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NCAA College Football Top 25 - Week 1

Rick Gagliano | Through games of September 7, 2015

RANK TEAM RECORD
1. Ohio State 1-0
2. TCU 1-0
3. Auburn 1-0
4. Michigan State 1-0
5. Baylor 1-0
6. Clemson 1-0
7. Georgia 1-0
8. Alabama 1-0
9. UCLA 1-0
10. Notre Dame 1-0
11. Ole Miss 1-0
12. Oregon 1-0
13. Georgia Tech 1-0
14. Oklahoma 1-0
15. Florida State 1-0
16. Texas A&M 1-0
17. LSU 0-0
18. Arizona 1-0
19. Missouri 1-0
20. Tennessee 1-0
21. Boise State 1-0
22. Utah 1-0
23. Arkansas 1-0
24. USC 1-0
25. Marshall 1-0

--- Week 1 Notes below ---


Week 1 Notes:

Buckeyes Answer the Bell in Week 1

Only a few changes in the Downtown Magazine rankings from the preseason to Week 1, those being the elimination of #16 Arizona State, #22 Stanford and #25 Wisconsin.

The Sun Devils were slaughtered by Texas A&M, 38-17, and did not look anything like the team many thought would be vying for dominance in the PAC-12. The Aggies, however, took a 14-7 lead into the half, then outscored AZSU 24-10 in the second half, including a scoring run and the second of two TD passes by Aggie QB Kyle Allen.

A questionable pick for the top 25 going in, Stanford was proven not to belong, even though ranked only #22 preseason, losing to Northwestern, 16-6. The Cardinal could not muster a running game, rushing for just 85 yards on 27 carries. Credit should be due the Northwestern defense in large part, but Stanford also turned the ball over twice, once on a fumble and once by interception. The Cardinal was replaced in the rankings by Utah, a 24-17 winner over Michigan.

Wisconsin may still have life, since the season is just one week old and it's difficult to tell whether the Crimson Tide is as good as they looked in the 35-17 win over the Badgers. The game was essentially over with 5:17 left in the third quarter when Derrick Henry punched the ball over the goal line from two yards out - his third rushing touchdown of the game - making the score 28-7. The caboose ranking belongs to Marshall, likely the best team in Conference USA, following their come-from-behind, 41-31, victory over Purdue.

For now, the Tide will remain at #8, but, as is well known in college circles, Alabama and the SEC will be well-represented in all polls and rankings as the season progresses.

#1 Ohio State deserves to remain on top, after taking care of Virginia Tech, 42-17, with four second half TDs, while the defense held the Hokies scoreless in the final two quarters until Tech finally scored a final, meaningless TD with just less than two minutes left to play.

#2 TCU's 23-17 victory over Minnesota wasn't quite as close as it appears in the final score. Though the game was sloppily played - two turnovers for each team - the Horned Frogs lead 23-10 before the Gophers scored wit 1:32 left. Minnesota was very good last season and should recover to be a force in the Big Ten, possibly getting to the conference championship game this year from the West division, which should be a dogfight between Northwestern, Wisconsin and the Golden Gophers.

#3 Auburn took care of a good Louisville squad, 31-24; #4 Michigan State handled Western Michigan, 37-24; #5 Baylor hammered SMU, 56-21.

Notre Dame, ranked #10 preseason, may deserve a closer look after pounding Texas, 38-3. The Irish were a juggernaut on both sides of the ball, racking up 527 yards of offense, while allowing Texas a measly 163, and getting 30 first downs to just 8 for the Longhorns, a team that appears to be many years away from regaining national prominence.

The big number of the week was 76, which is how many #11 Ole Miss scored in their win over Tennessee-Martin, which managed only a field goal in the most lopsided game in many moons.

Copyright 2015, 2016, Rick Gagliano, Downtown Magazine. All rights reserved. Downtown Magazine is located in the Uinted States of America and is not affiliated with the National Football League or the NCAA. For more information, contact us here. Use of this site is for entertainment purposes only.

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