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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 2


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Posted September 11, 2012 11:18 AM EDT

+8

Kansas State Wildcats

-5

Stanford Cardinal

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1

2-0 - 1/4
Easy, peezy for the Tide as Western Kentucky served as a warm up for the BIG game this week at Arkansas. Right, Razorbacks? Here's hoping that Hogs QB Tyler Wilson is healthy and able to play, otherwise ...
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2

2-0 - 1/21
Coast to coast, the Trojans score points and leave an impression. WR Robert Woods is a returning All American, but super soph WR/KR Marqise Lee is rapidly joining him as one of the best in the nation. Heisman candidate QB Matt Barkley celebrated his 22nd Expand Description
Coast to coast, the Trojans score points and leave an impression. WR Robert Woods is a returning All American, but super soph WR/KR Marqise Lee is rapidly joining him as one of the best in the nation. Heisman candidate QB Matt Barkley celebrated his 22nd birthday by scorching the Orange of Syracuse with a school record-tying 6 TD passes. Next up? At Stanford, which has beaten USC in the last two meetings.Collapse Description
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3

2-0 - 2/13
The University of Washington tried to get its guys ready for the atmosphere in Baton Rouge by bringing a live tiger to practice last week. But, understand this … the live tiger doesn't run the ball like the human Tigers, nor defend like them. A decent WasExpand Description
The University of Washington tried to get its guys ready for the atmosphere in Baton Rouge by bringing a live tiger to practice last week. But, understand this … the live tiger doesn't run the ball like the human Tigers, nor defend like them. A decent Washington team was reduced to rubble Saturday night. Next in line to get drubbed? Idaho.Collapse Description
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4

2-0 - 1/4
We are all running out of adjectives to describe the speed of the Oregon team, especially on offense. RB Kenjon Barner ran for 201 yards and 3 TDs as the Ducks crushed Fresno State. Tennessee Tech, are you sure you want to do this? In any event, NFL scoutExpand Description
We are all running out of adjectives to describe the speed of the Oregon team, especially on offense. RB Kenjon Barner ran for 201 yards and 3 TDs as the Ducks crushed Fresno State. Tennessee Tech, are you sure you want to do this? In any event, NFL scouts will attend if for no other reason to see Tennessee transfer WR Da'Rick Rogers play against Division I competition. What they will also see is an Oregon team that's good enough to win a national title.Collapse Description
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5

2-0 5 3/13
One of the movers in my poll, the Bulldogs showed Missouri DL Sheldon Richardson what "Old Man Football" was all about by owning the fourth quarter in Missouri's SEC debut. Even with four defensive starters suspended for the game, coach Mark Richt's team Expand Description
One of the movers in my poll, the Bulldogs showed Missouri DL Sheldon Richardson what "Old Man Football" was all about by owning the fourth quarter in Missouri's SEC debut. Even with four defensive starters suspended for the game, coach Mark Richt's team was more than ready to play and perform. They and South Carolina are on a current collision course for SEC East supremacy (Florida? Tennessee? Want to get into that conversation?) Collapse Description
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6

2-0 1 5/15
Mercifully, the Savannah State game was ended in the third quarter due to weather with FSU winning 55-0. The football gets real for the fellas from Tallahassee this week as Wake Forest comes calling. For those who see this as another easy outing for FloriExpand Description
Mercifully, the Savannah State game was ended in the third quarter due to weather with FSU winning 55-0. The football gets real for the fellas from Tallahassee this week as Wake Forest comes calling. For those who see this as another easy outing for Florida State, I suggest you check Wake's recent record vs. FSU. IF Florida State is serious about being a contender for national honors, this is a must-win.Collapse Description
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7

2-0 - 3/16
I've predicted that South Carolina would win the SEC East this year. So, I hear you asking, "What's with Georgia ranked ahead of them, then?" Did you see who the Gamecocks beat this past week? East Carolina. And they did it with a backup QB as Connor ShawExpand Description
I've predicted that South Carolina would win the SEC East this year. So, I hear you asking, "What's with Georgia ranked ahead of them, then?" Did you see who the Gamecocks beat this past week? East Carolina. And they did it with a backup QB as Connor Shaw got to rest his shoulder. Georgia's win at Missouri (with four starters missing) was more impressive to me, but that doesn't mean that South Carolina will not win the division. It will be a doozy when they meet.Collapse Description
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8

