That was a surprisingly entertaining first week of college football. We had a few upsets and a few good matchups. Let's take a look at this week's blogpoll ballot.
Games Watched: PSU vs. Coastal Carolina, Michigan vs. Utah, Illinois vs. Missouri, and bits and pieces of Wisconsin/Akron, USC/Virginia, Ohio State/YSU, Minnesota/Northern Illinois, Northwestern/Syracuse.
Movin' On Up
Southern Cal - The Trojans looked really impressive against Virginia. You have to admire USC and their "anyone, anyplace, anytime" mentality to their scheduling.
Penn State - The quarterbacks looked a lot better than I expected. The offense was firing on all cylinders. But the defense needs to tighten things up a bit.
Alabama - Saban's team took a heavily favored Clemson team and put the beatdown on them on national television. This is a very young team that could make some noise this season.
Movin' On Down
Georgia - The Bulldogs looked completely uninspiring in giving up 21 points to Georgia Southern. Don't get me wrong, they won comfortably, but they just didn't look like a top five team in doing it.
Missouri - I know they beat a ranked team in Illinois, but they gave up a ton of points and let Juice Williams throw for 450 yards. I'm sorry, but if your defense gives up 450 yards passing to Juice Williams you're not very good.
Clemson - A lot of people had them listed in the top ten including this guy. I guess Alabama proved to us they're just another Tommy Bowden Clemson team: High on promise, short on results.
Virginia Tech - A lot of people were saying they were overrated going into the season. I guess they were right. For all the flak the Big Ten is taking, where are the ACC haters?
Tennessee - How in the hell did Phil Fulmer get a contract extension?
Florida - The Gators stay on top of my poll based on their 56-10 whoopin' of Hawaii. Only some late Hawaii garbage points made it look as close as it was.
Ohio State - I only moved them down a spot because I felt like USC had to be moved up after their impressive win. If the Buckeyes are without Beanie Wells for the next few weeks they suddenly start looking a lot more human.
Wisconsin - I was not impressed by the Badgers at all. They managed to beat Akron 38-17 by basically running over them with P.J. Hill. BUt they turned the ball over three times and only managed 75 yards passing. This team is going to struggle against anyone that can slow down their running game.
Am I missing anything glaringly obvious in this ballot?