15. Wisconsin Badgers (5-1, 1-1)

John Clay is still the workhorse of the Badger offense, and has put up impressive numbers all year. The Badgers barely lost to Michigan State, however they've won by a decent amount in nearly all other games.

If they stay on track and win 2/3 against Ohio State, Iowa, and Michigan, I wouldn't be surprised to see them finish in the top ten.

14. Stanford Cardinal (5-1, 2-1)

Stanford beat UCLA, Wake Forest, and Notre Dame in convincing fashion, then dropped a huge one to Oregon.

They gave up a huge lead, and Oregon took momentum and drove the Cardinal right into the dirt. It actually was labeled a blowout because of how bad Stanford performed in the second half.

The Cardinal rebounded well though, knocking off USC with a last second field goal. If they can beat both of the Washington teams over the next couple weeks and manage to get past Arizona, it looks like the Rose Bowl for Stanford (supposing Oregon stays undefeated, heads to NC).

13. Florida State Seminoles (5-1, 3-0)

Florida State got off to a rough start after beating Samford, by getting creamed by Oklahoma. However that inspired a four game winning streak, during which they dominated opponents.

During that stretch they never scored less than 31, and never allowed more than 17 points. 

Christian Ponder is looking good at the helm, and with a victory over in-state rival Miami, I think they'll go undefeated until the last week against Florida.

Their offense is solid, and as long as overconfidence doesn't get them, Jimbo Fisher is looking like a great first year coach for the Seminoles.

12. Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1, 1-1)

 

Ryan Mallot is still a Heisman candidate. The Razorbacks have looked solid all year, including their lone loss against Alabama. Ranked both 19th in offense and defense, they continue to look like SEC contenders.

Unfortunately for them, they play in the SEC West against LSU, Auburn, and Alabama...all top fifteen teams. It'll be a rough going if they want to get into the SEC championship. A win next week against Auburn would be huge. 

11. Utah Utes (5-0, 2-0)

Their lone challenge came against Big East team Pittsburgh. I had Pitt pegged to win that at the beginning of the year, and Utah surprised me. However now Pitt has pretty much dropped off the scene, and the win looks like a no-brainer.

Their defense is pretty solid...against teams like San Jose St and New Mexico. Other than Pitt, who nearly beat them, they haven't played any real teams. 

Look for the three game stretch of Air Force, TCU, and Notre Dame to give them trouble.