Clemson’s support for the ACC has ended after the Tigers dropped their second game of the month.
This past weekend, college football came dangerously close to being turned upside down. Around the country, conference play began, and several teams made it apparent that they weren’t ready for primetime.
Despite being unbeaten, Oklahoma is dropping out of the Top 25 rankings (but pure unadulterated luck). With a huge win over Texas A&M, Arkansas demonstrated that they are an SEC team that should not be disregarded.
The ACC had the most unexpected results. Clemson suffered yet another defeat. The last time Clemson lost two games in a row before a bowl game (and generally the College Football Playoff) was in 2014. North Carolina has dropped from being a preseason Top 10 team to being unranked now.
The lack of great quarterbacks has been a major theme this season. In Oklahoma, some are clamoring for Spencer Rattler to be benched. Sam Howell is no longer the powerhouse he once was for the Tar Heels.
To figure out how to run a championship offense, D.J. Uiagalelei will require at least a year. D’Eriq King isn’t the amazing talent that many expected him to be when he moved to Miami from Houston. Is anyone truly so talented? Everyone else seems to be a traffic cone as we seem to be heading for an Alabama Georgia National Championship Game.
College football power rankings: SEC is beyond dominant, ACC is beyond disappointing
After the rest of the conferences dropped out of favor last week, the ACC rose back into the top three, but there’s no denying it this season. The Atlantic Coast Conference will be excluded from the College Football Playoff.
The conference is scrambling after Clemson’s embarrassing loss to North Carolina State and North Carolina’s ugly loss to Georgia Tech. As the only two undefeated teams left in the conference, Boston College and Wake Forest face off in the season’s last game. Florida State has the potential to be one of the worst teams in the nation. Everything is going wrong for the ACC right now, and if things continue to deteriorate, the conference might have no teams in the Top 25 by next week.
Is West Virginia’s defense good, or is Oklahoma’s defense simply not good enough? Since joining the Big 12, the Sooners have never lost to WVU, but they needed a field goal as time expired to keep that streak alive on Saturday. They didn’t look great in the process, and Sooners fans demanded Spencer Rattler’s replacement.
Iowa State dropped out of the top 25 rankings after falling to Baylor this weekend. Oklahoma State is an intriguing team that is still unbeaten after defeating Kansas State, which was ranked No. 25 at the time. Texas beat Texas Tech, who was previously undefeated, by a score of 70 to 70. TCU and Kansas were both defeated in non-conference games. The Big 12 has a great deal of parity, but that will impact the conference’s overall rating.