Another wild week of football is behind us after seeing two top ten teams take losses at home in Ohio State and Iowa State. The main top three teams will stay in their place but the rest of these rankings have been shaken up a bit. Some teams have really cemented themselves as legit playoff contenders while some watch their playoff chances slowly drift away. Let’s get into this week’s rankings.
- Georgia Bulldogs (2-0)
Georgia beat up on a cupcake this week in UAB playing with backup quarterback, Stentson Bennett. JT Daniels was ruled out earlier in the week with an oblique strain, hopefully Daniels will be ready to play by next week and will stay healthy the rest of the year to keep the Dawgs on top.
- Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)
Alabama rolled over Mercer this Saturday by the score of 48-14. As always the Tide looked great in all facets of the game and will now get ready to head to Gainesville vs #13 Florida this upcoming weekend.
- Oklahoma Sooners (2-0)
After a weak performance vs Tulane, Rattler and the Sooners flipped a switch this week and absolutely showed out. Rattler finished 20-26 with over 240 yards and 3 touchdowns to help give Oklahoma the 76-0 win over WCU.
- Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)
Now here is where the rankings get interesting. Iowa heads into Ames on Saturday and leaves with a win over #9 Iowa State and the Cy-Hawk Trophy to put them in this weeks #4 spot. The Hawkeyes have beaten two ranked teams in their first two weeks and have really proven themselves as a legit playoff contender.
- Oregon Ducks (2-0)
The Ducks went into Columbus without their two best players and absolutely embarrassed the Buckeyes. This Oregon team has really shown that they can compete with the top dogs and are going to be a real threat to make the playoffs.
- Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0)
Penn State played a good Ball State team this weekend and made them look silly. In what looked like a combination of a let down spot from last week’s win vs Wisconsin and a look ahead to next week’s Auburn game Penn State really impressed me with this performance by simply taking care of business.
- Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0)
This Cincinnati team just keeps on winning big as they now will get ready for their first big test of the season vs Indiana. The Bearcats head to Bloomington next week in their first matchup of the year vs a Power Five team.
- Clemson Tigers (1-1)
Clemson beat up on a very weak team and had many teams around them win some big games in big ways putting them down to the #8 spot. With such a weak schedule Clemson is going to need some style points and a lot of help to get back into that top 4.
- Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1)
The Buckeyes played a disappointing game vs Oregon losing at home. They didn’t look great vs Minnesota but I thought it was just first game jitters and they would be able to bounce back but they proved me wrong. This is just not the same type of Ohio State team we’re used to seeing the past few years
- Texas A&M Aggies (2-0)
The Aggies have finally snuck themselves into the top 10 although I don’t think they’re as great as everyone thinks. Realistically they aren’t beating any of the top SEC teams but right now they have looked pretty good putting them in this spot.
By Andrew Kalb