Saturday, September 23, 2017

9/22/17 Appearance on ESPN Las Vegas' "The Pressbox"

Here my weekly spot on "The Pressbox" on ESPN Las Vegas at the link below, as I talk college football with Clay Baker and Chris Winn!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Top Week 4 FBS, FCS, D2, and NFL Games

The appetizer games are just about over for Thursday and Friday night games, and now we get into the crux of the action tomorrow and Sunday. Here are the top games that the Bilo Football Team will be paying attention to:

TCU at Oklahoma State: The Cowboys offensive juggernaut looks to mow down yet another opponent in their Big 12 opener. TCU rallied last week in a win over SMU, but Oklahoma State rolled over Pitt on the road, and Mason Rudolph is in cruise mode.

Mississippi State at Georgia: MSU rolled past the LSU Tigers in Starkville, but the test gets tougher this week in Athens. Georgia is coming off a thumping against Samford, and was in cruise mode coming into and out of that game. The MSU Bulldogs certainly have the talent to win, but getting up like they were last week is going to be tough to do on the road.

USC at California: Nobody saw Cal starting out 3-0 with wins over North Carolina on the road, and Ole Miss at home. The BEars are light years ahead of where anyone could have projected them in year one under Justin Wilcox. USC is a different story, and while they are 3-0, they certainly have looked vulnerable, and are not at peak performance just yet. Conventional wisdom says that the Trojans should move to 4-0 here, but Cal is going to bring at in Strawberry Canyon tomorrow afternoon.

Penn State at Iowa: The Nittany Lions have yet to be seriously challenged this season, and are off to their expected hot start. The Hawkeyes are also off to a fast start, and are looking to spring the trap in Iowa City Saturday. This will be the first major test for Penn State, and Iowa has little to lose.

Washington at Colorado: Neither team has been tested yet in 2017, and both are unbeaten heading into the PAC-12 opener for both. There could be snow on the ground tomorrow night in Boulder, which could make things interesting, and may slow the Huskies down to a manageable level for the Buffs. This is a revenge match after the Huskies throttled the Buffs in the conference title game last season.

Alabama at Vanderbilt: The Crimson Tide has not lost to the Commodores since 1984, and they have won 18 straight games against SEC East opponents. Vanderbilt is a national darling right now after a 3-0 start, but this could be the buz saw that could kill the fairy tale season. Alabama has hardly been themselves this season up to this point, however, so if the Commodores are going to strike, now would be the time.


Samford at Western Carolina: The Bulldogs and Catamounts have both been early surprises, with their only losses coming against FBS teams. WCU is surprising right now, but a win against Samford could put them right in the lane to compete for the SoCon title.

Tennessee State at UT-Martin: The winner here gets a drivers seat to go head to head with Jacksonville State for the early nod as Ohio Valley favorites in 2017. Tennessee State already has an FBS win under their belts this fall as they beat Georgia State in the opener.

Liberty at Jacksonville State: This is the premier game in FCS football tomorrow, as the Flames, with an unbeaten record and win over Baylor on the resume, hit the road to take on the Gamecocks, who's only loss is to Georgia Tech. This game will have national implications come playoff time.


Central Missouri at Emporia State: Both are D2 playoff contenders right now, but both already have a loss in MIAA play. Central Missouri lost to Pitt State, while Emporia State has a loss to NW Missouri State. One more loss here, and the loser is completely behind the eight ball, while the winner remains in play.

Ferris State at Ashland: Huge game in the GLIAC tomorrow as two teams square off trying to stay one step ahead of Grand Valley State in conference play. The winner gets a huge advantage moving forward in conference play, while the loser may be scraping for an extra bid at the end of the season, and has no more room to wiggle.


Falcons at Lions: Nobody is all that shocked that the Falcons are off to a strong start, but the Lions have been a big surprise to have gone 2-0 with a solid win over the Giants. If the Lions can win this game, and go to 3-0, they may be the dark horse in the NFC.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Power Rated Football Podcast: Episode 6

Join me on the Podcast this week, as I discuss the Nebraska firing of Shawn Eichorst, the new article debunking current thoughts on CTE, coaches on the hot seat, coaches swimming in the Dead Pool, and updates on grading the top four QB prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Coaches Swimming in the Dead Pool: Volume 3

Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina
Can we admit that this was a mistake already? East Carolina made a major mistake when they let Ruffin McNeil go, and they have been trying to rectify it, but what were the qualifications that Montgomery had that made him so appealing? This hire was a reach, and he is doing everything wrong, and the alums are bailing in big numbers.

David Beatty, Kansas
The media wants us all to believe that the program is moving in the right direction. A 22 point win over SE Missouri State followed by back to back losses to MAC schools (Central Michigan being one of them, yeah the same CMU that lost to Syracuse by 24) is not moving in the right direction. It's year three, and there has been no movement forward. It's time to be don with this awful hire.

Sean Kugler, UTEP
He's had one good season, and nothing more, and the 2017 edition has allowed over 50 points twice, and is an 18 point dog to New Mexico State this week. By the way, NMSU is one of the worst FBS programs over the last 35 years in college football. Think about that.

