College Football has now officially come back. Each week teams will be fighting for position in an effort to make the College Football Playoff. The teams will be ranked each week, but what matters most his who they have played and beaten already on the field. Preseason rankings will not be taken into consideration here. Here is College Football Playoff Bracketology September 13.
1. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (1-0)
The first week of the season, teams that pull off big wins are atop this list. There was no bigger win in week 1 than Louisiana going into Ames and knocking off a ranked Iowa State team. The Cyclones were ranked 23rd in the nation heading into the game and did not play well. All the credit should go to Louisiana though, as they got the job done handily by winning the game 31-14.
Next week: at Georgia State Panthers (0-0)
2. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (1-0)
Two Sun Belt teams at the top of the list? That’s just because they have two of the best wins this season. Coastal Carolina went into Kansas and dominated. They ended up winning 38-23, but completely controlled the game. They deserve the spot for now, but they will be jumped once teams from bigger conferences get more wins under their belts.
Next week: Campbell Fighting Camels (FCS)
3. Clemson Tigers (1-0)
Yes, Clemson will be ranked number one in a lot of polls, but they have to work for it in bracketology rankings. Winning their game against Wake Forest was a good start to the season and they surely look like they are headed to the CFP.
Next week: vs. The Citadel (FCS)
4. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0)
Georgia Tech was able to go into Tallahassee and upset the Seminoles in a 16-13 game. The Yellow Jackets showed some potential, but really Florida State looked bad. Georgia Tech will take the credit though and look to improve upon last season.
Next week: vs. UCF Knights (0-0)
First Four Out
5. Army Black Knights (2-0)
Army doesn’t have the best wins so far, but they do have two wins in which they dominated. They beat Middle Tennessee 42-0 in week 1, then dominated UL Monroe 37-7. Their future schedule isn’t the toughest, but for now they have been one of the most impressive teams this season.
Next week: Bye
6. BYU Cougars (1-0)
In week 1, BYU went on the road to play Navy and absolutely crushed them. It was a great performance, especially after having to scramble to put a schedule together.
Next week: Bye
7. North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0)
North Carolina started off their game against Syracuse very sloppy, but were able to regain their composure and pull away. The conference game presented one of the best matchups of the weekend, which may speak more to how few games there are right now. The Tar Heels are a team to watch in the ACC.
Next week: vs. Charlotte 49ers (1-0)
8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0)
The Fighting Irish played terribly to start the game. They ended up rebounding and winning the game easily, which was impressive because the Fighting Irish have a lot of new contributors. They sit behind Clemson as the favorites to make the ACC Championship Game this season.
Next week: vs. USF Bulls (1-0)
Next Four Out
9. Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)
Oklahoma did exactly what they were supposed to do and that was to beat the brakes off of Missouri State. What is more important is that they looked good, as redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler looked terrific. Everything will take care of itself for the Sooners if they keep playing like this.
Next week: Bye
10. Memphis Tigers (1-0)
Memphis got a win over Arkansas State in the opener and then did not play this weekend. Their next game, against Houston, was postponed due to COVID. For now, they have the win over Arkansas State, which looks a whole lot better now that the Red Wolves were able to go into Manhattan, Kansas and fight off the Wildcats.
Next Week: Bye
11. Miami Hurricanes (1-0)
Playing UAB Thursday night, the Hurricanes started off very slow, but were able to pull away and win over the Blazers. With D’Eriq King at quarterback, the offense should have some life. If they beat Louisville this weekend, things will be looking really good for the Hurricanes.
Next week: at Louisville Cardinals (1-0)
12. Louisville Cardinals (1-0)
It won’t impress many that Louisville defeated Western Kentucky, but they got the win. According to ESPN, the Cardinals are the third most likely to win the ACC this season. That makes the Miami-Louisville game an important early-season matchup.
Next week: vs. Miami Hurricanes (1-0)
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