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OUR COLLEGE RANKINGS

TOP 25

1. Oregon: A football player named Royce pretty much has to have “Rolls” as a nickname, right?

2. Florida State: One might say Jameis Winston’s dazzling touchdown run against Oklahoma State qualifies as a Heisman Moment ™.

3. Oklahoma: Trap game this week at Tulsa. Just kidding.

4. Alabama: Ten-point win over West Virginia wasn’t particularly impressive, but Nick Saban gets benefit of doubt.

5. Georgia: Second-most impressive win of Week 1, smashing Clemson behind strength of Todd Gurley-man.

6. LSU: Comeback kids spoiled what would have been huge season-opening win for the Wisconsin Badgers.

7. Auburn: Beat Arkansas by 24 without playing starting QB Nick Marshall in first half. Oh, Arkansas.

8. Michigan State: Big trip this week to Autzen Stadium.

9. Texas A&M: Most impressive victory of the first week, Aggies doing what they could to move past the Jonathan Football era.

10. Stanford: Shaw vs. Sark again this week, first time since the fake injury accusations.

11. Ohio State: Got past Navy, at least, without Braxton Miller.

12. USC: Trojans’ offense looked just fine in coach Steve Sarkisian’s first game.

13. Baylor: It was only SMU, but a shutout is a shutout.

14. UCLA: Adrian Klemm isn’t the only one who thought the Bruins’ offensive line looked pretty bad.

15. Notre Dame: Everett Golson might be pretty good.

16. Arizona State: Only 45 points on Weber State? Mild.

17. Mississippi: Slapped around Chris Petersen’s old team pretty good in the season opener.

18. Wisconsin: Dreams of an unbeaten season dashed so soon.

19. Kansas State: Iowa State should be an appetizer for Auburn game.

20. Missouri: Tigers are playing this week at Toledo, which isn’t too far from Castle Rock. Oh, wait …

21. North Carolina: Has to be a weird feeling, beating a team named “Liberty.”

22. Clemson: Post-Tajh Boyd era off to a rough start.

23. South Carolina: Probably not a College Football Playoff contender anymore.

24. Nebraska: Nothing Faux about Bo Pelini’s squad hammering Florida Atlantic.

25. Texas: Interesting matchup this week with Brigham Young.

PAC-12

1. Oregon: If Ducks’ backfield is so stacked Byron Marshall lines up in the slot … yikes.

2. USC: Looks weird to see Trojans running up-tempo out of the shotgun, but it sure worked against Fresno State.

3. Stanford: Facing USC, how long can Cardinal preserve its streak of shutout quarters?

4. UCLA: Bruins have to shore up pass protection real soon.

5. Arizona State: Not exactly a premier road trip this week to Albuquerque.

6. Arizona: So far, so good in the Anu Solomon era.

7. California: Maybe the most surprising performance of Week 1 was the Bears winning at Northwestern.

8. Oregon State: Any win over a Big Sky team will do for OSU.

9. Washington: Fortunate to leave Honolulu unbeaten.

10. Utah: Beating Idaho State should be worth only half of a win.

11. Washington State: Connor Halliday can’t do it all by himself.

12. Colorado: A loss to Colorado State is never a good way to start the season.

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