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Week 4 Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

A return to normal in the top of the rankings but seven Top 25 teams lost, thanks to #TeamChaos

NCAA Football: Kansas State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide 45, #22 Texas A&M Aggies 23

Alabama rolled easily and showed just how big the gap between them and whoever is perceived as #2 in college football really is.

#2 Georgia Bulldogs 43, Missouri Bulldogs 29

Georgia continues to be on a collision course for Alabama in the SEC Championship Game as they handled Mizzou easily.

#3 Clemson Tigers 49, Georgia Tech 21

Kelly Bryant struggled so Dabo Sweeney inserted freshman Trevor Lawrence who proceeded to throw four touchdowns.

#4 Ohio State Buckeyes 49, Tulane Green Wave 6

Head coach Urban Meyers returned to the sidelines and Ohio State rolled to a 42-6 halftime score.

#5 Oklahoma Sooners 28, Army Black Knights 21 (OT)

Army controlled the ball for nearly 45 minutes but Murray and the Sooners made enough plays to win in overtime.

#6 LSU Tigers 38, LA Tech 21

The Tigers used their trademark defense to generate scores as they outlasted LA Tech.

#7 Stanford Cardinal 38, Oregon Ducks 31

With 1:38 left IN THE FOURTH QUARTER Oregon had a 98% chance to win. They lost in overtime.

#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 56. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 27

Notre Dame played a new quarterback, Ian Book, and he threw 2 touchdowns and ran for three more.

#9 Auburn Tigers 34, Arkansas Razorbacks 3

The Tigers rebounded from a tough home loss to LSU with a thorough thrashing of the Razorbacks.

#10 Penn State Nittany Lions 63, Illinois Fighting Illini 24

Miles Sanders carried 22 times for 200 yards as the Nittany Lions easily cruised to a victory on Friday night.

#10 Washington Huskies 27, Arizona State Sun Devils 20

The Huskies were able to make just enough plays to stay ahead of ASU and remain on the fringe of the playoff conversation.

#12 West Virginia Mountaineers 35, Kansas State Wildcats 6

The Mountaineers got a big monkey off their back by cruising to a victory over a Bill Snyder team.

Old Dominion 49, #13 Virginia Tech Hokies 35

I have absolutely hated that VT jumped so high in the polls after beating FSU, who is total trash this season. I made fresh pepperoni rolls before our game. I had to watch my six-year old stuff his face with them. I couldn’t be happier.

Kentucky Wildcats 28, #14 Mississippi State Bulldogs 7

Benny Snell Jr scored his 38th rushing touchdown, breaking Randall Cobb’s record at Kentucky.

Texas Tech Red Raiders 41, #15 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17

Taylor Cornelius, struggled to a 18/38 game. YIKES

#16 UCF Knights 56, FAU 36

The Lane Train is not on track this season while UCF remains undefeated and extends the nation’s longest winning streak.

Texas Longhorns 31, #17 TCU Horned Frogs 16

Sam Ehlinger actually looks like a quarterback, making precise throws down the field. That is bad news for the Big 12.

#18 Wisconson Badgers 28. Iowa Hawkeyes 17

Alex Hornibrook threw three touchdowns and the Badgers defense clamped down late to hold off the Hawkeyes.

#19 Michigan Wolverines 56, Nebraska Cornhuskers 10

The shine is very quickly wearing off that Scott Frost hire and Michigan is slowly rounding into form after a week one loss to ND.

#21 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 31, Florida International 10

Ho-hum, can we just get into conference play already??

Purdue Boilermakers 30, #23 Boston College Eagles 13

Four interceptions is how you lose on the road.

#24 Michigan State Spartans 35, Indiana Hoosiers 21

Sparty doing what they do, struggling early in the season and then correcting their mistakes and becoming a tougher team later in the season.

#25 BYU Cougars 30, McNeese 3

BYU had less than 300 total yards and won comfortably because they generated 4 turnovers.

My Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Stanford
  8. Notre Dame
  9. West Virginia
  10. Washington
  11. Penn State
  12. Auburn
  13. UCF
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Michigan
  16. Miami
  17. Michigan State
  18. Texas
  19. Mississippi State
  20. Texas Tech
  21. Kentucky
  22. Oregon
  23. Oklahoma State
  24. Boise State
  25. Duke

We’ve returned back to normal and Alabama is the clear #1. In reality there is Alabama, then there is a second tier of Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State, then there is everyone else. Right now, I fully believe WVU is playing like a top ten team and there is a good chance we could be top ten in one or both polls but now comes the hard part, there are fewer teams ahead of us so we have to keep winning and hope one of those teams lose. It is going to be a much slower climb from here.

I have felt that VT was overrated so I am absolutely using the ass-kicking they got from Old Dominion to drop them out of the rankings. Don’t care.