1. Alabama Crimson Tide– Another week of dominance from them, no problem. They are in their own class right now and look to be the favorites to win it all once again. They rolled over USC in week one and casually took care of business over Western Kentucky last Saturday in their home opener and now they have a big one. A key SEC West showdown with Ole Miss and they will enter that game with an angry mindset. Ole Miss has defeated Alabama two years in a row including a win in Tuscaloosa last September. They are still the kings of college football until someone else dethrones them and will sit at this top spot in the rankings for quite some time.
2. Florida State Seminoles– They came out the gates flat against Charleston Southern last week but got it together as the game went along. It could be too early to really give this analysis, but with the way Clemson has looked in their first two games, many would make a point that Florida State is the best team in the ACC as we speak. I won’t disagree with it, but I definitely need to see more. They now turn their attention to a conference opponent, the Louisville Cardinals. I can’t wait for this game. Two exciting quarterbacks will be featured in this one in Deondre Francois and Lamar Jackson. It’s the first top ten battle of the season.
3. Michigan Wolverines– Coming into the year, I’ve given them high praise and have a lot of confidence in them. People will say that they played two “weak” opponents in Hawaii and Central Florida but you play who you play, plain and simple. Wilton Speight has been very impressive in his first two games along with his experienced trio of receivers. With the offense playing how they are and the defense handling business, this could be a dangerous team to watch. We’ll see who they really are when Big Ten play rolls around and to win that conference if you want to get somewhere, you must win IN that conference.
4. Ohio State Buckeyes– They started slowly against Tulsa in week two but would end up winning that game by a total of 45 points. J.T. Barrett is off to a fast start and he’s playing at a very high level right now. The defense has me concerned because of their inexperience in the front seven. Today, Ohio State travels to Norman, Oklahoma to face the Oklahoma Sooners in a game that has early CFP implications. I truly believe the winner of this game will be in the first set of playoff rankings when November comes around.
5. Houston Cougars– I’m totally buying what Tom Herman is building out there with this Cougars football team. There was no Greg Ward Jr in last week’s game against Lamar and they were still able to win on the running efforts of Duke Catalon. Ward returned back to action Thursday night against Cincinnati and picked up where he left off from his first game of the season against Oklahoma. He could easily be a Heisman candidate come December.