College football top 25

Many familiar faces in week one’s AP Top 25 college football teams

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Sam Darnold (left), Lamar Jackson (middle), and Saquon Barkley (right), all hope to get their team to the top of the polls.

Sam Darnold (left), Lamar Jackson (middle), and Saquon Barkley (right), all hope to get their team to the top of the polls.

Sam Darnold (left), Lamar Jackson (middle), and Saquon Barkley (right), all hope to get their team to the top of the polls.

Sam Darnold (left), Lamar Jackson (middle), and Saquon Barkley (right), all hope to get their team to the top of the polls.

Cole Mansfield

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College football is finally back, and with week one of football comes the first installation of the AP Top 25 rankings. This year there are many familiar faces seen as the top contenders in college football. Here are your first college football rankings of the season and the changes in the first few weeks of football.

 

The Top 10:

  1. Alabama- No surprise here as Alabama once again starts the season at number one. With last year’s star freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts returning as well as running back Bo Scarborough, Nick Saban’s squad seems poised to avenge last year’s championship defeat. Alabama proved their dominance in a 24-7 victory against number three FSU in week one. Alabama has continued to dominate every team they’ve played and remain firmly at the top of the polls.
  2. Ohio State- Ohio State is another team that is no stranger to the top of the polls. With Urban Meyer and JT Barrett leading the way, they will surely be a dangerous team this season. Though the Buckeyes suffered a costly week two loss to Oklahoma that dropped them in the rankings, Ohio State is still a team to be reckoned with.
  3. Florida State- Even after losing star running back Dalvin Cook to the draft, FSU seemed to have an even better team than last year. However week one did not go as planned for the Seminoles as they lost to Alabama and starting quarterback Deondre Francois got injured in the game is out for the season. Nevertheless FSU has a good team and should be a strong competitor this year.
  4. USC- With early Heisman favorite Sam Darnold at quarterback leading the Trojans, USC is sure to be a playoff competitor this year. USC will have to get through Stanford and Washington State to win the Pac-12 and remain in playoff conversation. USC has continued to win games and remain high in the polls.
  5. Clemson- Clemson comes in at number five looking to defend last year’s title. Dabo Swinney hopes to get his team back to the championship for the third year in a row, but first they will have to get through a tough ACC conference.
  6. Penn State- With Heisman contender Saquon Barkley at running back, Penn State is sure to be a tough team this year, but whether or not they are good enough to take the Big 10 remains to be seen.
  7. Oklahoma- Oklahoma also has their own Heisman contender in quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is sure to provide a lethal offense for the Sooners. Oklahoma is the early favorite to win the Big 12. After beating Ohio State in week two the Sooners moved up and the polls and are being seen as major contenders for the college football playoffs.
  8. Washington- The Huskies’ championship hopes were crushed last year after losing in the playoffs to Alabama. This year they hope to avenge that loss with quarterback Jake Browning leading the way.
  9. Wisconsin- Wisconsin once again finds itself in the top 25 and will surely be a contender in a tough Big 10 division this year. The Badgers showcased their strength in a 59-10 rout of Utah State in week one.
  10. Oklahoma State- Rounding out the top 10 is Oklahoma State, who dominated Tulsa 59-24 in week one. Despite their loss to TCU in week four, the Cowboys will definitely be a strong competitor in the Big 12 this year.

The rest of the Top 25:

  1. Michigan
  2. Auburn
  3. LSU
  4. Stanford
  5. Georgia
  6. Louisville
  7. Florida
  8. Miami
  9. South Florida
  10. Kansas State
  11. Virginia Tech
  12. West Virginia
  13. Texas
  14. Washington State
  15. Tennessee

 

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