NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 2

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

It didn't take long for Oregon and their high-powered offense to grab the top spot in the second Power Rankings of the season. With some questions at quarterback Alabama slips to No. 2, while Florida State, who looked a little vulnerable, sit at No.3.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Week 2 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 up 1 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-25 Oregon
The Ducks did not disappoint in Week 1, steamrolling an inferior opponent. Marcus Mariota had four TDs (all in the first half).
2 1 down 1 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-24.5 Alabama
Blake Sims is the new starter for the Crimson Tide, but completing 24-of-33 passes for 250 yards with no TDs and an INT doesn't inspire a ton of confidence. Their Week 1 win over West Virginia wasn't all that impressive.
3 3 same 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-24 Florida State
Everyone is talking about Jameis Winston's career long TD run that helped FSU avoid a near upset against the Cowboys. Let's not forget he also threw a pair of INTs in the game.
4 4 same 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-23.5 Michigan State
Connor Cook completed 12-of-13 passes for 285 yards and three TDs in Week 1. The Spartans still look like the team to beat in the Big 10.
5 6 up 1 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-22 Georgia
Todd Gurley is an early favorite for the Heisman after running for 198 yards and three TDs in a blowout win over Clemson in the opener. Georgia looks like a contender in the SEC.
6 5 down 1 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-21.5 Oklahoma
We didn't learn a lot about Oklahoma after they beat LA-Tech in Week 1. Trevor Knight didn't have a great season opener completing 55 percent of his passes with 1 TD and an INT.
7 11 up 4 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-20 Auburn
The Tigers had their hands full with Arkansas in the first half of their season over, but they dominated the second half and went on to win by 24 points. Cameron Artis-Payne had a big game running for 177 yards and a TD.
8 8 same 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-19.5 Stanford
The Cardinal defense pitched a shutout in Week 1, and Ty Montgomery sparked the offense with a pair of TDs (one on a 60 yard kick return).
9 12 up 3 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-19 Baylor
The Bears offense was firing on all cylinders in Week 1, but perhaps more impressive was the defense pitching a shutout against SMU.
10 21 up 11 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-18.5 Texas A&M
WOW! Nobody saw that coming. Kenny Hill broke Johnny Football's single game passing record in his debut for the Aggies, who immediately became a contender in the SEC with an upset win at South Carolina.
11 16 up 5 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-18 Mississippi
It took Bo Wallace and the Rebels a while to get going, but after a slow start, Wallace threw for 387 yards and four TDs in a 35-13 win over Boise State at the Georgia Dome.
12 22 up 10 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-17.5 Nebraska
The Cornhuskers ran all over Florida Atlantic, totaling 498 yards and five TDs. Ameer Abdullah ran for 211 yards and TD, and Nebraska won by a final score of 55-7.
13 13 same 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-17 Louisiana State
The Tigers erased a 17 point deficit in the second half of their season opener, defeating Wisconsin by a score of 28-24.
14 14 same 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-16 Southern California
Cody Kessler had a big game for the Trojans, throwing for 394 yards and four TDs against Fresno State in his 2014 debut.
15 10 down 5 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-15.5 UCLA
The Bruins offense didn't look all that potent in their win at Virginia, as it was the defense that scored three TDs in a 28-20 win.
16 9 down 7 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
-15 Wisconsin
The Badgers blew a 17 point lead against LSU on Saturday, and QB Tanner McEvoy was brutal, completing 8-of-24 attempts for just 50 yards and a pair of INTs.
17 17 same 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-14.5 Notre Dame
Everett Golson made a triumphant return to South Bend, throwing a pair of TD passes, and adding three more on the ground in the win over Rice.
18 18 same 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-14 Kansas State
Jake Waters threw a pair of TD passes, and ran for two more in a 55-16 rout of Stephen Austin in Week 1.
19 19 same 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-13.5 Arizona State
D.J. Foster ran for 147 yards and three TDs in the Sun Devils win over Weber State.
20 20 same 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-13 Ohio State
The Buckeyes struggled without Braxton Miller in Week 1, and their win over Navy was a lot closer than the final score would indicate.
21 15 down 6 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
-12.5 Clemson
It was always going to be tough to be the Bulldogs in Georgia, and despite the loss the Tigers remain positive: "It's never as bad as it may seem," coach Swinney said. "For us, the season starts tomorrow."
22 92 up 70 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-12 Penn State
The Nittany Lions defeated Central Florida in Ireland, and Christian Hackenberg threw for 454 yards and a TD.
23 23 same 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-11.5 Missouri
Maty Mauk looked good in Week 1, throwing three TD passes in a 38-18 win over South Dakota.
24 7 down 17 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
-11 South Carolina
The Gamecocks were lit up by Kenny Hill and Texas A&M, and while it's only one loss, it might be impossible to recover with a tough schedule ahead.
25 25 same 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
-10.5 Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were far better than anyone expected them to be, pushing FSU to the brink in their home opener.
