New York Post



1. Ohio State (7-0) (Last week: 1) There is no reason J.T. Barrett shouldn’t be the full-time quarterbac­k now, after Cardale Jones continued to struggle and Barrett scored four touchdowns, two on the ground and two in the air, in a win over Penn State.

2. Baylor (6-0) (3) Baylor is 340 points away from tying Florida State’s NCAA record of 723 set in 2014, and it may still have eight games to play, if it reaches the national championsh­ip.

3. TCU (7-0) (2) The Horned Frogs’ defense finally stood up, blanking Iowa State over the final three quarters Saturday. It will need to continue to play at this level as the schedule stiffens. 4. Michigan State (7-0) (6) In hindsight, the miracle win over Michigan shouldn’t be a surprise. It’s been that kind of season for the Spartans, who have won four times by a single score.

5. LSU (6-0) (4) Never change, Les Miles. The LSU coach’s decision to go for a fake field goal in the fourth quarter of a tie game against Florida was the kind of gutsy call that wins titles, and it won this contest.

6. Utah (6-0) (5) The Utes season of breaking down Pac-12 barriers continued Saturday, when they defeated Arizona State for the first time since joining the conference in 2011.

7. Clemson (6-0) (7) It’s the only game in the ACC that matters, Nov. 7 between Clemson and Florida St.

8. Alabama (6-1) (8) Kyle Field now has Crimson Tide track marks. Alabama gave Texas A&M and its fans a reality check, with a humiliatin­g 41-23 rout.

9. Stanford (5-1) (NR) It’s hard to believe the same team that lost to Northweste­rn has undressed Arizona, UCLA and USC by a combined 152-83.

10. Florida State (6-0) (NR) Despite last year’s mass exodus to the NFL, Florida State has remained a contender, a nod to the recruiting acumen and coaching ability of Jimbo Fisher and his staff. Dropped out: Texas A&M (5-1) and Florida (6-0)

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