College Football Rankings, Week 9: Arizona Wildcats Fighting BCS Gravity

The Arizona Wildcats (6-1, 3-1 Pac-10) sit comfortably in the BCS rankings, ranked 15th overall. With a road matchup against the underwhelming UCLA Bruins (3-4, 1-3 Pac-10) on the schedule for this weekend, chances are strong that they will improve to 7-1.

Can this team move up in the rankings? Lets take a look at the competition that is localized to the teens of the BCS rankings and see might take a loss this weekend.

14th ranked Nebraska has a very tough test on Saturday afternoon, taking on 6th-ranked Missouri at home in a Big XII showdown. This is not an envious situation to be in, and I fully anticipate Missouri to continue their dream season and beat the Cornhuskers.

Stanford (6-1, 3-1 Pac-10), ranked 13th in the BCS, has a road game against Washington (3-4, 2-2 Pac-10). The Huskies are like Jekyll and Hyde, beating topnotch teams and also somehow losing to moribund ASU. The Cardinal should have no problem, but anything can happen on the gridiron.

As Arizona continues to mind its own business and win the games on the schedule, they will slowly move up the BCS rankings. Whether or not they can stay there with road games against Stanford and Oregon still to come remains to be seen, but that's why you take it one game at a time.

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