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ESPN updates the College Football Top 25 Rankings after Week One

ByScotty Jenkins

Published on Wed Sep 08 2021

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ESPN updates the College Football Top 25 Rankings after Week One

Georgia came, the Bulldogs saw, then the defense of Kirby Smart conquered. The 10-3 win on Saturday night over Clemson was one obvious defense clinic to get after the quarterback. The Bulldogs frustrated the Trevor Lawrence's replacement D.J. Uiagalelei and sacked the Heisman hopeful seven times, which is a new record high (or low) for the usually explosive Clemson offense coached by Dabo Swinney.

According to Smart, the team of Clemson was unbelievable, but he is very proud of the fact that his university won the game.

Georgia, alongside top-ranked Alabama, showed what they're made of as their performances were pretty much impressive against tough competition. Texas, Penn State, and Iowa also had some wins over top-ranked opponents.

The results of week one will cause important movement in the FPI rankings of ESPN outside the top 5.

The FPI (Football Power Index) of ESPN is how the body measures the strength of teams that are meant to be the top predictor of the performance of a team for the season. The Football Power Index represents the number of points below or above the average of a team. They base the projected results on 10000 simulations of the entire season, making use of the remaining schedule, results to date, and the FPI. They update the projections and ratings daily.

From number one to number 25, below is the updated FPI ranking from ESPN following the results of week one ahead of the Notre Dame - Florida State game on Sunday and Ole Miss versus Louisville on Monday night.

College Football Rankings heading into Week 2:

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
  2. Clemson Tigers (0-1)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
  4. Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)
  5. Georgia Bulldogs (1-0)
  6. Texas A&M Aggies (1-0)
  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  8. Texas Longhorns (1-0)
  9. Florida Gators (1-0)
  10. Auburn Tigers (1-0)
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0)
  12. Miami Hurricanes (0-1)
  13. Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
  14. Oregon Ducks (1-0)
  15. Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)
  16. LSU Tigers (0-1)
  17. Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0)
  18. N.C. State Wolfpack (1-0)
  19. Iowa State Cyclones (1-0)
  20. North Carolina Tar Heels (0-1)
  21. USC Trojans (1-0)
  22. Michigan State Spartans (1-0)
  23. Wisconsin Badgers (0-1)
  24. Ole Miss Rebels
  25. Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0)

The position of the Tar Heels declined by 7 spots after they lost to Virginia Tech at 17-10 on Friday night. Meanwhile, the Hokies went up a spot to number 25 after they posted their top win in the tenure of Justin Fuente.

Michigan State rose by 15 spots after they ran over Northwestern, which landed at number 23 this week. Another side is Wisconsin of the Big Ten dropping 8 spots to number 23 after the Badgers lost to Penn State, who came in 1 place ahead of Ole Miss that opened this season on Monday night against Louisville.

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