The college football rankings 2010 for Week 2 were expected to shake up. However, the college football rankings 2010 had the top ranked college football teams stay where they were. The rankings were certainly different beyond the top 10, but mainly because teams kept losing to top 10 programs. Of course, Virginia Tech didn’t lose to a top 10 program – or an FBS one – and hurt Boise State’s cause because of it. Yet the college football rankings 2010 after Week 2 kept the other top ranked teams right on course.
Alabama and Ohio State were expected to have their 1-2 positions threatened, but it turned out differently. Due to the Tide and Buckeyes’ convincing wins over Penn State and Miami, they stayed 1-2 in the new polls. Boise State stayed at No. 3 after their bye week, yet Virginia Tech’s embarrassing loss to James Madison hurt their controversial strength of schedule.
The college football rankings 2010 following week 2 kept Texas and TCU at 4-5 in the USA TODAY coaches poll, after their own easy wins. There was some movement afterwards, as Oregon jumped to sixth after destroying Tennessee late, while Florida slid again to No. 7, after another unconvincing win. Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa rounded out the top 10, albeit in different positions.
With defeats from Miami, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Florida State, the college football rankings 2010 had more significant changes below the top 10. Wisconsin, LSU and Arkansas lead the second 10, while Utah, Auburn and South Carolina jumped up. Miami is down to 17’th, while Penn State slid to 19’th, and Virginia Tech and Florida State are out of the polls.
The newcomers to the college football rankings 2010 include Stanford at No. 19, and Michigan, Houston, Cal and Missouri in the bottom 4. The Wolverines made the biggest statement with their comeback over Notre Dame, but their true tests are to come later.
Now that Alabama and Ohio State convincingly got through their early showdowns, they should be safe at 1-2 until conference play starts. The Broncos are now considered an even shakier No. 3, now that their win over the Hokies means less, while Texas and TCU could leap ahead later. But two straight blowouts have put the Ducks up in the polls early, while the Gators need better wins in a hurry.
This week’s matchups did not shake up the college football rankings 2010 on top, so they might stay the same for a while. For next week, the only top 20 showdown to hype up is No. 10 Iowa at No. 18 Arizona, while the Tide and Buckeyes get back to non-conference cupcakes.
USA TODAY- “Michigan one of five newcomers as Alabama still rules top 25”
FOX Sports- “NCAA College Football Polls”