Projected AP Top 25 college football rankings after Week 6: No. 4-3
4. Michigan Wolverines
Things were much dicier for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan than people expected on Saturday as the expectation was a rout in Bloomington against the Hoosiers. But lo and behold, the Wolverines found themselves in a tie ballgame at halftime after managing just 10 points in the first 30 minutes of action.
However, given that J.J. McCarthy came out firing and led Michigan to 21 unanswered points in the second half, it does feel safe to say that we can write this off to some degree as a look-ahead game with Penn State on deck for next week. With that said, Michigan has not looked quite as dominant as some thought they might be prior to beginning Big Ten play, so next week’s Top 10 clash should offer quite a few answers.
3. Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State might be unstoppable on offense at this point. On Saturday afternoon, they went on the road to East Lansing and CJ Stroud decided to just suck out the soul of every Michigan State defender with a monster performance that, outside of a miscommunication-induced pick-six, would’ve been near perfect as he led the Buckeyes to a 49-20 victory.
The win against Sparty now marks four straight games in which Ohio State has scored at least 49 points. Stroud is the obvious frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy with the way he’s playing right now and he has a multitude of NFL-caliber receivers to aid his cause. They face the inept Iowa offense next after an off week before they get their biggest test yet on the road at Penn State on Oct. 29.