Wow! What a great response we had this week with over 130 voters for the second week straight! The poll closed last night and I analyzed the results this week and am ready to announce the only poll that matters: CRFF and Friends Rank the Nation - Week 2.
No. 25: Utah Utes - Pac 12 - (1-0)
No. 24: Oklahoma State Cowboys - Big 12 - (1-0)
No. 23: Missouri Tigers - SEC - (1-0)
No. 22: Tennessee Volunteers - SEC - (1-0)
No. 21: Arizona Wildcats - Pac 12 - (1-0)
The last five of this week's poll features teams like OkState, Arizona and Tennessee who all struggled in week one against subpar opponents yet all escaped with a win which kept them in the rankings. Missouri beat Southeast Missouri St. by 31 points in their opener while Utah knocked off Michigan last Thursday night.
No. 20: Boise State Broncos - MWC - (1-0)
No. 19: Arkansas Razorbacks - SEC - (1-0)
No. 18: Oklahoma Sooners - Big 12 - (1-0)
No. 17: Texas A&M Aggies - SEC - (1-0)
No. 16: LSU Tigers - SEC - (0-0)
Let the SEC domination begin as we are 10 teams into the poll and five of them hail from the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas demolished UTEP 49-13 as the Razorback QB threw for four touchdown passes. Texas A&M embarrassed Arizona State on national television and LSU's showdown with McNeese State was conveniently canceled due to lightning. Boise State held of Washington as the Husky rally fell wide right off the leg of a kicker named van Winkle and OU trashed Akron on PPV.
No. 15: Ole Miss Rebels - SEC - (1-0)
No. 14: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - ACC - (1-0)
No. 13: UCLA Bruins - Pac 12 - (1-0)
No. 12: Clemson Tigers - ACC (1-0)
No. 11: Georgia Bulldogs - SEC (1-0)
Yay! More SEC teams! Ole Miss was up 55-3 on Tennessee Martin in the 4th and thought it would be fun to go for it on 4th down - that's how that game went. Georgia Tech looked crazy impressive as they ran for like 2700 yards against Alcorn State en route to a 69-6 win. UCLA was led by true freshman quarterback, Seth Rosen, as the future of Bruin football led his squad to a 34-16 win over Virginia. Clemson looked strong against Wofford as they held Terriers to just 10 points. Georgia dismantled UL-Monroe in a score that isn't even worth reporting (51-14).
No. 10: Florida State Seminoles - ACC - (1-0)
No. 9: Notre Dame Fighting Irish - FBS-Ind. - (1-0)
No. 8: USC Trojans - Pac 12 - (1-0)
No. 7: Auburn Tigers - SEC - (1-0)
No. 6: Michigan State Spartans - Big 10 - (1-0)
No. 5: Oregon Ducks - Pac 12 - (1-0)
This is the bunch where I think some of the best teams in the country preside. Florida State was impressive in their first post-Jameis game as they handled Texas State 59-16 Everett Golson shined. Notre Dame sent Texas Longhorn football to 1956 (UT went 1-9 that year) as the Fighting Irish embarrassed the Longhorns 38-3 on national TV. This game was really bad for the Longhorns as they looked lost on both sides of the ball. It was so bad that Charlie Strong demoted his offensive coordinator and promoted Jay Norvell to play-caller. USC beat Arkansas State 55-6 in the most vanilla game of the weekend. Auburn survived a Lousiville comeback in the Georgia Dome as their defense got a stop when it was necessary. Michigan State and Oregon both demolished their opponents as they will both head into their showdown this weekend undefeated.
CRFF CFB Playoff Teams
No. 4: TCU Horned Frogs - Big 12 - (1-0)
No. 3: Baylor Bears - Big 12 - (1-0)
No. 2: Alabama Crimson Tide - SEC - (1-0)
No. 1: Ohio State Buckeyes - Big 12 - (1-0)
If the season ended today, which it doesn't and for which we are #blessed, these would be the four teams in the college football playoff. TCU struggled against Minnesota early on but would pull away later in the game. Baylor did what Baylor does and scored 300 points against teams that don't belong on the same field as them. Alabama beat Wisconsin so bad that the Badgers were knocked out of the AP and our poll. The No. 1 team in the land, once again, is Ohio State who looked terrifying in their contest against Virginia Tech as they came out of that game with three Heisman trophy candidates. THREE. This team is so incredibly good I don't know if anyone on their cupcake schedule can beat them.
That's our poll this week and we thank you, once again, for voting! Next week's poll will open on Sunday afternoon!