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2016 College Football Polls: Week 2

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A quick look at the latest college football rankings, and a look ahead at the upcoming games.

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Week 2 Polls

AP (Previous) Coaches (Previous) S&P+ Massey
1 Alabama (1) Alabama (1) Alabama Alabama
2 Clemson (2) Clemson (2) Clemson Ohio State
3 Florida State (4) Florida State (4) LSU Clemson
4 Ohio State (6) Ohio State (5) Michigan Stanford
5 Michigan (7) Stanford (7) Florida State Florida State
6 Houston (15) Michigan (8) Oklahoma Oklahoma
7 Stanford (8) Houston (13) Ole Miss Michigan
8 Washington (14) Michigan State (11) Tennessee Houston
9 Georgia (18) Georgia (16) Ohio State Tennessee
10 Wisconsin (NR) Iowa (15) Washington TCU
11 Texas (NR) Washington (18) USC Ole Miss
12 Michigan State (12) TCU (14) Oregon LSU
13 Louisville (19) Oklahoma (3) Stanford Baylor
14 Oklahoma (3) Tennessee (10) Georgia Michigan State
15 TCU (13) Louisville (23) UCLA Georgia
16 Iowa (17) Wisconsin (27) Louisville Wisconsin
17 Tennessee (9) Oklahoma State (19) Notre Dame Iowa
18 Notre Dame (10) Ole Miss (12) Arkansas Oklahoma State
19 Ole Miss (5) Baylor (21) Baylor Oregon
20 Texas A&M (NR) Texas (32) Florida Washington
21 LSU (5) Notre Dame (9) Oklahoma State Arkansas
22 Oklahoma State (21) LSU (6) Mississippi State Notre Dame
23 Baylor (23) Oregon (22) Michigan State Utah
24 Oregon (24) Texas A&M (31) Auburn North Carolina
25 Miami (NR) Florida (25) TCU Louisville

Georgia Overview

Welcome to the Kirby Smart era!  The Dawgs started the new season off on the right foot, coming from behind to defeat North Carolina 33-24.

Running back Nick Chubb picked up where he left off pre-knee injury, rushing for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and earning the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Quarterback Greyson Lambert started the game, but Jacob Eason was the more effective signal caller, going 8-12 for 131 and his first career touchdown.  More importantly, Eason completed a 51-yard pass to Isaiah McKenzie to help set up the go-ahead field goal.  It was the longest pass play since 2013 for Georgia.  Let’s not go that long again, and with Eason under center, I doubt Georgia will.

The Dawgs face Nicholls State this Saturday in the home opener Between the Hedges.

Movers

Fell Out: #16 UCLA, #20 USC, #22 North Carolina, #25 Florida

Newcomers: #10 Wisconsin, #11 Texas, #20 Texas A&M, #25 Miami

Overrated

#10 Wisconsin

Yes, Wisconsin had a great win over LSU at Lambeau Field.  But a Top 10 team?  I think the voters overreacted and gave the Badgers too big of a jump.  Let’s see how they do against their four-week gauntlet of Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, and Iowa starting September 24th.

Underrated

#3 Florida State and #5 Michigan

Getting a little nit-picky here, but I think Florida State is better than #2 Clemson and Michigan is better than #4 Ohio State.  Luckily, these two debates will be settled on the field, most likely for their respective conference championships and spots in the playoff.

This Week’s Top 25 Match-ups

Hope you enjoyed last week.  No Top 25 match-ups this week.

Upset Alert

A lot was made of the SEC’s performance in Week 1.  Arkansas is going to help silence the critics when they go to Fort Worth and knock off TCU, who gave up 41 points to South Dakota State in Week 1.