Well, my friends, our eyes have now seen two weeks of football. Some has been excellent, some has not. 

This year we plan to offer up a FootballScoop Top 25 each week. We’ll give you our insight and opinions and we’ll see where this takes us. Hey, if the College Football Playoff committee can do it…

Now, without further adieu here’s how we see it.

 Rank Team Previous Week Result  Comments 
#1 florida-state.60  #1  Beat Citadel 37-12 Handled business.
#2  oregon.60 #2  Beat Michigan State 46-27 Played an excellent football game and put the pedal to the metal in the second half.
#3  texas-am.60 #3  Beat Lama 73-3 Handled business.
#4  oklahoma.60 #4  Beat Tulsa 52-7 Handled business. 
#5  alabama.60 #7  Beat FAU 41-0 Handled business. 
#6  georgia.60  #8  Off  
#7  baylor.60  #9  Beat Northwestern State 70-6 Handled business.
#8  auburn.60  #10  Beat San Jose State 59-13 Handled business.
#9  notre-dame.60 #11   Beat Michigan 31-0 Offense continues to impress; and the defense shut out Michigan for the first time in 365 games.
#10  lsu.60 #12   Beat Sam Houston State 56-0 Handled business.
#11  usc.60 #14  Beat Stanford 13-10 Defense won with bend but don’t break. Impressive win in Palo Alto.
#12  stanford.60  #6  Lost to USC 13-10 Offense couldn’t capitalize enough on plenty of trips inside the 20. 
#13  michigan-state.60  #5  Lost at Oregon 46-27 Beat by a better team yesterday in a challenging environment. 
#14  arizona-state.60  #13  Beat New Mexico 58-23 Handled business. 
#15  ole-miss.60  #17  Beat Vanderbilt 41-3  Played a good game from the opening kickoff.
#16  virginia-tech.120  NR  Beat Ohio State 35-21 Simply outplayed Ohio State across the board. The defense in the 4th quarter was smothering.
#17  oklahoma-state.60  #24  Beat Missouri State 40-23 Handled business.
#18  penn-state.60  #18  Beat Akron 21-3 Doing enough to win without a full compliment of players. Do they have enough to run through the #B1G? 
#19  ucla.60  #16  Beat Memphis 42-35 Won a dogfight over a scrappy, and well coached, Memphis team. 
#20  louisville.60  NR  Beat Murray State 66-21 Handled business. 
#21  Arizona-60  #19  Beat UTSA 26-23 Arizona has the ability to score on anyone. Defense got the stop when they needed to at the end. Most would have liked a wider margin; but a win is a win.
#22  nebraska.60  #15  Beat McNeese State 31-24 McNeese, a solid FCS program, gave Nebraska problems all day. Bo needs to fix some things; but he can do it. 
#23  clemson.60  #22  Beat South Carolina State 73-7 Handled business.
#24  pittsburgh.60  NR  Beat BC 30-20 Solid road win. 
#25  byu.120  NR  Beat Texas 41-7 Just dismantled Texas in Austin. 

Note> When first published I had two teams at #12. This has been corrected. Tennessee, who had been in the 25 slot was actually team 26 and has been dropped to deserving mention below. 

Deserving mention: Tennessee, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Boise State, Missouri


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