Bob Davie, New Mexico
A current scandal/investigation into player mistreatment and manipulating the school's drug enforcement code is underway. The clock is ticking until the ultimate result and end.

Todd Graham, Arizona State
There were expectations to be met this season, or else the end was near. That was the message. Other than a narrow six point win over New Mexico State (see above comment), the Sun Devils have losses to San Diego State and Texas Tech. I'd say expectations are not being met.

Tyson Summers, Georgia Southern
The fan base has already given up on Summers, with many calling for his immediate removal after a lifeless loss to FCS member New Hampshire. Any gains made by Willie Fritz have been fretted away since Fritz moved on to Tulane. Summers is a short timer.

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
This football team blew a 34 point lead, barely beat Nicholls State by 10, and got toyed with by Louisiana-Lafayette last week before finally pulling away. With SEC play on deck, it's going to get worse moving forward. Again, expectations are not being met.

Coaches On the Hot Seat: Volume 4

Steve Addazio, Boston College
After an encouraging start at Northern Illinois, the Eagles are heading in the wrong direction once again after blowout losses to both Wake Forest and Notre Dame. They play Clemson this week on the road, and their next two conference games come against Virginia Tech and Louisville, with a non con against Central Michigan sprinkled in. Making matters worse, the Eagles can't win at home (0-2).

Larry Fedora, North Carolina
In my opinion, there are fewer coaches in the nation who get more fraudulent attention that Fedora. He simply has not won anything at North Carolina, and skipped out on Southern Miss before the roof caved in. If UNC loses to Duke this week, they are off to a 1-3 start after seriously underachieving a year ago. At some point someone has to ask whether this guy is as good as advertised, because I don't believe that he is.

Mike Riley, Nebraska
I took a bashing all off-season about my takes on Riley, and I am still holding my ground. It seems that many of those bashing me are coming around...finally. His overall record at Nebraska is worse than Bo far...and is in line with the reviled Bill Callahan, yet this guy has the Husker legion wrapped around his finger. After the Northern Illinois loss, and an ill-timed extension, it would seem that the locals are finally realizing they have been taken, and Eichorst, the AD, looks to be tied to the same rails as Riley is after going to rogue to hire him in the first place. The extension was a joke, and completely unnecessary, as not one school in the nation is looking to poach him. Then came the home loss to Northern Illinois, which is one of the biggest cardinal sins in coaching at Nebraska. Stay tuned, because this is about to get ugly.

Brad Lambert, Charlotte
Lambert has gotten the 49ers program off of the ground and operating, but it is absolutely clear after a home loss to North Carolina A&T that the program is not ready to compete on any level, and maybe Lambert is not the right guy to move the needle in the right direction moving forward. All props to him, as just getting the thing off of the ground was a task in mountain moving, but now they need a direction, and currently, the program doesn't have one.

Kalani Sitake, BYU
It was obvious when the season started with a lackluster win over Portland State that this team was not going to be OK. The offense is a complete disaster, and even with Tanner Mangum at QB, the same guy who worked miracles back in 2015, the unit has no direction, limited talent, no run attack, and no life. The defense even fell apart against Wisconsin at home, and empty seats are appearing in Provo. If this continues, it won't be long before Sitake is forced to fall on his sword, because losing is not tolerated at BYU.

Mark Whipple, U Mass
I am not certain as to how anyone ever thought that U Mass as an FBS program would work. New England is a horrible college football area, and support in both fan base energy and media coverage is sorely lacking. Whipple did a tremendous job during his first stint as head coach in Amherst, but that was when the Minutemen were a 1-AA program playing in the Colonial. Now, as a tam that was kicked to the curb by the MAC and is trying to survive as an independent, there is no luster. Whipple will end up paying the price because of an administration that is too damned proud to admit an error and go back to where they came from to live in comfort. That will be a shame.

Terry Bowden, Akron
We all know what he pulled off at Auburn. Not many know what he did for North Alabama. All of that aside, it is now painfully obvious that he will not be performing any miracles at Akron. The Zips are abysmal this season, and it is hard to see too many opportunities for win moving forward. It was a bold and risky hire, but it has not paid off. It's getting to be time to admit it.

Lance Leipold, Buffalo
Speaking of an experiment that has not paid off. Leipold, a major winner at Wisconsin-Whitewater, has not been able to replicate his success on the FBS level. It's a huge jump from D3 to FBS, and it has become clear in many ways that the move has not paid off for either side. The defense is finally coming around, and a win over Colgate last week was big for the Bulls, but if he cannot sustain that, he could be headed back to D3 coaching.

Matt Wells, Utah State
With a game coming up this week with San Jose State, a win is an absolute must. Somehow, the Aggies find themselves favored this week, but I am going the other way. USU has been blasted by an average of 42.5 points in their two games against FBS opponents this season. San Jose State is not great, but they have been slightly more competitive, Texas game aside. If the Aggies lose here, they could likely be underdogs in every game played from this point forward in 2017.

