College Football’s Top 25: Post Week 1

Hard to believe it, but Week 1 of college football has already come and gone. There were a few upsets, but none that completely altered the landscape of the top 25.


SEC has a whopping 10 teams that have made it into my top 25. If you’re an SEC hater, there’s no need to waste any energy complaining that the SEC is overrated at the moment. The conference will not have 10 teams in the top 25 for very long. Once conference play begins, well, they’re going to start beating each other, slowing moving down team after team. Depending on the result of Saturday’s game between LSU and Mississippi State, the loser may be out of the post-week 2 top 25.

Utah is in, while Arizona State and Stanford are out of my latest poll. Five Pac-12 schools are ranked in all – Oregon is No. 7, USC is No. 8, UCLA is No. 13, Arizona is No. 22 and Utah is No. 24. The five ranked teams are the second most of any conference behind the SEC’s 10.

But, if football has taught us anything, it’s that the leaders of the pack don’t always stay leaders for long, and the underdog often takes home the trophy.

Take a peak at my preseason poll, then check out the post Week 1 below.

  1. Ohio St (1-0)
  2. Alabama (1-0)
  3. TCU (1-0)
  4. Baylor (1-0)
  5. Michigan State (1-0)
  6. Auburn (1-0)
  7. Oregon (1-0)
  8. USC (1-0)
  9. Notre Dame (1-0)
  10. Georgia (1-0)
  11. Florida State (1-0)
  12. Clemson (1-0)
  13. UCLA (1-0)
  14. LSU (0-0)
  15. GA Tech (1-0)
  16. Texas A&M (1-0)
  17. Ole Miss (1-0)
  18. Arkansas (1-0)
  19. Oklahoma (1-0)
  20. Boise State (1-0)
  21. Missouri (1-0)
  22. Arizona (1-0)
  23. Tennessee (1-0)
  24. Utah (1-0)
  25. Mississippi State (1-0)


Check back next week to see where your favorite team ranks. Don’t agree with my rankings? Let me know below.

Kristen Ashly is a contributor and senior editor for Nuts & Bolts Sports. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @KristenAshly.


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