Thursday, September 08, 2011

College Football 2011, Preweek 2

Already there have been some shake-ups in the polls. Teams that lost have either been moved down (Oregon and TCU in particular) or completely out (Notre Dame and Georgia) of the Top 25. Even teams that just didn’t play as well as expected are out—including last year’s BCS Champs Auburn.

This week there are, again, many “safe” games for teams looking to boost their status or iron out problems before conference play begins but there is one that pits ranked teams against one another (#3 Alabama @ #23 Penn State). And four teams are already getting a week off.


Oh, yeah. The pros start their season this weekend, too. New Orleans @ Green Bay tee it up Thursday night with a full slate of games Sunday and a double header on Monday. (New England @ Miami at & PM and Oakland @ Denver at 10:15 PM)

Go JETS! (at home against Dallas)

Go GIANTS (at Washington)


Here’s this week’s match-ups for all the Top 25 college teams. The three rankings are, in order, the AP/Coaches'/CBSSports.

1/1/1 Oklahoma (1-0) The Sooners have a week off.

2/3/3 LSU (1-0) The Tigers play host to Northwestern State (1-0) Saturday night.

3/2/2 Alabama (1-0) ‘Bama heads north to Happy Valley to face the #23 Nittany Lions of Penn State (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

4/5/7 Boise State (1-0) The Broncos have the week off.

5/4/6 Florida State (1-0) The ‘Noles will host the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (0-1) Saturday evening.

6/6/9 Stanford (1-0) The Cardinal travel across country to face the Duke Blue Devils (0-1) Saturday afternoon.

7/8/10 Texas A&M (1-0) The Aggies have the weekend off.

8/9/5 Wisconsin (1-0) The Badgers play host to the Oregon State Beavers (0-1).

9/7/12 Oklahoma State (1-0) The Cowboys host the Arizona Wildcats (1-0) Thursday night. This is a rematch of last year’s Alamo Bowl won by OSU 36-10.

10/10/11 Nebraska (1-0) The Cornhuskers host the Bulldogs of Fresno State (0-1) Saturday evening.

11/11/8 Virginia Tech (1-0) The Hokies head east to face the East Carolina Pirates (0-1) Saturday.

12/12/16 South Carolina (1-0) The Gamecocks (1-0) travel to Georgia to face the Bulldogs (0-1) Saturday afternoon.

13/14/4 Oregon (0-1) The Ducks will host the Nevada Wolf Pack (0-0) Saturday afternoon.

14/13/17 Arkansas (1-0) The Razorbacks host the New Mexico Lobos (0-1) Saturday night.

15/15/14 Ohio State (1-0) The Buckeyes host the Toledo Rockets (1-0) Saturday.

16/17/22 Mississippi State (1-0) The Bulldogs will be on the road to face the Auburn Tigers (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

17/16/15 Michigan State (1-0) The Spartans will host the Owls of Florida Atlantic (0-1) Saturday afternoon.

18/18/25 Florida (1-0) The Gators host the UAB Blazers (0-0) Saturday evening.

19/24/18 West Virginia (1-0) The Mountaineers will host the Norfolk State Spartans (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

20/NR/NR Baylor (1-0) The Bears will have the week off.

21/19/24 Missouri (1-0) The Tigers will host the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0) Friday evening.

22/NR/NR South Florida (1-0) The Bulls will host the Ball State Cardinals (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

23/20/23 Penn State (1-0) The Nittany Lions host the #3 Crimson Tide of Alabama (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

24/21/NR Texas (1-0) The Longhorns will host the BYU Cougars (1-0) Saturday evening.

25/25/13 TCU (0-1) The Horned Frogs try to get back on track at Air Force (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

NR/22/19 Auburn (1-0) The Tigers will host the #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0) Saturday afternoon.

NR/23/NR Arizona State (1-0) The Wildcats play on the road against the #21Missouri Tigers (1-0) Friday night.

NR/NR/21 Notre Dame (0-1) The Irish try to make a comeback on the road against the Michigan Wolverines (1-0) Saturday night.

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