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It was one heck of a way to kick off the college football season. There were hard fought battles, some silly no contest blowouts, and many teams were surprising or surprised (ahem, Texas). The top teams all opened up their season this week and many of them looked sharp while some showed that they may need to be touched up on. And we will be looking ahead to the action of Week 2 after tonight’s game in which #25 Tennessee takes on Georgia Tech. But I’m going to give you my post Week 1 top 25 rankings before that game because I’ve watched enough football to simmer the conversation down about the top 25. Let’s dig right in to the rankings.
#1. Alabama Crimson Tide
WK1 Result: Def. #3 Florida State 24-7.
#2. Ohio State Buckeyes
WK1 Result: Def. Indiana 49-21.
#3. Clemson Tigers
WK1 Result: Def. Kent State 56-3
#4. USC Trojans
WK1 Result: Def. Western Michigan 49-31.
#5. Penn State Nittany Lions
WK1 Result: Def. Akron 52-0.
#6. Oklahoma Sooners
WK1 Result: Def. UTEP 56-7.
#7. Florida State Seminoles
WK1 Result: Lost to #1 Alabama 24-7.
#8. Oklahoma State Cowboys
WK1 Result: Def. Tulsa 59-24.
#9. Wisconsin Badgers
WK1 Result: Def. Utah State 59-10.
#10. Michigan Wolverines
WK1 Result: Def. #17 Florida 33-17.
#11. Washington Huskies
WK1 Result: Def. Rutgers 30-14.
#12. LSU Tigers
WK1 Result: Def. BYU 27-0.
#13. Auburn Tigers
WK1 Result: Def. Georgia Southern 41-7.
#14. Stanford Cardinal
WK1 Result: Def. Rice 62-7.
#15. Louisville Cardinals
WK1 Result: Def. Purdue 35-28.
#16. Georgia Bulldogs
WK1 Result: Def. Appalachian State 31-10.
#17. Miami Hurricanes
WK1 Result: Def. Bethune Cookman 41-13.
#18. Virginia Tech Hokies
WK1 Result: Def. #22 West Virginia 31-24.
#19. Kansas State Wildcats
WK1 Result: Def. Central Arkansas 55-19.
#20. South Florida Bulls
WK1 Result: Def. Stony Brook 31-17.
#21. Washington State Cougars
WK1 Result: Def. Montana State 31-0.
#22. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
WK1 Result: Def. Temple 49-16.
#23. West Virginia Mountaineers
WK1 Result: Lost to #21 Virginia Tech 31-24.
#24. Florida Gators
WK1 Result: Lost to #11 Michigan 33-17.
#25. Colorado Buffaloes
WK1 Result: Def. Colorado State 17-3.
Who’s Moving Up and Down?
A few teams moved up and down in the rankings this week but outside of that there were no huge lasting effect type of changes in the rankings. There wasn’t really any major upsets that had the ability to shake up the rankings but they’ll be coming soon.
Up: Colorado Buffaloes (Unranked to #25)
Up: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Unranked to #22)
Down: Florida Gators (#17 to #24)
Down: Florida State Seminoles (#3 to #7)
Games to Watch for Week 2:
#15 Louisville @ North Carolina
(12:00pm ET, ESPN, LOU -7.5)
Pittsburgh @ #5 Penn State
(3:30pm ET, ABC, PSU -19.0)
#13 Auburn @ #3 Clemson
(7:00pm ET, ESPN, CLEM -7.0)
#16 Georgia @ #22 Notre Dame
(7:30pm ET, NBC, EVEN)
#6 Oklahoma @ #2 Ohio State
(7:30pm ET, ABC, OSU -7.5)
#14 Stanford @ #4 USC
(8:30pm ET, FOX, USC -6.5)
Boise State @ #21 Washington State
(10:30pm ET, ESPN, WSU -8.0)
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed. Hit me up on Twitter @TristanBeckmann with your thoughts on my rankings!