NCAA Week 2 Top 25

The SportmeistersAnalyst ISeptember 10, 2009

By Ryan of The Sportmeisters

Week one is in the books, with some changes already being made at the top of the rankings. Let’s take a look

1. Florida (Last Week: 1) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Troy

No problems last week against Charleston Southern, but how long until the season ending injury of Andre DeBose becomes an issue?

2. Texas (Last Week: 2) Next Game: 9/12 at Wyoming

Colt McCoy and the Longhorns slide up a spot thanks to Oklahoma’s loss.

3. Ole Miss(Last Week: 4) Next Game: Idle

Ole Miss keeps moving up the rankings, thanks to the big win against Memphis, but how will the swine flu bug affect them?

4. USC (Last Week: 5) Next Game: 9/12 at No. 7 Ohio State

Freshman QB Matt Barkley looked good against San Diego State, but his first true test comes this weekend against the Buckeyes, on the road.

5. Alabama (Last Week: 6) Next Game: 9/12 vs. FIU

For the second straight year, Alabama takes out an ACC foe in the opener. Last year, they rode that momentum to the SEC Championship Game.

6. Oklahoma State (Last Week: 7) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Houston

With Oklahoma’s loss, Oklahoma State could take the Big 12, but they need to keep their focus following last week’s win.

7. Ohio State (Last Week: 8 ) Next Game: 9/12 vs. No. 4 USC

The Buckeyes looked ahead last week and almost slipped up against Navy. There can be no mistakes here.

8. Penn State (Last Week: 9) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Syracuse

Joe Pa goes two up on Bobby Bowden with last week’s win, and should gain another victory this week.

9. Georgia Tech (Last Week: 13) Next Game: 9/10 vs. Clemson

The Yellow Jackets move into the top ten after their convincing victory, and a couple timely losses. A short week bodes well for them in an ACC battle against Clemson.

10. LSU (Last Week: 12) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Vanderbilt

Washington posed a big threat, even for an 0-12 team. LSU needs their Defense to step up if they want SEC glory this season.

11. TCU (Last Week: 14) Next Game: 9/12 at Virginia

TCU got the benefit of the off week, and face a Virginia team still smarting from last week’s loss to a FBS member.

12. BYU (Last Week: 25) Next Game: 9/12 at Tulane

They jumped big this week after their upset of Oklahoma, thanks to the leadership of QB Max Hall. If they can continue the success, could a National Championship game be in the cards?

13. Oklahoma (Last Week: 2) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Idaho

QB and Heisman Trophy Winner Sam Bradford could be out for two weeks, but should be back in time for a showdown against Miami. However, Jermaine Gresham is lost for the season. The O-line has to step up this week.

14. UNC (Last Week: 15) Next Game: 9/12 at Connecticut

The Tar Heels are quietly building confidence in the hopes of taking the ACC Crown this year.

15. Virginia Tech (Last Week: 10) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Marshall

How bad did the loss of Darren Evans affect this team? They still can take the ACC, but the loss to Alabama removes any national championship discussion.

16. Boise State (Last Week: 22) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Miami (OH)

Boise State spoiled Chip Kelly’s Oregon debut. Even a punch to the face won’t affect this squad.

17. Kansas (Last Week: 18) Next Game: 9/12 at UTEP

The Jayhawks had a quiet victory against Northern Colorado last week. Can they stay under the radar all season long?

18. Utah (Last Week: 19) Next Game: 9/12 at San Jose State

The Utes just keep on rolling with another cupcake game on the schedule.

19. Notre Dame (Last Week: NR) Next Game: 9/12 at Michigan

Are the Irish back? An easy win last week would point signs to yes, but the true test will come from playing in the Big House.

20. Nebraska (Last Week: 20) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Arkansas State

Nebraska is humming along nicely, preparing for another cupcake battle.

21. California (Last Week: 21) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Eastern Washington

Cal won big last week earning quite the revenge against Maryland.

22. Georgia (Last Week: 22) Next Game: 9/12 vs. South Carolina

I got to cheer with the 48th IBCT as they root on their Dawgs against South Carolina this weekend. Should be on TV too!

23. Texas Tech (Last Week: 24) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Rice

The Red Raiders aren’t getting much play this season, but will still put up the big numbers, if you like that.

24. Miami (Last Week: NR) Next Game: Idle

The Hurricanes join the Top 25 after their victory over Florida State. They still have an extremely tough schedule ahead of them.

25. Cincinnati (Last Week: 25) Next Game: 9/12 vs. Southeast Missouri State

The Bearcats demolished Rutgers last week, making themselves the team to beat in the Big East.


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