Four weeks of College Football; what we know now.

09/26/2021

Four weeks of College Football! What did we learn?

American Athletic Conference

SMU and Cincinnati are undefeated. In comparing the three, Cincinnati has one game to solidify as top contenders with their upcoming game against Notre Dame. SMU has a weaker schedule but has Cincinnati scheduled on November 20.

ACC

Clemson was supposed to be the most dominant school in all FBS. The Tigers offense is nonexistent and the defense is slowly depleting. Clemson has a more demanding task ahead when they host their next game against Boston College.

Boston College and Wake Forest are the only undefeated schools in the conference with a 4-0 record in the Atlantic Division. Both schools should make their mark in the top 25. Regardless of how the teams finish, neither school will be in the college football playoffs this season.

Big 12

Maybe Texas and Oklahoma got ahead of themselves when requesting to join the SEC. Texas lost earlier to Arkansas 40-21. And the Oklahoma Sooners are barely surviving in three of the four games played. It is difficult to determine which school can lead the Big 12. Could it be Baylor?

Baylor travels to Oklahoma State for the battle of the undefeated Big 12 matchup.

Big Ten

Ohio State has won four straight Big Ten Championships. It seems as if the school will not become the elite they are portrayed to be. There are no more Urban Meyer recruits. Head Coach Ryan day is running the program with his guys and does not look good on both sides of the ball. Furthermore, K'Vaughan Pope stole the spotlight for being so distraught about the lack of playing time for the Buckeyes. While we wait for more drama with that organization, there is some good in the conference.

Penn State, Michigan, Maryland, and Michigan State are undefeated and will soon collide. Iowa is alone in the West Division as they continue to shut down their opponents defensively. We can see two new teams in the Big Ten Championship. As of now, Penn State and Iowa look impressive.

FBS Independents

Notre Dame is 4-0 and looks so much better with Freshman QB Drew Pyne. Pyne has not been sacked since taking over for injured Jack Coan against his former school Wisconsin.

Army continues to run down their opponents and BYU is quietly moving up in the rankings.

PAC-12

It is all in for the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks are a dominant team and look strong to compete in the national spotlight. They defeated Ohio State a few weeks ago and their numbers are impressive. I cannot wait for the team to compete against Oregon State, the last game of the regular season.

SEC

Alabama and Georgia are the two top teams in the nation. Georgia, which has the most brutal schedule in the NCAA, defeated Clemson. They will host Arkansas this Saturday. The Bulldogs also play Auburn, Kentucky, and Florida in order. If they can survive, Georgia could meet Alabama in the SEC Championship.

However, Alabama would need to get by Ole Miss this Saturday and await Texas A&M, LSU, Arkansas, and Auburn.

The biggest surprise is the performance of Arkansas. They have defeated Texas and Texas A&M. Their run game is pounding, and they look solid at every position. Can they hang with the Bulldogs this Saturday?