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Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

A stroll through the Top 25 and a very weird Saturday

West Virginia v Oklahoma State Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

The past Saturday was just weird. Read some of these scores and the brief recaps and understand that the moon, stars, voodoo dolls were all aligned while Mercuy and Venus were in retrograde and everything else. Just weird.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide 50, The Citadel 17

On the surface, this looks completely normal. Except this game was 10-10 at halftime and the Citadel was controlling the game. It took an asschewing at halftime for this game to become normal.

#2 Clemson Tigers 35, Duke Blue Devils 6

David Cutcliffe remains an underrated coach. Still Clemson under Dabo is inhuman.

#3 Notre Dame Fight Irish 36, #12 Syracuse Orange 3

I guess at this point we all just accept that Notre Dame is playing in the playoffs and will be a sacrificial lamb to Alabama.

#4 Michigan Wolverines 31, Indiana Hoosiers 20

This game was 17-15 Indiana at halftime. Again, just weird.

#5 Georgia Bulldogs 66, Umass 27

#SEC SoCon Week!

#6 Oklahoma Sooners 55, Kansas Jayhawks 40

Freshman Pooka Williams carried 15 times for 252 yards and 2 TD. Weird.

#7 LSU Tigers 42, Rice 7

#SEC SoCon Week!

#8 Washington State Cougars 69, Arizona Wildcats 28

Gardner Minshew and his mustache threw 7 freaking touchdowns.

Oklahoma State Cowboys 45, #9 West Virginia Mountaineers 41

Nothing to see here folks. Move along. Everything is fine.

#10 Ohio State Buckeyes 52, Maryland Terrapins 51

It took a failed two-point conversion in overtime for the Buckeyes to advance. Weird.

#11 UCF Knights 38, #24 Cincinnati Bearcats 13

UCF hasn’t lost since 2016 and this is where they will stay.

#13 Florida Gators 63, Idaho 10

#SEC SoCon Week!

#14 Penn State Nittany Lions 20, Rutgers Scarlet Knight 7

Trace McSorley completed 17 of 37 passes. Against Rutgers. Weird.

#15 Texas Longhorns 24, #16 Iowa St. Cyclones 10

Brock Purdy looked vulnerable and ISU ends its Big 12 CCG bid.

#17 Kentucky Wildcats 34, Middle Tennessee 23

Middle Tennessee scored as many points as Florida and Mississippi State did against the Wildcats. Combined. Weird.

#18 Washington Huskies 42, Oregon State Beavers 23

Washington is still ranked?! Weird.

#19 Utah Utes 30, Colorado Buffaloes 7

Colorado was once 5-0 and holding onto playoff dreams. Mike McEntyre has been fired. Weird.

Florida State Seminoles 22, #20 Boston College Eagles 21

Unranked Florida State scored on a 74 yard touchdown pass with 1:49 left to beat the ranked Boston College Eagles. Weird.

#21 Mississippi State Bulldogs 52, Arkansas Razorbacks 6

Four loss MSU is still ranked?! Weird

#22 Northwestern Wildcats 24, Minnesota Gophers 14

Northwestern will play Illinois next week before playing the winner of The Game (Ohio State - Michigan).

#23 Utah State Aggies 29, Colorado State Rams 24

Colorado won this game on a Hail Mary. Until it was revealed the receiver stepped out of bounds.

#25 Boise State Broncos 45, New Mexico 14

Friday Night G5 game. I got nothing.

My Top 25

Normally here I would rank the teams in the order that I think they should be ranked but a couple of things happened: my actual job needed me this morning at 7 AM, then my family needed me when I got home. As a result I didn’t have things prepared as I normally do and therefore Im writing this at 5 PM instead of 10 PM on Saturday.

The rankings are out and West Virginia is #12. I likely, given the results on Saturday would have had them around 14. I think you can make a case for the Mountaineers to still be in the top ten but a loss is a loss. They should be ahead of Texas because that game was literally just played.

Playoff Predictions

I expect Oklahoma to drop. Probably to 8. Playoff teams don’t give up 40 points to Kansas. The top four will remain the same. I think WVU will be outside the top 12 in the playoffs.