Thankfully, we got this past boring weekend out of the way.
There was little movement in the Associated Press Top 10 where my top five teams, headed by Ohio State, remains the same.
Wasn’t a ton of big games although I thought the Memphis win over SMU was thrilling with its long-distance plays and Sonny Dykes’ emptying of his playbook with a double-reverse flea flicker for a touchdown and a throwback from Shane Buechele to a tackle-eligible for a two-point conversion. Yes, defense was lacking, but if you like big plays, you loved that game. SMU had no quit in it.
I moved once-beaten Georgia up to No. 7, right behind Oregon, which flexed its muscles and throttled USC. Quarterback Justin Herbert was impressive. I think he’s in the running for the No. 1 spot in next spring’s NFL Draft along with Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
My only addition to my Top 25 was Indiana, which posted its seventh win of the year by dismantling Northwestern.
Here’s my Top 25:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Boise State
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
- Wake Forest
- San Diego State