College Football: Power Rankings and Twitter Picks

Power Rankings for Week Two

The second Saturday of college football didn’t have much to offer, other than Central Michigan’s upset of Oklahoma State, and even that only happened because the rules were misapplied by game officials.

As a result of a college football Saturday lacking much drama, there is not much drama in this week’s rankings.  Other than Oklahoma State dropping due to their loss, there is little other movement other than a spot here and there, with only one team climbing more than two spots above their ranking a week ago.

1. Alabama (2-0, Last Week: 1st, AP Poll: 1st)
2. Florida State (2-0, 2nd, 2nd)
3. Clemson (2-0, 3rd, 5th)
4. Michigan (2-0, 4th, 4th)
5. Houston (2-0, 5th, 6th)

6. Stanford (1-0, 6th, 7th)
7. Tennessee (2-0, 7th, 15th)
8. Iowa (2-0, 9th, 13th)
9. Louisville (2-0, 13th, 10th)
10. Oklahoma (1-1, 11th, 14th)

11. Wisconsin (2-0, 12th, 9th)
12. LSU (1-1, 14th, 20th)
13. Baylor (2-0, 15th, 21st)
14. Ole Miss (1-1, 16th, 19th)
15. Georgia (2-0, 10th, 16th)

16. Texas (2-0, 17th, 11th)
17. Nebraska (2-0, 18th, unranked)
18. Michigan State (1-0, 19th, 12th)
19. Notre Dame (1-1, 20th, 18th)
20. Washington (2-0, 21st, 8th)

21. Ohio State (2-0, 22nd, 3rd)
22. North Carolina (1-1, 23rd, unranked)
23. Oregon (2-0, 24th, 22nd)
24. Boise State (2-0, 25th, unranked)
25. Oklahoma State (1-1, 8th, unranked)

Also ranked in AP Poll:  Texas A&M (2-0, 17th), Florida (2-0, 23rd), Arkansas (2-0, 24th), Miami (2-0, 25th)

Twitter Picks for Week Three

Game of the Week

#2 Florida State (2-0) at #10 Louisville (2-0)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Florida State by 2
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Florida State- 2nd, Louisville- 9th

 

Big Game Guarantee

#3 Ohio State (2-0) at #14 Oklahoma (1-1)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  Ohio State by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Ohio State- 21st, Oklahoma- 10th

 

Upset of the Week

#25 Miami (2-0) at Appalachian State (1-1)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Miami by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

#1 Alabama (2-0) at #19 Ole Miss (1-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Alabama by 11
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Alabama- 1st, Ole Miss- 14th

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

#16 Georgia (2-0) at Missouri (1-1)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, SECN
Favorite:  Georgia by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Georgia- 15th, Missouri- unranked

 

Overhyped Game

USC (1-1) at #7 Stanford (1-0)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Stanford by 9
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  USC- unranked, Stanford- 6th

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

#6 Houston (2-0) at Cincinnati (2-0)
Thursday, 7:30 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Houston by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Houston- 5th, Cincinnati- unranked

 

Is This Futbol?

#12 Michigan State (1-0) at #18 Notre Dame (1-1)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Notre Dame by 8
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Michigan State- 18th, Notre Dame- 19th

 

Is This Basketball?

#22 Oregon (2-0) at Nebraska (2-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Nebraska by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Oregon- 23rd, Nebraska- 17th

 

Toilet Bowl

Duke (1-1) at Northwestern (0-2)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  Northwestern by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  Game With The Most Empty Seats

Western Carolina (1-1) at East Tennessee State (1-0)
at Bristol, Tenn. (Bristol Motor Speedway)
Saturday, 1:30 pm ET, SoCon Digital Network
Favorite:  n/a
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

NFL Game of the Week

Green Bay Packers (1-0) at Minnesota Vikings (0-1)
Sunday, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Packers by 2

 

For What It’s Worth…
Overall Record:  11-12
College Overall Record: 11-11
NFL Game of the Week: 0-1

Last Week:  6-6
Game of the Week:  2-0
Big Game Guarantee:  1-1
Upset of the Week:  0-2
Closer Than the Experts Think:  0-2
Not Closer Than the Experts Think:  2-0
Overhyped Game:  0-2
Group of Five Game of the Week:  2-0
Is This Futbol?:  1-1
Is This Basketball?:  1-1
Toilet Bowl:  0-2
Miscellaneous:  2-0

For an explanation of the categories for Twitter Picks, click here.
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