Week Nine Power Rankings (NCAA)

1. Ohio State Buckeyes– Four more touchdowns from Justin Fields. What more does he need to do to get some Heisman candidate love? He’s been dominant and has been on a tear in his first year as a starter. This is one of the more complete Ohio State teams I’ve seen in recent memory and to be honest, I don’t remember their title team from 2014-15 being this strong on both sides of the football. They handled their business against Northwestern last Friday night for the tilt with Wisconsin coming shorty this morning at the shoe.

2. LSU Tigers– Another week, they continue to roll. They didn’t look their best against Mississippi State last week, but they did more than enough to get by for the win and a Tigers team going half-speed is still better than some of the competition in the SEC. Joe Burrow threw four more touchdown passes to give him 29 on the season which is a single-season record in school history. Last week was the quiz, this week is the test when they host Auburn at home today in a huge SEC West showdown.

3. Clemson Tigers– They have the longest winning streak going in college football going. I’m still worried about Trevor Lawrence because he continues to throw interceptions. Of course, it’s something to notice, but they continue to win football games, nonetheless. They’ve been destroying their competition by nearly 30 points a game this year. When it matters most, they will still be a playoff team looking to repeat as champions once again.

4. Alabama Crimson Tide– Bama was able to survive against Tennessee without Tua Tagovailoa for most of the game. He sprained his ankle and missed the rest of the game. It was also announced that he’d miss a game or two. Let’s be realistic here because Alabama is usually consistent on both sides of the football. This year, the defense has been a struggle especially after losing Dylan Moses for the year with a knee injury. They must take care of the Arkansas Razorbacks which I see them doing because of Arkansas’ struggle so this should be another day at the office for Saban and company.

5. Oklahoma Sooners– Their offense continues to roll after a 52-14 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers. This was the Sooners 17th straight game with at least 34 points which is remarkable. Jalen Hurts continues to keep himself atop the Heisman talk. He completed 16 of his 17 pass attempts with 316 yards and three touchdown passes. This offense has no flaws at all. Oklahoma didn’t have any let downs after their big win over the Texas Longhorns the week before.

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