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The AP? No, The AB Top 25 – Week 4


The poll is out for week 4! In the words of Lou Holtz, don’t be soft. Ducks quacking, Big Blue rolling, and a spectacular Saturday night contest… Here is the actual Top-25 in College Football:

  1. GEORGIA (4-0) W 49-21 v UAB

The defending champs stay put after 4 games, undefeated & Brock Bowers is a MAN. UAB’s 21 makes you raise your eyes a little considering 14 of those were scored in the 2nd quarter.

  1. OHIO STATE (4-0) W vs #9 NOTRE DAME

The Buckeyes move up to #2 in this week’s poll — the softest #2 in the country!  An awesome game, not only for these two programs, but for college football fans across the country.  OSU won, however, because the Fighting Irish apparently can’t count, and only had ten men on the field in the final second of the game.

  1. FLORIDA STATE (4-0) W 31-24 (OT) vs. CLEMSON

A BIG time win for the Noles, beating Clemson for the 1st time since 2014.  QB Jordan Travis played injured, but still connected with (former Sparty) Keon Coleman in OT for the win.

  1. TEXAS (4-0) W 38-6 vs. BAYLOR

Texas stays at #4 because, even though it’s a road win by a wide margin, this ain’t Baylor from years past.

  1. MICHIGAN (4-0) W 31-7 vs. RUTGERS

Michigan finishes up their 1st month of the home slate with a convincing win over a conference opponent who was undefeated entering the Big House.  The Wolverines now play 3 of their next 4 on the road. Donovan Edwards remains a bit puzzling, but that defense has looked good to date.

  1. PENN STATE (4-0) W 31-0 vs. #24 IOWA

A Top-25 matchup & the Nittany Lions defense pitches a shutout.  Iowa only had 4 first downs all game. Someone please tell Cade McNamara that he should stop worrying about his defense scoring and tell his O-Line to block.

  1. USC (4-0) W 42-28 vs. ARIZONA STATE

USC slides here.  How did they surrender 28 to a 1-3 ASU squad?  Sure it was on the road, but they have to be better than that. Offense can score in bunches (see Washington or Oregon) but what happens when someone gets a stop?

  1. WASHINGTON (4-0) W 59-32 vs. CALIFORNIA

Washington remains unbeaten and damn near unstoppable on offense.  Michael Pennix did throw a pick, so there’s that, but giving up 32 to Cal? Defense matters, folks, & that looks to be an issue.

  1. OREGON (4-0) W 42-6 vs #19 COLORADO

Coach Prime’s bunch didn’t turn into a pumpkin, but they’re not ready yet… at all.  Lanning’s crew, lead by Bo Nix, beat the hell out of the Buffaloes in every facet of the game.

  1. ALABAMA (3-1) W 24-10 vs #15 OLE MISS

Good idea for Lane Kiffin here, STOP TALKING ABOUT ALABAMA.  Jase McClellan led the rushing attack for the Tide and the defense provided 5 sacks.

  1. UTAH (4-0) W 14-7 vs #22 UCLA

I’m not sure anyone in the country know if either of these teams are legit good or not, but Utah stays put.

  1. NOTRE DAME (3-1) L 17-14 vs OHIO STATE

The Irish have to be able to get their entire D on the field at the end of the game.  An inexplicable mistake that cost them the game and potentially more.  Two first downs on their final drive and they decided to get cute?  Inexperience showing at every turn for Freeman’s club.

  1. LSU (3-1) W 34-31 vs ARKANSAS

LSU wins a close call, they can hang right here. Not too impressed with a 3-point win at home.

  1. MIAMI (4-0) W 41-7 vs TEMPLE

Anther game for The U that was over at halftime. Still haven’t been able to see if this team is for real or not, due to the lack of legit competition.

  1. OKLAHOMA (4-0) 20-6 W vs CINCINNATI

Oklahoma makes it into the Top-15 with a conference road win this week. Their lowest scoring output of the season, but they’ll get a real test in two weeks at The Red River Shootout (yes, I still call it that, go ahead & be offended)

  2. DUKE (4-0)
  3. UNC (4-0)
  4. OREGON STATE (3-1)
  5. FLORIDA (3-1)
  6. OLE MISS (3-1)
  7. TENNESSEE (3-1)
  8. KANSAS (4-0)
  9. LOUISVILLE (4-0)
  10. FRESNO STATE (4-0)?