No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win


(*1*)(*1*)The groups that began the season ranked all through the prime 4 all acquired Saturday, none in notably spectacular vogue.

(*1*)The consequence Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in (*1*) for the second time this season. The fourth-ranked Sooners slipped one spot. The ninth-ranked Tigers fell three. The No. 10 Buckeyes dropped one.

Reality Check agrees — for now.

No. 1 Alabama (3-0)

Next: vs. Southern Mississippi, Saturday.

Reality check out: Tide’s run security — or lack thereof — obtained a complete lot of consideration after giving up 258 yards to Florida. Also notable, and under no circumstances in a great way for ‘Bama: Tailbacks ran 24 conditions for 95 yards (3.95 yards per carry) vs. the Gators.

Ranked … good.

No. 2 Georgia (3-0)

Next: at Vanderbilt, Saturday.

Reality check out: QB JT Daniels returned to motion after a sore muscle in his facet pressured him to overlook a sport and he threw for 303 yards and three TDs within the course of South Carolina.

Ranked … good.

No. 3 Oregon (3-0)

Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday.

Reality check out: Ducks obtained a scare when QB Anthony Brown was shaken up within the course of Stony Brook. Fortunately, Brown should be succesful to get significantly further leisure if he needs it within the course of Arizona.

Ranked … good. Somebody should be there.

No. 4 Oklahoma (3-0)

Next: vs. West Virginia, Saturday.

Reality check out: Sooners are generally an infinite play capable of occur. Not thus far this season. Oklahoma has 5 performs of not less than 30 yards, tied for 77th all through the nation. Last yr, OU ranked seventeenth in 30-plus performs after ending all through the prime three all through the nation in that class the 4 earlier seasons.

Ranked … too excessive, although it is arduous to provide you a No. 4.

No. 5 Iowa (3-0)

Next: vs. Colorado State, Saturday.

Reality check out: Hawkeyes obtained TB Tyler Goodson going within the course of Kent State with a season-high 153 yards speeding and three touchdowns.

Ranked … about right.

No. 6 Penn State (3-0)

Next: vs. Villanova, Saturday.

Reality check out: WR Jahan Dotson goes to make a run at All-America. He caught 10 passes for beneath 78 yards within the course of Auburn nonetheless had a number of extremely efficient grabs.

Ranked … little too low.

No. 7 Texas A&M (3-0)

Next: vs. No. 16 Arkansas in Arlington, Texas, Saturday.

Reality check out: Aggies obtained a 70-yard landing reception from terribly touted freshman Demond Demas within the course of New Mexico. Would assist plenty if it was the beginning of 1 issue huge.

Ranked … too excessive.

No. 8 Cincinnati (3-0)

Next: at No. 12 Notre Dame, Oct. 2.

Reality check out: What’s with the complete penalties? The Bearcats have not at all completed larger than 118th all through the nation in penalties per sport all by way of coach Luke Fickell’s earlier 4 seasons. They’re ranked one hundredth at present.

Ranked … little too low.

No. 9 Clemson (2-1)

Next: at North Carolina State, Saturday.

Reality check out: Tigers are ranked remaining all through the ACC in yards per play at 4.82 and that is with a sport within the course of South Carolina State to steadiness out the one versus Georgia.

Ranked … too excessive.

No. 10 Ohio State (2-1)

Next: vs. Akron, Saturday.

Reality check out: It’s not merely the security. QB C.J. Stroud is an setting pleasant participant, nonetheless the Buckeyes will probably want bigger than good within the course of their finest opponents with that D.

Ranked … too excessive.

No. 11 Florida (2-1)

Next: vs. Tennessee, Saturday.

Reality check out: Gators had the No. 1 passing offense all through the SEC remaining season and have been eleventh in speeding. This season: No. 1 in speeding and No. 10 in passing. Dan Mullen can determine some performs.

Ranked … too low.

