John Chancey and Marty Coleman give you their top 5 each week. Here’s the results after week 2:
Top 5 After Week 2
Alabama – They did let Mercer score twice, but I’ll let it slide.
Georgia – Might we have a quarterback controversy brewing in Athens? Haha just kidding.
Oklahoma – No close call against Western Carolina, as expected.
Oregon – Ok, ok, I give in. They are pretty good, despite the fact I didn’t think Anthony Brown was capable of leading the offense. I do think CJ Verdell deserves the bulk of the credit. He was fantastic in Columbus on Saturday. It’s still a long season, but Oregon has set themselves up nicely in the PAC.
Iowa – I have to admit that the Hawkeyes get this spot by default. I don’t think Clemson is really deserves it, I need to see Cincy beat ND before I truly buy in, and A&M squeaked by Colorado. UCLA is pretty good so far, but I think the win over the Cyclones is more impressive that the Bruins win over LSU.
Alabama – There’s Alabama and there’s everyone else, but let me posit this: They’ve played a Miami team that needed a field goal to beat Appalachian State and Mercer. This week will be a better gauge. Not saying Florida has a chance, just saying it aint Mercer.
Georgia – Moves up by default with an easy win over UAB and with South Carolina and Vanderbilt up next, they’ll be here a while.
Oregon – Wins over Fresno State and at Ohio State are more impressive than Oklahoma’s wins to me. There are obvious questions about the defense as Ohio State racked up 600+ yards, but the Ducks were missing two stars on that side of the ball and won on the road.
Oklahoma – They played better in week 2, but the competition was also not as good. Nebraska is on deck, so the Sooners will likely be 3-0.
Cincinnati – Last week I said this was about performance and not who I think would be in the playoff. Then Cincinnati went out and was tied with Murray State at the half before blowing the Erasers out in the 2nd half. So, this is more circumstances (a 10-7 A&M win in Colorado, an Ohio State loss, Clemson with a loss, etc). But the Bearcats should be warned, yes you play a Big 10 team, but I need to be convinced.