Alabama and Georgia look to be in management within the SEC.
In the meantime, Iowa State is the Huge 12’s crew to beat proper now. And can Clemson run away with the ACC as soon as once more?
Here is a take a look at the hierarchy among the many three Energy 5 conferences that have been in motion this previous week, together with our Group of 5 rankings:
It has been three weeks, and would not you understand it, Alabama and Georgia are again working the SEC.
Ole Miss put a scare into the Crimson Tide and positively prompted some questions of Nick Saban’s protection, however they survived and now we’re left to marvel who will cease Alabama within the West.
LSU has definitely fallen by the wayside. The Tigers got a really favorable runway of Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Missouri to start out, and so they nonetheless managed to stumble to a 1-2 file. What’s extra, they gave up extra factors by means of their first three video games (96) than any season in class historical past.
Auburn, alternatively, is a thriller. It is arduous to belief these Tigers after what occurred in opposition to Georgia every week in the past after which needing a really questionable name to beat Arkansas with a last-second discipline aim at residence.
Texas A&M already had its likelihood to beat the Tide and the Aggies misplaced by 4 touchdowns.
Talking of the Aggies …
Who within the East goes to face in the way in which of Georgia?
Florida appeared to be neck-and-neck with Georgia every week in the past, however then the Gators went on the street and misplaced to Texas A&M on a last-minute discipline aim and altered the complexion of that two-horse race. And by some means their protection is worse than LSU’s, giving up a whopping 100 factors by means of three video games.
Missouri, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Kentucky are all beneath .500, so that they’re out.
Which leaves Georgia standing considerably alone atop the East and Alabama doing the identical within the West.
And would not you understand it, they get to play each other Saturday in Tuscaloosa and we’ll be capable to say whom the front-runner actually ought to be. — Alex Scarborough
4. Texas A&M
7. Ole Miss
11. Mississippi State
12. South Carolina
Brock Purdy and Breece Corridor account for all 4 Iowa State touchdowns as they defeat Texas Tech 31-15.
Although many of the consideration was on the Pink River Showdown, one factor quietly turned more and more clear Saturday.
Iowa State is the Huge 12’s crew to beat proper now.
The Cyclones are 3-0 in league play after destroying Texas Tech. After already notching a win over Oklahoma and a street victory at TCU, the Cyclones are sitting fairly atop our newest Huge 12 energy rankings.
They are not the one unbeatens — Kansas State beat TCU with out Skylar Thompson and the Wildcats are additionally unbeaten, as is Oklahoma State, which was idle. However the Cyclones have seemed the most effective up to now three weeks.
In the meantime, Texas’ tumble continues after the loss to Oklahoma. Neither crew seemed significantly nice within the rivalry sport, which was plagued by turnovers and penalties on each side, however Oklahoma has one thing to hold its Golden Hat on because it emerged victorious, whereas questions proceed to be raised in Austin concerning the course of the Longhorns. — Sam Khan Jr.
1. Iowa State
2. Oklahoma State
3. Kansas State
7. West Virginia
9. Texas Tech
Trevor Lawrence throws for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Travis Etienne rushes for 149 yards and two touchdowns as Clemson goes on to defeat Miami 42-17.
If this previous weekend proved something, it’s that the ACC is similar because it ever was: Clemson is elite, and everybody else is simply attempting to play catch-up.
Miami discovered that out as soon as once more in one other dominant 42-17 Clemson victory. The Hurricanes got here into the sport with a distinct offense and a distinct quarterback however the identical outcome: a disappointing efficiency in opposition to a clearly superior crew. No one within the nation has a duo like Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, however add in a protection that clearly felt it had an announcement to make and the Tigers have been the clear aggressors proper from the beginning.
So whom does that go away as the subsequent finest challenger to the ACC throne? It might very properly be North Carolina, which lastly noticed its offense put up the large numbers everybody anticipated coming into the season, rolling up greater than 650 yards in a win over Virginia Tech. Maybe it’s Notre Dame, which ran throughout Florida State however made its personal share of errors in a sport that was nearer than many anticipated.
We should wait a little bit bit longer to seek out out. However for now, there is no such thing as a debating — Clemson is the category of the league, and can keep that means till proved in any other case. — Andrea Adelson
2. North Carolina
3. Notre Dame
4. Virginia Tech
6. NC State
7. Boston School
9. Georgia Tech
11. Wake Forest
14. Florida State
Group of 5/Independents
BYU QB Zach Wilson tosses a brief move to RB Lopini Katoa, who finds his means into the top zone for the landing.
If the rankings look acquainted, there’s a cause — they’re unchanged from every week in the past. With the highest 10 both profitable or having an open date, there was no must shuffle anybody round — although there was practically motion on the prime due to BYU, which needed to sweat out a 27-20 win over UTSA within the last minute.
We might see extra drama this week, beginning Wednesday when Coastal Carolina takes on Louisiana. Then Friday, SMU travels to Tulane and BYU goes to Houston. Saturday contains a massive sport between UCF and Memphis with surefire AAC championship sport implications. Cincinnati faces a street check of its personal at Tulsa — the crew that handed UCF its first lack of the season two weeks in the past. — Adelson
8. Coastal Carolina
10. Air Power