Ohio State keeps No. 1 spot in college football Power Rankings after Week 1

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Inside Week 1 college football power rankings
Tuesday September 8th, 2015

Week 1 always poses a unique challenge to assessments of any team. Whether it looked good or bad, how much was a team's debut performance due to its own abilities and how much was due to its opponent's. This is why the College Football Playoff committee doesn't begin ranking teams until the middle of the season, when seven or eight games offer a larger sample size on which to evaluate teams' strengths and weaknesses.

But what's a Week 1 Power Ranker to do? Some results appeared to suggest more than others. Alabama's methodic steamroll of Wisconsin seems like pretty solid evidence that the Crimson Tide are among the top teams in the country. Other results are more muddled. Is TCU's narrow-but-never-seriously-in-doubt victory over Minnesota proof that the Horned Frogs are vulnerable this year? Or that Minnesota is a contender in the Big Ten? For now, we mostly have to hedge, assuming the answer is somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum. Only more games will tell if that assumption is correct.

1
1Ohio State Buckeyes
last week: 1
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Hawaii

2
2Alabama Crimson Tide
last week: 5
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Middle Tennessee

3
3Baylor Bears
last week: 6
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Lamar

4
4Notre Dame Fighting Irish
last week: 4
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday at Virginia

5
5UCLA Bruins
last week: 14
record: 1–0
6
6Michigan State spartans
last week: 7
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Oregon

7
7TCU Horned Frogs
last week: 3
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Stephen F. Austin

8
8Auburn Tigers
last week: 2
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Jacksonville State

9
9Georgia Bulldogs
last week: 11
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday at Vanderbilt

10
10Oregon Ducks
last week: 10
record: 1–0
11
11USC Trojans
last week: 8
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Idaho

12
12Ole Miss Rebels
last week: 13
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Fresno State

13
13Clemson Tigers
last week: 12
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Appalachian State

14
14Florida State Seminoles
last week: 9
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. South Florida

15
15Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
last week: 19
record: 1–0
16
16Oklahoma Sooners
last week: 21
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday at Tennessee

17
17Texas A&M Aggies
last week: NR
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Ball State

18
18Arkansas Razorbacks
last week: 22
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Toledo

19
19LSU Tigers
last week: 23
record: 0–0

Next game: Saturday at Mississippi State

20
20Missouri Tigers
last week: 20
record: 1–0
21
21Arizona Wildcats
last week: 15
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday at Nevada

22
22Boise State Broncos
last week: 16
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday at BYU

23
23Utah Utes
last week: NR
record: 1–0

Next game: Friday vs. Utah State

24
24Tennessee Volunteers
last week: NR
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Oklahoma

25
25Oklahoma State cowboys
last week: NR
record: 1–0

Next game: Saturday vs. Central Arkansas

Next five: BYU, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Arizona State, Cincinnati

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