Here is my look at the way I would have voted if given a chance as far as the College Football rankings go:
1. Alabama (5-0) – Alabama had a tough game against Mississippi on the road earlier this year, but they won on the road, which was impressive. They have thrashed everyone else that they have played so far this year. They are averaging 44.0 points per game so far this year while giving up 13.0 points per game.
2. Ohio State (4-0) – I give the Buckeyes credit for playing a tough team on the road in a non-conference game for the first time in years. They laid a smack down on Oklahoma (45-24 in that game. The Buckeyes have thrashed the other tree tomato cans that they have played so far this year. They are averaging 57.0 points per game so far this year while allowing 9.3.
3. Houston (5-0) – It’s time to give Houston their due! They have won 19 of their last 20 football games! Houston also beat Oklahoma (33-23) like Ohio State. It was the only semi close game that they have played so far this year. They are averaging 44.2 points and they are giving up 11.2 points per game so far this year!
4. Clemson (5-0) – Clemson hasn’t been blowing teams out, but they already have beaten four solid teams (Louisville, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Troy) so far this year! They are averaging 35.2 points per game and they are giving up 16.0.
5. Michigan (5-0) – I still have a little doubt about Michigan, as they have played all five games so far this year at home. They do have good wins over Wisconsin and Colorado so far this year. Michigan is averaging 44.4 points per game and they are giving up 12.4.
6. Washington (5-0) – Washington is sneaking up on everyone! That performance last Friday Night when they destroyed Stanford 44-6 was as complete a beating as I have seen so far this year! The Huskies are averaging 45.4 points per game so far this year and they are giving up only 12.8.
7. Texas A&M (5-0) – The Aggies are already 3-0 in the SEC and they beat UCLA in the season opener. They are stepping up their game at the right time as they play Tennessee and Alabama the next two weeks. The Aggies are averaging 39.2 points per game and they are giving up 15.4.
8. Tennessee (5-0) – Ex Raiders’ owner Al Davis would love these guys as they “Just Win Baby”! Tennessee broke a long losing streak against the Florida Gators two weeks ago and they won an amazing game over Georgia last Saturday! The Volunteers are not blowing out teams, but that is because they are a big school that wasn’t afraid to play other good schools in their non-conference schedule. The Volunteers are averaging 33.0 points per game and they are giving up 23.0 points.
9. Miami (FL) (4-0) – The Miami (FL) Hurricanes are back! Getting Mark Richt to be their head coach was a master stroke in the off-season! The Canes got a big win on the road last weekend at Georgia Tech. The Canes are averaging 47.0 points per game and they are giving up 11.0.
10. Louisville (4-1) – Louisville has been an offensive machine so far this year. That was a tough loss last weekend at Clemson, which is why they are ranked so low. But, they lost early enough in the season to rebound by the end of the year. They are averaging an amazing 58.0 points per game so far this year while allowing 26.4.
11. Nebraska (5-0) – Could the Cornhuskers be back? When they have a couple of more cupcakes to beat on before their schedule gets tough. They are averaging 37.0 points per game so far this year and they are giving up 17.6.
12. Baylor (5-0) – Baylor is this low because of their schedule. They have a good win against Oklahoma State and the rest of the teams they have played are tomato cans. Baylor is averaging 42.6 points per game so far this year and they are giving up 19.2.
13. Boise State (4-0) – The Broncos have already won two solid road games in beating Washington State and Utah State. Boise State is the one small school that the big schools still don’t want to play. Boise State is averaging 33.8 points per game and they are giving up 18.0.
14. North Carolina (4-1) – The Tar Heels got a huge win on the road last weekend at Florida State (37-35). They have now won four games in a row since losing the season opener to Georgia. The Tar Heels are averaging 40.2 points per game and they are giving up 31.0.
15. Wisconsin (4-1) – Wisconsin has beaten LSU and Michigan State so far this year, but those wins are starting to lose some of their luster. The Badgers lost a rough one 14-7 at Michigan last week. The Badgers are averaging 26.0 points per game so far this year and they are only giving up 12.2.
16. Arkansas (4-1) – Arkansas is one of the more underrated teams in the country. They got a nice win at TCU in their second game of the season. But, they got thumped 45-24 by my current #7 team (Texas A&M) a couple of weeks ago. They could fix that quickly with a win at home against Alabama this weekend!
17. Colorado (4-1) – The Buffaloes lost 45-28 three weeks ago on the road to my #5 team (the Michigan Wolverines). Since that game, they have won two in a row, burying the two Oregon teams in the Pac 12 by a combined score of 88-44! The Buffaloes are averaging 43.2 points per game so far this year and they are giving up 20.6 points.
18. Utah (4-1) – Utah got good wins earlier this year against USC and BYU, but they lost a tough one 28-23 at California last weekend. They can’t afford another slip up if they want to stay in my Top 25.
19. West Virginia (4-0) – West Virginia is likely a lesser version of Tennessee, as they keep winning despite not blowing anyone out! They are averaging 29.0 points per game and they have given up 20.0 points.
20. Western Michigan (5-0) – The Broncos should apply to join the Big Ten as they are 2-0 on the road (Northwestern and Illinois) against teams in that conference. They have a big time offense and a solid defense, as they are averaging 44.8 points per game and they are allowing 18.6 points per game.
21. Florida State (3-2) – The Seminoles have lost 2 of their last three games. They have no defense, but an outstanding offense. They are averaging 41.4 points per game and they are giving up 35.4 points per game so far this year. Florida State has games with Miami (FL) and Clemson in the next three weeks, so they have a chance to turn things around. Plus, I needed to put them in my top 25 in order to put the next two teams on this list, as they beat them both.
22. Mississippi (3-2) – It’s hard to punish Mississippi too hard for loses to Florida State and Alabama, as they were in both of those games right up until the end. They have a couple of tough games left and they can shoot up my rankings by simply winning. Mississippi is averaging 41.6 points per game so far this year and they are giving up 29.6.
23. South Florida (4-1) – The Bulls have pounded every team that they have played by 25 or more points except Florida State. The Bulls are on a roll and it’s possible that they will win all of the rest of their games. If that happens, they will shoot way up this list! The Bulls are averaging 45.8 points per game so far this year and they are giving up 26.4.
24. Air Force (4-0) – Air Force has two nice wins in a row over Utah State and Navy. The schedule looks pretty soft for Air Force until November, so they could get on a roll here! They are averaging 35.0 points per game and they are giving up 17.3.
25. Troy (4-1) – Watch out for the Troy Trojans! They gave Clemson a big time battle, losing only 30-24 on the road! The schedule sets up pretty well for a nice run out of Troy in 2016! Troy is averaging 40.8 points per game so far this year and they are giving up 19.4.