- Georgia 4-0 SEC: Georgia had a closer than expected game with one of the favorites to win the MAC, Kent State. The Golden Flashes have had a tough battle tested schedule so far, and were prepared for the #1 team in the nation following games at Oklahoma and at Washington. The Bulldogs won 39-22 at home
- Alabama 4-0 SEC: Alabama overpowered Vanderbuilt, 55-3 at home. The Crimson Tide appear to back on the usual steam rolling service they and everyone else are accustomed to.
- Ohio State 4-0 Big Ten: The Buckeyes got their second big victory in two weeks with a 52-21 home thrashing of Wisconsin. Ohio State thus seemed appropriate to move to #3 after such a dominant week.
- USC 4-0 Pac-12: USC had a huge 17-14 victory over Oregon State away in Corvallis to keep their undefeated season alive.
- Clemson 4-0 ACC: Clemson won away over a very good Wake Forrest team, 51-45 in Ovetime!
- Washington 4-0 Pac-12: The Huskies won 40-22 at home over the weekend against Stanford. Washington look like a CFP team, but they have a tough road test at undefeated UCLA this Friday.
- Michigan 4-0 Big Ten: Michigan had a close 34-27 victory over a good Maryland side. However, because thie was Michigan’s first test, and because Maryland has often been bad in Big Ten play, many are concerned the Wolverines are just way overrated.
- Oklahoma State 3-0 Big 12: The Cowboys had a bye this past week.
- Tennessee 4-0 SEC: Tennessee finally beat Florida again, this time 38-33 at home. Could this be the Vounteers’ year? Maybe, but Tennessee fans will be quick to not jinx this season or expect too much given previous heartaches.
- Kentucky 4-0 SEC: Kentucky had a close 31-23 win over Northern Illinois at home.
- Ole Miss 4-0 SEC: Ole Miss had a close 35-27 home victory over Tusla who has also impressed this season. The Golden Hurricanes tend to be very competitive.
- Penn State 4-0 Big Ten: Penn State got a nice 33-14 win over Central Michigan at home.
- Oregon 3-1 Pac-12: Oregon won away, 44-41 over a very good Washington State team. Oregon appears to have found their groove, and are a completely different team than Week 1.
- Texas A&M 3-1 SEC: Texas A&M is back on the CFP map after a major victory over Arkansas in Dallas, 23-21. The Aggies still do not look like where they should be, but if they can continue to improve as the season goes on, and win out, they will he a CFP team. This however is unlikely given that Alabama is on their schedule, as well as many other good teams.
- Oregon State 3-1 Pac-12: Oregon State had a narrow home loss to USC, 14-17. While the Beavers offense disappointed, their defense displayed elite level of play. Oregon State should legitimately still he a CFP contender, especially if they win out.
- Utah 3-1 Pac-12: Utah got a good 34-13 controlled victory over Arizona State, away.
- Minnesota 4-0 Big Ten: The Golden Gophers got a big 34-7 away win over Michigan State. Minnesota appear to be actually good, whereas before people were concerned their their record was more indicative of their relatively easier schedule.
- NC State 4-0 ACC: NC State got a nice win over UCONN, 41-10 at home.
- Florida State 4-0 ACC: The Seminoles had a good 44-14 home win over struggling Boston College to continue their undefeated season.
- TCU 3-0 Big 12: TCU best their in metropolitan area rival, SMU, 42-34 in very comfortable fashion.
- BYU 3-1 Independents: BYU defeated a good Mountain West team in Wyoming at home, 35-24.
- Baylor 3-1 Big 12: Baylor beat a very good previously undefeated Iowa State side, 31-24.
- UCLA 4-0 Pac-12: UCLA handled their business at Colorado, 45-17, setting up a big match up with undefeated Washington at home, on Friday night.
- Syracuse 4-0 ACC: Syracuse got past Virginia, 22-20, to stay undefeated. The Orange look good so far.
- Wake Forrest 3-1 ACC, Kansas 4-0 Big 12, and James Madison 4-0 Sun Belt: Wake Forrest barely lost to Clemson at home, 45-51 in Overtime, while Kansas beat Duke at home, 35-27, and James Madison beat Appalachian State away, 32-28. All of these teams are about even, hence why there is a three way tie for #25.
- Cincinnati 3-1 AAC: Cincinnati are back with a 45-24 win over a previously undefeated Indiana, at home. The Bearcats may be on the way outside looking in for the CFP, but they still hypothetically could go if they continue to win. However, given how bad the AAC has been for how good they usually are, Cincinnati is unlikely to generate enough marquee wins to get in to the CFP with 1 loss.
- Pittsburgh 3-1 ACC: Pittsburgh struggled to put FCS Rhode Island away until late, but maintained a comfortable lead throughout eventually winning 45-24.
- Washington State 3-1 Pac-12: Washington State put up a good fight in a 41-44 loss at home to Oregon, displaying a Top 25 level of play.
- Kansas State 3-1 Big 12: Kansas State got a big win over Oklahoma, 41-34 away, and appear to be a Top 25 level team again following their surprise loss to Tulane. If Kansas State runs the rest of the table, the Wildcats are likely to receive a CFP berth.
- Oklahoma 3-1 Big 12: Oklahoma suffered a set back, a 34-41 loss at home to Kansas State. There is still a lot of time left in the season, but their next 2 games are very likely to be losses too, with TCU away and then Texas.
- Texas Tech 3-1 Big 12: Texas Tech rebounded with a 37-34 Overtime win at home over Texas. The Red Raiders have had quite the tough schedule thie season so far, with games against Houston, Texas, and last week, against NC State.
- LSU 3-1 SEC: LSU got a big win over New Mexico, 38-0. While their Week 1 loss might have signaled doom for the Tigers, these last few weeks show a resurgence LSU, ready to conquer the SEC West.
- Arkansas 3-1 SEC: Arkansas lost a close one, 21-23, against Texas A&M in Dallas. Arkansas should have won too, but missed a field goal to go up.
Conference: Non-Conference Record;
- SEC: 37-5; Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, LSU, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Florida, South Carolina, Auburn, Missouri, Vanderbuilt
- Big 12: 26-5; Oklahoma State, TCU, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Texas, West Virginia
- Pac-12: 24-9; USC, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington State, UC Berkeley, Arizona, Stanford, Arizona State, Colorado
- ACC: 31-11; Clemson, NC State, Florida State, Syracuse, Wake Forrest, Pittsburgh, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Miami (Florida), Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Georgia Tech
- Big Ten: 30-10; Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, Indiana, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Purdue, Northwestern, Nebraska
- Sun Belt: 23-19; James Madison, Coastal Carolina, South Alabama, Georgia Southern, Old Dominion, Troy, Marshall, Appalachian State, Southern Mississippi, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State, Georgia State
- AAC: 22-17; Cincinnati, Tulane, Memphis, UCF, Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Temple, East Carolina, South Florida, Navy
- C-USA: 20-24; Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, UAB, Rice, UTSA, UTEP, FAU, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Charlotte, FIU
- Mountain West: 22-24; Fresno State, UNLV, Wyoming, San Jose State, Air Force, San Diego State, Boise State, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah State, Hawaii, Colorado State
- MAC: 14-29; Miami (Ohio), Kent State, Central Michigan, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Ball State, Akron,
Independents: 12-17; BYU, Notre Dame, Liberty, Army, New Mexico State, UCONN, UMASS
Photo from Amanda Loman / Associated Press.
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