Last week- 1
The Crimson Tide looked awesome and they outplayed Tennessee in every aspect. The running game was on point gaining 438 yards. The defense scored another touchdown and the special teams added another. Alabama is clearly the best team in the country. Love them or hate them, the machine keeps churning out victories.
Last week- 2
The Buckeyes gutted out a tough road victory against the Badgers. In a tale of two halves, the first half belonged to Wisconsin and the second half/OT was Ohio State’s. Quarterback J.T. Barrett showed leadership and composure in leading the Buckeyes comeback. Despite being out gained in yardage and losing time of possession, they got the win. They passed the first big test, another is looming.
Last week- 3
The Tigers survived a scare against the Wolfpack. Quarterback Deshaun Watson made the big plays down the stretch. The defense was outstanding again. North Carolina State outplayed them but could not finish the deal causing their upset bid to fall short. Clemson had every reason to lose this game but found a way to win. That’s what good teams do.
Last week- 4
The Wolverines will host Illinois next week. They would be wise to not overlook the Illini.
Last week- 5
The Huskies will host Oregon State next week. Will it be another lopsided Pac 12 win? I don’t think the nation believes they are legit. Look for another statement to be made.
Last week- 6
The bye week came at a perfect time. The Aggies travels to Tuscaloosa next week which will be a monumental task. Will it be a close game?
Last week- 7
Not the kind of showing the Cardinals had hoped for. They held off a stubborn Blue Devil team looking for an upset. The nation’s top offense struggled which leads me to believe that Louisville seems to be losing their aura. Quarterback Lamar Jackson had his moments but was mostly ordinary. The defense played very well as they have been all season.
Last week- 8
They won’t stick around my Top 10 with another lackluster performance. Sloppy play with nine Cornhusker penalties kept the Hoosiers in the game. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was not good but threw the game winning touchdown with just under 10 minutes. Nebraska’s defense made plays late to preserve the win. Not really sure how good Nebraska is but they are undefeated.
Last week- 9
The Bears beat a bad Jayhawk team with much effort. Everyone got some action for Baylor. The defense was not challenged, holding Kansas to 217 total yards. Another team I’m not sure how good they are but still undefeated. So they will stick around my Top 10 basically giving them credit for being in this position despite the turbulent off season.
Last week- Not ranked
The Mountaineers are crashing my Top 10 with a resounding victory over the Red Raiders. The nation should take notice of quarterback Skyler Howard. The defense has been much improved and the offense is balanced. West Virginia still has some games left to prove themselves with Oklahoma and Baylor on the schedual.