It was a wild weekend of college football! We started to see some separation, some resumes were boosted, some questions were raised and we are getting just a bit more clarity about who are the best teams in the country.
With all the games in the rearview mirror it's time for the latest, updated version of the Irish Breakdown Top 25.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide - 7-0 (1)
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 8-0 (2)
3. Clemson Tigers - 7-1 (3)
4. Ohio State Buckeyes - 4-0 (4)
5. Cincinnati Bearcats - 8-0 (6)
6. Florida Gators - 6-1 (5)
7. Texas A&M Aggies - 5-1 (7)
8. BYU Cougars - 8-0 (8)
9. Miami Hurricanes - 7-1 (9)
10. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers - 8-0 (12)
11. Iowa State Cyclones - 6-2 (15)
12. Oklahoma Sooners - 6-2 (18)
13. Indiana Hoosiers - 4-1 (14)
14. Northwestern Wildcats - 5-0 (19)
15. Georgia Bulldogs - 5-2 (13)
16. Oklahoma State Cowboys - 5-2 (10)
17. North Carolina Tar Heels - 6-2 (16)
18. Liberty Flames - 8-1 (11)
19. Louisiana Rajun Cajuns - 7-1 (17)
20. Texas Longhorns - 5-2 (23)
21. Marshall Thundering Herd - 7-0 (24)
22. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes - 5-1 (NR)
23. Auburn Tigers - 5-2 (25)
24. SMU Mustangs - 7-2 (14)
25. NC State - 6-3 (NR)
Dropped Out: No. 25 Appalachian State
This is about resume, eye test and dominance over current opponents.
I will NOT include the Pac 12 at any point this season since they are only playing six games. I am also excluding Big Ten teams that have at least two canceled games for the same reason. It is unfair to include teams that are playing almost half the games of other teams.
Each ranking will be based on that team’s entire resume up to that point, and won’t be a one-week snapshot that the AP and Coaches Polls tend to be. It is meant to be more like the College Football Playoff selection process, but with my view of where teams should rank.
If you would like to provide your own Top 25 ranking, or ask a question/provide a comment on my ranking, leave a comment below.
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