Associated Press college football poll, week two

Here’s how I voted in the AP college football poll. Go here for the complete poll.

1. Alabama (2-0)
Bama will be 48-6 under Saban against nonconference foes after it beats Colorado State.
2. Oklahoma (2-0)
Tulane losing QB Jonathan Banks isn’t as bad as it would be if “Better Call Saul” lost its Jonathan Banks, but the Sooners should roll past the Green Wave regardless.
3. USC (2-0)
The Trojans got over their week one sluggishness in a big way against Stanford last week. Texas sure is a different program than the one that beat USC for the 2006 NC.
4. Clemson (2-0)
QB Kelly Bryant showed toughness and leadership returning from injury to lead the win over Auburn. He will be overshadowed by Louisville’s Lamar Jackson this week, but the Tigers should still win by about 10.
5. Penn State (2-0)
Look for a big first half from McSorley and Barkley against Georgia State. After intermission look for them on the sideline.
6. LSU (2-0)
A tough SEC opener for both LSU and MIssissippi State. The Tigers visit Starkville, but are favored by 7.
7. Oklahoma State (2-0)
The Cowboys are depleted at linebacker due to injuries and suspension but it shouldn’t matter this week against Pitt.
8. Michigan (2-0)
The young Wolverines defenders’ discipline will be tested by Air Force and this one should be closer than the 26 1/2-point spread.
9. Washington (2-0)
The Huskies pounded Montana 63-7, but critics question if there’s enough of a running game to support QB Jake Browning when things get real in the Pac-12.
10. Georgia (2-0)
The Bulldogs won at Notre Dame without their starting quarterback, thanks to RBs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and a stout defense.
11. Wisconsin (2-0)
Freshman RB Jonathan Taylor rushed for 223 yards and 3 TDs in the Badgers’ 31-14 win over Florida Atlantic.
12. Virginia Tech (2-0)
The Hokies opened with a quality win over West Virginia, but we won’t have a clear idea of how good they really are until a Sep. 30 date with Clemson.
13. Kansas State (2-0)
After posting 55 points in each of the first two games, the Wildcats visit Vanderbilt which has allowed a total of 6.
14. Ohio State (1-1)
Buckeyes fans hope for a replay of 2014 when their team was upset in week two but won out all the way to the national championship.
15. Louisville (2-0)
Reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson passed for three and rushed for three TDs last week. He won’t do that against Auburn.
16. TCU (2-0)
SMU hasn’t won the Iron Skillet rivalry since 2011, when June Jones coached the Mustangs. There’s no reason to think the Horned Frogs’ streak ends now.
17. Miami FL (1-0)
Hurricane Irma postponed the Florida State game to Oct. 7.
18. Colorado (2-0)
The Buffs have yet to allow a touchdown. That streak could continue against Northern Colorado.
19. Florida State (0-1)
True freshman QB James Blackman gets another week of practice before his first start.
20. Auburn (1-1)
The Tigers have Mercer as a get-well game after yielding 11 sacks in the Clemson loss.
21. Utah (2-0)
It wasn’t pretty, but the Utes beat their rival, BYU, for the seventh time in a row. And this was at Provo.
22. South Florida (2-0)
As of Monday there was still no decision on if the Bulls game this week against Illinois would be played in Tampa or Champaign. USF is a big favorite either way.
23. Mississippi State (2-0)
QB Nick Fitzgerald started slowly against LaTech and will have to be on from the start if the Bulldogs expect to upset LSU.
24. Texas Tech (1-0)
The Red Raider defense gets a chance for revenge and to prove it is not the same group Arizona State ran all over it in a 68-55 loss last year.
25. Stanford (1-1)
The Cardinal now must deal with San Diego State’s multipurpose weapon, Rashaad Penny, after getting trounced by USC.

COMMENTS

  1. Chicken Grease September 11, 2017 9:14 pm

    Watch the replay of Ohio St. game. Does my HD screen deceive me or did it look line Barrett was on something?


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