- After another shaky performance in Week 2, Clemson drops out of the top four in the College Football Power Rankings, passed by rival Florida State.
It’s a common thread among college football fans: Don’t sleep on a “weak” slate of games because there are bound to be insane finishes, bizarre statlines and countless other sorts of excitement to redeem the low expectations.
Week 2 supplied just that. Louisville began the action Friday by dropping 62 points at Syracuse thanks to five more Lamar Jackson touchdowns. Clemson struggled to put away Troy, leaving many to wonder why the Tigers seem to be starting so slow this season. Houston survived a weather delay of more than three hours to rout Lamar. Arkansas knocked off TCU on the road in double overtime. Tennessee spotted Virginia Tech 14 points in front of the biggest crowd in NCAA history before running away with a 21-point win. Oh yes, and Oklahoma State lost on a Hail Mary to Central Michigan that never should’ve been allowed to happen in the first place.
You get the message.
This all leads to a good amount of movement in this week’s Power Rankings, with the normal caveat of there being very little actual separation between certain teams grouped closely together. Two games remains a very small sample size, and with conference play still not fully here yet, we’re left to go out on a few limbs when slotting certain teams.