(Proofreader’s Note: The rankings in this article are from the AP Top 25 Poll of sportswriters and sportscasters, and the appraisals are from Jeff Sagarin. Ed Bagley’s Top 25 Poll is similarly just about as abstract as the AP Poll or the Coaches’ Poll, however my survey is simply a lot more enjoyable to peruse.)
The incredible contrast why watching school football match-ups is a great deal more pleasant than observing star football isn’t on the grounds that it is energizing hell, genius football can be invigorating too-this is on the grounds that school football is considerably more unusual. School football’s third seven day stretch of activity is a fantastic model.
The fortunes of four groups Southern California, Brigham Young, Utah and Georgia Tech-changed drastically subsequent to losing this week.
Third-positioned USC, which beat San Jose State 56-3 at home and Ohio State 18-15 away in its initial two games, flew north to Seattle and lost 16-13 to a Washington Husky group that was 0-12 last season. The Trojans lost in light of the fact that Steve Sarkisian, Washington’s enthusiastic new lead trainer, and Nick Holt, Washington’s edgy new protective organizer, assumed key parts for USC last season; Sarkisian was hostile facilitator for the Trojans and Holt was the guarded facilitator.
Washington began its season by playing hard and losing to ninth positioned Louisiana State, 31-24, preceding knocking off Idaho 42-23 to record its first success in quite a while. The Huskies presently accept they can win and, trust you me, USC currently realizes they can get humiliated by a group that accepts they can win.
Washington’s Huskies were compensated for their work by bouncing into the AP Top 25 Poll at No. 24. USC dropped from third to twelfth in a similar AP Poll. Washington’s Sagarin rating additionally bounced 39 spots in 7 days-from 63 to 24.
Seventh-positioned Brigham Young began its season by disturbing Oklahoma 14-13, and afterward destroyed Tulane, 54-3. Tragically, unranked Florida State, which figured out how to get beaten by Miami (FL) 38-34 in its opener at home, and afterward sneak past humble Jacksonville State 19-9 at home, made a trip to BYU and stung the Cougars, 54-28. BYU dropped to nineteenth the AP Poll.
Eighteenth-positioned Utah, which was the main undefeated significant school football crew last year at 13-0, sneaked past Utah State 35-17 and San Jose State 24-14 preceding going to unranked Oregon and getting vexed, 31-24.
Fourteenth-positioned Georgia Tech opened its season by looking unremarkable with a success over humble Jacksonville State 37-17, and scarcely moving beyond Clemson 30-27, however tracked down the going a lot harder against No. 20 Miami (FL), losing 33-17. The Yellow Jackets dumped directly out of the AP Poll, and Miami soared up from twentieth to ninth. เที่ยวซานฟรานซิสโก
Eccentric? Of course. The odds of USC, BYU, Utah or Georgia Tech playing in the National Championship Game this year are presumably nil; every one of them were undefeated last week.
The following are 11 positioned groups that won and are currently 3-0 and continuing on:
No. 1 Florida at home over SEC adversary Tennessee 23-13. No. 2 Texas at home over Texas Tech 34-24; Texas Tech was the main group to beat Texas last year. No. 4 Alabama at home over humble, 124th-positioned North Texas, 53-7. No. 5 Penn State at home over modest, 125th-positioned Temple, 31-6. No. 8 California out and about over Minnesota, 35-21. No. 9 LSU at home over in-state rival LA-Lafayette, 31-3. No. 10 Boise State out and about over Fresno State, 51-34.
No. 17 Cincinnati out and about over Oregon State, 28-18. No. 22 Kansas at home over Duke, 44-16. No. 24 North Carolina at home over in-state rival East Carolina, 31-17. No. 25 Michigan at home over in-state rival Eastern Michigan, 45-17.
Six other positioned groups won. No. 5 Mississippi (presently 2-0 and attached with Penn State at No. 5) at home beat humble, 167th-positioned, 1-AA Southeastern Louisiana, 52-6; and TCU (presently 2-0) at home beat modest, 137th-positioned, 1-AA Texas State San Marcos, 56-21. No. 11 Ohio State out and about over No. 105-positioned Toledo, 38-0.
No. 12 Oklahoma, subsequent to being furious about BYU 14-13 in its opener, is attempting to win back votes with shutouts over #178th-positioned Idaho State 64-0, and presently Tulsa, 45-0. No. 16 Oklahoma State (presently 2-1) at home over winless, 155th-positioned Rice, 41-24. No. 23 Georgia (presently 2-1) out and about over Arkansas in a truly revolting success, 52-41.
The Georgia-Arkansas game was nearly just about as terrible as Notre Dame’s home triumph over Michigan State, 33-30. Each of the four of these groups are not great, and you can tell that by the scores-none of them have a safeguard worth discussing right now. They could all improve in ongoing weeks, yet at the present time none of them are close to the same as promoted.
Nine other unranked groups discreetly went to 3-0 this week, any or every one of them could continue to win and move into the AP Top 25 Poll soon. They include:
Southern Mississippi at home scarcely over Virginia, 37-34. Colorado State at home over Nevada, 35-20. Pittsburgh at home over Navy, 27-14. Iowa at home over Arizona, 27-17. Reddish-brown at home over West Virginia, 41-30. UCLA at home over Kansas State, 23-9. Wisconsin at home over 102nd-positioned, 1-AA Wofford, 44-14. Missouri at home over 120th-positioned, 1-AA Furman, 52-12. South Florida at home over modest, 162nd-positioned, 1-AA Charleston Southern, 59-0.
Seven groups ought not have been on a similar field with their rival this week in light of the fact that totally none of them had any genuine shot at winning. They included North Texas, Temple, Eastern Michigan, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas State San Marcos, Rice, and Charleston Southern.