Jack Geary’s College Football Week 7 Top 25 and Analysis
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Alabama came down to earth a little bit by beating Texas A&M by 8. I agree with Nick Saban that “they aren’t going to beat every team 66-3”. Although, Alabama does have the talent to blow out literally any team. Arkansas is Bama’s next victim.
Wake Forest was a nice break from ranked opponents for Clemson. Clemson will now take on a decent Syracuse squad. The #2 spot is secure for Clemson.
I saw in person how dominant Penn State was against Northwestern. Saquon Barkley didn’t even have a good game and Penn State was still never close to losing. Next week’s matchup against Michigan will be a tough one for the Nittany Lions.
I’m starting to believe in Georgia as a serious playoff contender. Their resume is impeccable. Georgia has beat every opponent -besides Notre Dame- by at least 21. Georgia should crush Missouri this week and continue to play a peak level.
The Horned Frogs were actually outplayed in the first half against West Virginia. TCU got a few breaks and in the end managed to close out the Mountaineers. K-State will surely challenge the Horned Frogs Saturday.
It’s a shame that Washington hasn’t played a single team worth mentioning because I do believe that this team would be beating ranked teams if they had the chances.
This Wisconsin team looks complete and shouldn’t be threatened on their way to the Big Ten championship. It is evident that Wisconsin’s offense is potent. The offense hasn’t put up less than 30 points in every game this year. It’s undefeated or bust for Wisconsin due to their weak regular season schedule.
The Buckeyes once again appear to be that powerhouse team that we are used to seeing. They beat down on Maryland and should beat down on Nebraska this week.
Wazzu just keeps winning. Surprisingly, Oregon was no match for the Cougars. California shouldn’t threaten Wazzu but after dark anything can happen.
The matchup between Miami and Florida State was an absolute thriller. The U walked into the Doak and grabbed a last second win against the Seminoles. Contrary to popular belief the 1-3 Seminoles are talented and this was an impressive win out of Miami. Miami will look to continue their hot streak against Georgia Tech.
I wrote last week that Oregon State would be a good bounce back game for USC and it was indeed. USC cruised to a victory and got some of their swagger back. Utah is a great resume builder if USC can top them.
Auburn took care of Ole Miss with no problem. Taking down LSU might be another story for Auburn. Auburn’s offense can be off the charts or very stagnant. The Tigers recently have been exceeding on offense and will have to continue the trend against LSU if they are going to win.
Losing to Iowa State is disappointing to say the least. Iowa State is a poor loss. Although, Oklahoma cut it close with Baylor and it was only a matter of time before a team took advantage of Oklahoma’s vulnerability. Maybe I’m overreacting but I think the Sooners should be on upset alert once again this week against Texas.
Ian Book was a sufficient fill in for injured Brandon Wimbush. Notre Dame looks like a top 10 team and if they can beat and will get the chance to propel themselves into the top 10 if they can beat USC in 2 weeks. The bye week comes at a perfect time with Wimbush getting time to recover from his injury and being able to prepare for USC.
The Cowboys got through their bye week and were able to mentally prepare for the second half of the season. Baylor is probably the best winless team in years. Consequently, it could be a contest between Oklahoma State and Baylor. Mason Rudolph will prevail in the end.
Boston College played Virginia Tech closer than most would expect. Virginia Tech will now step into the bye week with a vision of a winnable reaming schedule on the table.
Saturday was an eye opener for College Football fans. Michigan isn’t who we thought they were. The offense could barely convert any drives into points and that’s why they lost. With Penn State, Wisconsin, and Ohio State still on the remains schedule, it will be a miracle if Michigan sneaks into the playoffs.
South Florida didn’t get the chance to show out against UMass due to the game being cancelled. This week they will get a chance to beat up on a struggling Cincinnati team.
If it wasn’t for that pesky season opening loss to South Carolina, NC State would be a hot topic. The Wolfpack is still respected, especially with a quality win over Louisville. NC State will face Pitt this week.
Put San Diego State on upset alert. Boise State is dangerous and SDSU is vulnerable. Every few years Boise State pulls of a big upset and this could easily be one of those games. Also, it should be mentioned that the Aztecs played Washington State really close. Wazzu needed three overtimes to edge Boise State. The San Diego State game is definitely one to watch Saturday.
Central Florida remains undefeated but also owns no overwhelming wins. This week they get to beat up on East Carolina while wearing some dope threads.
Everyone wants to jump the gun on Michigan State but I would advise you to pump the brakes. I do believe they deserve the 22nd spot with their impressive resume. Although, this team is very beatable. Minnesota could even eek out a win Saturday. Sparty will have to keep winning close games if they want to stay ranked.
Texas Tech obliterated Kansas last week and will take on a fringe top 25 team in West Virginia. The Mountaineers are a few plays away from being undefeated but they are currently unranked due to having 2 losses. Therefore, Texas Tech should be put on upset alert this week.
The Midshipmen have just barely mustered wins throughout this season. A 2 point win against Tulane, a 3 point win against Air Force, and a 10 point win over Tulsa is nothing to brag about. Although, Navy is still undefeated and has a fantastic opportunity to gain some believers if they can beat Memphis on Saturday.
I love Bryce Love. Seriously, if the season ended today, Bryce Love would be my heisman. He’s generating absurd numbers and is resurrecting Stanford’s once pitiful season. Stanford can confirm their ranking deservingness by beating Oregon.