise State, they followed it up with a dismantling of Oregon State. Their next chance to make waves across the college football world will be on Sept. 29, against USC in Pullman. A victory there would surely propel them into the top 10.