Cole’s College 10

Football – Week 2


Cole Cleveland, Reporter

#1. Georgia Bulldogs (12-0)

The Bulldogs stay on the top of the rankings following their 37-14 versus their rival Georgia Tech. Their outstanding defense has led the way this season followed by the heavy run based offense. The Bulldogs will take on the #8 ranked LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship. 

#2. Michigan Wolverines (12-0)

The Wolverines find their way to the number 2 spot in the rankings after their dominant performance against former #3 Ohio State Buckeyes. The Wolverines ran for 252 yards on one of the best defenses in the nation. Their defense came to play as well; intercepting Heisman Hopeful QB CJ Stroud twice. The Wolverines will play the Purdue Boilermakers in the Big 10 Championship.

#3. USC Trojans (11-1)

The Trojans ended Notre Dame’s win streak with a 38-27 win at home. Their QB, Caleb Williams, had a breakout game and made his statement for the Heisman Trophy with 267 all purpose yards and 4 total touchdowns to give the Trojans the #3 spot this week. The Trojans play the Utah Utes in the PAC-12 Championship.

#4. TCU Horned Frogs (12-0)

The Horned Frogs finished the regular season undefeated for the first time since 2009. Led by Heisman Candidate QB, Max Duggan, they beat Iowa State 62-14 to continue their dominant season. They will play the Kansas State Wildcats in the Big 12 Championship.

#5. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)

The Buckeyes took a rough loss to their arch rivals last week, they lost by 22 points at home and their defense got beat badly by the Wolverines running attack without their starting running back. They still have a chance to make the College Football Playoff but for now they are ranked number #5.

#6 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2)

The Crimson Tide finished their season strong with a 49-27 win in the infamous Iron Bowl versus their rival Auburn Tigers. Their offense has been dominant, led by reigning Heisman Trophy Winner, QB Bryce Young. Their chances at making the College Football Playoff are still high since their only two losses are against Top 10 teams.

#7. Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2)

The Nittany Lions have been one of the least talked about teams this College Football season. Led by QB Sean Clifford, they finished the regular season with only two losses, both of them coming to Top 5 teams. They have a tough defense that has helped lead them to wins down the stretch of the season. This team can compete with anyone in the nation.

#8. LSU Tigers (9-3)

The Tigers ended their regular season with a crushing 38-23 defeat by the Texas A&M Aggies. With wins against #6 Alabama and Ole Miss, the Tigers have had a successful first season under Head Coach Brian Kelly. They will play the #1 Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship.

#9. Clemson Tigers (10-2)

The Tigers have played pretty consistent football all season. A pretty solid offense and a pretty solid defense, with loses to Notre Dame and South Carolina it is unlikely the Tigers will make the College Football Playoffs. A convincing win versus North Carolina in the ACC Championship could prove otherwise.

#10. Tennessee Volunteers (10-2)

The Volunteers had a dominant start to the season; beating #6 Alabama and #8 LSU. They struggled down the stretch losing to #1 Georgia and South Carolina by a combined 39 points. With Heisman Candidate, QB Hendon Hooker, out for the rest of the season, the Volunteers will have to rely on former Michigan QB, Joe Milton, to close out the season.