Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25- Week 2

Every week we bring you the Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25 Rankings based on the selections of each of our writers. With all the upsets yesterday, there were some serious shake-ups and movement in our rankings.

Here’s the Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25 Rankings for Week 2 of the 2012 season (first place votes in parentheses):

TEAM                                                           AVG POSITION      PREVIOUS

1. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (11)              1.35                           2

2. USC TROJANS (2)                                        2.21                            1

3. LSU TIGERS  (1)                                            2.71                           3

4. OREGON DUCKS                                             4                              4

5. GEORGIA BULLDOGS                               6.06                           6

6. OKLAHOMA SOONERS                            6.29                            7

7. FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES                6.5                             5

8. SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS        8.29                           9

9. WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS    8.85                          13

10. CLEMSON TIGERS                                  10.07                          11

11. MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS            10.77                         10

12. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES                       13.1                           15

13. TEXAS LONGHORNS                             13.21                          14

14. VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES                    13.43                          17

15. KANSAS STATE WILDCATS                15.53                          21

16. TCU HORNED FROGS                           16.08                          19

17. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES                   17.6                           20

18. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS        18.57                         18

19. ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS                  18.82                          8

20. NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH       19                             25

21. LOUISVILLE CARDINALS                      19.2                           NR

22. FLORIDA GATORS                                  19.54                        23

23. STANFORD CARDINAL                         19.83                        22

24. WISCONSIN BADGERS                         21.18                         12

25. NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS             21.57                         16

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: MISSISSIPPI STATE (22.25), UCLA (22.3), ARIZONA (24.6), BOISE STATE, GEORGIA TECH, MISSOURI, BYU, NORTHWESTERN, NORTH CAROLINA

FIRST TIME ENTRANT: LOUISVILLE

DROPPED OUT: TENNESSEE (22.6)

Snap observations from the poll:

* The Alabama Crimson Tide take over our No. 1 slot with an overwhelming 11 of 14 No. 1 votes among our writers.

* The Louisville Cardinals are a first-time entrant at No. 21 after a convincing 35-7 win over a Missouri State team that gave the Kansas State Wildcats early fits in Week 1.

* The Wisconsin Badgers plummeted 12 spots in our Top 25 after a disappointing 10-7 road loss to Mike Riley’s Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis.

* The Tennessee Volunteers dropped out of the poll in spite of a 51-13 thrashing of Georgia State. Look for them to be back in the mix to re-enter the poll in Week 3.

Make sure and visit us every Sunday for the next installment of the Rant Sports College Football Top 25 Rankings!!

Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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