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Top teams set to get back to business — Bama atop the college football world

With no matchups between top-25 teams this past Saturday, not a lot was learned about the teams at the top of the college football food chain.

The COVID-19 postponements and cancellations have taught us that the teams most able to adapt and maintain an organizational structure will rise to the top. So it is no surprise that the Alabama Crimson Tide remain at the top of our power rankings.

Here is how our experts filled out their ballots this week.

Paul Shashy’s ballot:

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Notre Dame
4. Clemson
5. Florida
6. Cincinnati
7. Texas A&M
8. Georgia

The lowdown: Due to COVID, Notre Dame vs. Boston College was one of if not the best game of the weekend. The Fighting Irish made a good case for the number two spot, but their underperforming history in big games forces me to continue to place them at the number three spot. Hopefully, most SEC football will be back next week.

Zack Shaw’s ballot:

1. Alabama
2. Ohio state
3. Notre Dame
4. Florida
5. Clemson
6. Texas A&M
7. BYU
8. Oregon

The lowdown: This was the most 2020 week of college football season yet. Several of the top teams in the country had matchups postponed due to COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing. The team that stood out the most in this weird weekend was the Florida Gators. The Florida offense led by quarterback Kyle Trask annihilated an Arkansas team that has proven to be respectable so far. Florida did lose by a field goal at Texas A&M earlier in the year, but I can’t imagine wanting to play Florida instead of A&M at this point.

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