With another college football weekend in the books, let’s take a look at the teams that will be moving up in the polls.
There were a number of high-profile matchups during week two of the 2017 college football season – Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Auburn vs. Clemson, Notre Dame vs. Georgia and USC vs. Stanford. Some teams made statements – others made their way out of the College Football Playoff conversation.
When the polls are unveiled tomorrow, there will be a number of major changes.
Let’s take a look at the five teams we think will jump up most in the polls after week 2.
Oklahoma, ranked No. 6 to start the week in the Coaches’ Poll, went on the road and knocked off No. 2 Ohio State. Baker Mayfield finished the game on fire – and then decided to plant OU’s flag into his opponent’s 50-yard-line for good measure.
It’s likely that the Sooners move up to No. 3 after the win. Clemson, the previous No. 3, will likely move up because it beat Auburn.
Speaking of Clemson, it turned in an incredible defensive performance to knock off Auburn – the fourth straight win for the Tigers over AU. The Tigers were No. 3 heading into the weekend, and with Ohio State losing, that likely means they’ll be No. 2 tomorrow.
Stanford was able to move the ball on the ground against USC, as many predicted, but the Cardinal had no answer for USC’s offense. The Trojans racked up 623 yards to remain undefeated – and move to 1-0 in Pac-12 play.
USC was No. 5 heading into the week, and they’ll probably only move up to No. 4 after the win. Oklahoma’s win was more impressive.
Georgia hung on to knock off Notre Dame on the road – a huge win for a program with a fan base that has grown accustomed to losing big matchups.
Georgia’s win will allow them to jump both Auburn and Stanford, who lost today. They’ll be approximately No. 13 tomorrow.
Maryland wasn’t ranked to start the week, but after wins over Texas and Towson, we think the Terrapins are going to crack the top 25 this time around. They get UCF next week – so maybe a win there will do it, if this didn’t.