7. Nebraska

Last Week's Rank: 15
BCS Rank: 10
Record: 7 - 1
This Week's Game: W vs Michigan State, 24-3
Up Next: vs. Northwestern
Trending: Up

Apparently Nebraska has been studying tape of its new conference opponents, because they continued the trend of Big 10 teams continually screwing each other over. Any time one of the conference's powers makes its way up the rankings, another team comes out and takes 'em down, making us wonder if any Big 10 team is actually good enough to hang with the big boys. The Cornhuskers held Michigan State to only three points, but the Nebraska offense didn't impress either. RB Rex Burkhead still pounded out 137 big yards, but it was on 35 carries, and QB Taylor Martinez only had 80 yards. Still, the 'Huskers lone loss was a relatively early road drubbing at Wisconsin, so they're above Oklahoma in our eyes. —Tony Markovich