The first official week of the college football season is in the books. Each week the performance of the teams on the field can be looked at to see who is in the best position to make the College Football Playoff. Note that this bracketology will only take into consideration what happened on the field, so teams who played tough first games will be ranked high. Conversely hyped up teams who haven’t played tough games yet, will likely be unranked or ranked lowly on the list until there is a solid sample size. Here is the College Football Playoff bracketology September 3.
1. Auburn Tigers (1-0)
It wasn’t pretty, but Auburn made a good comeback to get the only win over a ranked team this season. For that reason, they are ranked first in bracketology, as they have the best win of the season. It wasn’t the most convincing win, but they will have plenty of chances to make statements later in the season.
Week 2: vs. Tulane Green Waves (1-0)
2. Florida Gators (1-0)
The Gators won the opening game of the college football season in week 0 over Miami. The Hurricanes won seven games last season and were expected to improve this season, making it a quality win. Like Auburn, Florida may not be the best team in the country, but they have a good start to the season.
Week 2: vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (FCS 1-0)
3. Stanford Cardinal (1-0)
Stanford hosted the Big Ten West champions in Northwestern on the opening weekend. They won an ugly 17-7 game to get their season started off on the right foot. This should have Stanford fans encouraged, but they have a lot of tough games down the road.
Week 2: at USC Trojans (1-0)
4. Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)
The Sooners didn’t just beat a good team in Houston, they looked really good doing it. Jalen Hurts looks like he can lead the team to some big wins again this season. With one impressive win under their belt, Oklahoma is on their way to competing for another CFP appearance.
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5. Wyoming Cowboys (1-0)
In one of the upsets of the week, Wyoming knocked off Missouri at home. The Tigers were and eight-win team last season, and although they lost Drew Lock to the NFL, had decently high expectations for this season. If the last few teams are an indicator, the Mountain West had a really good week.
Week 2: at Texas State Bobcats (0-1)
6. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
Although they played in a Labor Day weekend neutral site game, Alabama didn’t play the greatest opponent. Duke was an eight-win team last season, but they lost their star quarterback in Daniel Jones to the NFL. Alabama will surely rise up this list through the weeks, but so far the win over Duke lands them at no. 6.
Week 2: vs. New Mexico State Aggies (0-1)
7. Utah Utes (1-0)
Utah also beat a seven-win team in BYU. The Utes have some high expectations, as they are one of the frontrunners to win the Pac-12. They won’t have a lot of chances to improve their resume with big wins, so they need to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.
Week 2: vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (1-0)
8. Boise State Broncos (1-0)
While they were supposed to play a neutral site game in Jacksonville, but Hurricane Dorian made it a true road game for the Broncos. Boise State mounted an impressive comeback over Florida State in Tallahassee for one of the most impressive wins of the weekend.
Week 2: vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (1-0)
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9. North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0)
Mack Brown returned to coaching and won his first game against South Carolina. That’s impressive for a team that went 2-9 last season, even if South Carolina didn’t look good. Beating a rival that won seven-games last year has the new Brown era starting off well.
Week 2: vs. Miami Hurricanes (0-1)
10. Virginia Cavaliers (1-0)
The Cavaliers are coming off of one of their best seasons in recent memory and started this season off with a good win over Pitt, who won the ACC Coastal last year. Virginia is an intriguing team that has a manageable schedule, so they will be important to keep an eye on.
Week 2: vs. William and Mary Tribe (FCS 1-0)
11. Georgia Bulldogs (1-0)
Georgia was scheduled for an SEC road game against Vanderbilt in week 1 and came away with an impressive win. The Bulldogs are one of the most talented teams in the country and have some tough games later in the season to really prove themselves.
Week 2: vs. Murray State Racers (1-0)
12. Nevada Wolfpack (1-0)
It took an impressive comeback and a 56-yard field goal from a walk-on to do it, but the Wolfpack defeated the Boilermakers. It was a home game and Nevada is another team on this list that won’t make the CFP, but they should be feeling good about themselves after that win.
Week 2: at Oregon Ducks (0-1)
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