Week Seven Power Rankings (NCAA)

1. Alabama Crimson Tide– Here’s the thing about the great teams in the sport: they simply find a way to win football games whether it’s a blowout or a close game and they got all that Texas A&M could give them last Saturday. Right now, this team is once again in the driver’s seat. It’s now onto the Razorbacks from Arkansas in Tuscaloosa tonight for the Tide. Arkansas hasn’t defeated Alabama since 2006.

2. Penn State Nittany Lions– The other day, I was asked if they were the real deal and I didn’t even have to hesitate when I answered it. Yes, yes they are and what’s been really standing out to me has been Trace McSorley proving that he can lead the offense when the defense has bottled up Saquon Barkley. In their last game against Northwestern, Trace threw for 245 yards passing and their defense continued to play solid once again. It’s the bye week this week, then home for the Michigan Wolverines next Saturday.

3. Georgia Bulldogs– When I previewed their division, I felt it was wide open coming into the year with them, Florida and Tennessee. Kirby Smart has done a PHENOMENAL job with this group. If this team continues to dominate the line of scrimmage by running the football with a healthy Nick Chubb and Sony Michael (the best RB tandem in the country) and Fromm continues to play as well as he has along with the defensive efforts they’ve shown all year, this is a team that can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Can we just pencil them and Alabama in the SEC title game already?

4. Washington Huskies– It was around this time last season when they started to get hot and people noticed and it’s happening once again. Chris Pedersen last week made a comment about his team not getting enough exposure and coverage. They’re still piling on victories though, no matter who’s watching.

5. TCU Horned Frogs– With Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both losing as of late, they are the only team remaining in the Big-12 that remains undefeated and perhaps has the best chance at making the playoffs. Last week, the offense really opened the playbook and Kenny Hill had a day against the West Virginia defense last week. He threw a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown and even caught one. Talk about a trifecta of scoring. Their defense gave up over 500 yards to the Mountaineers, but made a play when it mattered the most.