NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 2

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

Alabama imposed their will against Florida State in one of the most highly-anticipated season openers in college football history. The Seminoles lost not only the game, but their starting quarterback for the season and as a result dropped a whole 12 spots in our latest edition of the NCAAF Power Rankings. Where does your favorite program rank?

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Week 2 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 1-0
-25 Alabama
The Crimson Tide crushed then No. 3 Florida State in Week 1 and knocked out quarterback DeAndre Francios for the rest of the season.
2 2 same 1-0
-24 Ohio State
The Buckeyes overcame a slow start to score 29 unanswered points in a 49-21 win at Indiana in Week 1. They have a tough game coming up, hosting Oklahoma in Week 2.
3 3 same 1-0
-24 Clemson
Dabo Swinney has to be happy with 56-3 win over Kent State in Week 1, but we'll find out what these Tigers are made of when they host Auburn this week.
4 6 up 2 1-0
-23.5 Oklahoma
Baker Mayfield is off to a great start, throwing for 329 yards and three TDs on 19-of-20 passing in a blowout win over UTEP.
5 5 same 1-0
-22 Southern California
The Trojans Heisman hopeful quarterback Sam Darnold, didn't look sharp in Week 1, throwing for 289 yards and two interceptions on 23-of-33 passing.
6 11 up 5 1-0
-21.5 Wisconsin
The Badgers scored 59 unanswered points in a blowout win over Utah State in their season opener.
7 7 same 1-0
-21 Penn State
The defending Big Ten Champions pitched a shutout in a 52-0 win over Akron in Week 1. They face a tougher Pittsburgh team in Week 2.
8 8 same 1-0
-20 Washington
The Huskies got off to a slow start against Rutgers and will look to take advantage of a soft non-conference schedule before they face Colorado in Week 4.
9 9 same 1-0
-19.5 Oklahoma State
Mason Rudolph looked like a Heisman candidate throwing for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-24 passing in Week 1.
10 10 same 1-0
-19 Michigan
The Wolverines out-scored Florida 20-0 in the second half in a 33-17 Week 1 victory.
11 13 up 2 1-0
-18.5 Stanford
Stanford had a week off after opening the season with a blowout win over Rice in Australia. They play a big game against USC at the Coliseum this week.
12 12 same 1-0
-18 Louisiana State
The Tigers ran for 296 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-0 win over BYU in Week 1.
13 19 up 6 1-0
-17.5 Kansas State
Jesse Ertz threw for 333 yards and four Touchdowns in Week 1 and the Wildcats look like contenders in the Big 12.
14 14 same 1-0
-17 Louisville
Defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson threw for 378 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing in Week 1.
15 15 same 1-0
-16.5 Georgia
The Bulldogs have a pair of studs in the backfield with Sonny Michel and Nick Chubb, but they'll need to improve their passing game if they are to take the next step.
16 4 down 12 0-1
-16 Florida State
The Seminoles not only lost to Alabama in Week 1, they also lost starting quarterback DeAndre Francios for the remainder of the season.
17 17 same 1-0
-15.5 Miami
The Canes ran for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries in a win over Bethune-Cookman in Week 1.
18 18 same 1-0
-15 Auburn
Jarret Stidham looked sharp in his debut for the Tigers, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns and running for another score in a 41-7 win over Georgia Southern.
19 22 up 3 1-0
-14.5 Virginia Tech
Freshman quarterback Josh Jackson ran for 101 yards and a touchdown in a win over West Virginia.
20 20 same 2-0
-14 South Florida
The Bulls might be the most likely team to run the table this season. They have a ton of returning talent and a Heisman candidate at QB, however they have yet to cover a spread this year.
21 24 up 3 1-0
-13.5 Tennessee
Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady really came on in the second half, rallying the Vols to a thrilling comeback win over Georgia Tech.
22 26 up 4 1-0
-13 Notre Dame
After running for 422 yards and five touchdowns in a blowout win over Temple in their opener, the Irish looked primed to improve on last season's disastrous 4-8 record.
23 26 up 3 1-0
-12.5 Texas Christian
Kenny Hill looked sharp in a win over Jackson State in Week 1, but he faces a much tougher test at Arkansas this week.
24 29 up 5 1-0
-12 Washington State
Luke Faulk completed 33-of-39 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Montana State in Week 1.
25 25 same 1-0
-11.5 Utah
Sophomore Tyler Huntley scored a pair of rushing touchdowns while throwing for 227 yards and a score in the Utes opener.
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Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.

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