Welcome to the inaugural Big Green CFB Top 25. No preseason rankings here! Most teams have wrapped up their out of conference play and with the majority of in-conference play kicking off this week we have a good idea of what teams across college football will look like for the 2018-2019 season. Without further ado here’s is TBG’s Top 25
Notes: Bama continues its dominate streak through Week 3 with the Tide crushing Ole Miss 62-7. This week Saban’s squad will take on a rising Texas A&M team but it doesn’t appear as though the Crimson Tide will face a team that can really challenge them until at least November.
Notes: The Sooners haven’t lost a step despite Baker Mayfield’s leaving for the NFL. Starting QB Kyler Murray is playing like an early Heisman contender and if he can keep Oklahoma rolling they may find themselves in the playoff conversation later this season.
5. Ohio State
Notes: Ohio State’s being ranked lower than Oklahoma is less of an inditement on the Buckeyes and more of a praise of the Sooners. After a slow start vs TCU the Buckeyes will benefit from the return of embattled Head Coach Urban Meyer.
Notes: After two years of mediocrity LSU appears to be back on the come up. With the victory over Auburn, LSU has shown that it can hang with the other powers in the SEC.
7. Penn State
9. Notre Dame
Notes: While the Fighting Irish remain undefeated their recent close games haven’t really inspired a lot of confidence. Starting QB Brandon Wimbush has been so inconsistent that his performance against Michigan seems to be an distant memory. Notre Dame needs to tighten up before their schedule really heats up in two weeks.
10. Auburn (T)
10. Washington (T)
12. Virginia Tech
13. West Virginia
14. Miss State
Notes: It’s still early in the season but Wisconsin’s upset defeat at the hands of the BYU Cougars could have playoff implications. With loss the Badger’s margin for error is slim entering Big 10 play if they want to make a playoff push.
21. Oklahoma State
22. Texas A&M
Notes: A&M has surprised many in Jimbo Fisher’s first year with the Aggies. While they aren’t undefeated A&M has proven it can hang with the big dogs of the sport only narrowly falling to No.3 Clemson 28-26. With this week’s upcoming game against Bama we’ll really see how far Jimbo has elevated this team.
23. Michigan State
Notes: Going into week 4 Colorado is quietly undefeated and sitting alone at the top of the Pac 12 South. With a win against rival Colorado State and Nebraska Colorado has done just enough to crack the Top 25.
Notes: BYU went into Madison and beat the defending Big Ten West champs. That is more than enough to crack the Top 25. Don’t sleep on the Cougars this season.