No. 12 Notre Dame (3-0)

Next: vs. No. 18 Wisconsin in Chicago, Saturday.

Reality check out: RB Kyren Williams appears to tear off an infinite play every time the Irish get slowed down.

Ranked … too excessive.

No. 13 Mississippi (3-0)

Next: at No. 1 Alabama, Oct. 2.

Reality check out: QB Matt Corral is the September Heisman, having accounted for 14 touchdowns. He’s obtained an opportunity to be Mr. October, too.

Ranked … too low.

No. 14 Iowa State (2-1)

Next: at Baylor, Saturday.

Reality check out: Cyclones security is No. 1 all through the nation in yards per play allowed at 3.40.

Ranked … too excessive.

No. 15 BYU (3-0)

Next: vs. South Florida, Saturday.

Reality check out: Cougars have been bend-but-don’t-break on security, permitting 6.08 yards per play nonetheless solely 16.7 elements per sport. Hard to maintain up that up.

Ranked … about right.

No. 16 Arkansas (3-0)

Next: vs. No. 7 Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas, Saturday.

Reality check out: Quick! Name the Razorbacks’ quarterback! KJ Jefferson might very nicely be perhaps basically essentially the most unheralded QB on a ranked crew. The sophomore has thrown solely 63 passes, nonetheless is averaging 10 yards per try.

Ranked … too low.

No. 17 Coastal Carolina (3-0)

Next: vs. Massachusetts, Saturday.

Reality check out: Turnover margin thus far is minus-2. The Chanticleers led the nation at plus-13 remaining season.

Ranked … too excessive.

No. 18 Wisconsin (1-1)

Next: vs. No. 12 Notre Dame in Chicago, Saturday.

Reality check out: effectivity by the Badgers within the course of the Irish would make the Big Ten race appear huge open.

Ranked … about right.

No. 19 Michigan (3-0)

Next: vs. Rutgers, Saturday.

Reality check out: Wolverines have been dominant with a transparent id. Michigan has run for added yards in three video video video games this season than it did in six remaining. Your skepticism is understood.

Ranked … little too low.

No. 20 Michigan State (3-0)

Next: vs. Nebraska, Saturday.

Reality check out: Led by Wake Forest swap RB Kenneth Walker III (164.3 yards speeding per sport), the Spartans’ transfer-heavy roster appears to be like need it’s able to be an issue all through the Big Ten in Year 2 beneath coach Mel Tucker.

Ranked … too low.

No. 21 North Carolina (2-1)

Next: at Georgia Tech, Saturday.

Reality check out: QB Sam Howell has two straight video video video games of 100 yards speeding and 300 yards passing. The remaining Power Five quarterback to do that was Lamar Jackson of Louisville.

Ranked … a bit too excessive, nonetheless don’t be shocked if that offensive effectivity all through the loss to Virginia Tech finally ends up wanting like an aberration.

No. 22 Fresno State (2-1)

Next: vs. UNLV, Friday.

Reality check out: It might very nicely be very potential Washington swap Jake Haener might very nicely be the only quarterback all through the Pac-12 this season. Instead, he is making the Bulldogs giant killers as quickly as additional.

Ranked … little too low.

No. 23 Auburn (2-1)

Next: vs. Georgia State, Saturday.

Reality check out: Tank Bigbsy might very nicely be the hardest working as soon as extra all through the nation to sort out.

Ranked … too low.

No. 24 UCLA (2-1)

Next: at Stanford, Saturday.

Reality check out: Losing to Fresno State doesn’t point out the Bruins cannot nonetheless be the only crew all through the Pac-12 South.

Ranked … good.

No. 25 Kansas State (3-0)

Next: at Oklahoma State, Saturday.

Reality check out: Stanford has appeared purposeful the sooner two weeks and Nevada was ample to beat Cal. The Wildcats pounded each. Intriguing crew in Manhattan.

Ranked … good.

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