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CHARLES DAVIS'   A former defensive back at Tennessee, Charles Davis is the lead college football analyst for FOX Sports.

CFB Power Rankings Week 1


WEEK#    
Posted September 04, 2012 12:50 PM EDT

+8

Nebraska Cornhuskers

-14

Michigan Wolverines

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

1-0 2 1/4
To me, indisputably the most impressive win of the opening weekend of the college football season. A thorough beat down of a top-10 Michigan team on a neutral field by an Alabama team that suffered heavy personnel losses from its national title team of a Expand Description
To me, indisputably the most impressive win of the opening weekend of the college football season. A thorough beat down of a top-10 Michigan team on a neutral field by an Alabama team that suffered heavy personnel losses from its national title team of a year ago. Yes, the Tide are rolling again . . . no more warnings necessary. Collapse Description
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2

1-0 1 1/21
My preseason No. 1 really didn't do anything to lose the ranking; Alabama did everything to seize it. A fine overall start to the season by the Trojans, with sophomore WR/KR Marqise Lee putting on an absolute show with his receiving skills and a 100-yard Expand Description
My preseason No. 1 really didn't do anything to lose the ranking; Alabama did everything to seize it. A fine overall start to the season by the Trojans, with sophomore WR/KR Marqise Lee putting on an absolute show with his receiving skills and a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown. Off to the East Coast to take on Syracuse in the stadium that houses the NFL's Giants and Jets. Collapse Description
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3

1-0 1 2/13
Easy opener for head coach Les Miles' Tigers, and new QB Zach Mettenberger's arm was not needed in this one as RBs Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue both broke the 100 yard barrier. The Washington Huskies visit this week, and their fine QB Keith Price will nExpand Description
Easy opener for head coach Les Miles' Tigers, and new QB Zach Mettenberger's arm was not needed in this one as RBs Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue both broke the 100 yard barrier. The Washington Huskies visit this week, and their fine QB Keith Price will not be rattled by the surroundings, but all-star DEs Sam Montgomery and KeKe Mingo will be sure to put his poise and vision from the pocket to the test.Collapse Description
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4

1-0 - 1/4
They may not have risen in my poll, but the Ducks put on a show Saturday night, didn't they? Redshirt freshman QB Marcus Mariota showed why he was selected over the dynamic Bryan Bennett, and RB/KR De'Anthony Thomas continues to have us searching for supeExpand Description
They may not have risen in my poll, but the Ducks put on a show Saturday night, didn't they? Redshirt freshman QB Marcus Mariota showed why he was selected over the dynamic Bryan Bennett, and RB/KR De'Anthony Thomas continues to have us searching for superlatives. This Oregon team will have a full say about not just the Pac-12 title, but the national title as well.Collapse Description
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5

1-0 - 5/15
Opened with overmatched Murray State but did what teams with big-time aspirations do, and that was to throttle the Racers. DE Bjoern Werner had four sacks, but there is cause for concern as starting DE Brandon Jenkins was lost for the season with a foot iExpand Description
Opened with overmatched Murray State but did what teams with big-time aspirations do, and that was to throttle the Racers. DE Bjoern Werner had four sacks, but there is cause for concern as starting DE Brandon Jenkins was lost for the season with a foot injury. Poor Savannah State (lost 84-0 at Oklahoma State) comes to town for another tuneup before FSU begins to take on teams that may be able to fight back.Collapse Description
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6

1-0 1 6/7
The Hogs easily won the opener of the John L. Smith regime, and QB Tyler Wilson was sharp right out of the gate and finished with three TD passes. Another expected win next week vs. Louisiana-Monroe, and then guess what? It's 'Bama time.
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7

1-0 2 3/16
The Vanderbilt game is no longer a gimme for anyone in the SEC thanks to Commodores head coach James Franklin's leadership, so the Gamecocks showed some grit and resolve and picked up a nice road -- and conference -- win. Welcome back RB Marcus Lattimore:Expand Description
The Vanderbilt game is no longer a gimme for anyone in the SEC thanks to Commodores head coach James Franklin's leadership, so the Gamecocks showed some grit and resolve and picked up a nice road -- and conference -- win. Welcome back RB Marcus Lattimore: 110 yards and 2 TDs in his first game back from last season's knee surgery. Collapse Description
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8

1-0 3 5/14
After dropping 70 on Clemson in last season's Orange Bowl, the Mountaineers picked right up where they left off and sent Marshall home with 69 points given up to analyze. Repeat after me: QB Geno Smith CAN PLAY.
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9

