College Football Playoff

College Football Week 6: Not A Good Week for the AP Top 8

Jaclyn Harris

By Jaclyn Harris

October 7, 2014

Despite knowing that each week of college football is going to bring shocking results that leave you spell-bound and upsets that leave your jaw on the floor, it only continues to happen. Week 6 is complete and boy, oh boy, did it cause utter shock. 

To put into perspective, ESPN noted this was the first time five of the AP poll's top eight teams lost in regular season in the same week!

The 2014 college football results are only continuing to amaze and remind fans that the College Football Playoff National Championship is anyone's game. Needless to say, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will have its work cut out for them when it comes to the decision process!

So without further ado, check out the shocking results of Week 6 and see firsthand how to the AP top eight suffered.

Week 6 College Football Scores

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Scores provided by ESPN.com

What did you think of the performances by the AP top eight this week? How did your college football team fare? Who are your early picks for the first-ever College Football Playoff? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

What Happened to the AP Top Eight in Week 6?!

College Football National Championship Black C PackageWeek 6 brought some big time shockers for the AP top eight. No Sooners were spared in Oklahoma's match against TCU, Alabama met defeat against Ole Miss, Arizona State's Hail Mary play secured a last minute victory against USC, Kentucky dominated South Carolina, and Utah beat UCLA! Let's recap some of these shockers, shall we?

TCU vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma had a lot of visible problems on Saturday - problems that a much improved TCU was able to capitalize on. Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight had an off game. He threw for 309 yards, but majority went to Sterling Shepard due to busted coverages. Knight threw two picks, completed 40 percent of his passes and only one was returned for a touchdown. 

Oklahoma is also known for its solid defensive line; it's supposedly the best in the Big 12! Well, the Sooners aimed to force TCU QB Trevone Boykin to make plays with his arm and that's exactly what he did. The takeaways here are that TCU isn't going to be pushed around this season and Oklahoma's offensive game needs to step it up.

Ole Miss vs. Alabama

If there was ever any doubt on whether Ole Miss could compete in the SEC West, those doubts are crushed now. With a 23-17 upset over the Tide in Oxford, Ole Miss proved the skill and growth of its program. 

Alabama led 14-3 into halftime and it could have been a done deal, but the Rebels returned to outscore 'Bama 20-3 in the second half! It'll be interesting to see how Alabama returns after an upset such as this, but props to the boys at Ole Miss for putting on a show!

Arizona State vs. USC

What in the world, Arizona State! With seven seconds left in a closely contested game with a 34-32 USC lead, the Sun Devils found themselves too far outside the field-goal range to attempt a kick so they turned to the tricks up their sleeves. 

QB Mike Bercovici was in for the injured Taylor Kelly and sent a 46-yard dagar into the end zone caught by Jaelen Strong for the win! The strength of Arizona State's defense might still be debatable, but with an offense that can move the ball regardless of the leading QB, the Sun Devils are worth keeping an eye on.

Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Something strange to think about? South Carolina has now lost two in a row and Kentucky is one overtime loss away from being undefeated. The match between these two was just as shocking. The Gamecocks got off to an early 14-0 lead, but dropped the ball as the two teams then continued to exchange points for the duration of the game. Finally, Kentucky strung together some TD drives and Alvin Dupree returned an interception for a TD. 

South Carolina now finds themselves 2-3 in the SEC and they can't seem to find their place in the East Division. Time will only tell what happens next.

Utah vs. UCLA

Where, oh where, was the Bruins defense (and offense) on Saturday night? UCLA gave up about 10 sacks to Utah and it wasn't even all the defense's fault! It was partially QB Brett Hundley's fault because he held on to the ball for far too long, but all around the struggle was real for UCLA. 

The schedule will only continue to remain difficult for UCLA, so it will be interesting to see if the Bruins will be able to keep up.

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