Jack Geary’s College Football Week 4 Top 25 and Analysis
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Bama proved once again they are the best team in college football. Saban will take on the trendy Commodores Saturday.
What a week for Clemson! The Tigers dominated Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals. Clemson is pushing hard for the top spot but will need to add more quality wins in the future.
Oklahoma cruised past Tulane on Saturday. Their demotion to #3 is not a penalty to their latest performance but rather a nod to Clemson for the dominating win over Jackson’s Cardinals. With that being said, the heisman hopeful, Baker Mayfield, has more upcoming games to impress the nation.
4. Penn State
Penn State absolutely dominated Georgia State in an easy fashion. Barkley continues to demand heisman attention. Iowa will be a sizable matchup for the rising Lions.
5. Oklahoma State
I have been extremely confident in the ability of this team since before the seasons started. I believe in this team even more now than before the season started. Rudolph looks like the best player in college football and the Cowboys look like they pose a great threat to make the college football playoffs. The Cowboys have a great challenge against TCU this week.
The game that stole the spotlight Saturday was the USC-Texas game. This matchup lived up to the hype and then some. Although, this thriller showed USC is vulnerable to be beaten.
The Huskies won’t gain any new votes to move up in the rankings by beating up on weak opponents. Washington needs to gain some quality conference wins to enhance their rank.
8. Ohio State
All smooth sailing for Ohio State this week. This is the Ohio State we are used to seeing. It’ll be a while till they are challenged again.
9. Florida State
The Seminoles finally get to play a game this week. After 2 weeks of cancelled games, the Noles should be ready to embrace their boisterous home crowd against NC State. Tomahawk Chop!
It wasn’t a pretty win for Michigan against Air Force. A 16 point win against Air Force isn’t very sexy but it’ll do. Michigan gets Purdue this Saturday.
The Badgers clobbered BYU by 34. Hornibrook played nearly perfect completed 18 of his 19 passes. Northwestern won’t be able to match up with the Badgers if they play the way they did against BYU.
Samford wasn’t a match for Georgia and it was evident. Georgia gets a big time game Saturday against newly popular Mississippi State. This game will prove if Georgia is actually back.
13. Virginia Tech
East Carolina wasn’t a problem for the Hokies. A commanding win against East Carolina was impressive. Virginia Tech will get to destroy Old Dominion this week.
As well as Florida State, Miami has been waiting since their opener to play again. They finally will get back in action against Toledo this week.
Auburn was pretty shaky against an awful Mercer team. This offense needs to figure it out if they want to beat SEC teams.
The Horned Frogs are a very underrated group. They get their chance this week against a surging Oklahoma State team. Kenny Trill needs to put on a show if they want a chance to win.
South Florida shut down all the talk that they shouldn’t still be in the rankings. After avoiding a few upsets to start the season, the Bulls responded with a commanding win over Illinois. Quinton Flowers impressed with five touchdowns. The Bulls will try to keep proving their worth, especially with cancelled opportunities.
18. Mississippi State
Nick Fitzgerald has jumped onto the scene out of nowhere. No One thought Miss. State would be able to beat LSU. The doubters of Mississippi State were silenced with a surprising 30 point win over LSU. This week Mississippi State has a chance to authenticate their giant leap if they can beat Georgia.
Louisville blew their golden opportunity, in an ugly fashion. It was evident that this team just didn’t have enough talent to hang with Clemson. Lamar Jackson can’t win by himself, no matter how good he is.
The Gators were a Hail Mary away from starting the season 0-2. Two losses to start the season doesn’t sit well with anyone residing in Gainesville. Florida should be on upset alert against an undefeated Kentucky team.
Josh Allen’s stock is suffering after his abysmal performance against Oregon. I believe this was the result of Oregon’s impressive defense, not Josh Allen’s personal performance. Either way, the Ducks’ are clicking in every aspect. Watch out.
22. San Diego State
In all honesty, I didn’t believe San Diego State would be able to hang with Stanford, let alone beat them. The Stanford win proved to me that this team is for real. Rashad Penny is living up to his preceder by rushing for hundreds. Looking through SDSU’s schedule it wouldn’t surprise me if this team ends the season undefeated.
23. Washington State
This is the first appearance for Washington State in my rankings. Due to the losses of other teams, I decided Washington State was good enough to enter the top 25. Nevada will be a cakewalk for them this week.
Utah has a tough stretch of games coming up and it will show if they belong in the rankings or not. Although, this matchup against Arizona is the only thing on the agenda for Utah currently.
Vandy owns a posh defense that can slow down any offense in the country. Their defense will get the tremendous chance to show their defensive dominance against the number one team in the country. Alabama may make the commodores appearance in the rankings a short one. Either way, this is a powerful football team that already has an impressive win on the resumé.
(New) On the Horizon: Maryland, Notre Dame, West Virginia