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2015 Fierce 40: Week 2

by DJ Boyer on Sep. 8, 2015

 

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams - Week 1

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Ohio State

1-0

W:#21 Virginia Tech 42-24

1

It will be fun to see how the quarterbacks are utilized throughout the season. You have to remember the Buckeyes won on the road without the services of a few stars.

2

Alabama

1-0

W:#18 Wisconsin 35-17

4

Derrick Henry looks like the next back poised for a big year as the Tide roll over another ranked opponent.

3

TCU

1-0

W:Minnesota 23-17

2

TCU gets a win and Trevone Boykin totaled over 330 yards and 2 TD's in total offense.

4

Michigan State

1-0

W:Western Michigan 37-24

3

Getting ready for this weeks date with Oregon.

5

USC

1-0

W:Arkansas State 55-6

5

Cody Kessler and his Heisman campaign begins.

6

Baylor

1-0

W:SMU 56-21

7

Bryce Petty or Seth Russell...not much difference who you plug in here.

7

Oregon

1-0

W:Eastern Washington 61-42

6

Why are people acting like the sky is falling because Oregon gave up 42 points to Eastern Washington? What a short memory people have...this is the same team that WON against a ranked Oregon State team to open last year.

8

Auburn

1-0

W:#20 Louisville 31-24

8

The Auburn passing game has to improve in order to compete for the SEC title.

9

Arkansas

1-0

W:UTEP 48-13

9

Brandon Allen throws for a career high 308 yards and Arkansas showed a balanced aerial attack...here come the Razorbacks.

10

Florida State

1-0

W:Texas State 59-16

10

Over 600 yards in total offense as Everett Golson looked more than comfortable at the controls.

11

Notre Dame

1-0

W:#25 Texas 38-3

12

I wonder how long before Texas faithful are calling for Charlie Strong to be removed as coach? Rebuilding and Texas normally don't go in the same sentence.

12

Georgia

1-0

W:Louisiana-Monroe 51-14

11

The Georgia defense was very aggresive, and the pass defense was exceptional.

13

Clemson

1-0

W:Wofford 49-10

14

Dedshaun Watson had nearly 200 yards by halftime and his night was over.

14

Ole Miss

1-0

W:Tennessee-Martin 76-3

15

Robert Nkemdiche showed what kind of impact he can have when he dominates a game.

15

Arizona

1-0

W:UTSA 42-32

13

Four weeks without Scooby Wright will be a blow as the defense was already stuggling with him.

16

LSU

0-0

Idle

16

Game with McNeese State was scrapped due to weather so Mississippi State and Auburn will be the first Tiger opponents.

17

UCLA

1-0

W:Virginia 34-16

17

DT Eddie Vanderdoes has been lost for the season. One of the more prominent injuries that nobody seems to be talking about.

18

Georgia Tech

1-0

W:Alcorn State 69-6

19

Last years top rushing attack starts with 476 yards on the ground in week 1 win.

19

Oklahoma

1-0

W:Akron 41-3

19

Baker Mayfield had a strong suit for the Sooners after his transfer.

20

Missouri

1-0

W:Southeast Missouri State 34-3

27

Kentrell Brothers registered 16 tackles and a blocked punt.

21

Texas A&M

1-0

W:#26 Arizona State 38-17

29

Texas A&M was in the top 10 last season after a strong start and tanked, win against Arizona State was impressive but there is a long way to go.

22

Utah

1-0

W:#32 Michigan 24-17

28

Justin Thomas wins Defensive Player of the Week in the Pac-12.

23

Mississippi State

1-0

W:Southern Miss 34-16

24

A lackluster performance overall for Mississippi State when the SEC conference overall excelled.

24

Wisconsin

0-1

L:#4 Alabama 17-35

18

The loss of Michael Caputo is devastating to a secondary that is already 0-1 after losing to Alabama.

25

Virginia Tech

0-1

L:#1 Ohio State 24-42

21

Brenden Motley becomes the man at Virginia Tech.

26

Northwestern

1-0

W:#23 Stanford 16-6

NR

Biggest upset of the weekend and this was not one near anyones radar.

27

Louisville

0-1

L:#8 Auburn 24-31

20

A home game with Houston before a short week to prepare for a Thursday game with Clemson.

28

BYU

1-0

W:#30 Nebraska 33-28

31

Great win on the Hail Mary but watching Taysom Hill go down with another season-ending injury was brutal.

29

Florida

1-0

W:New Mexico State 61-13

33

Too early to tell if this offensive resurgance is for real but it's a good sign for now.

30

Nebraska

0-1

L:#31 BYU 28-33

30

We can't drop Nebraska after losing on a Hail Mary.

31

Cincinnati

1-0

W:Alabama A&M 52-10

34

Gunner Kiel is looking more and more like the real deal.

32

West Virginia

1-0

W:Georgia Southern 44-0

36

Georgia Southern was thought to stand a chance and was a popular upset pick. West Virginia seemed to take offense to this notion.

33

Tennessee

1-0

W: Bowling Green 59-30

40

Not quite ready to announce the Volunteer program is back from doom just yet but all signs are looking better and better.

34

Oklahoma State

1-0

W:Central Michigan 24-13

35

With the Texas loss and the slow stats for TCU and Oklahoma State, Big Ten supporters have to be worried.

35

Arizona State

0-1

L:#29 Texas A&M 17-38

26

Arizona State was a popular pick to reach the College Football Playoff Seminfinals.

36

Duke

1-0

W:Tulane 37-7

38

Duke had the ball for nearly 38 minutes against Tulane, a recipie for success.

37

Navy

1-0

W:Colgate 48-10

NR

Could this be the year Navy gets back into the national rankings.

38

Boise State

1-0

W:Washington 16-13

NR

Chris Peterson nearly spoiled things for his former team.

39

NC State

1-0

W:Troy 49-21

NR

Jacoby Brisett could be the quarterback that emerges from the shadows this season.

40

Michigan

0-1

L:#28 Utah 17-24

32

Jim Harbaugh only won 9 games during his first two seasons at Stanford, this project will take some time Wolverine fans.

Dropped Out: Stanford, Texas, Penn State and Texas Tech.