After a week off, here's the latest Dominance Ranking (teams ranked by the sum of their national rank in scoring offense and scoring defense).
|22||San Diego St.|
The Horned Frogs recapture the top spot from Boise State after trouncing bottom-ranked New Mexico. The Broncos didn't fall far, with a composite score of six-- just one higher than TCU's five. After the two top non-cartel teams (apologies to Nevada, who checks in at a solid 13th in the ranking) there is a sizable break in the composite scores. Third-ranked Ohio State has a composite of 13; Oregon's is three notches higher, and Stanford's three higher still.
Alabama and Northern Illinois are tied at sixth in the ranking; it is the Huskies that surprise the casual observer of the sport. NIU ranks in the 20s in both human polls; 24th is where likely national title contender Auburn (eligibility issues aside) finally appears in the Dominance Ranking. Close wins, especially come-from-behinds, which are Auburn's specialty in 2010, speak of little dominance.