The Week 2 college football rankings and polls were just released, and nothing has changed too much.
There weren’t any upsets in the Top 25, meaning voters just re-aligned some teams based on their performances during the first week of games.
Week 2 could change everything, as there are a number of solid matchups that are bound to have an impact on how the polls look from Week 3 until the end of the season.
Let’s take a look at some teams that could be moving up based on their performance this week.
Tennessee vs. Georgia State
The Volunteers strung together a solid game against N.C. State to open the season and earned a lot of Top 25 votes in the AP and USA Today polls.
If they come out and just destroy Georgia State, they are likely to move into the rankings, assuming some of the other teams near the bottom have a bad performance or outright lose.
This team is looking like yet another SEC powerhouse in a year where it seems every program in the conference is going to be tough to beat.
Notre Dame vs. Purdue
The Irish made their way up to No. 22 in both polls after being unranked to start the season.
A 50-10 dismantling of the Navy Midshipmen away from American shores certainly helped their cause, and a win against a solid Big Ten team in Purdue will move them up even farther.
Notre Dame’s rushing attack will be great this year, and Everett Golson could provide stability at the QB position if he keeps up his solid play.
North Carolina at Wake Forest
The Tar Heels are just outside of the Top 25, and a win over an ACC foe will certainly see them inch even closer, if not into the polls in Week 3.
Their offense looked great against Elon and their defense kept a clean sheet for a 62-0 dismantling in the Heels' opening game.
While UNC still has much to prove, a win over the Demon Deacons will answer a lot of questions surrounding this group.
AP Top 25
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