College Football Power Rankings Week 2

Published on September 18, 2010 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Monster Saturday provided some frightening results but little in the way of frightening moments for top teams. Alabama and Ohio State both beat ranked nonconference opponents in convincing fashion, but it was the Tide who garnered most of the first-place votes this week.

Boise State, TCU and Oregon round out the top five, while Michigan, Houston, Cal and West Virginia enter this week’s Top 25.

Here is this week’s Power Rankings:

OverallVoters 1-5 | Voters 6-10 | Voters 11-20

College Football Power Rankings – Week 2
1 (1) Alabama (18) 2-0 498 A matchup teeming with history was not one for the history books, as Alabama had its way with Penn State in a comfortable 24-3 win. Trent Richardson’s 190 yards of total offense downgraded the urgency of Mark Ingram’s return.
2 (2) Ohio State (2) 2-0 480 Pryor wasn’t perfect, but he didn’t need to be for Ohio State to beat Miami in Saturday’s most anticipated matchup. In a game that hinged on turnovers and big plays, Pryor didn’t beat himself — unlike counterpart Jacory Harris.
3 (3) Boise State 1-0 450 The Broncos became the story in Week 2 but didn’t even play. Virginia Tech’s loss to FCS foe James Madison took some shine off Boise’s Sept. 6 win. Few opportunities to add sparkle remain on its schedule. Wyoming, anyone?
4 (4) TCU 2-0 419 The Horned Frogs couldn’t stop scoring even when they wanted to in a 62-7 thrashing of Tennessee Tech. Gary Patterson admitted he wasn’t trying to run up the score. Indeed, TCU rarely threw in the second half, and all of its touchdowns came on the ground.
5 (7) Oregon 2-0 409 Lightning almost struck in Knoxville … well, actually, it did strike. But the upset watch never materialized, as Oregon erased a first-half deficit and almost ran Tennessee out of the building after the break in a 48-13 win.
6 (10) Oklahoma 2-0 398 Brothers in arms it wasn’t. Sibling rivalry? Not so much. Fratricide? Maybe. Bob Stoops’ Sooners put a beatdown on brother and FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops as OU dominated the Seminoles. In truth, a 47-17 score probably flattered Florida State.
7 (5) Texas 2-0 374 Mike Davis gave Texas the shot in the arm it needed after Wyoming took a shocking second-quarter lead. The freshman WR (seven catches, 104 yards) caught a long TD pass late in the first half to give Texas a comfortable cushion en route to a 34-7 win.
8 (6) Iowa 2-0 373 After a couple of breezy wins, Iowa’s main concern seems to be how to accommodate Adam Robinson (156 yards, one TD) and returnee Jewel Hampton (20 carries, 84 yards) in a backfield suddenly blooming with talent. Not a bad problem to have.
9 (9) Nebraska 2-0 352 Nebraska fans already are getting used to the sight of Taylor Martinez breaking off long TD runs. He did it again in a 38-17 win over Idaho. But it was the Blackshirts who won the day in Lincoln with five INTs (two for TDs) and seven sacks.
10 (12) Wisconsin 2-0 300 The script was familiar: Give the ball to John Clay and get out of the way. Despite the difficulty the Badgers had in putting away San Jose State, they could rest easy, as Clay’s eighth straight 100-yard game sent them to a win.
11 (11) Florida 2-0 282 The Gators got themselves into another sticky situation at the Swamp but awoke with an inspired effort in the second half, riding Jeff Demps’ career day (139 yards) past South Florida.
12 (23) South Carolina 2-0 260 Marcus Lattimore had all the right steps against Georgia; South Carolina needed only to follow his lead. The Gamecocks think they have a special player in the freshman RB. It’s hard to argue after watching him carve up Georgia.
13 (17) Arkansas 2-0 222 Arkansas seemed to sleepwalk through the first half against La.-Monroe before flipping the switch in the second and cruising to a 31-7 win. A brutal stretch awaits with a visit to Georgia followed by games against Alabama, Texas A&M and Auburn.
14 (19) Utah 2-0 212 The Utes opted not to risk Jordan Wynn, who sprained his thumb in the season opener, and backup Terrance Cain ensured they suffered no letdown against UNLV. Utah won its 19th straight at home, 38-10.
15 (8) Miami (FL) 1-1 195 A couple of punt returns for touchdowns couldn’t overcome the turnovers, dropped passes and bad decisions that plagued Miami against Ohio State. ACC title hopes weren’t affected, but any talk of a national title now fall on deaf ears.
16 (24) Stanford 2-0 192 Why is shutting out UCLA on the road important? Besides the obvious, it serves as official word that Stanford should be considered something other than the home of a future NFL stud QB — and a legitimate player in the Pac-10 race.
17 (21) Auburn 2-0 183 Cameron Newton threw a pair of TD passes, and Auburn’s defense made a number of important stands on the road in the Tigers’ 17-14 win over Mississippi State — a far cry from their last trip to Starkville, a 3-2 win in 2008.
18 (22) LSU 2-0 154 Two games into the season, more questions surround LSU than answers. The Tigers earned a road win at Vanderbilt, but an indifferent performance from Jordan Jefferson means he may have some company at QB in the near future.
19 (33) Michigan 2-0 140 Denard Robinson twisted and turned his way around Notre Dame defenders all afternoon long to the tune of a school-record 502 total yards in Michigan’s comeback win at Notre Dame. The Wolverines are looking to sustain their fast start.
20 (16) USC 2-0 136 Against Hawaii, it was the defense that caused Lane Kiffin fits. Against Virginia, it was the offense. In both cases, the Trojans found ways to win, but they’ve been far from convincing.
21 (25) Arizona 2-0 112 The competition hasn’t been anything to write home about, but the Wildcats have won both their games convincingly, and Nick Foles has completed 83 percent of his passes. A visit from Iowa on Saturday is one of Week 3’s best matchups.
22 (20) Penn State 1-1 58 The inexperience of a freshman QB on the road against the top-ranked team in the country was on display as the Nittany Lions struggled to get much going against Alabama. Two games remain until Big Ten play begins.
23 (30) Houston 2-0 54 Houston beat UTEP convincingly despite losing Case Keenum in the third quarter. The senior QB displayed “symptoms of a mild concussion” and is day-to-day.
24 (34) California 2-0 41 Cal has outscored its opponents 104-10 in its first two games, and confidence is rising in Berkeley. A visit to Nevada on Friday night could be tricky before Pac-10 play begins.
25 (18) Georgia 1-1 34 If Washaun Ealey didn’t fumble on second-and-goal, Georgia might have written a different story for itself against South Carolina. The ending wasn’t pretty, as the Bulldogs mustered only six points and showed a curious indifference for tackling.
25 (26) West Virginia 2-0 34 It’s glass half-full or half-empty for the Mountaineers after eking out an overtime win over Marshall. QB Geno Smith looked impressive in a pressure situation. But WVU did need OT to beat Marshall.
Others receiving votes: Oregon State (32), Florida State (26), Missouri (14), Pittsburgh (13), Air Force (13), North Carolina (10), Texas A&M (7), Georgia Tech (6), Wake Forest (4), Boston College (3), Kansas State (3), Clemson (2), Fresno State (2), Mississippi State (1), Michigan State (1), Notre Dame (1)

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 2 – ESPN.

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