College Football Week 2 Rankings

09/07/2021

Week 1 is in the books and there were outstanding games to measure out as to which college teams look like contenders and pretenders.  Ohio State took care of business on Friday night as they defeated Minnesota 45-31.  The offense does look sharp but the defense almost faltered.  Being that it was week one, the Buckeyes can improve each week. 

Coastal Carolina are off to a great start by defeating The Citadel 52-14.  However, North Carolina, who was ranked 10th, fell down to Virginia Tech.  Alabama looks better than last season and Oklahoma Sooners are suspects.  

Below is my top 25 rankings compared to the AP and Coach's poll.  

Clemson's loss did not create a major tumble.  Georgia defeated Clemson 10-3.  Neither offense scored a touchdown.  The only touchdown score came in the 2nd quarter when Georgia's Christopher Smith caught an interception and ran it back for the score.  It was a defensive game that helped Clemson stay close to the top 4 rankings.  They dropped to six but will more than likely climb right up because of their schedule.  Georgia's win gets a big jump to 2nd spot.  Should had an offensive touchdown, they could had moved to the number one.  

Texas Longhorns are coached by newcomer and former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.  He has the team looking so different than last season and any other seasons.  The Longhorns won the time of possession and were effective in 3rd down efficiency.  We are used to Big 12 football with no defense because of the high offense tempo.  Sarkisian is managing the game with a balance.  QB Hudson Card went 14 of 21 224 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.  RB Bijan Robinson rushed for 20 carries with 103 yards and a touchdown.  Six different receivers caught the ball and the defense looked sharp against a ranked opponent Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, in which they had a habit of defeating Big 12 teams.  

Being that I am the only one that placed Texas at 8, keep in mind that Texas are playing a different ball and can upset Iowa State and Oklahoma. 

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