TGE’s 2018 Week 7 Top 25 College Football Rankings

1. Alabama (4) – PTS: 200 – LW: 1

2. Georgia – PTS: 192 – LW: T2

3. Ohio State – PTS: 182 – LW: T2

4. Notre Dame – PTS: 176 – LW: 5 | + 1

5. Clemson – PTS: 170 – LW: 4 | – 1

6. West Virginia – PTS: 156 – LW: 9 | + 3

7. Washington – PTS: 152 – LW: 8 | + 1

8. Penn State – PTS: 130 – LW: 14 | + 6

9. Michigan – PTS: 128 – LW: 15 | + 6

10. UCF – PTS: 122 – LW: 12 | + 2

11. Texas – PTS: 120 – LW: 19 | + 8

12. Wisconsin – PTS: 112 – LW: 11 | – 1

13. Miami – PTS: 108 – LW: 12 | – 1

14. Oklahoma – PTS: 106 – LW: 6 | – 8

15. Florida – PTS: 98 – LW: 22 | + 7

16. LSU – PTS: 80 – LW: 7 | – 9

17. Oregon – PTS: 72 – LW: 18 | + 1

T18. Colorado – PTS: 62 – LW: 21 | + 3

T18. NC State – PTS: 62 – LW: 23 | + 5

20. Auburn – PTS: 42 – LW: 10 | – 10

21. USF – PTS: 40 – LW: NR

22. Texas A&M – PTS: 30 – LW: NR

23. Kentucky – PTS: 22 – LW: 17 | – 6

24. Cincinnati – PTS: 10 – LW: NR

T25. Mississippi State – PTS: 8 – LW: NR

T25. Stanford – PTS: 8 – LW: 16 | + 7

Dropped from rankings: 20 Michigan State, 24 Virginia Tech, T25 Boise State, T25 Oklahoma State

Others receiving votes: Iowa 6, Washington State 6

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

– Collin Borron

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TGE’s 2018 Week 6 Top 25 College Football Rankings

1. Alabama (4) – PTS: 200 – LW: 1

T2. Georgia – PTS: 188 – LW: 2

T2. Ohio State – PTS: 188 – LW: 4 | + 2

4. Clemson – PTS: 172 – LW: 3 | – 3

5. Notre Dame – PTS: 164 – LW: 9 | + 4

6. Oklahoma – PTS: 162 – LW: 6

7. LSU – PTS: 154 – LW: 7

8. Washington – PTS: 142 – LW: 11 | + 3

9. West Virginia – PTS: 136 – LW: 10 | + 1

10. Auburn – PTS: 134 – LW: 12 | + 2

11. Wisconsin – PTS: 108 – LW: 13 | + 2

T12. UCF – PTS: 100 – LW: 14 | + 2

T12. Miami – PTS: 100 – LW: 16 | + 4

14. Penn State – PTS: 98 – LW: 8 | – 6

15. Michigan – PTS: 96 – LW: 15

16. Stanford – PTS: 90 – LW: 5 | – 11

17. Kentucky – PTS: 78 – LW: 18

18. Oregon – PTS: 60 – LW: 22 | + 4

19. Texas – PTS: 56 – LW: 19

20. Michigan State – PTS: 54 – LW: 17 | – 3

21. Colorado – PTS: 38 – LW: 24 | + 3

22. Florida – PTS: 26 – LW: NR

23. NC State – PTS: 22 – LW: NR

24. Virginia Tech – PTS: 18 – LW: NR

T25. Boise State – PTS: 6 – LW: NR

T25. Oklahoma State – PTS: 6 – LW: NR

Dropped from rankings: Mississippi State 19, BYU 21, Duke 23, Texas Tech 25

Others receiving votes: South Florida 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

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– Collin Borron

It’s Time To Start Taking The Colorado Buffaloes Seriously

When the season began, the favorites to win the Pac 12 were Washington, Stanford, USC, and a few others that might be able to sneak into contention. Nobody thought a team like Colorado would be among those listed above but here we are today as the Buffs sit at 4-0 and first place in the Pac 12 South.

Obviously, the season is still young but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be taking Colorado any less serious. CU has defeated every one of their opponents with ease except for their matchup in Nebraska who gave them a little bit more of a fight but CU’s deadly QB-WR with Steven Montez and Laviska Shenault Jr. duo still proved to be too much for the Huskers. Plain and simple, this team looks like it’s getting better by the week and last week’s dominant win over UCLA backs it up.

Quarterback Steven Montez has transformed into one of the most fundamentally sound and reliable QB’s I’ve seen in recent years. His ability to always find the open receiver is something that’s rare to find in a college quarterback. He has the numbers to back it up. Take a look for yourself.

