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Week Two Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

Week 2 remains the worst in college football and nearly everyone held serve

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

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide 57, Arkansas State 7

Tua completed 13 of 19 passes for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns. Word coming out is that Jalen Hurts is likely to redshirt is Tua remains healthy. Look for Tua to enter the Heisman race.

#2 Clemson Tigers 28, Texas A&M Aggies 26

A controversial fumble call helped Clemson but the Aggies overcame the call to score a touchdown late in the game with a chance to tie on a two-point conversion. The pass was picked off.

#3 Georgia Bulldogs 41, #24 South Carolina Gamecocks 7

The silver lining of this game, the Gamecocks rushed for 45 yards in this game and that was the most by the Gamecocks in the Muschamp era. #WOOF

#4 Ohio State Buckeyes 52, Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3

Haskins throws 4 touchdowns and will begin to get some Heisman love. He shouldn’t since he’s played two FCS teams (yes I know they played Rutgers, my statement stands).

#5 Wisconsin Badgers 45, New Mexico 14

Jonathan Taylor ran for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns and now has 398 yards and 5 touchdowns in two games. He is currently on pace for 2,587 yards which would leave him only 41 yards short of Barry Sanders NCAA record.

#6 Oklahoma Sooners 49, UCLA Bruins 21

The Bruins scored a late touchdown to secure the backdoor cover but otherwise Kyler Murray was amazing as he scored 5 touchdowns.

#7 Auburn Tigers 63 , Alabama State 9

Thank goodness Jarred Stidham transferred away from the Big 12 because that 6/11 for 113 yards is not Big 12 worthy.

#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24, Ball State 16

Brandon Wimbush throws three interceptions but this game wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicates. Ball State scored 10 in the fourth to cut the lead but ND was always in control.

#9 Washington Huskies 45, North Dakota 3

The Huskies recover and rebound at home dropping 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from NDU.

#10 Stanford Cardinal 17, #17 USC Trojans 3

The USC Trojans are not the same team that they were when Pete Carrol resurrected the sleeping giant. The Trojans looked lackluster and should fall out of the Top 25.

#11 LSU Tigers 31, Southeastern Louisiana 0

Directional state school fails to score against an elite SEC defense, stop me if that sounds familiar to every SEC non-conference recap.

#12 Virginia Tech Hokies 62, William & Mary 17

The Hokies rushed nine players for a total of 305 yards against William and Mary as they rolled up nearly 600 yards of offense.

#13 Penn State Nittany Lions 51, Pittsburgh Panthers 6

#TeamMeteor did not prevail and the Nittany Lions scored 16 points in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth to take a close game at half to a blowout. #ESP

#14 West Virginia Mountaineers 52, Youngstown State 17

Will Grier threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns including three to Gary Jennings. Three different running backs scored.

Arizona State Sun Devils 16, #15 Michigan State Spartans 13

Talked about all week as an upset-brewing, Big Ten teams are now 0-10 all time in Tempe against the Sun Devils.

#16 TCU Horned Frogs 42, Southern Methodist Mustangs 12

TCU floundered in the early portion of this game, going down 9-0 before KaVontae Turpin returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown and rolled to a 42-12 victory.

#18 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 31, Kansas State Wildcats 10

K-State may be bad this year folks but until they lose 7 games I’m not counting them out.

#19 UCF Knights 38, South Carolina State 0

The Knights extend their winning streak to 15 games as they continue to fight for that G5 New Years Six bowl berth.

#20 Boise State Broncos 62, UConn Huskies 7

The Broncos made UConn look like UConn, dominating the Huskies.

#21 Michigan Wolverines 49, Western Michigan 3

Probably should have played this game last week Jim and played Notre Dame this week.

#22 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 77, Savannah State 0

I’m sorry, there is no need for this crap. Just because you failed to show up week one doesn’t mean you need to do this in week 2.

#23 Oregon Ducks 62, Portland State 14

Justin Herbert throws four more touchdown as Oregon rolls.

Kentucky Wildcats 27, #25 Florida Gators 16

The Wildcats broke a 31-game losing streak to Florida with a convincing win. Congrats to the players. Their exuberance after the game is why I love college football.

My Top 25

This is a fluid poll based on how you played the previous week and how you’ve played throughout the season.

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