The new Congrove Computer Rankings, updated immediately after the final weekend game concluded, have Ohio State taking the top spot away from LSU. The Baton Rouge Tigers fall to 2nd while the Clemson Tigers stay at 3 and Georgia remains at 4. Alabama rose to 5th.
The college football world on Saturday was filled with upsets, but the top teams avoided the carnage.
Khalil Tate accounted for 314 yards and two touchdowns, Gary Brightwell capped a late 99-yard drive with his second touchdown run and Arizona grinded out a 28-14 win over Texas Tech
Kansas had a Miles-stone victory on Friday night at Boston College, notching the school's first road win against a Power 5 opponent since knocking off Iowa State in 2008 - a stretch of 48 games. Thus, it's a bit ironic that Kansas scored a point for every such game it had lost. The 48-24 victory came on the first road trip under new head coach Les Miles.
CFP founder Dave Congrove is a voting member in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame, Fred Biletnikoff Award, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, Ray Guy Award, plus Maxwell and Bednarik Awards.
He's also a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and the FWAA All-America Team
This week our Outland Trophy sojourn takes us to East Lansing, Mich., and Big Ten country for the first time. The Spartans are playing great defense again, one year after leading the nation in rushing defense. In fact, Michigan State leads all FBS programs again through two games giving up a rare negative-average on the ground of minus-6 yards per game, buoyed by a school-record-low of minus-73 yards in its win over Tulsa to open the season.
The Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFotballPoll.com are projecting 7 outright upsets this week. Learn more about those selections which include Texas Tech at Arizona, Iowa at Iowa State, and Stanford at UCF.
Justin Herbert threw for 316 yards and five touchdowns in No. 15 Oregon's 35-3 victory Saturday night over Montana, the Ducks' final tuneup before opening Pac-12 play at Stanford next week
Week 3 of the college football season is upon us and, perhaps, the most surprising news out of week 2 is that Hurricane Dorian did not cause the cancellation of any FBS games. Here's hoping we get through the rest of the Hurricane season (officially ends December 1) without any more major threats.
A glitch led to some of the computer picks for this week's games getting posted incorrectly. This has now been corrected and a new .pdf sheet is available on the Weekly Picks page. A 68-game slate begins on Friday night, featuring the first game of a weekend triple-header of college and pro football at Houston's NRG Stadium, home of the NFL's Texans. Washington State and Houston battle on Friday night, followed by Rice and Texas on Saturday. On Sunday, the Houston Texans play their home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Clemson once again leads the poll, and the Southeastern Conference now has teams in slots 2-4 after LSU's impressive 45-38 victory over Texas in Austin on Saturday night. The Tigers jumped three spots in the rankings to No. 3 and unseated fellow SEC member Georgia in that spot.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
LSU maintains the No. 1 spot in the latest Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR Top 130), released Sunday morning within minutes of the conclusion of the week's final game. Ohio State replaced Michigan at No. 2.
Michigan escaped with a 24-21 win at home over Army in double-OT on Saturday. Maryland mauled Syracuse to go to 2-0 with a 63-20 home win over the Orange. The Terps are averaging 71 points per game through their first 2 games. Missouri regrouped from last week's 37-31 loss at Wyoming with a 38-7 home win over West Virginia.