Week 1 @ Colorado State – 22/25 – 338 Passing Yards – 88% Completion Percentage

Week 2 @ Nebraska – 33/50 – 351 Passing Yards – 66% Completion Percentage

Week 3 vs New Hampshire – 14/19 – 166 Passing Yards – 73.7% Completion Percentage

Week 4 vs UCLA – 22/26 – 237 Passing Yards – 84.6% Completion Percentage

As impressive as those numbers are, I do have to mention the fact he has one of the most underrated and overlooked wide receivers in the NCAA catching his passes with Laviska Shenault Jr.

If watching an NFL caliber receiver sounds like something you’d be interested in, I highly recommend turning on a Buffs game the next time you get the chance. Laviska Shenault Jr is a mismatch for nine out of ten corners. He’s tall, fast, agile, and has the hands of a seasoned NFL vet. In three out of the four games that he’s played in this year, Shenault’s had 120+ yard receiving yards. Heading into week 6, the Colorado WR already has 581 total receiving yards and has no sign of slowing down.

This Colorado team has one of the most dominant QB-WR duo’s in the country and it’s incredibly fun to watch. If these two continue to thrive, expect the team as a whole to as well.

Once again, I know it’s early but keep your eyes on that Colorado team down up in Boulder.

– Collin Borron

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TGE’s 2018 Week 5 Top 25 College Football Rankings

1. Alabama (4) – PTS: 200 – LW: 1

2. Georgia – PTS: 192 – LW: 2

3. Clemson – PTS: 182 – LW: 3

4. Ohio State – PTS: 178 – LW: 4

5. Stanford – PTS: 164 – LW: 6 | + 1

6. Oklahoma – PTS: 160 – LW: 5 | – 1

7. LSU – PTS: 152 – LW: 7

8. Penn State – PTS: 140 – LW: 8

9. Notre Dame – PTS: 130 – LW: 9

10. West Virginia – PTS: 128 – LW: 11 | + 1

11. Washington – PTS: 126 – LW: 10 | – 1

12. Auburn – PTS: 118 – LW: 13 | + 1

13. Wisconsin – PTS: 96 – LW: 18 | + 5

14. UCF – PTS: 94 – LW: 15 | + 1

15. Michigan – PTS: 94 – LW: 17 | + 2

16. Miami – PTS: 86 – LW: 20 | + 4

17. Michigan State – PTS: 66 – LW: 22 | + 5

18. Kentucky – PTS: 58 – LW: NR

T19. Mississippi State – PTS: 38 – LW: 12 | – 7

T19. Texas – PTS: 38 – LW: NR

21. BYU – PTS: 36 – LW: NR

22. Oregon – PTS: 30 – LW: 19 | – 3

23. Duke – PTS: 24 – PTS: NR

24. Colorado – PTS: 18 – LW: NR

25. Texas Tech – PTS: 16 – LW: NR

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 13, Oklahoma State 15, TCU 21, Boston College 23, Iowa 24, Texas A&M 25

Others receiving votes: NC State 14, Virginia Tech 12, California 8

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

First-Year Coaching Struggles Reminds Fans That Success Isn’t Immediate

The expectations were sky high for a handful of first-year power 5 head coaches. Some of those expectations were higher than it was for others but overall, it hasn’t exactly been an ideal start for a lot of these coaches. Here are the three I’ve noticed struggling most.

Scott Frost, Nebraska

Nebraska managed to snag one of the countries best head coaches, Scott Frost over the off-season and his return generated an unreal amount of hype from Nebraska fans. Coming off an undefeated season with Central Florida just a year ago, Nebraska fans thought they got a coach that could turn their train wreck of a team to an immediate 9-10 win team. Obviously, this wasn’t a fair expectation in the first place but currently sitting at a 0-3 record, Frosts debut season couldn’t have started any worse. Having their week one matchup canceled, losing a heartbreaker to a tough Colorado team, absolutely embarrassed at home by Troy, and being slaughtered by Michigan, times are tough for Frost and his Husker squad right now. In the end, Scott Frost said it best: “It’ll get worse before it gets better.” He is right after all and I hope Husker fans don’t go ballistic after they struggle to get three wins this year.

Willie Taggart, Florida State

Where do I even begin with this team? With as bad of a start Nebraska has had, I think FSU is somehow off to an even worse one and they managed to get a win. How is that? Well, week one they got manhandled at home by Virginia Tech, barely defeated Samford out of the FCS and then went on to get destroyed by Syracuse. The Seminoles look awful and it doesn’t look like they are getting better any time soon. There has been countless videos, snaps, tweets, and more of FSU players dancing, dancing, and more dancing. I wish I had something positive to say about Taggart but honestly, there’s nothing to be happy about in Tallahassee right now. Let’s see how the Noles hold up against the mighty Huskies of NIU on Saturday.

