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2017 Fierce 40: Week 2

by DJ Boyer on Sep. 10, 2017

Fierce 40 - Top 40 College Football Teams -Week 2

Ranking

Team

W-L

Result

Previous

1

Alabama 2-0 W:Fresno State 41-10

1

Roll Tide.

2

Oklahoma 2-0 W:#2 Ohio State 31-16 7

What a turnaround from last season. As unruly as Ohio State was a season ago we feel that Baker Mayfield should not feel sorry for planting the flag in Columbus.

3

Penn State 2-0 W:Pitt 33-14 5

It still feels like Penn State can hit another gear with this team.

4

USC 2-0 W:#14 Stanford 42-24 4

Stanford hurdle was a big one to clear and Sam Darnold showed he is as good as advertised.

5

Clemson 2-0 W:#13 Auburn 14-6 5

The Clemson defensive line is just on another level.

6

Washington 2-0 W:Montana 63-7 6

Two games and two return TD's for Dante Pettis on special teams. Why are teams still punting to this guy?

7

Wisconsin 2-0 W:Florida Atlantic 31-14 8

America...Johnathan Taylor...Johnathan Taylor...America....now that introductions have been made.....

8

Oklahoma State 2-0 W:South Alabama 44-7 10

Mason Rudolph is now Oklahoma State's All-Time passing leader.

9

Ohio State 1-1 L:#7 Oklahoma 16-31 2

That first half against Indiana was not shaking off the rust...it was more like a warning sign.

10

Michigan 2-0 W:Cincinnati 36-14 9

Michigan may have gotten the win but this game was closer than the 36-14 score would indicate.

11

Louisville

2-0 W:North Carolina 47-35 11

Archie Griffin the only two-time Heisman winner...starting to look like he is going to have company.

12

Florida State 0-1 Idle 12

Florida State saw their game cancelled and they want back on the field in the worst way after dropping the opener.

13

Georgia 2-0 W:#30 Notre Dame 20-19 15

Jake Fromm was far from perfect but he wins on the road subbing for the injuried Jacob Eason in South Bend...wow.

14

Auburn 1-1 L:#3 Clemson 6-14 13

Defense great...offense...weeeeeelllllllll..........

15

LSU 2-0 W:Chattanooga 45-10 17

LSU will have to show their passing game will be consistent, if so they have a defense to contend for the SEC crown.

16

Miami 1-0 Idle 16

First the game with Arkansas State is cancelled and now a postponement of the game against Florida State.

17

Stanford 1-1 L:#4 USC 24-42 14

The Stanford defense gave up 623 yards...ouch.

18

TCU 2-0 W:#22 Arkansas 28-7 19

TCU is a team we are starting to track and think they are more "contender" than "pretender".

19

South Florida 2-0 Idle 18

A friday game with Illinois and now the Bulls will be well rested after having their game cancelled this past weekend.

20

Colorado 2-0 W:Texas State 37-3 20

1 more week before showdown with the Washington Huskies.

21

Tennessee 2-0 W:Indiana State 42-7 21

Tennessee has been flying under the radar thus far.

22

Oregon 2-0 W:Nebraska 42-35 24

Charles Nelson looking like the receiver many thought he could be as he torched Nebraska routinely.

23

Maryland 2-0 W:Towson 63-17 23

Looking more like the surprise team of the Big Ten.

24

Virginia Tech 2-0 W:Delaware 27-0 25

The Hokies are trying to build as much momentum as they can before facing Clemson the end of September.

25

Washington State 2-0 W:#27 Boise State 47-44 3OT 26

Luke Falk benched against Boise State...will have to see how this plays out the rest of the season.

26

Kansas State 2-0 W:Charlotte 55-7 28

Business as usual for Kansas State.

27

West Viginia 1-1 W:East Carolina 56-20 29

Will Grier with perhaps the best week of any QB at the FBS level.

28

Boise State 1-1 L:#26 Washington State 44-47 3OT 17

Tough loss for Boise State in what was one of the best games so far this season.

29

UCLA 2-0 W:Hawai'i 56-23 32

Josh Rosen is looking like the real deal.

30

Notre Dame 1-1 W:#15 Georgia 19-20 30

"Not again" sign all Irish fans.

31

Florida 0-1 Idle 31

Game with Tennessee still looks like a "go" for this weekend.

32

Arkansas 1-1 L:#19 TCU 7-28 22

Arkansas may have laid the biggest egg of any team this weekend outside of Ohio State.

33

Georgia Tech 1-1 W:Jacksonville State 37-10 33

The Yellow Jackets have nearly 800 rushing yards on the ground after their first two games.

34

South Carolina 2-0 W:Missouri 31-13 37

South Carolina has been outgained in both their wins this season but they are controlling the clock and are +4 in turnover ratio.

35

Memphis 1-0 Idle 34

Tigers will get a taste of Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruin offense this week.

36

Utah 2-0 W:#39 BYU 40

In a conference known for its quarterbacks Tyler Huntley may be the next good one we talk about.

37

Duke 2-0 W:#38 Northwestern 41-17 NR

Made Northwestern look like an FCS school.

38

Iowa 2-0 W:Iowa State 44-41 OT 35

We expected more after making Wyoming look so pedestrian in Week 1.

39

Ole Miss 2-0 W:UT-Martin 45-23 NR

The top runner on the team (Jordan Wilkins) only has 65 yards through two games, that has to change quickly to survive in the SEC.

40

Navy 2-0 W:Tulane 23-21 NR

The Midshipmen find their way back to the Fierce 40.

Dropped Out: Western Kentucky, Northwestern and BYU.