1. Alabama Crimson Tide– Another week, the same number one and it’s not getting old at all because when you’re that good, people will notice it and respect what it is that you do. They took care of Tennessee just as they have handled a majority of their opponents in 2016. The duo of this dominant defense along with the development of Jalen Hurts is just a scary thought process. Moving forward, it will be really interesting to see who can crack this football team’s armor. Texas A&M I feel can give them the best shot out of anyone remaining on their schedule.
2. Michigan Wolverines– They won five of their first six games with ease (Wisconsin played them very tough) and they look to continue their dominant play after coming off their bye week. The rest of their schedule isn’t great but you play who you play and now, we can officially begin the countdown to the epic finale in Columbus against the Ohio State Buckeyes.
3. Ohio State Buckeyes– They survived a very good Wisconsin defense and still have a zero in that loss column. As I said on the radio last weekend, this win was very essential for them to keep pace with Michigan in the Big Ten East. Now, they get two softer opponents and I mean that in the nicest way possible (Northwestern and Penn State) before a big time showdown with the Cornhuskers of Nebraska on November 5th.
4. Washington Huskies– Chris Petersen has them on top of the Pac-12 and they return off their bye week to face some tough competition. They’ll face Oregon State and then travel to face the Utes of Utah. Jake Browning continues to make his case for an invite to New York City for the Heisman trophy presentation.
5. Clemson Tigers– They won last week but I wasn’t impressed with them. Their biggest issue with them is not taking care of the football and they have to get that resolved soon, right? The bye week for Dabo and the Tigers couldn’t have come at a much better time. Now, they can fix the issues at hand, then next week, it’s an ACC showdown with the Florida State Seminoles.