Chip Kelly, UCLA

I will be the first to admit that I had way too high of expectations for Chip Kelly going into this season. I predicted he’d win 8-9 games his first year with the Bruins and it’s very clear that will not be happening. UCLA fell to Cincinnati, Oklahoma and Fresno State to open the season. Chip Kelly revolutionized college football with his near unstoppable spread offense at Oregon but now that the style has seemingly taken over the sport and he has been out of coaching for a while now, it’s safe to say he’s got some adapting to do. Kelly helped create the monster that is the spread offense but now he must figure out a way to stop it. I still firmly believe his future is bright at UCLA but it is just going to have to take a bit more time than I originally anticipated. To be honest, I was just really excited to see him coaching college football again. Can you blame a guy?

Overall, these three coaches seem to currently be having the most struggles with their new teams. To the fans of these teams and any other team out there with a first-year head coach, DON’T PANIC. It’s called a “rebuild” for a reason and it’s something that cannot be magically accomplished within one season. One has to remember that the majority of these coaches inherited a rather bad situation in the first place. I know it’s tough but please trust me. Being a Florida fan, it’s been nearly a full decade of “rebuilding” and the team is still not even near where they need to be. Every team goes through it. Some longer than the others but patience is key.

– Collin Borron

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TGE’s 2018 Week 4 Top 25 College Football Rankings

1. Alabama (4) – PTS: 200 – LW: 1

2. Georgia – PTS: 190 – LW: 2

3. Clemson – PTS: 184 – LW: 3

4. Ohio State – PTS: 178 – LW: 4

5. Oklahoma – PTS: 168 – LW: 6 | + 1

6. Stanford – PTS: 156 – LW: 9 | + 3

7. LSU – PTS: 150 – LW: 14 | + 7

8. Penn State – PTS: 138 – LW: 11 | + 3

9. Notre Dame – PTS: 132 – LW: 8 | – 1

10. Washington – PTS: 128 – LW: 10

11. West Virginia – PTS: 122 – LW: 12 | + 1

12. Mississippi State – PTS: 108 – LW: 13 | + 1

T13. Auburn – PTS: 106 – LW: 7 | – 6

T13. Virginia Tech – PTS: 106 – LW: 15 | + 2

T15. UCF – PTS: 74 – LW: 18 | + 3

T15. Oklahoma State – PTS: 74 – LW: 23 | + 8

17. Michigan – PTS: 68 – LW: 17

18. Wisconsin – PTS: 66 – LW: 5 | – 13

19. Oregon – PTS: 62 – LW: 21 | + 2

20. Miami – PTS: 60 – LW: 20

21. TCU – PTS: 48 – LW: 16 | – 5

22. Michigan State – PTS: 30 – LW: 24 | + 2

23. Boston College – PTS: 20 – LW: NR

24. Iowa – PTS: 10 – LW: NR

25. Texas A&M – PTS: 8 – LW: NR

Dropped from rankings: Boise State 19, Arizona State 22, USC 25

Others receiving votes: BYU 4, Colorado 4, Missouri 4, Kentucky 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

Arizona State-SDSU Ending Shows Why Targeting Rule Needs Tweaking

The college football day was wrapping up with the final games coming to an end when around 1 AM, I decided to turn on the Arizona State vs San Diego State game. Earlier, I saw SDSU was up 27-14 with under 3 minutes to play so I didn’t think much of it. Then just a few moments later I saw that the Sun Devils cut the lead to just a touchdown and had the ball. The second I changed my channel, it was fourth down as ASU threw it deep with under 10 seconds remaining and WR Frank Darby went up and snagged the ball with double coverage until an SDSU player came and drilled Darby in the head which caused the ball to become “loose” and apparently he bobbled it as he hit the ground.

Watch for yourself.

They reviewed the play for targeting and it was obviously called. They also reviewed the catch and ruled it incomplete. This is where it gets confusing. Frank Darby initially caught the ball. He then “lost possession” of it because of the illegal hit to the head by the Aztec defender. Due to targeting only being a 15-yard penalty, ASU was granted a first down and another shot at a hail mary.

This needs to be changed.

There is no doubt in my mind that this play should’ve been a spot foul. Darby had possession of the ball. It was a catch at the 1-yard line. The targeting is what caused the incompletion. San Diego State got rewarded for cheating. The hit looked very intentional and I can’t help but wonder if the player or team had this as a strategy for this situation. I’m hoping I’m wrong but either way, this shouldn’t be possible in football.

Arizona State should have had one more play at the 1-yard line after the targeting call but due to the rule, the Sun Devils only moved up 15 yards and had no choice but to heave up a hail mary. SDSU batted it down and won 28-21. I’m sure there will be a lot of talk about this play and the rule after tonight as there should be. I hope the NCAA fixes this rule before more teams get robbed by this foolishness.

– Collin Borron

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