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Week 7 Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

Another crazy weekend in college football as eight different top 25 teams lose, including four different top 10 teams.

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide 39, Missouri Tigers 10

Tua Tagovailoa, the presumed 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, played his worst game, throwing 10 incompletions and the Tide needed the 2nd quarter to put the game away.

#13 LSU Tigers 36, #2 Georgia Bulldogs 16

They call it Death Valley for a reason. LSU rushed for nearly 300 yards and Joe Burrow continued to be every LSU QB, just good enough.

#3 Ohio State Buckeyes 30, Minnesota Gophers 14

Dwayne Haskins throws for 400 yards and 3 more touchdowns. A 17-14 game at half turned into a rout, because the Buckeyes did what good teams do: kill the will of the opposition.

#5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 19, Pittsburgh Panthers 14

Pitt fired its Ultra Super Mega Death Weapon but it only broke the shield of the Fighting Irish. ND looked vulnerable and any other team beats ND but not this team and not on this day.

Iowa St. Cyclones 30, #6 West Virginia Mountaineers 14

This game wasn’t even close, once the ‘Clones went up 20-7 midway through the second quarter, WVU quit, minus one play from the defense.

#17 Oregon 30, #7 Washington 27

Michigan State Spartans 21, #8 Penn State Nittany Lions 17

Sparty did what Sparty does, refused to go away and just kept fighting. Penn State now drops out of Big Ten contention.

#9 Texas Longhorns 23, Baylor Bears 17

Baylor never went away and had a chance to win the game at the end. A receiver dropped a pass and then Charlie Brewer misfired on two more chances.

#10 UCF Knights 31, Memphis Tigers 30

Still defending national champions, no matter how tough the game was.

#12 Michigan Wolverines 38, #15 Wisconsin Badgers 13

Wisconsin is that friend who is given $100 dollars and then proceeds to buy lottery tickets and wonders why it never has nice things.

#14 Florida Gators 37, Vanderbilt Commodores 27

Dan Mullen avoided the moniker “Florida coach who lost to Vanderbilt”.

Virginia Cavaliers 16, #16 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 13

The downfall of the Hurricanes still amazes me. I watched that 2000-2002 squad and thought “this might seriously be the best team ever”. Now....this.

USC Trojans 31, #19 Colorado Buffaloes 20

Just know that this game wasn’t nearly as close the final score shows because Colorado scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to make it an 11-point game. It was 28-7 at one point.

Tennessee Volunteers 30, #21 Auburn Tigers 24

That season opening win for the Mountaineers looked really good at 6 PM. Gus Malzahn has broken his offense.

#22 Texas A&M Aggies 26, South Carolina Gamecocks 23

Jimbo Fisher continues to be the coach that Kevin Sumlin wasn’t, winning close, physical games.

#23 South Florida Bulls 25, Tulsa 24

Charlie Strong is a good coach, just not at Texas.

For the second week in a row, eight different ranked teams lost. In the past two weeks five different unranked teams have lost. Chaos fully reigns in college football. Because there is so much turnover and turmoil, it is hard to rank teams but here goes.

My Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. LSU
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Texas
  8. Georgia
  9. UCF
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Oregon
  12. Florida
  13. West Virginia
  14. Penn State
  15. Kentucky
  16. NC State
  17. Washington
  18. Texas A&M
  19. South Florida
  20. Cincinatti
  21. Iowa State
  22. Iowa
  23. Texas Tech
  24. Miami-Florida
  25. Mississippi State

To be honest, given how the last two weeks have shaken out, I really don’t even think a playoff is necessary at this point. I just want to see if Dwayne Haskins can beat Nick Saban or if we just should give Alabama the trophy until Saban retires and then see if we have competitive games.

The gap between #2 and #3 is so large. I put LSU at 3 because their resume shows they have played one of the toughest schedules and they continue to win against Top 25 competition. Clemson, their schedule and conference is trash and Notre Dame is just itching to get beat.

I’m not convinced UCF is a top 10 team but do you show your bias and keep them in the middle of the pack when they keep winning? West Virginia drops to middle of the pack, which is likely where they should be. They got punched in the mouth and they quit.