Gary Anderson, Oregon State
The Anderson situation is yet another in a long line of hires that made little sense and have not paid off. Anderson was a square peg trying to fit in a round hole at Wisconsin, and his abilities have not flashed apparent at Oregon State. The Beavers are getting pasted weekly, and even almost lost to Portland State. They figure to be huge dogs in their next five games after a bye week this week.

Jim McElwain, Florida
It's been three years, and still no real answer at QB for the Gators, and the offense is still dragging. Feleipe Franks had the big throw to beat Tennessee, but now it's time to see if he can do that for an entire game rather than a play here or there. There are several winnable games left this fall, but will another eight win season suffice? I think not.

Bret Bielema, Arkansas
Grading out the rest of the schedule, we project Arkansas to finish at just 6-6 with a + or - 2 in either direction. Will that be enough to keep people happy? Probably not. He has a huge buyout for this season, and my friend Jake Wimberly at ESPN 105.9 in Jackson, MS thinks he gets another season because of it. He may get just that, but not many people will be happy about it.

Ed Orgeron, LSU
It's early, and yeah, LSU is 2-1, but that 37-7 loss to Mississippi State was a total and complete exposure of the program's weakness, and let's face it, Orgeron had most of last season and this season to start to address areas of concern on offense, and he has failed to do it. He is a defensive minded guy who has limited understanding of offenses. That is painfully obvious, as it was at Ole Miss. At least he had Clay Helton to cover for that at USC. Matt Canada is highly overrated as an OC, and to be fair, he does not have much in the way of talent to work with, and his brightest star, Derrius Guice, is now injured. People were already calling for Orgeron and AD Joe Alleva to be fired after the Mississippi State loss, and it gets no easier from here.

Gus Malzahn, Auburn
What happened to the offensive guru? Sean White has been kicked out of school for drunken beahvior that led to his arrest after the Mercer "win" last weekend. Jeremy Johnson, touted as a Heisman favorite two years ago, fell completely off of the grid. Jarrett Stidham, one of the most prized transfers in the nation, has fallen on his face at QB. Malzahn is getting exposed weekly as a pretender. I see no way out now but to move on from him, and the next few weeks will likely lead down that road.

Butch Jones, Tennessee
There is no championship trophy for losing to Florida, but it seems that Butch Jones enjoys doing so, as he has beaten the Gators just once, in 2016, during his tenure as football coach at Tennessee. Now the Vols are behind the eight ball in trying to come back to win the SEC East, and with that, his seat has become white hot. Anything short of nine or ten wins this season, and he is toast.

Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana
The Cajuns are still looking for that big win in the program under Hudspeth, and they failed after controlling the action against Texas A&M for a half last Saturday once again. It's hard to see where this program is going other than underachieving mediocrity, and that has to be something that the administration is starting to see.

Joey Jones, South Alabama
Jones, like Lambert at Charlotte, got the USA program running, but now it is starting to look like it may be time to hand it off to someone with new vision. The Jags have not been in eithe rof their first two games, and that is a disturbing trend. Simply limping into bowl consideration at 5-7 should not be enough at this juncture, as this program has already shown that they are capable of doing more.

Monday, September 18, 2017

College Football Week 3: PASS/FAIL Reports

It was another week full of upsets and interesting finishes across college football. Yet two more FCS opponents felled FBS opponents, and it was a magical week for G5 teams over P5 teams. Here are my final gradses for week three of the 2017 college football season:


PASS:USF, Memphis, Houston
USF: Finally played the complete game we were waiting for, especially from Quentin Flowers.
Memphis: Riley Ferguson regains the national trust, tosses 6 TD passes in win over UCLA.
Houston: Controlled tempo from start to finish against Rice, now sets sights on Texas Tech.

INCOMPLETE: Temple, Cincinnati
Temple: The Owls scraped by against U Mass, but are still far from a complete project in rebuild.
Cincinnati: Win over rival Miami (OH) was huge, and a must get, but it was far from pretty.

FAIL: Tulane, East Carolina, SMU, U Conn, Tulsa
Tulane: Green Wave boxed with Oklahoma early, but then the wheels completely fell off.
East Carolina: There are far fewer programs in worse shape than the Pirates these days.
SMU: Mustangs had a sizable lead early, but imploded in 20 point loss to TCU.
U Conn: Edsell has not been able to recreate magic from first term with Huskies.
Tulsa: Any defense at all would have been helpful against Toledo, as Tulsa blows lead in loss.


PASS: Clemson, Virginia Tech, Virginia, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, Syracuse, North Carolina
Clemson: The Tigers are once again in control of their own destiny after huge win over Louisville.
Virginia Tech: Hokies were asleep at the wheel with ECU for a half before a 34 point 3rd quarter.
Virginia: Mendenhall's efforts are paying off, especially if they can steal Boise State win this week.
NC State: Pack had little to do vs. FCS Furman but control the game, and walk away with win.
Duke: Devils force Baylor to play their game, and look like a dark horse in ACC race.
Wake Forest: Dave Clawson is gunning for early coach of the year honors after big early start.
Syracuse: Orange needed big bounce back win after rough week last week.
North Carolina: If Heels had dropped to 0-3 this week, they'd officially be done. They didn't.


