Week two is over, and after a few upsets, there are some new teams in our top 25 this week.
25 Oregon State The Beavers might not make a bowl game this year, but they knocked off a team I thought was the best in the Big 10, so they get the token top 25 spot this week.
24 Arizona They CRUSHED Oklahoma State. They play ranked opponents in two of their next four games, so I guess we’ll find out how good they really are quickly.
23 Notre Dame They looked shaky against Purdue, but they got the job done, changing quarterbacks and all.
22 Louisville I just looked at their schedule and tried to find a team to say “if they beat these guys, they have a great shot to go undefeated”, then I remembered they play in the Big East… They have a great shot at going undefeated.
21 Florida Another shaky win, but a win nonetheless. Florida’s defense got better as the game went on and it wore Texas A&M’s offensive line down.
20 BYU Two straight blowouts, and they’ve got another winnable game next week against a Utah team that just lost to Utah State for the first time since the Washington Administration.
19 Stanford The Cardinal played much better this week, crushing Duke. Stanford’s D looked solid, forcing the Blue Devils into three interceptions.
18 TCU The Horned Frogs crushed Grambling. They’ll probably crush their next four opponents too and climb up the polls as a result.
17 Ohio State The Buckeyes didn’t look great against UCF, but the Knights have a chance to win their conference this season. Still, it’s Ohio State vs UCF… There are expectations to be met in a game like this.
16 Tennessee Tennessee They crushed an inferior opponent this week. Next Saturday, we’ll get a chance to see if this team is for real against Florida’s solid defense.
15 Kansas State I know this year’s Miami team wasn’t supposed to do much, but they should’ve kept this game way closer than it was. Instead, the Wildcats put up 56 on them.
14 Texas Another weak foe. This time Texas crushed them like they were supposed to.
13 Michigan Yes they struggled against Air Force… Yes they were throttled by ‘Bama. I still think, after Wisconsin’s loss to Oregon State, Michigan and Michigan State are a tossup for best team in their conference.
12 Virginia Tech They crushed Austin P. They should also handle their next five opponents (two from the Big East, Bowling Green, and the Tobacco Road schools).
11 Clemson They let Ball State score 27 points. But, they scored 50+ themselves.
10 Michigan State They played Central Michigan on the road and ran the Chippewas out of the building.
9 West Virginia The Mountaineers had a week two bye between their blowout over Marshall and a should-be-blowout of James Madison
8 Florida State Betters were probably pulling their hair out after the FSU, Savannah State game got called in the third quarter.
7 Georgia It looked like Missouri was going to pull the upset for a while, but Aaron Murray and Jarvis Jones put the team on their backs and turned the game around in the second half.
6 South Carolina So much for that “this team can’t pass” talk. ECU stacked the box all game (bad idea in hindsight) and made Marcus Lattimore a non-factor. Dylan Thompson, Connor Shaw’s backup, didn’t care. He threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, and SC’s defense held the “air raid” offense from ECU to 10 points.
5 Oklahoma 69-13 over Florida A&M. Yawn.
4 Oregon Kenjon Barner is my early season pick for the Heisman. All he did this weekend was go for 201 yards and three TDs on the ground.
3 Southern Cal If the Cuse could put up 29 on Southern Cal, Oregon will probably put up double that. Still, that offense looks damned good.
2LSUI thought their game with Washington was going to be way closer. LSU’s NFL caliber defensive line had other plans.
1 Alabama Believe it or not, if it weren’t for a ton of turnovers (154 I believe) by Western Kentucky in the first half, this game would’ve been much closer. That’s why they’re Alabama though, I guess.