2020 College Football Top Ten – Cream Rising To The Top

Three of the five power conference’s College Football seasons are halfway over. The Big Ten just started it’s season and the PAC-12 will start next week. This will surely cause havoc in the rankings moving forward.

There will also be a debate over who deserves their ranking based on how many games they have played or didn’t play. Let the fun begin. Here are this week’s rankings.

 

1)   Clemson Tigers (6-0) defeated Syracuse Orange 47-21

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn’t have his normal game, going 27-43 for 289 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Wide receiver Amari Rodgers had 91 receiving yards. The defense gave up 325 total yards but forced four turnovers.

Next game- vs. Boston College Eagles

 

2) Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) defeated Tennessee Volunteers 48-17

Quarterback Mac Jones was efficient, going 25-31 for 387 yards. Running back Najee Harris ran for 96 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receivers John Metchie (151 receiving yards) and Slade Bolden 94 receiving yards) were the main targets. The defense gave up 302 total yards and forced a turnover (which was returned for a touchdown).

Next game- vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

 

3) Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) defeated Nebraska Cornhuskers 52-17

Quarterback Justin Fields was nearly perfect, going 20-21 for 276 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers Garrett Wilson (129 receiving yards/one touchdown) and Chris Olave (104 receiving yards) were causing problems all day. The defense bent (370 total yards) but gave up little points and forced two turnovers.

Next game- at Penn State Nittany Lions

 

4) Cincinnati Bearcats (4-0) defeated #6 Southern Methodist Mustangs 42-13

Quarterback Desmond Ridder was pedestrian as a passer, going 13-21 for 126 yards with a touchdown. However, he was sensational as a runner, rushing for 179 yards with three touchdowns. Running back Gerrid Doaks rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns. The defense was terrific, holding the Mustangs’ offense under 300 total yards.

Next game- vs. Memphis Tigers

 

5) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-0) defeated Pittsburgh Panthers 45-3

Quarterback Ian Book was productive, going 16-30 for 312 yards with three touchdowns. Wide receiver Ben Skowronek had 107 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The defense held the Panthers’ offense to 162 total yards and forced three turnovers.

Next game- at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

 

6) Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0) defeated #11 Iowa State Cyclones 24-21

Quarterback Spencer Sanders was up and down, going 20-29 for 235 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Running back Chuba Hubbard ran for 139 yards and a touchdown. The defense gave up some big plays but made the necessary stops late and forced a turnover.

Next game- vs. Texas Longhorns

 

7) Brigham Young Cougars (6-0) defeated Texas State Bobcats 52-14

Quarterback Zach Wilson was efficient, going 19-25 for 287 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Dax Milne had 89 receiving yards and a touchdown. The defense held the Bobcats’ offense to 267 total yards and forced two turnovers.

Next game- vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

 

8) Georgia Bulldogs (3-1) Idle

Next game- at Kentucky Wildcats

 

9) Texas A&M Aggies (3-1) Idle

Next game- vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

 

10) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (5-0) defeated Georgia Southern Eagles 28-14

Quarterback Fred Payton got the job done, going 15-28 for 252 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Jaivon Heiligh had 107 receiving yards. The defense held the Eagles’ offense to 218 total yards and forced two turnovers.

Next game- at Georgia State Panthers

 

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