The List updates the Power Poll after Week 4 in College Football.
1.) Alabama (beat Florida Atl. 40-7) Last Week – 1 Record – 4-0
Alabama maintains its #1 position with yet another dominating performance. At this point it really doesn’t seem to matter who or where Alabama plays, they just simply embarrass their competition. This past Saturday they out-gained the Owls 503-110 while holding them to a mere 6 1st downs. Additionally A.J. McCarron is really looking like a probable Heisman candidate right now. McCarron had yet another solid day this week passing for 212 yards and 3 TDs.
2.) Florida State (beat #10 Clemson 49-37) Last Week – 2 Record – 4-0
Last week we bolstered Florida State up to #2 and they certainly did not disappoint with a huge win against Clemson on Saturday. It was a game that Clemson seemingly controlled until late in the 3rd quarter when the Noles’ took their 1st lead of the game 35-31. They coasted the rest of the way and QB E.J. Manuel might have triggered his Heisman campaign with an impressive performance that saw him throwing for 380 yards and 2 TDs and also running for 102 yards.
3.) Oregon (beat #22 Arizona 49-0) Last Week – 4 Record – 4-0
Oregon blasted the visiting Arizona Wildcat team this past Saturday blanking them 49-0 in a game that saw Arizona go 0-4 in the Red Zone. The Wildcats had their chances early including their very 1st possession which followed a Oregon turnover. However, Oregon did exhibit solid defense forcing 4 INTs and holding Arizona to just 89 yards rushing on the night.
4.) Georgia (beat Vanderbilt 48-3) Last Week – 5 Record – 4-0
Georgia had another solid performance this week getting their 2nd conference win of the season against the Commodores. Freshmen RBs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall combined for 212 yards rushing and 4 TDs. The big concern going into the season was the loss of RB Isaiah Crowell to off the field issues, so in turn seeing this production in the running game is a major factor going forward.
5.) LSU (beat Auburn 12-10) Last Week – 3 Record – 4-0
This was not the performance that LSU was looking for against struggling Auburn but they’ll certainly take the tough road win this week. Auburn actually led late in this game 10-9 until a Drew Alleman FG with 5 minutes left propelled the Tigers to the win. LSU was sloppy the majority of the night, however if you just look at the box score LSU out-gained Auburn 351-183 and held the Tigers to 2-12 on 3rd down conversions. Also, another solid day on the ground for LSU churning out 182 yards.