1-0 6 9/19
If Alabama's decimation of Michigan was No. 1 on my list of best wins of the weekend, the Spartans' tough win at home over another very good Boise State team was second. RB Le'Veon Bell had 50 touches on the night, and he rushed for over 200 yards. And, hExpand Description
If Alabama's decimation of Michigan was No. 1 on my list of best wins of the weekend, the Spartans' tough win at home over another very good Boise State team was second. RB Le'Veon Bell had 50 touches on the night, and he rushed for over 200 yards. And, he's a whole lotta man toting the rock. He gets to feed Central Michigan his pads this week. Collapse Description
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10

1-0 3 3/13
After the suspensions of key players, Georgia kicked the season off with a win over Buffalo at home. Will those losses (including All-SEC safety Baccari Rambo) show up on the road at Missouri (playing its first-ever SEC game)? I would hold my breath on thExpand Description
After the suspensions of key players, Georgia kicked the season off with a win over Buffalo at home. Will those losses (including All-SEC safety Baccari Rambo) show up on the road at Missouri (playing its first-ever SEC game)? I would hold my breath on this one if I'm a Bulldogs fan — the Tigers have the firepower and motivation to play with Georgia. Collapse Description
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11

1-0 5 6/19
Not an impressive opener for the preseason Big 12 favorite at UTEP, but rest assured, head coach Bob Stoops and brother Mike Stoops, the defensive coordinator, will get the run defense fixed. Florida A&M is coming to Norman at a really bad time for them.
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12

1-0 8 12/24
The 'Huskers caught my eye — more than 600 yards of total offense? QB Taylor Martinez threw five TDs and his accuracy was off the charts. The Black Shirts defense played well against Southern Miss (2011 Conference USA champs), but there is cause for conceExpand Description
The 'Huskers caught my eye — more than 600 yards of total offense? QB Taylor Martinez threw five TDs and his accuracy was off the charts. The Black Shirts defense played well against Southern Miss (2011 Conference USA champs), but there is cause for concern as all-everything RB Rex Burkhead hurt his knee. He is questionable for the trip to UCLA, which also put up more than 600 yards of offense in its win at Rice. Collapse Description
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13

0-0 1 10/14
Idle last week, head coach Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs begin their initial Big 12 campaign in their refurbished stadium vs. Grambling. Yes, Grambling is bringing its band, so get your food and drink BEFORE halftime.
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14

1-0 3 14/22
Put 84 points on Savannah State and did not try to run the score up. True Frosh QB Wes Lunt began his college career 11-for-11 before exiting for the bench, and assistant coach Glenn Spencer took over for ill defensive coordinator Bill Young and led the dExpand Description
Put 84 points on Savannah State and did not try to run the score up. True Frosh QB Wes Lunt began his college career 11-for-11 before exiting for the bench, and assistant coach Glenn Spencer took over for ill defensive coordinator Bill Young and led the defense to pitch a shutout. They have a very interesting tester at Arizona this week in the first big game for new Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez. Collapse Description
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15

1-0 1 3/16
No, the Buckeyes cannot win their conference title, nor go to a bowl game, but they believe they still can be the best team in the Big Ten. QB Braxton Miller has new head coach Urban Meyer so excited about the possibilities he presents. Passing for 207 yaExpand Description
No, the Buckeyes cannot win their conference title, nor go to a bowl game, but they believe they still can be the best team in the Big Ten. QB Braxton Miller has new head coach Urban Meyer so excited about the possibilities he presents. Passing for 207 yards and rushing for 161 yards with a combined three TDs will do nothing to blunt the enthusiasm. They will be tested this week when UCF comes calling. Collapse Description
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16

1-0 3 8/20
The firepower is still there. QB Tajh Boyd showed the benefits of a terrific offseason of conditioning and WR DeAndre Hopkins filled in more than adequately for suspended WR Sammy Watkins with a school-record 13 catches. A solid win over Auburn in AtlantaExpand Description
The firepower is still there. QB Tajh Boyd showed the benefits of a terrific offseason of conditioning and WR DeAndre Hopkins filled in more than adequately for suspended WR Sammy Watkins with a school-record 13 catches. A solid win over Auburn in Atlanta has the Tigers thinking about repeating as ACC champs.Collapse Description
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17

