College Football Week Two Top 25

By Patrick Schmidt
Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The top 25 teams in the nation will look radically different after a number of high profile upsets during the second week of college football action, including a shocking loss from a top 10 team in my week one rankings.

Here is how I voted for the Rant Sports top 25 teams.  Click here to view the collective votes of the college football staff.

1. AlabamaAJ McCarron throws four TDs and defense pitches a shutout.

2. USCMatt Barkley throws for fewer than 200 yards, but throws six TDs in win.

3. LSU– Tigers run for 242 yards and hold Washington to only 26 on the ground.

4. OregonKenjon Barner runs for 201 yards and three TDs as Ducks roll over Fresno St.

5.  Georgia– 17 fourth quarter points hold off Missouri in their SEC opener.

6. Florida State– 55 points vs. Savannah St. before game called because of inclement weather.

7. West Virginia– Idle

8. South CarolinaDylan Thompson started at quarterback for the injured Connor Shaw and throws for 330 and three TDs.

9. OklahomaDamian Williams shines in home opener as Sooners score 69 in rout.

10. Michigan StateDefense continues to flex their muscle as Spartans cruised to a 41-7 win over Central Michigan.

11. Clemson– Offense continues to excel with Andre Ellington and Tajh Boyd and the Tigers get the sensational Sammy Watkins back from suspension next week.

12. Ohio State Braxton Miller looks remarkable running Urban Meyer’s spread offense as the Buckeyes improve to 2-0 behind another dazzling effort by their Heisman candidate.

13. TexasDefense grades out high in win over New Mexico

14. Kansas StateCollin Klein and company picked up right where they left off in 2011 and run right over Miami finishing with 289 yards on the ground and six TDs.

15. Virginia Tech– The third ACC team to crack the top 15 is led by Logan Thomas, who is dripping with potential at quarterback.

16. Oklahoma State– The Cowboys are the highest ranked team with a loss on their record after dropping shootout to Arizona.  I think they would beat each of the teams ranked below them however if they were to play next weekend.

17. TCU– 56-0 win over Grambling St in the team’s season opener moves Gary Patterson as the school’s all-time winningest coach.

18. Mississippi StateThe Bulldogs got revenge on their SEC west division rival Auburn on Saturday with a balanced offense and relentless defense.

19. Florida– Snuck by Texas A&M on the road with 10 unanswered points in the second half as the Gators defense held Kevin Sumlin’s offense scoreless in the second half- spoiling their SEC opener.

20. Notre Dame– Needed a field goal in the final seconds after Tommy Rees came off the bench to direct game winning drive over Purdue.

21. Michigan- Denard Robinson was dominant with more than 200 yards through the air and on the ground as the Wolverines squeaked by Air Force 31-25.

22. Nebraska– Lost to UCLA on the road drops Huskers eight spots as defense gave up whopping 36 points to the Bruins.

23. ArkansasLose star QB Tyler Wilson then give up 14 unanswered 4th quarter points to La Monroe and lose in overtime  in a colossal fall from the top 10.

24. Wisconsin– Loss to Oregon State drops Badgers 10 spots in what was a great week for the Pac-12, and a very upsetting one for fans of the Big Ten.

25. TennesseeTyler Bray throws for 310 and four TDs- three to electric receiver Justin Hunter who went for 146 yards on eight receptions.

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Patrick is a diehard Chicago sports and avid college football fan, and the host of “The Wake-up Call,” a weekly sports show on Wednesday mornings from 8-10.  View his show’s website here.

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