• After destroying USC on Saturday, Alabama holds the top spot in SI.com's power rankings heading into Week 2. Which other teams impressed in Week 1? Which squads disappointed?
By Mike Fiammetta
September 05, 2016
Regardless of whether Week 1 of the 2016 college football season actually lived up to the “best ever” mantra thrust upon fans by ESPN, the first slate of games provided some undeniably terrific action.
Six of SI's preseason top 25 teams lost their openers. Teams like Wisconsin, Houston and Georgia took advantage of high-profile, “neutral-site” matchups to make early-season statements, while powerhouses like Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State showed just how dominant they could be.
The Week 1 rankings largely used teams' preseason slots as baselines. Expect to see some shakeups in the coming weeks.


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