Although Alabama are where most thought they would be heading into the halfway point of the season, Clemson and Ohio State was a surprise and rounded out the top three in the nation.
The former number two in the nation, Georgia Bulldogs, had a big loss against LSU in a 34-16 rout. Georgia gave up 15 points alone on field goal kicks. The new number two in the nation, showed the Minnesota Gophers whose boss in a 30-14 win.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are led by Heisman favorite Dwayne Haskins. Haskins threw for 412 yards along with 3 touchdowns.
Clemson now ranked number three, had a bye week, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Led by true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Lawrence has taken some shots over the past few games even having to leave one. He has thrown for over 800 yards this season and has 11 touchdown passes for the season. Clemson will face North Carolina State this Saturday.
Notre Dame and LSU follow behind the top 3. The Fighting Irish at Notre Dame are led by junior quarterback Ian Book. Book has over 1100 yards passing, 11 touchdown passes and just 2 interceptions. While LSU may not have a superstar offense, their defense alone can mirror a defense like number one in the nation, Alabama.
The Texas Longhorns are not too far behind. Texas, although finishing out some narrow wins against unranked Big 12 opponents, have made major improvements in the defensive side of the ball compared to their week one loss to Maryland. Led by sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, the Longhorns have made doubters turn heads and into believers. Texas faces Oklahoma State Cowboys.
This week’s game of the week will be Michigan against Michigan State. A rivalry game that can go either way no matter the talent on either side. Michigan led by quarterback Shea Patterson, coach Jim Harbaugh will need to prove his worth with a big win this weekend.