One of the things that makes college football so beautiful is its unpredictability. The AP preseason Top 25 has already been shaken up after just one week. Teams that lost or underwhelmed against lesser competition have already fallen out of the rankings.
College football has no preseason like the NFL. Voters have a hard time accurately picking when it comes to the preseason poll. Too often, the votes reflect which teams were playing well at the end of the previous season.
Now that the dust has settled on Week 1 and we have been given a chance to evaluate this year's college football talent, more accurate predictions can be made for the rest of the season. Several teams suffered what could be crippling losses and have a steep climb back from the verge of oblivion. Still more teams won games they should have lost against far weaker competition.
Quarterback controversies, inexperienced secondaries, coaches on the hot seat and eligibility scandals have all spelled disaster for college football teams in the past. For five college football teams, these issues have already sprung up just one week into the season. A full-scale implosion could be close behind.