My AP Top 10 as of October 10th, 2021
Yesterday gave us maybe the most insane week yet. Cincinnati took care of business Thursday. Michigan survived against Nebraska, Georgia cemented they are the new number 1. Oklahoma rallied back to rip Texas’ heart out again. And oh yeah, Alabama lost to an unranked Texas A and M team. Here’s my new top 10.
Georgia- Georgia has been the most impressive and complete team all year. It was just hard to take that spot from Alabama with all they had accomplished this year and last.
Iowa- Full disclosure, in my opinion, Penn State would have won if Clifford had stayed healthy. Still Iowa won an ugly 3 point game that came down to the fact Iowa made the plays when they needed to.
Cincinnati- if you hate Cinderella stories or football outside of the South, this pick has your eyes rolling. However, Cincinnati continues to look the part, and should all year. The question will become will being undefeated keep UC in the top 4 all year. Bama and Oregon losing helps. If the power five schools don’t have undefeated teams at the end, this could be the year a group of five school gets in.
Oklahoma- Oklahoma continues to be underwhelming and must see football. If Rattler continues to start and struggle, the ceiling is low. But if Williams balls out well against ISU, Baylor and Oklahoma State, skies the limit for maybe the most interesting team in the country.
Penn State- Penn State with Clifford for four quarters beats that Iowa team. That would solidify them as a top 2 team. Sadly for them, that’s not how the ball bounced. Penn State without Clifford will continue to lose and fade from the top 25 with how intense that division is. Losing Clifford in a game that felt like a playoff game was a terrible twist of fate.
Alabama- Alabama has been impressive, no doubt. However, they looked beatable against Flordia before smacking Ole Miss. Another trip on the road leads to less than desirable results. Still Alabama had moments in both the Florida game and Texas A and M game where they looked like the clear dominate force. A loss is a loss and this loss stings. Texas A and M was on a two game losing streak with their back up QB in. They blew a 14 point lead but rallied back to win with a walk off field goal, delivering Alabama their first loss. I think Alabama would beat PSU if they played today, but Penn State got the better lose Saturday.
Ohio State- OSU made the jump over Oregon in the rankings when Oregon stumbled at Stanford. With Oregon on bye and OSU cruising to another win today, no reason to change things here.
Oregon- a bye week keeps them from jumping the losing teams in front of them. The Ohio State win is still a quality win to keep them here.
Michigan State- Personally, at this point I think MSU has done enough to jump Michigan for now. Michigan State is roughing up the teams they are suppose to.
Michigan- I said it last week I was a skeptic of UM this high. They keep winning which is more than the likes of BYU can say. I don’t think they could beat Ohio State, MSU or PSU with a healthy Clifford but they have looked more complete than say Oklahoma. Michigan needs that first quality win to really validate this top 10 spot after struggling against Nebraska.
So there’s my list. Thank you guys for reading. Have a great day guys!
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