I have three Big Ten teams in my top six including one group that I had nowhere near my preseason Top 25.
The Vols really stepped up Saturday, dominating the second half against UF when almost everyone had written them off. Josh Dobbs made play after play and Derek Barnett took over the game. Next up: a struggling UGA squad before games against Texas A&M and Bama.
The young D shined on Thursday night, destroying Paul Johnson's Ga. Tech squad. The Tigers O hasn't been sharp but it's still very dangerous. We'll find out a lot more this weekend when Louisville visits.
David Shaw's squad continued its dominance of UCLA, but this time the Bruins gave Stanford all it could handle. Ryan Burns came through late after a shaky game for the offense. Next up is a big challenge from Washington on Friday.
The Cougars can only play who is on their schedule and Texas State was dispatched with ease. Still, there have been some other very impressive teams who have moved ahead... at least for now.
Jim Harbaugh's team flexed its muscles mauling an undermanned Penn State D in a blowout. Wisconsin will be a much stiffer test.
Texas AM (4-0)
Yeah, we feel like we've been here before at this stage with this Aggies team. Only this group runs it much better than those previous two versions, and they're much more physical on D. Trevor Knight is fitting in well in Noel Mazzone's offense and freshman RB Trayveon Williams is a budding star as the Aggies ran for almost 400 yards vs. Arkansas.
I keep doubting the Badgers and they keep winning. On Saturday they walloped a physical Michigan State team, blowing them off the field. This defense has played two teams that were ranked in the Top 10 and have now held all four opponents to just three total TDs.
When the 59 points you score in a road game is the lowest offensive output you've had in four games, you know your team is off to an amazing start. Only one other team in the country (Michigan) has scored more than Lamar Jackson's 25 TDs this year.
Ohio State (3-0)
The Buckeyes are still basking in the glow of their impressive romp at OU last week. For such an inexperienced squad, they've been amazing in the three games they've played so far.
It's been pretty much business as usual for the Tide, who just held its third opponent this season to 10 points or less. Not bad, considering all four games have been against FBS competition.