The 11-0 Clemson Tigers didn’t play on Saturday, but last year’s defending national champs kept their paws on the #1 spot in this week’s SwampSwami.com College Football Top 25 rankings.
Ohio State and LSU (both 11-0 as well) round out the top three teams again this week.
Ohio State finally had to work up a sweat to take down 9-2 Penn State in a 28-17 home win. We’ll find out how good the Buckeyes are this coming weekend as they finally play a meaningful road game at arch-rival 9-2 Michigan.
The LSU Tigers’ offense continued to impress in a 56-20 win over the hapless Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday night. The Tigers will be seeking revenge this coming Saturday as they host 7-4 Texas A&M at Tiger Stadium. Last season, the Texas Aggies took a 7-overtime (correct) win over LSU at Aggieland (aka Kyle Field).
Oregon’s loss at 6-5 Arizona State late Saturday night was the biggest surprise of the weekend. With the loss, the 9-2 Ducks’ BCS title hopes have been plucked. However, they can also quack-up the slim BCS chances of 10-1 Utah in the Pac12 championship game soon.
We finally had to bring in a couple of three-loss teams to round-out the rankings this week. Welcome to the 8-3 Iowa Hawkeyes (the team which wears a terrific looking uniform remarkably like the Pittsburgh Steelers). The 8-3 Auburn Tigers grab the #25 spot this week and faces arch-rival Alabama in the “Iron Bowl” this weekend.
Tigers dominate this week’s poll with Clemson, LSU, Memphis, and now Auburn!
Finally, college students from both Harvard and Yale ran onto the field during halftime in a coordinated protest against climate change. The students delayed Saturday’s game for over one hour.
It would have been a courtesy to the other fans in the stadium if the protesters had spelled out the words “CLIMATE CHANGE” on the field like most college bands would have done!
Eventually, Yale won the annual battle in CO2 overtimes 50-43.
Here is the SwampSwami.com College Football Top 25 for the week ending Saturday, November 23, 2019. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!