Week Eight Power Rankings (NCAA)

1. Alabama Crimson Tide-Another week at the top. It’s simply business as usual for them right about now and they won another game in dominating fashion over the Arkansas Razorbacks. This is the best that I think I’ve ever seen them run the football and they’ve had some good running backs over the years: Yeldon, Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry and Eddie Lacy to name a few. Now, it’s time to face the Tennessee Volunteers. I’ll keep saying it, they will not face any type of competition until December or January. The path right now is just there for them to run the table all the way to Atlanta.

2. Penn State Nittany Lions– The bye week came at the perfect time for them because we will now see who they really are with some tough games down the stretch and this could determine if they repeat as champions of the Big Ten once again and get to the playoffs. It’s Michigan at home tonight and then Ohio State next Saturday afternoon at the shoe in Columbus, Ohio. If Saquon Barkley has two big games against these opponents, sign, seal and deliver the Heisman to him.

3. Georgia Bulldogs– I love watching them play and right now if I had to cast my vote, Kirby Smart would be my coach of the year. What he’s done with this program has been absolutely remarkable. I’d continue to start Jake Fromm as my quarterback for the rest of the season and this is no disrespect to Jacob Eason, but Fromm would give me the best chance to stay on this run and win football games. It’s the bye week this week and then it’s their annual game with the Florida Gators in Jacksonville.

4. TCU Horned Frogs– They continue to roll and impress me in the same process. They took full advantage of a Kansas State offense last week without its quarterback and held them to six points and 216 yards of total offense. They will face the Kansas Jayhawks next, a team that has given them fits in their last couple of meetings.

5. Ohio State Buckeyes– Hey, we haven’t seen them pop up on here in quite some time. After their loss to Oklahoma in week two, they’ve quietly handled business under the radar and it’s worked for them. They haven’t lost a game in a full month and Barrett is playing great football right now. When he does well, the team does well and they feed off his production. They’re off this week before their big showdown with Penn State next Saturday.