1-0 - 5/14
After putting up video game numbers against Marshall, WVU took the week off, but should put up similar numbers on James Madison this week at the Washington Redskins stadium. But remember that JMU once beat Virginia Tech at VT, so…forget it. Not this time.Expand Description
After putting up video game numbers against Marshall, WVU took the week off, but should put up similar numbers on James Madison this week at the Washington Redskins stadium. But remember that JMU once beat Virginia Tech at VT, so…forget it. Not this time. QB Geno Smith could put up 500 plus yards this week.Collapse Description
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9

2-0 - 9/19
Sparty did Central Michigan a favor and visited its in-state rival, and did it with focus and dispatch. Now they get to welcome in Notre Dame and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi's squad has not given up a defensive TD thus far in 2012. Young Notre DameExpand Description
Sparty did Central Michigan a favor and visited its in-state rival, and did it with focus and dispatch. Now they get to welcome in Notre Dame and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi's squad has not given up a defensive TD thus far in 2012. Young Notre Dame QB Everett Golson will get an eyeful of Michigan State star DE William Gholston on Saturday.Collapse Description
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10

2-0 1 6/19
I know it was only FAMU, but OU had to like the feeling of the scoreboard actually getting some work after only posting 24 points in their not-so-pretty win at UTEP on opening night. RB Damien Williams put up 156 yards and 4 TDs as the Sooners get next wExpand Description
I know it was only FAMU, but OU had to like the feeling of the scoreboard actually getting some work after only posting 24 points in their not-so-pretty win at UTEP on opening night. RB Damien Williams put up 156 yards and 4 TDs as the Sooners get next week off before welcoming in a Kansas State squad that looked absolutely dominant against a name opponent, the Miami Hurricanes. Collapse Description
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11

1-0 2 10/14
I told you last week that TCU really only scheduled the Grambling game to have the Tigers' world famous band perform. TCU put 531 yards on the G Men and only gave up 70. New Kansas coach Charlie Weis does not cower in the face of adversity, but these HornExpand Description
I told you last week that TCU really only scheduled the Grambling game to have the Tigers' world famous band perform. TCU put 531 yards on the G Men and only gave up 70. New Kansas coach Charlie Weis does not cower in the face of adversity, but these Horned Frogs are headed to Lawrence determined to make a statement in their first Big 12 contest.Collapse Description
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12

2-0 8 2/23
The biggest mover in my poll, and why not? 52 points laid on the once-proud Miami Hurricanes?! The worst loss for "The U" since 2007?! K-State scored those points with 498 yards of offense, and QB Collin Klein continued to show his new, improved passing Expand Description
The biggest mover in my poll, and why not? 52 points laid on the once-proud Miami Hurricanes?! The worst loss for "The U" since 2007?! K-State scored those points with 498 yards of offense, and QB Collin Klein continued to show his new, improved passing touch (9-for-11, 210 yards) to go along with his usual stellar ground game (3 rush TDs). And, defensively, they held Miami to 40 rush yards on 29 carries. These Wildcats head to Norman in two weeks for a HUGE early showdown in the Big 12. North Texas serves as a tuneup this week. Collapse Description
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13

2-0 2 3/16
With the showing of the Big 10 preseason heavyweights being less than stellar this week (Wisconsin, Nebraska), and with Michigan's big opening loss to Alabama, Ohio State truly has an opportunity to win its division (and, yes, it would get the trophy and Expand Description
With the showing of the Big 10 preseason heavyweights being less than stellar this week (Wisconsin, Nebraska), and with Michigan's big opening loss to Alabama, Ohio State truly has an opportunity to win its division (and, yes, it would get the trophy and title even as it would be unable to play in the Big 10 championship game). QB Braxton Miller plays exactly like coach Urban Meyer envisions … with daring, verve and a dual-threat purpose. Ohio State beat a good UCF team and now a Pac 12 team comes to Columbus in the form of .Collapse Description
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14

