College Football Week 7: Top 1

admin Last updated on: February 17, 2024

Two more top 10 teams were upset and while South Carolina actually had a chance in their game, WVU never had a chance.  The rankings will once again get shaken up and as we look forward to this upcoming week of games. Who will be the next to fall?

Top 10 College Football Rankings:

1.  Alabama – Alabama beat down on the Mizzu Tigers, who is having a rough first season in the SEC.  The Tigers are finding out the difference between Big 12 defense and SEC pro style defense.  Alabama made sure Mizzu’s freshman year in the conference remained win less.  ’Bama was just too much for a team trying to get use to the SEC style of play.  The Tide will travel to Knoxville this week to take on the Volunteers.  The Volunteers coming off back to back road losses have another big test in front of them.  The smothering defense of Alabama will be too much and the Tide will Roll.

2.  Oregon – The Ducks are coming off a bye week and will be showcased on ESPN for Thursday night football.  The Ducks will travel to Sun Devil Stadium to take on the 5-1 Arizona State Sun Devils.  This is a big game for the Ducks, they have played two top 25 teams already, but both were at home.  The Ducks are the number 2 scoring offense in the country and are a force to be reckoned with. ASU has a solid defense allowing just 14.2 points a game, but they have not faced the weapons and speed that the Ducks possess.  There will not be an upset here, the Ducks will be too much.

3.  Notre Dame – That’s right I said it the Golden Domers are the number three team in the country (in my rankings anyway).  The Irish defense looked stout against a formidable offense.  While the smart kids gave it their all, it was the Irish defense that stood tall on the final play of the game.  The Irish offense is still behind the defense, but I do have faith in Coach Kelly.  Notre Dame is home again this week and welcome in BYU, in the Battle of the Catholics vs the Mormons.  The Irish have just way too much talent on both sides of the ball. Here’s a little something extra for all you Irish fans:  Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame, Wake up the echoes cheering her name!!!!

4.  Florida – The Gators handled Vandy, behind QB Jeff Driskel rushing for 177 yards.  The Gators started off slow, getting shut out in the first quarter, before reeling off 21 points.  They would eventually allow a 4th quarter touchdown before scoring another 10 points to seal the victory.  The Gators welcome in the Gamecocks from South Carolina.  The Gamecocks are coming off a tough loss against LSU.  While Florida is undefeated going into this weekend, they are on upset watch.  The Gators are going to have to throw for more than 77  yards in order to beat South Carolina.  Another week, another upset, you heard it hear.

5.  Kansas State – The Wildcats took down a tough Iowa State team.  This game could have easily been a trap game for the Wildcats before taking on WVU this week.  The Wildcats handled their business and remained undefeated.  They will now take on the high powered offense of the West Virginia Mountaineers.  The Mountaineers may have been caught looking past a solid Texas Tech team, and were smoked last week.  K-State is looking to keep their undefeated streak alive, but they have a tough task at hand.  Maybe I just have a crush on Geno Smith, but I see the Wildcats falling this week.

6.  Oregon State – The Beavers exploded, scoring 42 points against a tough BYU defense.  The Beavers had struggled to score the week before at home.  The Beavers were lead by Junior quarterback Cody Vaz, who threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns.  Oregon State is home this week as they take on the Utes of Utah.  Utah has struggled this year in the PAC 12 and it  doesn’t get any easier this week.  The Beavers should easily handle Utah and remain undefeated.

7.  Ohio State – The Buckeyes defeated Indiana last week and were lucky in doing so.  Urban Myer was in a shootout that I am sure he did not expect to be in.  The Hoosiers rallied in the 4th quarter scoring 22 points, but it just wasn’t enough.  Another excellent performance by a young qb, as Braxton Miller threw for 211 yards and rushed for another 149.  While the Buckeyes did get the win, they did not look very impressive doing so.  They Buckeyes host the Boilermakers this week, and should easily win ( I said the same thing last week).

8.  USC – The Trojans won last week on the legs of Silas Redd.  The Penn State transfer rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown.  He has looked very good as the season has progressed.  The Trojan defense also looked very good allowing only 14 points and forcing 4 turnovers.  Matt Barkley on the other hand did not look so Heisman-like, completing only 50% of his passes for 167 yards. USC hosts Colorado this week, in what should be a route.

9.  LSU– The Tigers jump back into the top 10 after a big win in Death Valley against the Gamecocks. It was a very good win, against a very good South Carolina team.  LSU was carried by freshman running back Jeremy Hill, who tallied 124 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Hill accomplished this against a very good Gamecock defense.  The Tigers travel to College Station this week to take on offensive machine, Texas A&M.  The Aggies have a very good offensive line and will give the Tigers a little trouble, but not so fast my friend…….LSU pulls out the victory.

10.  South Carolina – The Gamecocks lost a very tough game and it doesn’t get any easier this week.  The Old Ball Coach has to get his team refocused as they travel to Gainsville.  The Gators are a tough opponent but do not have a great passing game.  The Gamecocks should stack the box and force Florida to beat them through the air, which I feel they just cannot do.  The Gamecocks get back on the winning track win an upset in Gainsville.

Should be another exciting week of college football.  The Thursday night game gets us kicked off with Oregon vs ASU (Ducks soar to victory).  The big Saturday games to watch;  Florida vs South Carolina (Gators on upset alert), K-State vs WVU (Heisman hopefuls battle it out), and LSU vs Aggies (LSU should not take the Aggies lightly).  That will do it for this week.

-Brett DeFalco

Sources: ESPN.com

Photo Credit: Jeff Roberson — AP

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