Week Four Power Rankings (NCAA)

1. Clemson Tigers– What a win for them last Saturday in upstate New York. They knew they had taken Syracuse a little too lightly the last few years so what do they do? They come out, start fast and never look back. I love how the defense has looked the last few games. They’ve been very locked in and physical, a typical Brent Venables unit. Trevor Lawrence threw for 395 yards and three touchdowns passes. The defense held the Orange to 15 yards rushing and 172 total yards of offense. This is 18 straight victories for them now. The train continues to keep rolling.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide– Tua Tagovailoa had a scrimmage against South Carolina in their first SEC game of the year. 444 yards passing, five touchdown passes and became the first Tide player to record five touchdown passes and throw for 400 yards in the same game. This game showed you how good they are because their running game was an absolute non-factor rushing for 76 yards on the day. Today is another scrimmage for them against Southern Mississippi.

3. LSU Tigers– The other day, I was asked outside of Clemson and Alabama, who was the most complete team in the country? I didn’t even hesitate when answering. It’s these Tigers of LSU. They’ve really impressed me with their offensive attack led by Joe Burrow and their defense is one of the best you don’t hear much about. Ed Orgeron has pitched his idea to the team and the players have bought in to what he’s bought to the table. They’ve made things interesting in the SEC West. I can’t wait for their showdown with the Tide this year.

4. Oklahoma Sooners– Another week, another win for Lincoln Riley. That’s 21 consecutive road wins for the Sooners. Jalen Hurts finished the game against UCLA with 439 total yards. This dynamic offense is averaging 677 yards per contest and 10 yards per play. Scariest offense in college football by far and Jalen is my early favorite for Heisman.

5. Ohio State Buckeyes– I’m liking what I’m seeing from them. I feel as if they’re playing with a chip on their shoulder because coming into the year, many thought this would be Michigan’s year with Ohio State making the transition to a new head coach and quarterback. Justin Fields is so fun and electric to watch. Their defense has also been locked in. This is still the top team in the Big Ten for sure.