College Football

Big Name Flops being built. The CBS Sports Bottom 25 includes power conference teams Miami (FL), Georgia Tech, Ar-Kansas, Northwestern, Oregon State, Tennessee, UCLA, West Virginia and Vanderbilt. All of those teams have first-or second-year coaches except Northwestern and Vandy. All 9 should be fired if they stay in those rankings.

Michigan & Army go the wrong way. Michigan was ranked and won, Army was not ranked and lost. But Army moves up and Michigan moves down after their matchup. In spite of the result, Army looked a lot better for 90% of the game.

Auburn has work to do. This is the most uncomfortable 2-0 start they’ve ever had. Anything less than a 40-point win over Kent State will be cause for panic ahead of Texas A&M in week 4.

Hope for the alma mater. Charlotte is ranked 109th in the CBS 130 rankings of all FBS teams. The 1-1 49ers have 5 upcoming opponents – UMass, UTEP, FIU, Old Dominion, Western Kentucky – that are ranked lower than that, and FAU not too far away at 97. The table is nicely set up for a run to a bowl game, and even a winning record. That would undoubtedly get coach Will Healy a few national Coach of the Year votes.

Top 25:

  1. Clempson
  2. ‘Bama
  3. UGA
  4. LSU
  5. Ohio State
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Florida
  9. Auburn
  10. Michigan
  11. Texas
  12. Utah
  13. Penn State
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Oregon
  16. UCF
  17. Michigan State
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Iowa
  20. Washington State
  21. Boise State
  22. Maryland
  23. Washington
  24. USC
  25. Army

Next 5: App State, Misipi State, Cal, Colorado, Memphis

Worst 5: New Mexico State, UMass, Rice, UTEP, Akron


There’s no substitute for games. The Browns had such a successful offseason that the longer it dragged on, the more hype would surround them. Then we finally have a game, and we find they are not as formidable as we thought. And maybe Tennessee is better than we thought.

The more things change, the more they don’t, Part I. As long as Aaron Rodgers is inhaling oxygen into his lungs, he and the Packers will be touted as Super Bowl contenders, no matter how little they deserve it. After that opener, I want to call them Team Nytol. And let’s call the Bears Team Simply Sleep. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after watching these two insomnia cures.

The more things change, the more they don’t, Part II. As long as Tom Brady is inhaling oxygen into his lungs, he and the Patriots will be touted as Super Bowl contenders, and they will ALWAYS deserve it. Brady will be my key to a potential fantasy football title. Thanks, dude.

Power Rankings

  1. New England
  2. Dallas
  3. Baltimore
  4. LA Rams
  5. Kansas City
  6. New Orleans
  7. Tennessee
  8. Minnesota
  9. LA Chargers
  10. San Francisco
  11. Philadelphia
  12. Seattle
  13. Oakland
  14. Green Bay
  15. Buffalo
  16. Detroit
  17. Arizona
  18. Cincinnati
  19. Jacksonville
  20. Indianapolis
  21. Carolina
  22. Washington
  23. Tampa Bay
  24. Houston
  25. Atlanta
  26. Chicago
  27. NY Jets
  28. Denver
  29. Pittsburgh
  30. Cleveland
  31. NY Giants
  32. Miami