Each Week I will be posting my power rankings for the Power 5 schools and my top 10 New Years Six teams every Tuesday or Wednesday. This will be the starting point for the College Football season until the playoff race heats up and within each power ranking I will highlight a few teams in each conference.
Boston College, Duke, and Syracuse are all interesting teams and they are all on fire to start the season, so it will be interesting to watch these teams to see how much noise they can really make in the ACC. The one team that we have not seen much from is NC State because their game with West V was cancelled. The Wolf Pack have a ton of talent and I am waiting to see what they are capable of this season.
Oklahoma State earned the third spot with a win over Boise State and TCU dropped with their loss to Ohio State. The Horned Frogs may have fell to Ohio State, but I feel they are a heavy challenger in the Big 12 along with the Cowboys, so if I was Oklahoma and West Virginia I would be on high alert.
We had quite the shake up in the Big Ten this week as Wisconsin was upset by BYU. I was high on Wisconsin, but they disappointed in their loss and now the game this week with Iowa is even more important and it could decide the Big Ten West. Nebraska fell to Troy without starting quarterback Adrian Martinez and Maryland once again ruined the excitement they had behind them losing to Temple. Also, look out for Minnesota and Indiana who are flying under the radar at 3-0.
USC is heading in the wrong direction and this week we will find out what Oregon is made of as they welcome Stanford and College Game Day to their campus for a huge game. Arizona State felt the power of PAC 12 bully San Diego State receiving an upset from the Aztecs a week after they upset Michigan State.
LSU > Auburn, and that last second field goal that lifted LSU over Auburn changes the whole look of the SEC. Alabama and Georgia are still on top, but LSU flexed their muscles and Auburn now has a tough climb ahead of them.
New Years Six
Boise State was not able defeat Oklahoma State, but they are still well alive in the New Years Six race. Florida Atlantic will get there final opportunity this week in New Years Six talks as they take on UCF in game that will prove their worth.