TGE’s 2018 Week 3 Top 25 College Football Rankings

The third weekend of college football was once again another wild one. From a 31-year long winning streak coming to an end to a near upset at Kyle Field, here are our official week 3 rankings.

1. Alabama (4) – PTS: 200 – LW: 1

2. Georgia – PTS: 192 – LW: 3 | + 1

3. Clemson – PTS: 182 – LW: 2 | – 1

4. Ohio State – PTS: 178 – LW: 4

5. Wisconsin – PTS: 166 – LW: 5

6. Oklahoma – PTS: 162 – LW: 6

7. Auburn – PTS: 152 – LW: 7

8. Notre Dame – PTS: 138 – LW: 8

9. Stanford – PTS: 134 – LW: 12 | + 3

10. Washington – PTS: 124 – LW: 10

11. Penn State – PTS: 122 – LW: 11

12. West Virginia – PTS: 104 – LW: 13 | + 1

13. Mississippi State – PTS: 102 – LW: 14 | + 1

14. LSU – PTS: 96 – LW: 16 | + 2

15. Virginia Tech – PTS: 94 – LW: 17 | + 2

16. TCU – PTS: 90 – LW: 18 | + 2

17. Michigan – PTS: 62 – LW: 19 | + 2

18. UCF – PTS: 60 – LW: 21 | + 3

19. Boise State – PTS: 58 – LW: 19

20. Miami – PTS: 50 – LW: 22 | + 2

21. Oregon – PTS: 46 – LW: 23 | + 2

22. Arizona State – PTS: 34 – LW: NR

23. Oklahoma State – PTS: 18 – LW: 25 | + 2

24. Michigan State – PTS: 16 – LW: 9 | – 15

25. USC – PTS: 10 – LW: 15 | – 10

Dropped from rankings: South Carolina 24

Others receiving votes: Boston College 4, Texas A&M 2

Do you agree with our rankings or are we clueless and know nothing? Let me know and feel free to share your own top 25 with me on Twitter @CJBorron. I’m always open to talk some college football and would love to chat with some of my readers.

Be sure to follow the fella’s who helped create this poll: Dylan Hall, Joel Devick, and Daniel Kingery

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– Collin Borron

Four Teams That Should Be Worried After Week 1

The opening weekend of college football was certainly filled with wake-ups calls for a handful of power 5 teams. Today we look at the teams that were supposed to be “back” or overall had ridiculously disappointing debuts after all the off-season hype.

Michigan – I’m not even going to argue about Jim Harbaugh being overrated or not. Mainly because I’m in agreement with both sides. The truth of the matter is, Harbaugh’s Wolverine’s hold a 9-9 record over the past 18 games. Specifically, Harbaugh is mostly criticized for his failure to win big games and last Saturday against Notre Dame certainly didn’t help his argument. Also, with the addition of Ole Miss transfer QB, Shea Patterson, the Wolverines had sky-high expectations for him to finally bring some stability to a struggling offense. It’s safe to say Michigan’s offense was lack-luster against the Irish. Overall, this team had some seriously high expectations going into the season but as of now, they don’t look like a true threat.

Miami – The Hurricanes were the most surprising team this weekend and not in a good way. This team didn’t look like the same team we saw dominate most of the season a year ago. Especially going up against an LSU team that wasn’t expected to be able to do too much damage against the apparent elite Miami defense. Instead, the roles were completely flipped. LSU looked like the team with the swagger and dominance while Miami looked like they picked up right where they left off a season ago. Honestly, it’s tough to tell if Miami is overrated or LSU is way too underrated. Either way, the Hurricanes have quite a bit of improving to do before they can be referred to as an elite team.

Penn State – If you are a Big 10 team and schedule Appalachian State as your opener, you are asking for trouble. Trouble is exactly what Penn State ran into on week 1 against the Mountaineers. I wish I had an argument in defense of PSU but I’m an honest guy and to put it simply, they got outplayed in just about every aspect for 3/4’s of the game. Specifically, the second half is where App State truly took over. The Mountaineers had 45 plays for 344 yards compared to Penn State’s 37 plays for 249 yards. PSU’s defense was tremendously disappointing. From jogging to horrendous tackling, the Nittany Lions were embarrassed in every aspect. Trace McSorley’s clutch gene got them out of this one but if Penn State doesn’t make some immediate improvements, things could get ugly in Happy Valley fast.

