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September 13, 2015

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WOYSM: College Football Top 25 (Week #2)

by Larry Leek
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There were no major upsets in week #2 with the exception of #18 ranked Arkansas who lost to Toledo 16 to 12 and dropped from the Top 25.

Also dropping from the Top 25  was Boise St. who lost to BYU and Mississippi St.  who lost in a close game to LSU 21 to 19. #8 Oregon, who fell from #5 after their loss to Michigan St. 28 to 31. The Spartans took over the #5 slot moving up from #6 And Boise St. The Mustangs lost to the BYU Cougars who moved into the Top 25 in the final spot.

Oregon fell from #5 to #8 after their loss to Michigan St. 28 to 31. The Spartans took over the #5 slot moving up from #6

The Top 4 Teams had no trouble dismantling their opponents winning by a combined score of 211 Pts. scored, while their opponents managed a total of 48 pts.

The Ohio St. Buckeyes remain the #1 team in the country for the 3rd consecutive week (Including the Preseason poll) and they look to remain there for a while looking at their schedule.

The Buckeyes play unranked teams for all but one of their remaining games, Their next to last game of the season against Michigan St. who is currently ranked #5. While on the other hand Alabama must play seven of their remaining ten games against ranked teams all of which of course are SEC Teams.

Even though the SEC boast’s the most teams in the Top 25  (8) which comes to no surprise, But oddly unlike recent seasons, The eight SEC teams that are currently in the Top 25  are mostly ranked mid-pack or at the bottom where in past seasons most of them would be ranked near the top.

Only one SEC team (Alabama) is ranked in the top 5 teams at #2 and including Bama only two SEC Teams are the top 10 with Georgia sitting at #7.

The other six ranked SEC Teams are scattered out in the lower half of the Top 25 from #11 to 22.

The breakdown for the number of teams per conference in the Top 25 are as follows:

ACC=3, Big 12=3, Big 10=4, Pack 12=5, SEC=8, Independents=2.

This is Whats On My Sports Mind about this subject:

Before I comment on any of the teams in the Top 25 I have to say a few words about MY South Carolina Gamecocks. 

They did not get off on the right claw in SEC  conference play by losing to Kentucky at home Saturday night.

The Gamecocks showed yet again that anytime their offense manages to do anything positive, their defense steps back on the field and erases it all to the point of frustration, killing any momentum they manage to gain.

Even though the offense’s positive moments were few last night, South Carolina’s defense had even less to feel good about. South Carolina managed 417 yds. of total offense while their defense gave up 399 yds. and over 800 yds. the last two weeks.

The Gamecocks starting QB, Connor Mitch suffered a separated shoulder that could cause him to miss the rest of the season and Junior QB, Perry Orth stepped in and played pretty solid considering it was his first ever action as QB for the Gamecocks.

Orth was 13 of 20 for 179 yds. with one TD but he threw one crucial interception late in the 4th with 4:32 to go on Kentucky’s 26 sealing the win for the Wildcats.

So for now My Sports Mind tells me that South Carolina has a LONG way to go to get back to being the team they were two years ago and if things don’t change soon Coach Spurrier could be on the hot seat in Columbia.

Remember you heard it here first….

Now back to the Top 25.

You can go ahead and give the poll championship to Ohio St. cause unless some team steps up and plays one HELL of a game over the next eight weeks they ain’t gonna lose.

My Sports Mind tells me they will be 10-0 come Nov. 21 when they play the ONLY Top 25  team on their schedule. BUT don’t hand the Buckeyes their 2nd straight title just yet because if anything My Sports Mind tells me that their LIGHT schedule could very well be their downfall.

Is it just me or does it seem that the SEC  has not been the same dominant conference since the BCS went out and College Playoffs were ushered in?

The #11 Ranked Auburn Tigers fell from #6 after struggling to beat Jacksonville St. 27 to 20 in a game where they had trailed for most of the first three quarters.

Many experts had picked Auburn to win it all this season, But after last nights performance My Sports Mind is wondering if they will finish in the upper half of the SEC West.

Arkansas is certainly not the best team in the SEC but they also are not considered the worst by any stretch, especially since they were in the Top 25 the last two weeks, however letting the Toledo Mudhens  upset them on Saturday 16 to 12 in a game where Arkansas pretty much dominated in total yds. 515 to 318, doubled Toledo in first downs 30 to 15 and near double in time of possession 37:55 to 22:05 has to have experts wondering whats wrong with the SEC  but the bottom line, Toledo still managed to get the win over the once mighty SEC foe.

After such a shocking win who knows maybe the Mid-American Conference is soon to be the next SEC.

But for now My Sports Mind tells me that Alabama appears to be the SEC’s  only real hope for a National Title this year and if I was you I wouldn’t get em too high.

Right now I’d have to say that it’s anybodies guess who will be the last team standing when all is said and done at the season’s end.

In the past teams like Baylor  and TCU  were nothing more than a homecoming game patsy for powerhouse teams like Alabama  or Ohio St. 

MY, MY how quickly things can change, Now one day in the not so distant future teams like Baylor or TCU could very well be adding a team like Arkansas or Auburn to their schedule with the assumption that they are the perfect homecoming win 😉

So Whats On Your Sports Mind about this subject?

Submit YOUR College Top 25  and show us who you have consider to be the dominate teams of today….

         WOYSM College Football Top 25

Rank                                   Team                                                                                                                Record                  

1.                   Ohio St.   Ohio St.                                                                                                                2-0-0

2                    Alabama  Alabama                                                                                                                2-0-0

3                    TCU   TCU                                                                                                                       2-0-0

4                     Baylor   Baylor                                                                                                                  2-0-0

5                     Michigan St   Michigan St                                                                                                         2-0-0

6                     Florida St   Florida St                                                                                                             2-0-0

7                     Georgia   Georgia                                                                                                                2-0-0

8                     Oregon   Oregon                                                                                                                1-1-0

9                     USC   USC                                                                                                                      2-0-0

10                   Notre Dame   Notre Dame                                                                                                        2-0-0

11                   Auburn   Auburn                                                                                                                 2-0-0

12                    Clemson   Clemson                                                                                                               2-0-0

13                    LSU   LSU                                                                                                                        1-0-0

14                    UCLA   UCLA                                                                                                                      2-0-0

15                    Ole Miss   Ole Miss                                                                                                                 2-0-0

16                    Georgia Tech   Georgia Tech                                                                                                         2-0-0

17                    Oklahoma   Oklahoma                                                                                                               2-0-0

18                    Arizona   Arizona                                                                                                                     2-0-0

19                    Missouri   Missouri                                                                                                                    2-0-0

20                    Texas A&M   Texas A&M                                                                                                                2-0-0

21                    Wisconsin   Wisconsin                                                                                                                  1-1-0

22                    Tennessee   Tennessee                                                                                                                  1-1-0

23                    Utah   Utah                                                                                                                              2-0-0

24                    Northwestern   Northwestern                                                                                                               2-0-0

25                       BYU                                                                                                                                  2-0-0

Dropped From Rankings: Arkansas, Mississippi St, Boise St.

Others Receiving Votes: Connecticut, Duke, Oklahoma St, Kansas St, Illinois, Iowa, Temple, Syracuse,                                                                         Miami FL, West Virginia, Florida, California, N. Illinois, Texas Tech, Pittsburgh,                                                                   NC State, Arizona St, Toledo

              Check in Tuesday Sept. 15th for WOYSM’s Exclusive NFL Top 15 rankings for week #1.

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