The Week 2 college football rankings saw transformations at both ends of the polls, as strengths and weaknesses of the perceived top teams were exposed in the opening weekend.
For Texas A&M, the return of Johnny Manziel overshadowed a performance against Rice that revealed a major downfall of the Southeastern Conference and BCS national title hopefuls.
Clemson's Week 1 win over Georgia vaulted the Tigers into the Top 5, despite a familiar frailty rearing its head in Death Valley.
Finally, a trio of traditional powerhouses managed victories to start their seasons but in the process showed that they might not be quite back to national prominence.
Note: Rankings are based on the Week 2 Associated Press Top 25 poll.