Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio dominate

Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio dominate

New college football rankings After week eleven saw Oklahoma fall from the ranks of the undefeated, Michigan survived surprise bids from Penn State, Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State.

1. Georgia

The Kirby Smart Team will not be tested until they face Alabama in the SEC Championship. Defense is a combination of a brick wall that is impossible to move and a boa buffer that squeezes life out of you. Strait brick? Does this work? I will work on a workshop on it. I have time until the SEC Championship match to get it right. The same could be said of how Smart would approach a potential quarterback change if necessary. GT Daniels runs out of luck if Georgia trails in a game and needs to go into the exemption zone in case Stetson Bennett is unable to attack. So far, this has not been a concern for a team that might win the national title without the quarterback. That’s how good this defense is and how flawed the teams behind it are.

2. Alabama

Alabama had basically a farewell week with New Mexico on the schedule. You must love the way Nick Saban works the table to his absolute advantage every year. Alabama should be loving its standings to make it to the pre-SEC Championship game vs. Georgia. Bryce Young and the attack had a nice walk and probably didn’t break the defense. After the game, they were able to see Auburn lead by 25 points to Mississippi State. Young may be Heisman’s favorite as Tide appears to be repeating after Devonta Smith’s win last year.

3. Ohio

How many times do you think Ryan Day reminded his team of what Purdue did for them in 2018 during training this week? If the plus/less value is set to 100, I multiply it. The Spoilermakers didn’t stand a chance in Columbus this week, losing 59-31. Their victories over Iowa and Michigan were impressive and everything except Ohio is higher than both the Hawkeyes and the Spartans. Purdue got a live account of that and can validate this statement as fact. The offensive led by CJ Stroud, Trevion Henderson, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olaf and Jackson Smith Ngigba is the best in the country. Wilson had four touchdowns on his own. Good luck to any defense tasked with slowing this unit down.

4. Oregon

The Ducks improved to 4-0 when Anthony Brown threw and ran for a touchdown while Oregon improved to 9-1 with a 38-24 win over Washington State. Brown rushed for 123 yards and landed for 135, the score on 17 of 22 passes. The Oregon ran for 306 yards and four touchdowns against a Cougars defense that had no answer for a floor duck game. Kayvon Thibodeaux added two bags and forced the Oregon defense three turnovers.

5. Cincinnati

It’s not enough just to win Cincinnati, which they did Friday night against Tulsa. They must win and collect style points in the process. They really didn’t. They did about three-quarters when they were in a position to get more points than Tulsa had the yards, but the fourth quarter saw Tulsa narrow the margin of victory to 45-28. That’s still a very convincing win, even if it’s against a 2-8 team. However, Cincinnati should really try to pull off a nice 69-3 win to make a lasting impression on the supplement committee.

6. Michigan

Cady McNamara threw three touchdowns, including the game-winner from 47 yards, to seal Eric Ole with 3:29 left after Penn State had a 17-14 lead over the previous possession. Michigan played without Blake Corum but Hassan Haskins had 156 yards at 31 carry. Michigan ran for 144 yards but had 156. This shows you how clutching it was against the Nittany Lions who couldn’t do much of an attack without Jahan Dotson at the end of the game. Michigan player Aidan Hutchinson was an absolute game destroyer with three of the Michigan Sevens and he must be an all-American. Michigan had 12 treatments for the loss

7. Michigan State

Michigan State rebounded from its first loss of the season at the hands of Purdue last week to return in the winning column. The Spartans earned 143 yards and two touchdowns from Kenneth Walker III to cement his nomination as the Heisman finalist in the 40-21 win over Maryland. Jayden Reed added 114 yards and a pair of scores in eight receptions. Michigan State travels to Ohio next week. If Michigan State manages to make the upset, they will then be headed to Michigan to beat Ohio State the following week to secure their place in the Big Ten Championship if they beat Penn State in the regular season final.

8. Notre Dame

Besides Notre Dame fans, no one wants the Fighting Irish to continue winning more than Cincinnati fans. The better Notre Dame looks, the better Cincinnati’s case to give the playoff look. Notre Dame, of course, doesn’t bother with them. However, they are interested in obtaining gains for their own benefit. Notre Dame is overseas looking for a repeat playoff appearance, but if the Michigan State team beat Ohio State, Michigan lost to Ohio State, Oregon lost to Utah, and Alabama lost to Georgia in the SEC Championship game, then Brian Kelly’s team will. Be alive for a national championship.

9. Oklahoma

If Oklahoma State beats rival Oklahoma in the annual Bedlam series at the end of the regular season and Baylor wins their next two games (at Kansas State, Texas Tech), they will play in the Big 12. Pokes overtook TCU who may have been experiencing an emotional headache after beating Baylor the week the past. The Oklahoma State defense is legit, and running back Jaylen Warren turns into a touchdown machine. Baylor’s game against Oklahoma State would be a stark contrast to most of the Big 12 games where defense is the notable unit of both. Who said defense doesn’t win championships?

10. Baylor

Baylor moves into the top ten after giving Oklahoma its first loss of the year. The Bears got three total touchdowns from quarterback Jerry Bohannon and 148 yards on the ground from Abram Smith. But Baylor’s defense was the key result in the 27-14 win. Oklahoma was held for a rushing 78 yards and 260 yards in a game that saw Caleb Williams off the bench for Spencer Rattler. Oklahoma was 2-9 in the third touchdown and had two interceptions (both by Williams). The match on the ground was lacking in the second half when Baylor put the match away. A rematch between Oklahoma and Baylor could be in store if the Sooners can beat Oklahoma State at Bedlam.

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