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2017 NCAA Top 15 Football Rankings – Week 2


2017 NCAA Top 15 Football Rankings – Week 2

Editor’s note:  Penn State is not included in these rankings due to the pathetic mess the NCAA made of the Jerry Sandusky imposed sanctions.  HotTakes.Pro considers the Ped State program to have received the death penalty.  

  1. Alabama (1-0) SEC
  2. Clemson (1-0) ACC
  3. Michigan (1-0) Big Ten
  4. Oklahoma (1-0) Big 12
  5. Ohio State (1-0) Big Ten
  6. USC (1-0) PAC 12
  7. Wisconsin (1-0) Big Ten
  8. LSU (1-0) SEC
  9. Washington (1-0) PAC 12
  10. Auburn (1-0) SEC
  11. Oklahoma State (1-0) Big 12
  12. Stanford (1-0) PAC 12
  13. Georgia (1-0) SEC
  14. Miami (1-0) ACC
  15. Louisville (1-0) ACC

Alabama (#1)

The Crimson Tide have been playing on an entirely different level than the rest of college football for some time now.  The opening weekend 24-7 obliteration of Florida State in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game has shown that nothing has changed this season.

Clemson (#2)

Clemson opened the season with a dominant 56-3 victory over Kent State.  The cupcake opener doesn’t say much about the Tigers, but they were solid.

Michigan (#3)

Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines defeated SEC East favorites Florida 33-17 last week.  It was a bit of a slow start, but Michigan is our team to beat in the Big Ten.

Oklahoma (#4)

The Sooners dominated Conference USA bottom-dweller UTEP 56-7.

Ohio State (#5)

Urban Meyer cannot be pleased with his offense.  The Buckeyes struggled to score last year, and their uninspiring first half against Indiana suggests 2017 will be the same.  Ohio State 49 – Indiana 21.

USC (#6)

I keep hearing that the Trojans are back.  I see them as definite top 15 program, but a 49-31 home victory over the MAC’s Western Michigan is not inspiring.

Wisconsin (#7)

Wisconsin was dominant throughout their 59-10 victory of Utah State.

LSU (#8)

The Bayou Bengals crushed the BYU Stormin’ Mormans 27-0 in the Advocare Texas Kickoff.  LSU’s defense is nasty, and they should be Alabama’s biggest challenge in the SEC West.

Washington (#9)

Washington struggled against Rutgers, only managing a 30-14 victory.  The Scarlet Knights might be better this season, but I doubt it.  The Huskies will need a strong performance next week to maintain their place in this ranking.

Auburn (#10)

Auburn defeated Sun Belt Conference contender Georgia Southern 41-7.


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