My College Football AP Poll as of November 7th, 2021
Surviving becomes more and more important as undefeated teams keep falling. Georgia dominated again while Oklahoma was on bye. Ohio State, Oregon, Alabama and Cincinnati all struggled to escape the week with W’s. Meanwhile Wake Forest and Michigan State both took their first losses of the season.
#1 Georgia- College Football remains Georgia’s league to lose. What else needs to be said at this point. Even with a loss, I still think they would be #1.
#2 Cincinnati- Ignore the chatter of how UC let Tulsa hang around. Everybody struggled this week. They deserve to be #2 because they earned it.
#3 Oklahoma- Wins matter even if they weren’t created equal. Oklahoma will get a chance to build its resume here soon closing with Baylor, Iowa State and Oklahoma State.
#4 Alabama- Alabama keeps being given the benefit of the doubt despite constantly struggling with lesser teams. They allowed Tennessee, Florida and LSU to hang around and lost to Texas A and M. I say all this to say that the media is gate keeping hard right now. Alabama does have the best resume of all 1 loss teams and I will rank them at 4 off the wins of Miami and Ole Miss.
#5 Michigan State- MSU suffered its first loss of the season and it was a medium one. They lost to a Purdue team that is a few weeks removed from besting former #2 Iowa. Still they have wins over Michigan and Miami which honestly makes for a better resume than Alabama. However, MSU lost recently and it’s a weaker loss than Alabama’s. Michigan State and Alabama will get chances to solidify their top 4 placings later in the season.
#6 Oregon- Based off of how each team is playing, it is such a coin flip between Oregon and Ohio State. Ohio State has the quality wins beating Penn State while Oregon is drug down by its conference. Still, Oregon won the head to head.
#7 Ohio State- Is it just me or has Ohio State stopped looking impressive? I think they need strong showings against Michigan State and Michigan along with Oregon and Alabama losses to make the top 4 cut. However, the CFP would probably take a 1 loss OSU over an unbeaten UC.
#8 Michigan- I actually think UM is the 4th best team in the country and my pick to win their division and the big 10. However, chocking away a 4th quarter lead against the only good team they played definitely hurt. Their resume is arguably one of the weakest in the top 10. We will see if Michigan can finally get out of their own way for once.
#9 Notre Dame- Notre Dame has been boring and forgettable this year. It’s not completely their fault. There was a time they were playing 4 top 25 teams in a row including Cincinnati, North Carolina, VA Tech(I think), and Wisconsin. Cincinnati has been the only team of substance and they lost that game. If the committee is gate keeping Cincinnati out of the top 4, Notre Dame stands no chance.
#10 Oklahoms State- Honestly, Oklahoma State has looked more impressive than Oklahoma so far. But you expect Oklahoma to have a better roster. I hope both teams stay in the top 10 to set up a classic Bedlam matchup.
So there’s my top 10 so far check back next week to see how it all shakes out. Thanks for reading and have a great day and thanks for reading!