Alabama Football: Week One College Football Power Rankings

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. 1-0. Previous: . Terrapins . 25. team. 824

Former Alabama football QB Taulia Tagovailoa had a strong outing against West Virginia to lead the Terrapins to a big win. Will they maintain this momentum or fizzle out like last season? Only time will tell.

. 1-0. Previous: . Rebels . 24. team. 841

Ole Miss looked like a very good team against Louisville. The only reason I don’t have them higher on this list is because I don’t think that Louisville is very good. They were also very undisciplined, racking up a ton of penalties. That could come back to bite them in close games in the future. It will be two tune-up games before a showdown with Alabama football in Tuscaloosa the first week of October.

834. . 0-1. Previous: . Hurricanes . 23. team

Hard to lose a game by 30+ and still make your way into the top 25, but here is Miami. This is more a commentary on just how good Alabama football was this weekend. The Hurricanes are a good team and will rebound with a solid season in a weak ACC.

Hokies . 22. team. 847. . 1-0. Previous:

Is the ACC just even more weak than usual or is Virginia Tech a legitimate threat? Hard to say, but the defense looked pretty good against a solid offense in North Carolina. They forced turnovers when they needed to and it led them to victory. Could they become this year’s Arkansas?

820. . 1-0. Previous: . Ducks . 21. team

Was it just the Ducks looking ahead to a big showdown with Ohio State this weekend or a sign of bigger issues? Probably a little of both which is why I have the Ducks way down in the pecking order of the middling PAC-12.