1-0 1 10/20
Wyoming went down as expected, and the 'Horns are thinking about having a big year while flying under the radar a bit. They will go as far as sophomore QB David Ash will take them on days it's difficult to run the football. On defense, the 'Horns may be tExpand Description
Wyoming went down as expected, and the 'Horns are thinking about having a big year while flying under the radar a bit. They will go as far as sophomore QB David Ash will take them on days it's difficult to run the football. On defense, the 'Horns may be the best in the Big 12. Collapse Description
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18

1-0 6 12/18
Memo to BCS conference teams that have Northern Iowa on their schedule: You WILL have your hands full — as the Badgers discovered. Tough roadie to Oregon State awaits Wisconsin.
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19

1-0 9 5/24
I almost felt like the clock had been rolled back to the '70s and '80s when San Jose State would "surprise" Stanford often. But, head coach David Shaw's team did not panic and found a way to fend off the Spartans (tip of the hat to SJSU coach Mike MacIntyExpand Description
I almost felt like the clock had been rolled back to the '70s and '80s when San Jose State would "surprise" Stanford often. But, head coach David Shaw's team did not panic and found a way to fend off the Spartans (tip of the hat to SJSU coach Mike MacIntyre's yeoman duty there). The Cardinal will get better as Duke visits this week in what should be a competitive and entertaining game. Collapse Description
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20

1-0 3 2/23
No one player means more to his team than QB Collin Klein means to K-State. The newly wed TD machine led his team to a 51-9 rout of Missouri State, and the Wildcats are more than ready for the Hurricanes of Miami to knock on their door Saturday. The WildcExpand Description
No one player means more to his team than QB Collin Klein means to K-State. The newly wed TD machine led his team to a 51-9 rout of Missouri State, and the Wildcats are more than ready for the Hurricanes of Miami to knock on their door Saturday. The Wildcats had a huge fourth-down stop last year in Miami to preserve a tremendous road win. Collapse Description
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21

1-0 - 17/21
It wasn't pretty, but it was gritty, tough and one to be savored as VT beat Georgia Tech 20-17 in OT at home. Hokies QB Logan Thomas wasn't as sharp as he would prefer but still led his team to the go-ahead TD and game-tying FG in the fourth quarter, thenExpand Description
It wasn't pretty, but it was gritty, tough and one to be savored as VT beat Georgia Tech 20-17 in OT at home. Hokies QB Logan Thomas wasn't as sharp as he would prefer but still led his team to the go-ahead TD and game-tying FG in the fourth quarter, then the winning FG in OT. VT has a big leg up on GT and the rest of the ACC Coastal now. Collapse Description
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22

0-1 14 8/22
This is a monster drop for the Wolverines from preseason No. 8. Yes, I considered dropping them out entirely, but let's be honest, I'm not sure anyone outside of USC, LSU and Oregon could have hung with Alabama on Saturday night. Now, Michigan had better Expand Description
This is a monster drop for the Wolverines from preseason No. 8. Yes, I considered dropping them out entirely, but let's be honest, I'm not sure anyone outside of USC, LSU and Oregon could have hung with Alabama on Saturday night. Now, Michigan had better get its head up and not feel sorry for itself as Air Force wings its way to Ann Arbor with its option attack. Not really what the Wolverines need right now, but it's their challenge to accept. Collapse Description
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23

0-0 - 1/23
I left them off of my initial Top 25 list, but they were awfully impressive running the ball on Navy in Ireland. The Irish have an absolutely brutal schedule, but new QB Everett Golson seems up to the task.
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24

0-0 - 10/24
Won the battle of the Commonwealth over rival Kentucky, and did it looking like they were supposed to and without much fuss and muss. Head coach Charlie Strong has the Cardinals faithful thinking big in 2012 — BCS bowl big. QB Teddy Bridgewater will be thExpand Description
Won the battle of the Commonwealth over rival Kentucky, and did it looking like they were supposed to and without much fuss and muss. Head coach Charlie Strong has the Cardinals faithful thinking big in 2012 — BCS bowl big. QB Teddy Bridgewater will be the key to keeping those hopes alive. Collapse Description
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25

1-0 - 25/25
The Knights blasted Akron in their opener and are setting their sights on Columbus, Ohio, this week as they enter The Horseshoe and take on Ohio State. I've had a few people tell me this could be an attention-getting game for UCF and head coach George O'LExpand Description
The Knights blasted Akron in their opener and are setting their sights on Columbus, Ohio, this week as they enter The Horseshoe and take on Ohio State. I've had a few people tell me this could be an attention-getting game for UCF and head coach George O'Leary. This team is a favorite in its last year in Conference USA before moving to the Big East. Keep an eye on QB Blake Bortles and an array of runners.Collapse Description
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