FAIL: Louisville, Pittsburgh, Boston College
Louisville: Clemson gets into Jackson's head early as he starts 6/18 in huge loss to Tigers.
Pitt: Panthers were done by the half in loss to Oklahoma State, as pass defense was shredded.
Boston College: BC run defense was a mess, offense still on a milk carton in loss to Notre Dame.

Big 12

PASS: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Iowa State, Texas Tech
Oklahoma: Sooners like to toy with over matched opponents early, and then crush dreams.
Oklahoma State: Cowboys are a true contender, and Rudolph is a Heisman hunter right now.
TCU: Leave it to Gary Patterson to have Frogs back in contention, but defense is leaky.
Iowa State: Cyclones look dominant in strong effort vs. Akron, still a team that can do damage.
Texas Tech: A major test was passed in win vs. Arizona State, even if the defense was a mess.

INCOMPLETE: Texas, West Virginia, 
Texas: Longhorns showed major heart in OT loss to USC, and earned some respect.
West Virginia: Won in blowout over FCS Delaware State, but there were some warts in the win.

FAIL: Kansas State, Kansas, Baylor
Kansas State: No longer a contender in Big 12 for me after loss to Vanderbilt.
Kansas: Maybe the Jayhawks should just drop football after second loss to MAC team this season.
Baylor: The mess keeps getting messier in 14 point loss to Duke.

Big 10

PASS: Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Minnesota, Purdue, Northwestern
Penn State: Nittany Lions cruised in meaningless game with Georgia State.
Ohio State: Buckeyes got bounce back win against Army, should cruise vs. UNLV.
Wisconsin: Badgers may be a national contender, as defense and offense meet in middle finally.
Rutgers: Had to beat Morgan State, and did it by a lot in 65-0 win.
Minnesota: Fleck football was on full display in blowout of Middle Tennessee.
Purdue: You have to like what you are seeing in West Lafayette these days, as Boilers are solid.
Northwestern: Wildcats get a huge pick me up win after rough game with Duke last week.

INCOMPLETE: Michigan, Iowa
Michigan: Despite win over Air Force, it's time to acknowledge Michigan's QB problem.
Iowa: Hawkeyes trailed North Texas at halftime, at home, and that is a sign of bad things coming.

FAIL: Illinois, Nebraska
Illinois: The collapse is beginning, and I see no real way that Lovie Smith is here much longer.
Nebraska: The disaster that I predicted is now happening, and it's very real, as Huskers are a mess.

Conference USA

PASS: UAB, FAU, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss
UAB: You have to love what Bill Clark is doing in bringing back this program, Blazers are 2-1.
FAU: Owls do what an FBS team should do to an FCS team in 45-0 win over Bethune-Cookman.
Louisiana Tech: Bulldogs get a huge boost in CUSA title chase with win over Western Kentucky.
Southern Miss: Eagles get much needed road win over ULM, may be close to turning corner.

INCOMPLETE: North Texas, MarshallNorth Texas: You have to like what UNT did at Iowa, but they need to finish these games.
Marshall: Defensive effort was the best in a long time, but the offense was seriously flat.

FAIL: UTEP, Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee, Charlotte, Western Kentucky
UTEP: I see no way that Sean Kugler survives at UTEP in what has become an abysmal season.
Old Dominion: Offense continues to struggle, and defense caves in during loss to North Carolina
Charlotte: 49ers get beat by a MEAC team, which is just awful, even if I picked them to lose.
Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford comes in and suddenly the offense dries up at WKU.


PASS: Ohio, Northern Illinois, Buffalo
Ohio: Bobcats get a win over Kansas, but is that even a big deal these days?
Northern Illinois: NIU going in and slapping down the Huskers was pure joy to watch.
Buffalo: Bulls defense was solid in win over Colgate, but they need more moving forward.

INCOMPLETE: Ball State, Western Michigan, Toledo, 
Ball State: Pardon me if I am not all warm and fuzzy over a sloppy 15 point win over FCS team.
Western Michigan: Broncos needed big rally to come back to win 1st game of the season.
Toledo: The defense had another bad day, and can be streaky. Streaky defenses kill good teams.

FAIL: Akron, Central Michigan, Kent State, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio)
Akron: I am starting to think that Terry Bowden may no longer care.
Central Michigan: The Chippewas are up and down every week, and this week was a bottom out.
Kent State: A new head coach will be in place next fall. Lock it in.
Bowling Green: Who is with me on Mike Jinks being a mistake hire?
Miami (Ohio): Miami needed that win over Cincy this week, and should have had it.

Mountain West

PASS: San Diego State
San Diego State: The Aztecs are now 2-0 in PAC-12 play, have the nation's leading rusher in Penny.

Boise State: Broncos struggle to out away Lobos and their 3rd string QB, and the crowd size sucked.

