Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and the Week 2 AP Top 25 rankings have been released. What does it look like?
The leaves are changing colors, the weather is close to its annual cool-down and Alabama is dominating decent teams by 30-plus points. It must be fall again.
The first week of the college football season is in the books and we now have a better grasp on the AP Top 25 though not all the teams in the preseason poll proved enough to move up.
Week 2 should tell us more about the nation’s top teams, but it’s relatively evident that Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU are serious threats for the national crown, putting to rest the ‘SEC is overrated’ talk.
The presumed top conference in the nation, the Big Ten, struggled a bit. Michigan lost to Notre Dame, Penn State took Appalachian State to overtime at home and Michigan State needed a late score to finally down Utah State. However, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers proved themselves worthy of their rankings — for now.
Who was slotted where in the AP Top 25 for Week 2?
There was plenty of movement this week, especially with teams like LSU, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Auburn, in a positive manner. Negatively, Michigan and Miami had big drops while Florida State completely dipped from the rankings.
We did see some new teams make the cut with South Carolina and Florida sneaking into the AP Top 25 at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.
It’s been a wild start to the season, but the new AP Poll gives us a good idea of which teams are for real and which have been pretenders all summer long.