2-0 2 8/20
After beating an SEC team in the opener (Auburn), Clemson eased past Ball State and should do the same this week with Furman. What I like about this Clemson team is that even without a monster playmaker like Sammy Watkins, the Tigers just go about their bExpand Description
After beating an SEC team in the opener (Auburn), Clemson eased past Ball State and should do the same this week with Furman. What I like about this Clemson team is that even without a monster playmaker like Sammy Watkins, the Tigers just go about their business and let others come to the front like WR DeAndre Hopkins, who had his second straight 100-yard receiving game.Collapse Description
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15

2-0 2 10/20
This is one of the teams that really intrigues me. I'm sold on the defense and believe that it will be the best in the Big 12 all year, but the difference between a good year and a potentially great one will be the play of QB David Ash. He flashed some plExpand Description
This is one of the teams that really intrigues me. I'm sold on the defense and believe that it will be the best in the Big 12 all year, but the difference between a good year and a potentially great one will be the play of QB David Ash. He flashed some play-making ability with his legs against New Mexico Saturday. Now they head to SEC country and take on Ole Miss … and I believe that the men from Oxford will give the Horns all they want this week. Collapse Description
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16

2-0 - 3/22
I had them out of my poll last week and this week they are right back in, and at No. 16. Curious? How about after an ugly home win over Bowling Green to start the year, the Gators went on the road, and into College Station for Texas A&M's first-ever SEC gExpand Description
I had them out of my poll last week and this week they are right back in, and at No. 16. Curious? How about after an ugly home win over Bowling Green to start the year, the Gators went on the road, and into College Station for Texas A&M's first-ever SEC game, and won it. It wasn't a work of art, but they have settled on a QB (Jeff Driskel, who they must protect better), a runner in Mike Gillislee, and their defense shut out the Aggies in the second half. Off to Knoxville for once again what is a big game against what appears to be a rejuvenated Tennessee team.Collapse Description
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17

2-0 4 17/21
No fourth quarter heroics necessary against Austin Peay on Saturday, unlike Monday night against Georgia Tech. A chance to relax and breathe, and big QB Logan Thomas looked very comfortable. Now they head to what appeared to be a tough game on paper, but Expand Description
No fourth quarter heroics necessary against Austin Peay on Saturday, unlike Monday night against Georgia Tech. A chance to relax and breathe, and big QB Logan Thomas looked very comfortable. Now they head to what appeared to be a tough game on paper, but Pittsburgh has beyond struggled so far in coach Paul Chryst's debut season in the Steel City. Collapse Description
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18

2-0 - 14/24
New coach Jim Mora promised that the Bruins would play with more heart, soul and emotion this year, but let's not underestimate the coaching acumen of the Bruins boss and his staff. They made schematic adjustment against Nebraska's QB run game in the secoExpand Description
New coach Jim Mora promised that the Bruins would play with more heart, soul and emotion this year, but let's not underestimate the coaching acumen of the Bruins boss and his staff. They made schematic adjustment against Nebraska's QB run game in the second half and helped tilt the contest in their favor with a safety of elusive Husker QB Taylor Martinez. The biggest win for the Bruins in a long time, if they can avoid a letdown, they have a chance to make USC actually take notice of them for the first time in years.Collapse Description
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19

2-0 - 19/20
Lackluster opener for Arizona in Week 1, but the Wildcats found a way to win. This week they beat highly regarded Oklahoma State, who I had ranked 14th and truly ushered in the "RichRod era" for Arizona Wildcat football. They played hard and fast and execExpand Description
Lackluster opener for Arizona in Week 1, but the Wildcats found a way to win. This week they beat highly regarded Oklahoma State, who I had ranked 14th and truly ushered in the "RichRod era" for Arizona Wildcat football. They played hard and fast and executed very well on offense, and were able to withstand the late rush from Oklahoma State and their true frosh QB, Wes Lunt. The Pac 12 South has all of a sudden gotten more interesting.Collapse Description
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20