FAIL: New Mexico, Colorado State, Fresno State, Air Force, Utah State, Nevada, Wyoming, San Jose State
New Mexico: Lobos are now down to a 3rd string QB after loss to Boise State.
Colorado State: If Rams want to be a P5 program some day, they have to compete better.
Fresno State: Worst two week stint in program history ends with blowout loss to Washington.
Air Force: Falcons cannot find a spark in loss to Michigan that could have been winnable.
Utah State: Matt Wells looks done to me after another horrible road loss.
Nevada: Can I fail the Pack 5 times for losing to Idaho State this week?
Wyoming: Woes continue in games with P5 programs in blowout loss to Oregon at home.
San Jose State: The wagon wheels are falling off in chunks now after massive loss to Utah.


PASS: Arizona, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Utah, California
Arizona: Wildcats do what everyone does to UTEP...buries them.
Washington: Huskies roll in last cupcake game of 3 scheduled this non con season.
Washington State: Cougars get a big win early in conference play over Oregon State.
Oregon: Ducks are starting to look scary after huge road win over Wyoming.
Utah: Utes are impressive in non con tuneup rout of San Jose State.
California: Bears are most surprising 3-0 team this side of Vanderbilt.

USC: Trojans are now 0-2 as a double digit favorite in 2017, which is a disturbing trend.
Colorado: Maybe Buffs were looking ahead, as win over Northern Colorado was not perfect.

FAIL: Stanford, Oregon State, UCLA, Arizona State
Stanford: Cardinal offensive woes that we were waiting for are finally here in loss to SDSU.
Oregon State: The Beavers are a mess, and Gary Anderson may not be able to fix it.
UCLA: Does Mora have a pulse anymore? Rosen mistakes, horrid defense does this team in.
Arizona State: Todd Graham is done. Book it.


PASS: Mississippi State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Kentucky
Mississippi State: Nick Fitzgerald tosses his hat into the Heisman ring, and the defense dominates.
Georgia: Bulldogs get a fairly easy win over Samford, and now must prep for SEC play.
Vanderbilt: It wasn't pretty against Kansas State, but Commodores are a shocking 3-0.
Kentucky: Wildcats get an early jump on SEC East title chase in win over SC.

INCOMPLETE: Alabama, Florida, Texas A&M
Alabama: The Tide were in cruise mode with Colorado State, but the pedal needs to see some metal.
Florida: Gators were lucky to win against Tennessee in final play, as offense was mostly missing.
Texas A&M: Got a big win finally, but allowed ULL to hang around way too long.

FAIL: LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina, Ole Miss
LSU: Orgeron gets exposed in serious loss to Mississippi State, and could already be in trouble.
Auburn: The offense is a train wreck, and Sean White gets kicked out of school. Tigers are sinking.
Tennessee: Butch Jones is probably gone as head coach of the Vols after losing to Gators...again.
Missouri: Tigers offense, which was supposed to be a strength, has gone AWOL.
South Carolina: Gamecocks offense stalls and fails in loss to Kentucky, East status now in doubt.
Ole Miss: Rebels are about to come off the rails, as lack of defense, run game, continue to worsen.

Sun Belt

PASS: South Alabama, Arkansas State
South Alabama: Joey Jones will take any win he can get these days, even against Alabama A&M
Arkansas State: Wolves jump all over FCS Arkansas-Pine Bluff, get big one with SMU this week.

Troy: The Trojans have not flipped the switch yet in 2017, barely escape with NMSU win.

FAIL: Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Appalachian State, Texas State, Idaho, ULM, New Mexico State, Coastal Carolina
Georgia State: The Panthers are a mess in a shiny "new" stadium.
ULL: Cajuns had Texas A&M where they wanted them, and could not finish the game.
Appalachian State: Something is missing with this football team, as they barely beat Texas State.
Texas State: If the Bobcats had any offense at all, they upset App State. They don't.
Idaho: Vandals had WMU down, and let them back up, and are starting to spiral.
ULM: Warhawks are better than last season, but now need wins to show for it.
New Mexico State: Aggies are just 9 points from being 3-0, but need to win some close ones.
Coastal Carolina: Chants come up short against an inspiring UAB football team. Growing pains.


PASS: Notre Dame
Notre Dame: Brandon Wimbush is a one man wrecking crew in rout over BC on the road.


FAIL: U Mass, Army, BYU
U Mass: Minutemen now 0-4 after another close loss to Temple.
Army: Nothing good comes out of a 31 point loss, even to Ohio State.
BYU: Cougars are a disaster, and this week, the defense caved in as well as the offense.

