There have been no big non-conference matchups. Teams (Michigan) have seen dramatic rises and falls in consecutive weeks. Whole teams (Wisconsin) have been put out of commission. A Heisman contender (Trevor Lawrence) tested out for his team’s biggest regular season game. A major conference (Pac-12) has yet to even step on the field.
One thing remains constant, and it seems only one thing, that is the sheer dominance of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Tide torched another opponent and are putting on the same type of show comparable to the one which earned “greatest team ever” status for LSU last year. LSU’s designation is, no doubt, in danger.
Here’s how are experts filled out their ballots this week.
Zack Shaw’s ballot:
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
6. Texas A&M
The lowdown: Teams appear to be settling into the 2020 season. Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State have shown that they are more talented than everyone else in the country. In the upcoming week, Notre Dame has a chance to prove where they stand against Clemson (without Trevor Lawrence), and Georgia and Florida face off in a matchup that will likely decide who represents the SEC East in the conference championship.
Paul Shashy’s ballot:
3. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
7. Texas AM
The lowdown: Alabama continues to claim the top spot after they throttled Mississippi State, and quarterback Mac Jones’ quest for the Heisman improved after his flawless performance. Clemson appeared beatable and was nearly bumped down a spot after their mediocre, at best, performance versus Boston College. Ohio State proved to be as strong as expected with a solid win over a feisty Penn State, while Georgia looked weak in their game with Kentucky. The marquee match-up this upcoming week will be Georgia/Florida, which will decide the SEC East and will have huge ramifications on the playoff picture.