Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Texas, Nebraska
Like a well-thought-out TV series, it seems the Marty McFly charts are supporting life. The actor I hired to play Michael J. Fox’s character wasn’t Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd’s de-aging was too expensive, and DeLoreans continued to go bankrupt. Never mind that these are the most “Back to the Future” jokes I’ve done in one piece and this is Week 6.
If only more people put the reference together or want to read someone talking nonsense about their failed football programs. Oh good. Live and let the blog I guess.
Okay, based on what could be the last unofficial McFly rankings college teams try to win back the most. Washington and Florida State were in the ICU after falling to UCLA and Wake Forest, respectively, two previous Saturdays, and both are outside the top five entirely after defeats to Arizona State (yikes) and NC State, respectively. corresponding.
The Seminoles scored all of their 17 points in the second quarter, and took a 14-point lead for the Wolf Pack. Down 19-17 with 38 ticks left in the game, quarterback Jordan Travis threw a second and eighth pick from NC State’s 22-yard line. This year’s Florida State kickball game is a rollercoaster ride – soccer player Ryan Fitzgerald is fifth out of 10 on the season – and I guess Mike Norvell wants to get closer or not risk it. something. Instead, ‘Noles dropped to 4-2 for the year.
For the second week in a row, a Michael Penix intercept was the difference in Washington’s loss. The Sun Devil blocked and intercepted a second-half pass from Huskies QB and returned for a touchdown. That gave ASU a 24-10 lead that it was never left behind, trading scores until the whistle to win, 45-38. Now, 2-4 after six games and the sacking of Herm Edwards, interim coach Shaun Aguano has the first game of his career against a top opponent.
Anyway, those losses open up two positions, and we’ll have a new entry in this area as well as a return to the leaderboard for two lucky shows.
5. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Since this is a stripped-down version and Husker are currently in first place in their division after two consecutive wins under interim head coach Mickey Joseph, welcome to Husker to the leaderboard. class. Surely this trajectory under a new coach will only continue to increase as Nebraska looks to win the first division championship since The Big Ten used the unfortunate distinction of Leader and Legend.
After drawing Indiana at home, Nebraska went to New Jersey and stared at the Rutgers until one team delivered an ill-timed intercept. Defeated 13-0 at halftime, the Huskers regrouped for a 14-13 win, and Greg Schiano reminds everyone that he was an NFL coach and head coach at the time.
The black shirt is back. Big Red football is back. And Nebraska is back.
4. No. 22 Texas Longhorns
Quinn Ewers returned to the ballpark against Oklahoma and led Texas to their heaviest defeat yet against their longtime opponent, 49-0. It’s a victory statement that says, “Hey, we can beat the best at their worst.” The Sooners are without starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel and also the coach who has beaten them four of the past five seasons.
The Longhorns have two wins and one loss against three of the bottom four in the Big 12, and that includes a victory by the Red River Cavalry. I doubt the Sooners end the year at the end of the conference, but they’ve passed 145-58 over the past three weeks.
As for Texas, four of its next six games are against ranked opponents, and the other two are against Iowa State and Baylor. (It’s crazy that there are five teams ranked in the Big 12 and none of them are coached by Matt Campbell or Dave Aranda.)
The benefit of this short-lived rating is that I won’t have to openly eat all I’ve given the Texas fans if they end up doing well this year. So with that said, even the Longhorns odds are .500 over the last six games of the regular season.
3. No. 11 UCLA Bruins
I am still in the dark about whether the Bruins will ever be present enough to go and come back. Good thing I don’t have social media to tell me how poorly I’m doing my job. I know UCLA and Chip Kelly have only one national title between them, and it came out in 1954. So what?
Kelly is a prominent enough figure in Oregon who has taken a decent number of years to qualify as gone, and now his team is in the top 15 after a bye week before the coach’s triumphant return. Coach Eugene. Former bronze medalist Duck has yet to beat his alma mater (0-3), and Duck’s current coach Dan Lanning will also have an extra week to prepare for the match between the two top 15 teams as they are also temporarily suspended. separate.
Team Bruins traded with the Pac-12 champions last year, beating Utes, 42-32, and it will be fun to see how they go up against the program that won it two years ago when Utah did.
2. USC Trojan No. 7
Lincoln Riley’s team survived the toughest test to date – a 30-14 win over Washington State with a dozen hits, but no passes. The Trojan is doing what we ask of every team looking to get it back: Beat the teams you have to beat. Talented athletes, a strong yet safe passing game, a veteran offensive and opportunistic defense will take you far in college football. Change defense from chance to star and you have Alabama.
After cross-city rival UCLA beat Utah last week, mandatory college football in Los Angeles became the right pieces again, and it would be a shame for USC to lose to a recently successful opponent. That will be USC’s duty Saturday night in Salt Lake City against a good Ute team. This is one of Caleb Williams’ rare opportunities to get a Heisman moment, and probably the last until November 11 in the game against UCLA.
Utah is a 3.5-point home favourite, it’s Riley’s USC debut against a ranked team and it’s the kind of game that generates “USC is back” titles.
1. Volunteer No. 6 Tennessee
Back when I first started this weekly chart, I said Tennessee wouldn’t come back until the competitors got sick of listening to Rocky Top so they would actively listen. Chumbawamba to put a less obnoxious song in their heads. It’s actually quite genius even if it’s really evil. We will beat you so badly that each of our fans will hit “Woo!” part of Rocky Top at full for four hours straight.
It’s psychological warfare, and LSU fans mined out after three-quarters of the time in Death Valley on Saturday. Brian Kelly’s team got off to a confusing start, fumbling before the opening kick, and never recovered. The Vols’ 40-13 win put them past USC in the AP poll and set up the biggest Alabama-Tennessee game since 2016.
It’s so big that College Gameday is making a trip back to Knoxville less than a month after arriving in town for the Florida game. Nick Saban hopes Bryce Young can play after suffering a shoulder injury against Arkansas a few weeks ago. Despite that, he probably won’t be 100%, Jalen Milroe doesn’t look great against Texas A&M, and Hendon Hooker is fit.
This is as vulnerable as Tide under Saban. Not being able to make it to the College Football Playoffs, winning against Alabama when you get their attention is like you’ll gain attention and is an important step in getting back on track.