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College Football Rankings 2011: USA Today Ranks Stanford Sixth In Country

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The latest USA Today poll is out for college football, and Stanford University is holding strong at sixth in the nation still. They’ve manhandled their first two opponents thus far this season, leaving them the highest ranked team in the Pac-12, as well as the second highest team in the West behind Boise State.

Heisman hopeful Andrew Luck got off to a bit of a slow start against Duke on Saturday but finished off very strong, eventually taking out the Blue Devils down in Durham by a score of 44-14 to give them a 2-0 jumpstart on their season. The Cardinal finished the week with 1,165 points in the rankings, just about 50 points behind fifth ranked Florida State, who were edged by Boise State by four points for the fourth spot in the poll.

LSU, Alabama, and Oklahoma round out the top three in the USA Today poll, with the Sooners getting 44 first place votes, coming in as the hands-down favorite this week in the NCAA.

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