Oklahoma State
Penn State
Mississippi State

National Pretenders
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington State

College Football Week 3 D2 PRS Rankings

Team W-L Points
1. Catawba 3-0 859
2. Bowie State 3-0 850
3. Fort Hays State 3-0 761
4. Assumption 3-0 738
5. Shippensburg 3-0 736
6. Sioux Falls 3-0 729
7. SE Oklahoma 3-0 728
8. LIU Post 3-0 705
9. Texas A&M-Commerce 3-0 701
10. Wingate 3-0 684
11T. Slippery Rock 3-0 678
11T. Winona State 3-0 678
13. Northwest Missouri 3-0 670
14. Central Washington 3-0 663
15. Minnesota State 3-0 659
16. Indiana (PA) 3-0 655
17. Colorado Mesa 3-0 653
18. Indianapolis 3-0 635
19. Arkansas Tech 3-0 633
20T. Virginia State 2-0 600
20T. Delta State 3-0 600
22. Humboldt State 3-0 590
23. California (PA) 3-0 577
24. West Alabama 2-1 506
25. Ferris State 2-0 493
26. Mars Hill 2-1 484
27. Morehouse 2-1 475
28. Midwestern State 2-0 463
29. Shepherd 2-0 459
30. West Florida 2-0 453
31. Grand Valley State 2-1 389
32. West Chester 2-1 374
33. Ashland 2-1 373
34. Pittsburg State 2-1 367
35. Adams State 2-1 364
36. Notre Dame (Ohio) 2-1 363
37. Limestone 2-1 359
38T. Tiffin 2-1 347
38T. Wayne State (NE) 2-1 347
40. Findlay 2-1 342
41. CSU Pueblo 2-1 341
42. Upper Iowa 2-1 338
43. Saginaw Valley  2-1 337
44. St. Cloud 2-1 333
45. New Haven 2-1 315
46T. Tuskegee 2-1 310
47T. Tarleton State 2-1 310
48. Kutztown 2-1 306
49. Washburn 2-1 299
50. Arkansas-Monticello 2-1 298
51. Virginia-Wise 2-1 290
52. McKendree 2-1 289
53. Emporia State 2-1 286
54. Clark Atlanta 2-1 283
55T. West Virginia Wesleyan 2-1 281
55T. Edinboro 2-1 281
57. Bentley 2-1 280
58. Ouachita Baptist 2-1 279
59T. Angelo State 2-1 276
59T. North Greenville 2-1 276
61. Wayne State (MI) 2-1 273
62. Southern Arkansas 2-1 272
63. West Georgia 2-1 271
64. Eastern New Mexico 2-1 258
65. South Dakota Mines 2-1 257
66. Winston-Salem State 2-1 254
67. Fairmont State 2-1 252
68. Florida Tech 2-1 250
69. Central Missouri 2-1 248
70T. Benedict 2-1 244
70T. Bloomsburg 2-1 244
72. Albany State 2-1 238
73. Hillsdale 2-1 230
74. Chadron State 2-1 218
75. Southern Nazarene 2-1 207
76. Elizabeth City State 2-1 205
77. Quincy 2-1 199
78. Augustana 2-1 195
79. Western Oregon 1-2 161
80. West Texas A&M 2-1 157
81T. West Liberty 2-1 155
81T. Pace 2-1 155
83. Carson-Newman 2-1 132
84. Northwood 2-1 77
85. Kentucky Wesleyan 1-2 69
86. North Alabama 1-1 42
87. Merrimack 1-2 38
88. Miles 1-2 17
89T. Colorado Mines 1-2 0
89T. Shaw 1-2 0
91. New Mexico Highlands 2-1 -11
92. Tusculum 1-2 -34
93. Gannon 1-2 -40
94. Lane 1-2 -46
95. Urbana 1-2 -47
96. Missouri Western 1-2 -56
97. MSU Moorhead 1-2 -76
98T. UNC-Pembroke 1-2 -77
98T. Southwest Baptist 1-2 -77
98T. Dixie State 1-2 -77
101. East Central 1-2 -82
102T. Stonehill 1-2 -86
102T. Newberry 1-2 -86
104. Charleston 1-2 -88
105T. Millersville 1-2 -89
105T. West Virginia State 1-2 -89
107. Central Oklahoma 1-2 -102
108. Texas A&M-Kingsville 1-2 -110
109. Lindenwood 1-2 -114
110. Alderson-Broaddus 1-2 -116
111. East Stroudsburg 1-2 -121
112. Fayetteville State 1-2 -123
113. Missouri S&T 1-2 -124
114. Cheyney 1-2 -125
115. SW Minnesota 1-2 -134
116. Bemidji State 1-2 -135
117. Azusa Pacific 1-2 -142
118. Michigan Tech 1-2 -143
119. Black Hills State 1-2 -144
120. Fort Lewis 1-2 -146
121. NW Oklahoma 1-2 -150
122. Mercyhurst 1-2 -156
123. SW Oklahoma 1-2 -157
124T. Minnesota-Duluth 1-2 -158
124T. Virginia Union 1-2 -158
126. Henderson State 1-2 -160
127. Lincoln (MO) 1-2 -174
128. Southern Connecticut 1-2 -185
129. Concordia-St. Paul 1-2 -186
130. Northern State 1-2 -196
131. Concord  1-2 -207
132. Kentucky State 1-2 -213
133. Nebraska-Kearney 1-2 -217
134. Lenoir-Rhyne 1-2 -235
135. Ohio Dominican 0-3 -273
136. Livingstone 0-3 -316
137. Fort Valley 0-2 -325
138. Northern Michigan 0-2 -330
139. Lock Haven 0-3 -333
140. Valdosta State 0-2 -337
141. Malone 0-2 -366
142. St. Anselm 0-3 -381
143. Western New Mexico 0-3 -385
144. Walsh 0-3 -388
145. Davenport 0-2 -397
146T. Central State 0-3 -434
146T. Johnson C Smith 0-3 -434
148. Mississippi College 0-3 -454
149. Texas-Permian Basin 0-3 -459
150. Lincoln (PA) 0-3 -489
151. Oklahoma Baptist 0-3 -490
152. American International 0-3 -494
153. Harding 0-3 -499
154. Minot State 0-3 -500
155. Chowan 0-3 -503
156. Clarion 0-3 -520
157. Glenville State 0-3 -521
158. Shorter 0-3 -546
159. Western State 0-3 -561
160. Seton Hill 0-3 -581
161. St. Augustine's 0-3 -586
162. Truman State 0-3 -590
163. Missouri Southern 0-3 -593
164. UM-Crookston 0-3 -603
165. William Jewell 0-3 -606
166. Northeastern State 0-3 -622
167. Mary 0-3 -623
168. Lake Erie 0-3 -635
169. Simon Fraser 0-3 -643

