Week Seven Power Rankings (NCAA)

1. Alabama Crimson Tide– Tua Tagovailoa continues to make his case for the Heisman and put up 334 yards passing and four touchdowns last week against the Arkansas Razorbacks and got his rest in the fourth quarter. I have a feeling Nick Saban wasn’t happy about the defense giving up 31 points because we all know he’s a perfectionist when it comes to this coaching thing. Another week of power rankings and they still claim the top spot. Impressive, then again we shouldn’t be surprised by this.

2. Georgia Bulldogs– Their passing game has really been shouldering the load to help this running game and their running back by committee approach and it’s worked and we saw that last week against Vanderbilt. Jake Fromm took shots down the field and finished the game with 276 yards passing along with three touchdown passes. Fromm has started 6-0 in back to back seasons, something no other Georgia quarterback has ever accomplished.

3. Ohio State Buckeyes– Dwayne Haskins had his best game as a starter last week against the Indiana Hoosiers, 455 yards passing and six touchdowns. After watching that game last week, they aren’t as strong as many have said they are and they have concerns. The running game averaged only 3.2 yards a carry on Saturday, and the secondary was burned numerous times as the Hoosiers were not afraid of testing Ohio State down the field. The Buckeyes have already allowed 20 plays of 20 yards or more; that’s the second-worst total of all Power 5 teams.

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish– This is what Brian Kelly was hoping to get from his offense as far as consistency is concerned. Ian Book has really impressed me and the Irish continue to push toward the playoffs. For the third straight game, they scored 38 points or more and finally beat a ranked opponent on the road since defeating Temple in 2015. This is the best I’ve seen them look since 2012.

5. Clemson Tigers– After almost being upset by Syracuse the week before, they got back to playing Clemson Tigers football and absolutely dominated Wake Forest last week. Travis Etienne rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns, while Trevor Lawrence returned from injury after leaving last week’s game against Syracuse and threw for 175 yards. Clemson thrived on the big play all day, scoring six times on plays of 50 yards or more.