26 71 up 45 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-9.75 Marshall
27 43 up 16 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
-9.5 Central Florida
28 52 up 24 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
-9 Florida
29 70 up 41 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
-8.75 Louisville
30 80 up 50 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-8.5 Mississippi State
31 106 up 75 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-8.25 Texas Christian
32 27 down 5 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-8 Texas
33 64 up 31 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-7.7 Iowa
34 40 up 6 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-7.5 Brigham Young
35 75 up 40 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
-7.4 Miami
36 77 up 41 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-7.2 Michigan
37 105 up 68 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-7 Tennessee
38 45 up 7 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
-6.9 Cincinnati
39 122 up 83 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-6.7 Virginia Tech
40 32 down 8 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-6.5 Arizona
41 79 up 38 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-6.3 Minnesota
42 24 down 18 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-6 Washington
43 115 up 72 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-5.5 UL Lafayette
44 109 up 65 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-5.4 Texas Tech
45 126 up 81 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-5.3 Western Kentucky
46 49 up 3 1-0-0
(0-0-1)
-5 Duke
47 37 down 10 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
-4.7 Boise State
48 58 up 10 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-4.5 Georgia Tech
49 88 up 39 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
-4.2 Northwestern
50 91 up 41 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
-4 Oregon State
51 30 down 21 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.6748334 Alabama-Birmingham
52 104 up 52 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.5275 Temple
53 38 down 15 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.3985833 Boston College
54 110 up 56 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.3433333 Texas-San Antonio
55 47 down 8 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.2328333 Colorado State
56 94 up 38 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.14075 Purdue
57 42 down 15 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.1039167 California
58 107 up 49 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.1039167 Texas El Paso
59 114 up 55 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.1039167 Tulsa
60 116 up 56 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.1039167 UL Monroe
61 89 up 28 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.03025 Ohio
62 96 up 34 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-0.03025 Rutgers
63 26 down 37 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 North Carolina
64 28 down 36 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Air Force
65 29 down 36 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Akron
66 34 down 32 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Arkansas State
67 35 down 32 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
0 Army
68 36 down 32 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Ball State
69 41 down 28 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Buffalo
70 44 down 26 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Central Michigan
71 50 down 21 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 East Carolina
72 51 down 21 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Eastern Michigan
73 54 down 19 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0 Florida International
74 57 down 17 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Georgia State
75 61 down 14 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
0 Idaho
76 62 down 14 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Illinois
77 63 down 14 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Indiana
78 65 down 13 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0 Iowa State
79 66 down 13 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
0 Kansas
80 68 down 12 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Kentucky
81 72 down 9 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Maryland
82 74 down 8 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Memphis
83 78 down 5 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Middle Tennessee
84 82 down 2 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Nevada
85 84 down 1 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 New Mexico State
86 87 up 1 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Northern Illinois
87 90 up 3 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Old Dominion
88 93 up 5 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Pittsburgh
89 97 up 8 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 San Diego State
90 98 up 8 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 San Jose State
91 99 up 8 0-0-0
(0-0-0)
0 South Alabama
92 100 up 8 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 South Florida
93 103 up 10 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Syracuse
94 108 up 14 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Texas State
95 111 up 16 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Toledo
96 118 up 22 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
0 Utah
97 128 up 31 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0 Wyoming
98 85 down 13 1-0-0
(0-1-0)
0.006583333 North Carolina State
99 56 down 43 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0.04341667 Georgia Southern
100 59 down 41 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0.04341667 Hawaii
101 67 down 34 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.08025 Kent State
102 124 up 22 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.08025 Washington State
103 83 down 20 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.1539167 New Mexico
104 113 up 9 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.1539167 Tulane
105 123 up 18 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.1539167 Wake Forest
106 121 up 15 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0.1723333 Virginia
107 127 up 20 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.19075 Western Michigan
108 125 up 17 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0.2091667 West Virginia
109 46 down 63 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.2828333 Colorado
110 76 down 34 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0.30125 Miami (Ohio)
111 81 down 30 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.3380833 Navy
112 60 down 52 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.3933333 Houston
113 73 down 40 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.4485833 Massachusetts
114 33 down 81 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.467 Arkansas
115 48 down 67 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.4854167 Connecticut
116 39 down 77 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.5406666 Bowling Green
117 120 up 3 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.5775 Vanderbilt
118 86 down 32 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.5959167 North Texas
119 95 down 24 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.5959167 Rice
120 119 down 1 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.5959167 Utah State
121 69 down 52 0-1-0
(1-0-0)
0.6143333 Louisiana Tech
122 31 down 91 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.7248333 Appalachian State
123 112 down 11 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.7248333 Troy
124 55 down 69 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.74325 Fresno State
125 101 down 24 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.85375 Southern Methodist
126 117 down 9 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.85375 UNLV
127 53 down 74 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.909 Florida Atlantic
128 102 down 26 0-1-0
(0-1-0)
0.9274167 Southern Mississippi
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