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Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia retain their top three spots in the AP Top 25 in Week 2 of the season.
Each of these teams had an impressive weekend. The Buckeyes had the best win of the group stage, beating the No. 5 Notre Dame team in the preseason standings.
Defending champion Bulldogs beat Oregon 49-3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta State, had 7 touchdowns in the first 7 possessions. They swapped places with Ohio State in the rankings.
AP Top 25 Week 2 (September 6-11)
1. Alabama (1-0) )
2. Georgia (1-0)
3. Ohio State (1-0) 4. Michigan State (1-0) 5. Clemson (1-0) 6. Texas A&M University (1-0) 7. Oklahoma State (1-0) 8. Notre Dame (0-1) 9. Baylor (1-0)
10. USC (1-0)
11. Oklahoma State (1-0) 12. Florida State (1-0) 13. Utah (0-1) 14. Michigan State (1-0) 15. Miami (1-0) 16. Arkansas (1-0) 17. Pittsburgh (1-0)
18. North Carolina (1-0)
19. Wisconsin (1-0) 20. Kentucky (1-0) 21. Brigham Young University (1-0) 22. Mississippi (1-0)
23. Wake Forest (1-0)
twenty four. Tennessee (1-0) 25. Houston (1-0) Ranking Via
Alabama was the No. 1 team in the preseason with 54 votes out of 63 No. 1s. Coach Nick Saban’s team looked dominant in a 55-0 win over Utah State, with more than double the rushing yards (278) than the Aggies’ total (136).
Defending Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young rushes for 100 yards five times.
Ohio State got off to a slow start at home against Notre Dame with two touchdowns in the second half to win 21-10. It was the team’s first victory over a top-five opponent since the Buckeyes beat Clemson in the college football playoff semifinals in January 2021.
Fighting Irish are one of two teams in the top 10 of the preseason to lose this weekend . Utah (No. 7 last week) was defeated by Florida in Gainesville, Anthony Richardson’s one-yard touchdown with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter and the Gators with less than 20 seconds left The interception won 29-26.
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🔸168 passing yards 🔸106 rushing yards 🔸3 RUSH TD
He is the first @GatorsFB QB since Tim Tebow to record 3 RUSH TD 👀 pic.twitter.com/1iMP7FpKkm Crocodile, rising all the way from no ranking To No. 12, ending their four-game losing streak against ranked opponents since the 2020 season.
Another exciting match between the two ranked teams since November 29, 2019 to witness No. 19 Arkansas’ first loss against No. 23 Cincinnati in a bowl game or conference championship game since Nov. 29, 2019. KJ Jefferson threw for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns in 31 for the Razorbacks for 24 wins.
Week 2 schedule isn’t as enticing on paper as it was last week, although it does feature Alabama on the road vs. Texas featured.
This is the first meeting between the two legendary events since the 2009 BCS National Championships Crimson Tide The team beat the Longhorns to win the first national championship game of the Saban era.
Florida will host Game 20
Kentucky’s SEC East showdown at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. No. 21 BYU will face No. 9 Baylor in Provo, Utah.