The List updates our weekly power poll after week 6 in college football. This definitely is the biggest week in terms of movement due to several upsets amongst many other bewildering things that occurred this past weekend. For anyone who said Florida State is back… they are not. They managed to drop yet another game to a mid-tier conference team in lackluster fashion. This seems to happen to them every year, and what a disappointment it is also, especially with their schedule being tailor-made for a BCS title run.
Then we had the Georgia Bulldogs. Quite possibly one of the most uninspiring performances that anyone has ever seen from a Top 5 team. I’ll paraphrase: Georgia might as well wore Kentucky’s uniforms Saturday because that is who it looked like South Carolina was playing. Enough bad…
1.) Alabama (Idle) Last Week – 1 Record – 5-0
Alabama was idle this week while watching two fellow Top 5 SEC teams lose on the road. South Carolina and Oregon both looked good in their wins, but Alabama is still the clear #1 at this point. They have Mizzou on the road this week which should offer the Tide little resistance.
There are no highlights for Alabama so in turn you get a video of Nick Saban being happy…
2.) Oregon (beat #23 Washington 52-21) Last Week – 2 Record – 6-0
I honestly didn’t think that the Ducks would cover the 24 point spread going into Saturday’s game. I was obviously wrong because they were well on their way to doing that early when they jumped on the Huskies 21-0 in the 1st. It really could have been much worse for Washington, but the Ducks let up on the gas as they always do in the 2nd half. There is a couple things that I can take away from this game.
- Oregon TE Colt Lyerla is like a junior version of Aaron Hernandez
- This is the best Defense Chip Kelly has ever had in his tenure
- Washington QB Keith Price genuinely likes turning the ball over
2.) South Carolina (beat #5 Georgia 35-7) Last Week – UR Record – 6-0
Yes I am supremely tired from lack of rest, yes there are two #2′s in this week’s power poll, and yes I still am going to talk more about the beat-down that South Carolina gave to Georgia. First let’s talk some grown men football for a second. South Carolina dominated this game up front at the line of scrimmage all night, and Aaron Murray was effected by it greatly. He was only 11-31 passing for 109 yards and an INT. Basically his worst game ever. Then there was the QB Connor Shaw for South Carolina, who was basically perfect all night with his decision making. He was 6-10 passing for 162 yards and 2 TDs, while also running for 89 more and another score. At this point Georgia is lucky that it has such a favorable schedule the rest of the way with the exception of Florida. On the other hand for the Gamecocks, things will continue to get tougher with games at LSU and Florida the next two weeks.
4.) Florida (beat #4 LSU 14-6) Last Week – UR Record – 5-0
Saturday’s game between LSU and Florida was anything but exciting, unless of course you were a Gator fan. It’s clear that LSU’s poor offensive line play will continue to effect them going forward, both in pass protection and their usually successful run game. It also doesn’t help that QB Zach Mettenberger always looks like he’s moving in slow motion. Florida should be enthused going forward as they continue to make 2nd half adjustments in big games and completely shut teams down. Florida has yet to allow a single point in the 4th quarter this season.
I only posted the this video because of its caption…
5.) West Virginia (beat #11 Texas 48-45) Last Week – UR Record – 5-0
I was going to go with Louisiana Tech at #5 after their monster win over UNLV, but I guess the Mountaineers will suffice for now. Another week and another shootout for West Virginia. Geno Smith was stellar once again, and RB Andrew Buie gashed the Longhorn defense time and time again for 207 yards rushing on the night. As for Texas, let’s be honest here. Texas has a top 10 recruiting class every single season. Their defense is littered with probable All-Americans and they surrender 45 points. I’m not trying to take anything away from West Virginia’s offense, but do you think that West Virginia is going to put up those numbers on a Alabama or South Carolina’s defense? If you do then you should re-evaluate your ability to use common sense.