Nick Brossette of the LSU Tigers runs for a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on Sunday (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).
With Week 1 of the college football season behind us, the rankings have been re-adjusted after what was a thrilling few days of football. We had upsets, blowouts and absolute thrillers so let’s take a look at how that changed the AP Top 25 Poll for Week 2.
LSU is the biggest mover from week one after upsetting the 8th ranked Miami (FL) Hurricanes 33-17 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. LSU moves 14 spots from 25th to 11th in the AP Poll for week 2.
On the tail end of that, The Miami Hurricanes drop 14 spots to the 22 spot in the poll. Malik Rozier did not look like what we became accustomed to in 2017. Rozier threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for six by the LSU defence. On top of that, a Miami defence who forced 31 turnovers in 13 games last season went without a single one on Sunday.
Next we shift to the ACC, where the Virginia Tech Hokies laid a beating on the Florida State Seminoles taking the game 24-3 in Tallahassee. A huge Week 1 road win bumped VT up 8 spots from 20 to 12 in AP poll. Combined with a Miami (FL) loss, the ACC already looks a lot different than most people thought after one week of football.
And again stemming from this, the 19th ranked Florida State Seminoles could not put anything together mustering up a measly three points against the Hokie defence and fall out of the top 25. Deandre Francois and the Nole offence left numerous scoring opportunities on the table Monday night constantly giving the ball back to VT deep in their territory. They will have to continue to adjust to Willie Taggart’s up-tempo, spread-like offence moving forward.
Michigan could not piece it together losing to Notre Dame in South Bend. Although it was an incredibly difficult atmosphere to play in, and of course an extremely talented Fighting Irish team, the AP thought of highly of Michigan preseason. Heading into Week 2, the Wolverines will be down 7 spots from from 15 to 22 where they will look to bounce back against Western Michigan on Saturday.