1-0 - 6/20
What a weird week for the Pac 12. Colorado loses to Sacramento State at home. Utah loses at Utah State. But Arizona beats defending Big 12 champ Oklahoma State, UCLA announces its presence with a win over visiting Nebraska from the Big 10 and Oregon StateExpand Description
What a weird week for the Pac 12. Colorado loses to Sacramento State at home. Utah loses at Utah State. But Arizona beats defending Big 12 champ Oklahoma State, UCLA announces its presence with a win over visiting Nebraska from the Big 10 and Oregon State got major revenge against Wisconsin. The same Oregon State that went 3-9 in 2011, was unable to play its expected season opener (Nicholls State was unable to travel due to Hurricane Isaac) and was absolutely mauled last year at Wisconsin. Well, payback is something else. OSU shocked the defending Big 10 champ Badgers and is off and running now in 2012. Let's see if coach Mike Riley's crew can keep it going.Collapse Description
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21

2-0 2 1/23
I flew home with some Notre Dame fans and they were semi grumbling about the closeness of the win over Purdue. I chuckled to myself and thought, "Take the win!" Purdue is better than what many think and you cannot overestimate the effects of the team's trExpand Description
I flew home with some Notre Dame fans and they were semi grumbling about the closeness of the win over Purdue. I chuckled to myself and thought, "Take the win!" Purdue is better than what many think and you cannot overestimate the effects of the team's trip to Ireland to beat Navy just last week. So, coach Brian Kelly's team survived and advanced to welcome Michigan State, a team that has had Notre Dame's number in recent years (but not last year). A brutal schedule for the Irish starts this week … Michigan is in two weeks.Collapse Description
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22

1-1 - 8/22
QB Denard Robinson is STILL running (218 rush yards vs. Air Force), but neither he or the Wolverines can outrun the Alabama game … yet. They will tune up with UMass this week and then the traditional meeting with Notre Dame, a game that could go a long waExpand Description
QB Denard Robinson is STILL running (218 rush yards vs. Air Force), but neither he or the Wolverines can outrun the Alabama game … yet. They will tune up with UMass this week and then the traditional meeting with Notre Dame, a game that could go a long way towards Michigan regaining its stature nationally.Collapse Description
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23

2-0 1 10/24
Cardinals coach Charlie Strong is brewing something special in the Kentucky Derby city and his soph QB Teddy Bridgewater will begin to attract national attention with his play (344 yards passing, 2 TDs, throwing to 10 different receivers). Strong has thisExpand Description
Cardinals coach Charlie Strong is brewing something special in the Kentucky Derby city and his soph QB Teddy Bridgewater will begin to attract national attention with his play (344 yards passing, 2 TDs, throwing to 10 different receivers). Strong has this team believing in itself. They host a race-horse team in North Carolina this weekend. Collapse Description
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24

2-0 5 5/24
Snoozed a bit in the opener vs. San Jose State but made the necessary plays to win. And by the way, San Jose State is better than what people know or believe … keep an eye on coach Mike McIntyre's crew. Duke visited the Farm this week with high hopes afteExpand Description
Snoozed a bit in the opener vs. San Jose State but made the necessary plays to win. And by the way, San Jose State is better than what people know or believe … keep an eye on coach Mike McIntyre's crew. Duke visited the Farm this week with high hopes after its rout of FIU in its opener and what it got was recent vintage Stanford football … tough, aggressive, run-oriented. Stanford coach David Shaw has his team primed now for the visit this week from No. 2 USC. Stanford has beaten the Trojans in the last two meetings, both tight games. Collapse Description
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25

1-0 - 0/0
Yes, ULM. , the WarHawks of Todd Berry sent shock waves throughout the college football world by taking out the No. 6 (my poll last week) Arkansas Razorbacks in Little Rock. There is no way anyone saw that coming, even after Hogs QB Tyler Wilson was knockExpand Description
Yes, ULM. , the WarHawks of Todd Berry sent shock waves throughout the college football world by taking out the No. 6 (my poll last week) Arkansas Razorbacks in Little Rock. There is no way anyone saw that coming, even after Hogs QB Tyler Wilson was knocked out of the game. But, ULM made the winning plays late in regulation and in OT, and begin the year 1-0 and in this guy's Top 25 poll. There is no doubt in my mind that they deserve the notice this week.Collapse Description
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