We are only 2 weeks into the regular season in college football and it is already becoming clear that we should perhaps expect the unexpected in the coming weeks. We have already seen a pair of perennial playoff contenders – Clemson and Ohio State – lose this season, which makes you wonder who might be next. We will do a separate piece about the current top 10 and how to bet them this coming weekend, but for now, let’s just do a quick breakdown of how the National Rankings look after the opening 2 weeks of the season so you can continue betting against the NCAAF odds.
College Football Power Rankings Heading Into Week 3
1. Alabama Crimson Tide – No real test for Alabama in Week 2, as they were up against Mercer, winning 48-14. You can bet, though, that Nick Saban will not be happy about those 14 points surrendered to a vastly inferior team.
2. Georgia Bulldogs – No change at the #2 spot, with Georgia dropping 56 points on UAB, and all without the services of their starting QB. The Dawgs have now just given up 10 points in 2 games.
3. Oklahoma Sooners – The Sooners got a bit of a scare in Week 1, but that seemed to spur them forward over the weekend, as they delivered a 76-0 win over WCU. That was enough to move them up 1 spot in the rankings.
4. Oregon Ducks – Missing a couple of key players, everyone expected the Ducks to lost on the road to Ohio State, but they instead delivered a rousing 35-28 win. That allowed them to move up 8 spots and into an early playoff spot.
5. Iowa Hawkeyes – Iowa has started the first 2 games of the season as an underdog and have delivered the W both times. Their win over rival Iowa State this weekend was a definite statement of intent.
6. Clemson Tigers – Licking their wounds after a 10-3 loss to Georgia in Week 1, the Clemson Tigers took out some of their frustrations on South Carolina State, downing them 49-3. That was enough to keep them in the #6 spot.
7. Texas A&M Aggies – The Texas A&M Aggies moved to 2-0 this week, but they also dropped a couple of spots in the rankings after a lackluster 10-7 win over the Colorado Buffaloes. They will need to be better if they want to win the SEC.
8. Cincinnati Bearcats – The Cincinnati Bearcats offense had another big day in a 42-7 win over the Murray Racers, but that did not seem to impress some, as they dropped a spot in the National Rankings this week.
9. Ohio State Buckeyes – The Ohio State Buckeyes won in Week 1, but they were taken to the limit by Minnesota. That was seen as a sign that perhaps the Buckeyes are not as good as advertised, with their loss to Oregon in Week 2 seemingly proving that point.
10. Penn State Nittany Lions – Penn State moved into the top 10 with their second win on the season. They will get another serious test this coming weekend, as they will be facing a ranked Auburn Tigers team, albeit on home soil.
From what we have seem through the opening 10 weeks, we can expect to see some changes in the rankings ever single week. We will be sure to keep you up to date on all the moves.