College Football Week 3 FBS PRS Rankings

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Rank Points Team Record Opponent
1 822 Oklahoma State  3-0 Def. Pittsburgh 59-21
2 749 Oklahoma  3-0 Def. Tulane 56-14
3 730 Wisconsin  3-0 Def. Brigham Young 40-6
4 718 Penn State  3-0 Def. Georgia State 56-0
5 704 Clemson  3-0 Def. Louisville 47-21
6 674 Minnesota  3-0 Def. Middle Tennessee State 34-3
7 672 Alabama  3-0 Def. Colorado State 41-23
8 652 Michigan  3-0 Def. Air Force 29-13
9 640 Iowa  3-0 Def. North Texas 31-14
10 607 Southern California  3-0 Def. Texas 27-24 2 OT's
11 576 Virginia Tech  3-0 Def. East Carolina 64-17
12 559 Mississippi State  3-0 Def. Louisiana State 37-7
13 540 Oregon  3-0 Def. Wyoming 49-13
14 538 Texas Christian  3-0 Def. Southern Methodist 56-36
15 534 Wake Forest  3-0 Def. Utah State 46-10
16 532 Washington  3-0 Def. Fresno State 48-16
17 497 South Florida  3-0 Def. Illinois 47-23
18 491 Toledo  3-0 Def. Tulsa 54-51
19 488 Utah  3-0 Def. San Jose State 54-16
20 485 Kentucky  3-0 Def. South Carolina 23-13
21 472 Colorado  3-0 Def. Northern Colorado 41-21
22 466 Duke  3-0 Def. Baylor 34-20
23 463 Vanderbilt  3-0 Def. Kansas State 14-7
24 462 Washington State  3-0 Def. Oregon State 52-23
25 451 Georgia  3-0 Def. Samford 42-14
26 441 California  3-0 Def. Mississippi 27-16
27 440 Navy  2-0 Bye
28 434 San Diego State  3-0 Def. Stanford 20-17
29 410 Eastern Michigan  2-0 Bye
30 402 Michigan State  2-0 Bye
31 396 Memphis  2-0 Def. UCLA 48-45
32 355 Purdue  2-1 Def. Missouri 35-3
33 328 Notre Dame  2-1 Def. Boston College 49-20
34 327 UCLA  2-1 Lost to Memphis 48-45
35 307 Maryland  2-0 Bye
36 297 Ohio State  2-1 Def. Army 38-7
37 296 Louisville  2-1 Lost to Clemson 47-21
38 295 Hawaii  2-1 Bye
39 294 South Carolina  2-1 Lost to Kentucky 23-13
40 276 Northwestern  2-1 Def. Bowling Green State 49-7
41 268 Boise State  2-1 Def. New Mexico 28-14
42 258 Texas-San Antonio  2-0 Def. Southern 51-17
43 255 Texas Tech  2-0 Def. Arizona State 52-45
44 255 Central Florida  1-0 Georgia Tech (Canceled)
45 231 Marshall  2-1 Def. Kent State 21-0
46 209 Illinois  2-1 Lost to South Florida 47-23
47 161 Arizona  2-1 Def. Texas-El Paso 63-16
48 152 West Virginia  2-1 Def. Delaware State 59-16
49 142 Tennessee  2-1 Lost to Florida 26-20
50 139 Kansas State  2-1 Lost to Vanderbilt 14-7
51 136 Southern Methodist  2-1 Lost to Texas Christian 56-36
52 124 Iowa State  2-1 Def. Akron 41-14
53 122 Texas A&M  2-1 Def. Louisiana-Lafayette 45-21
54 116 Louisiana State  2-1 Lost to Mississippi State 37-7
55 113 Appalachian State  2-1 Def. Texas State 20-13
56 111 Ohio  2-1 Def. Kansas 42-30
57 109 Troy  2-1 Def. New Mexico State 27-24
58 109 Central Michigan  2-1 Lost to Syracuse 41-17
59 108 North Carolina State  2-1 Def. Furman 49-16
60 104 Ball State  2-1 Def. Tennessee Tech 28-13
61T 94 Southern Mississippi  2-1 Def. Louisiana-Monroe 28-17
61T 94 Mississippi  2-1 Lost to California 27-16
63 87 Auburn  2-1 Def. Mercer 24-10
64T 79 Alabama-Birmingham  2-1 Def. Coastal Carolina 30-23
64T 79 Cincinnati  2-1 Def. Miami (OH) 21-17
66 77 Syracuse  2-1 Def. Central Michigan 41-17
67 70 Northern Illinois  2-1 Def. Nebraska 21-17
