10. UCLA (AP rank: No. 18)
Penn State made a case for this spot, but it’s yet to play anyone of note, and struggled with a 1-3 Northwestern team. So UCLA, who upset No. 15 Washington in a battle of unbeatens, sneaks into the No. 10 spot on this list, despite sitting at No. 18 in the AP Poll.
Fifth-year QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson has impressed all season long. He’s thrown for over 1,200 yards, rushed for over 200 yards, and has 15 total touchdowns against just one interception. He’s had by far his best season so far in Chip Kelly’s offense. The team has also relied on fourth-year RB Zach Charbonnet, and he’s continued to prove that he’s one of the best running backs in College Football. He’s run for 124, 104, 111, and 78 yards in his four games, and has five touchdowns. UCLA will have another huge test this week as they welcome the 11th-ranked Utah Utes into the Rose Bowl.