Week 2 of the college footballseason saw some big time matchups between teams that were considered near the top of the FBS pecking order. The Oklahoma Sooners taking out the Ohio State Buckeyes drew the most headlines, with OU handling their counterpart with little drama.
The 31-16 victory was as dominant a performance as we’ve seen from a Oklahoma football team in some time.
It’s no wonder they’ve made their way onto Kirk Herbstreit’s Top Four in Week 2. The Crimson Tide remain at the top of Herbstreit’s list, but there has been considerable movement behind them.
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The most notable snub on the list is that of the USC Trojans Twitter page, which was the only one that wasn’t tagged in his tweet. But there is plenty to debate beyond their exclusion.
No doubt the Trojans are glad to see themselves on this list at all. After wobbling against Western Michigan in week one, they beat a talented Stanford team convincingly, and quarterback Sam Darnold looked more Heisman-esque, despite throwing two interceptions to go with his four touchdowns.
Clemson holds strong at the three spot on Herbstreit’s list, while Oklahoma’s impressive victory was enough to slot them up second on the list now. They trail only Alabama now, who remains the consensus gold standard in the FBS this season.
Penn State and Ohio State fall off the board completely.
After having the most of any conference on Herbstreit’s list, the Big Ten is now a notable omission from his Top Four.
This list will undoubtedly change as the season presses on, possibly after Week 3. Several teams have tough games ahead, with Clemson drawing the toughest matchup of the four against the Louisville Cardinals.
Lamar Jackson is looking as dynamic as he did last year, and could give the third team on Herbstreit’s list trouble.
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