Florida State – To any and all Florida State fans, do you want to talk about it? No? That’s alright, I’ll do it for you. Willie Taggart’s debut in Tallahassee didn’t go as most expected. The Seminoles got seemingly manhandled on their home turf against Virginia Tech. The offense was not able to gain any rhythm but then again how could you when your quarterback is throwing pick after pick and getting sacked every other play. As for the defense, the negatives also outweigh the positives. Especially for a secondary, that was receiving high praise over the off-season. It might be time to start doing fewer dance-offs at practice and a little more, well, you know, practice.

Not-So-Honorable Mentions: Michigan State, Arizona, Kansas State, Houston

Overall, these teams had quite the wake-up calls last weekend and I’m interested to see how they bounce back week 2.

– Collin Borron

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TGE’s 2018 Week 2 Top 25 College Football Rankings

The opening weekend of college football certainly lived up to our expectations and more. From surprising teams to rather disappointing performances, there were multiple teams that made moves this week. Here’s TGE’s official week 2 rankings.

1. Alabama (4) – PTS: 200 – LW: 1

2. Clemson – PTS: 192 – LW: 2

3. Georgia – PTS: 182 – LW: 3

4. Ohio State – PTS: 176 – LW: 4

5. Wisconsin – PTS: 170 – LW: 5

6. Oklahoma – PTS: 160 – LW: 7 | + 1

7. Auburn – PTS: 152 – LW: 12 | + 5

8. Notre Dame – PTS: 142 – LW: 13 | + 5

9. Michigan State – PTS: 122 – LW: 11 | + 2

10. Washington – PTS: 120 – LW: 6 | – 4

11. Penn State – PTS: 118 – LW: 9 | – 2

12. Stanford – PTS: 114 – LW: 14 | + 2

13. West Virginia – PTS: 102 – LW: 15 | + 2

14. Mississippi State – PTS: 92 – LW: 16 | + 2

15. USC – PTS: 90 – LW: 21 | + 6

16. LSU – PTS: 82 – LW: 23 | + 7

17. Virginia Tech – PTS: 80 – LW: 17

18. TCU – PTS: 56 – LW: 25 | + 7

T19. Michigan – PTS: 50 – LW: 8 | – 11

T19. Boise State – PTS: 50 – LW: 20 | + 1

21. UCF – PTS: 46 – LW: 19 | – 2

22. Miami – PTS: 38 – LW: 10 | – 12

23. Oregon – PTS: 30 – LW: NR

24. South Carolina – PTS: 16 – LW: 24

25. Oklahoma State – PTS: 12 – LW: NR

Dropped from rankings: Florida State 18, Arizona 21

Others receiving votes: NC State 4, Texas A&M 4

Do you agree with our rankings or are we clueless and know nothing? Let me know and feel free to share your own top 25 with me on Twitter @CJBorron. I’m always open to talk some college football and would love to chat with some of my readers.

Be sure to follow the fella’s who helped create this poll: Dylan Hall, Joel Devick, and Daniel Kingery

Photo Credit HERE

– Collin Borron

Overrated Texas Exposed Once Again By Maryland

The Texas Longhorns were one of many teams on the off-season hype train heading into the 2018 season. Over the past few seasons, it seemed no matter what, the media declared this team to be “back”, only for the Longhorns to quickly fall apart and have their season result in an average to below average year. Supposedly, that was finally going change in 2018, now that Tom Herman is entering his second year and has gotten his team more comfortable. Once again, this proved to not be the case.

On Saturday, Texas arrived at FedEx Field looking to get sweet revenge on a Maryland team that has been through an unimaginable amount of controversy and tragedy. All signs looked in favor of Texas and admittedly I also thought they had a slight advantage. Maryland had other plans.

The Longhorns didn’t get the quickest start and found themselves trailing by 10 points early in the 1st half. After a couple of turnovers, three and outs, and just overall sluggish play, it didn’t take long to think “Here we go again”. Fortunately, the Horns finally found themselves in a groove and went into the half trailing just two points. That would be the last spark we see from them though.

The 2nd half showed who this Texas team really was. It’s simply a new season but the same story. Loaded with talent but simply do not know how to use it to its potential. Maryland played with more grit and simply wanted it more. The Terps defeated the Longhorns 34-29. Texas once again beat themselves with mental errors and silly mistakes, i.e, the same ole Longhorns.

Obviously, it being just week 1, the Longhorns can technically still turn things around but after seeing them against the Terrapins, I just don’t see how this season will be any different than the last. Which is pretty disappointing. Texas has run out of excuses and there’s simply no reason for them to still be playing this poor. That said, I was happy to see Maryland embrace the underdog role and bring home the win. Big congrats to Maryland and their team.

Overall, Texas was exposed yet again by the Terps and it looks like we’ll be seeing the same struggling Longhorn team in 2018.

– Collin Borron

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