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The 5 Teams That Will Jump Up The Most In The Polls After Saturday

After a wild Saturday of college football, let's take a look at the five teams we think will jump most in the polls on Tuesday afternoon.

There are still a few games to be played (Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia, Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech) before the weekend ends, but the majority of the contests for week one of the 2017 college football season are in the books.

Let's take a look at the five teams we think are poised to move up the polls after solid week one victories.


The Wolverines survived two pick-sixes by Wilton Speight to triumph over Florida in what can only be described as a very ugly game. Michigan held Florida, who obviously has quarterback issues, to 192 total yards.

Michigan was ranked No. 9 in the Coaches' Poll heading into the week - we expect them to jump Washington, which looked subpar against Rutgers.

Penn State

Penn State wasn't supposed to be challenged by Akron, but that doesn't mean the Nittany Lions still didn't look good on Saturday. Saquon Barkley picked up right where he left off - and he looks like a real Heisman Trophy contender.

Florida State's loss to Alabama probably means that Penn State, ranked No. 6 heading into the week, jumps up to No. 5. There's a chance they jump USC too, but probably not.


Clemson isn't being talked about as a national title contender, and that's mostly because fans aren't sure if the Tigers will be legit in the post-Deshaun Watson era. They did all they could to address those concerns on Saturday.

Clemson blasted Kent State, 56-3, giving all three of its quarterbacks some work in the process. The Tigers got a solid performance from starter Kelly Bryant and rushed for over 350 yards. USC struggled with Western Michigan until late in the fourth quarter, and Florida State fell apart late against Alabama, so don't be surprised if Clemson, No. 5 right now, jumps to No. 3 on Tuesday.


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield put up a ridiculous stat line against UTEP, and backup Kyler Murray looked solid as well. The Sooners didn't get much of a test on Saturday, but they'll certainly get one next week against Ohio State.

Oklahoma was ranked No. 8 heading into the week. Washington's performance probably costs it two spots - we like the Sooners to jump up to No. 7.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame looked impressive in its debut on Saturday afternoon, blowing out Temple at home, 49-16. The Fighting Irish got a respectable performance from Brandon Wimbush (17-of-30 for 184 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) and a whopping 422 yards on the ground.

Notre Dame wasn't ranked in the preseason poll, but it's very likely that they'll sneak into the top 25 on Tuesday. Expect them to come in around No. 23.