68 64 Coastal Carolina  1-1 Lost to Alabama-Birmingham 30-23
69 59 Army  2-1 Lost to Ohio State 38-7
70 44 Indiana  1-1 Florida International (Canceled)
71 39 Houston  2-0 Def. Rice 38-3
72T 37 Louisiana Tech  2-1 Def. Western Kentucky 23-22
72T 37 Stanford  1-2 Lost to San Diego State 20-17
74 34 Old Dominion  2-1 Lost to North Carolina 53-23
75 33 Florida  1-1 Def. Tennessee 26-20
76 28 Miami (FL)  1-0 Florida State (Postponed)
77 26 Virginia  2-1 Def. Connecticut 38-18
78 23 Temple  2-1 Def. Massachusetts 29-21
79 9 Nevada-Las Vegas  1-1 Bye
80 -23 Tulsa  1-2 Lost to Toledo 54-51
81 -36 Texas  1-2 Lost to Southern California 27-24 2 OT's
82 -39 Colorado State  2-2 Lost to Alabama 41-23
83 -66 North Carolina  1-2 Def. Old Dominion 53-23
84 -75 New Mexico State  1-2 Lost to Troy 27-24
85 -76 Arkansas State  1-1 Def. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 48-3
86 -83 Georgia Tech  1-1 Central Florida (Canceled)
87T -91 Western Michigan  1-2 Def. Idaho 37-28
87T -91 Air Force  1-1 Lost to Michigan 29-13
89T -109 Arizona State  1-2 Lost to Texas Tech 52-45
89T -109 Nebraska  1-2 Lost to Northern Illinious 21-17
91 -132 Rice  1-2 Lost to Houston 38-3
92 -157 Middle Tennessee State  1-2 Lost to Minnesota 34-3
93 -160 Florida State  0-1 Miami (FL) (Postponed)
94 -170 Florida International  1-1 Indiana (Canceled)
95 -172 Arkansas  1-1 Bye
96 -181 Connecticut  1-1 Lost to Virginia 38-18
97 -197 Boston College  1-2 Lost to Notre Dame 49-20
98 -212 Florida Atlantic  1-2 Def. Bethune-Cookman 45-0
99 -248 North Texas  1-2 Lost to Iowa 31-14
100 -267 Buffalo  1-2 Def. Colgate 33-10
101 -271 Fresno State  1-2 Lost to Washington 48-16
102 -280 Tulane  1-2 Lost to Oklahoma 56-14
103 -282 Louisiana-Lafayette  1-2 Lost to Texas A&M 45-21
104 -295 Miami (OH)  1-2 Lost to Cincinnati 21-17
105 -300 New Mexico  1-2 Lost to Boise State 28-14
106 -301 Kansas  1-2 Lost to Ohio 42-30
107T -321 Idaho  1-2 Lost to Western Michigan 37-28
107T -321 Western Kentucky  1-2 Lost to Louisiana Tech 23-22
109 -323 Louisiana-Monroe  0-2 Lost to Southern Mississippi 28-17
110T -327 Rutgers  1-2 Def. Morgan State 65-0
110T -327 Utah State  1-2 Lost to Wake Forest 46-10
112 -328 South Alabama  1-2 Def. Alabama A&M 45-0
113 -352 Akron  1-2 Lost to Iowa State 41-14
114T -364 Wyoming  1-2 Lost to Oregon 49-13
114T -364 Kent State  1-2 Lost to Marshall 21-0
116 -365 Pittsburgh  1-2 Lost to Oklahoma State 59-21
117 -366 Texas State  1-2 Lost to Appalachian State 20-13
118 -405 Missouri  1-2 Lost to Purdue 35-3
119 -475 Georgia Southern  0-2 Bye
120 -503 Georgia State  0-2 Lost to Penn State 56-0
121 -527 Oregon State  1-3 Lost to Washington State 52-23
122 -555 San Jose State  1-3 Lost to Utah 54-16
123 -584 Brigham Young  1-3 Lost to Wisconsin 40-6
124 -594 Nevada-Reno  0-3 Lost to Idaho State 30-28
125 -599 Baylor  0-3 Lost to Drake 34-20
126 -624 Charlotte  0-3 Lost to North Carolina A&T 35-31
127 -626 Texas-El Paso  0-3 Lost to Arizona 63-16
128 -631 Bowling Green State  0-3 Lost to Northwestern 49-7
129 -640 Massachusetts  0-4 Lost to Temple 29-21
130 -702 East Carolina  0-3 Lost to Virginia Tech 64-17