Georgia, Georgia, Georgia…
Two top ten teams fall and they both are from the SEC East. The East falls and the West rises as Alabama and LSU get huge wins. Also, the Big Ten continues to look strong.
Let’s get into the Post-Week 7 Overreactions, Tier List, Heisman Favorites and more!
First, let’s revisit some from last week:
THE BIG 10 IS THE BEST CONFERENCE! – Four teams entered the weekend undefeated and all four emerged undefeated (even though Ohio State was off). With Georgia losing to South Carolina (and Florida losing to LSU, even though that’s a legit loss), I think it’s a valid argument now that Minnesota is looking for real.
THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE NEEDS TO MAKE IT A POWER 6! – The AAC remains a strong conference with 7 of the 12 teams at 1-loss or less. However, they lost an unbeaten with Memphis falling to Temple. We’ll see if SMU runs the table.
Now to this week:
THE SEC EAST SUCKS AGAIN! – This is my only overreaction and there is no defense to it. The East did not have a good Week 7.
– #3 Georgia lost a South Carolina team with a losing record (and that Alabama and Missouri crushed a few weeks prior).
– #7 Florida lost to #5 LSU, and while that is a legit loss, it showed they still have work to do.
– Vanderbilt lost to UNLV by 24 points.
Now, to that point, Missouri beat Ole Miss, Tennessee beat Mississippi State and Kentucky beat Arkansas. So the bottom of the East ruled over the bottom of the West, however, the top of the West is looking much stronger now and it looks like we could have a scenario like 2011 with Alabama and LSU both making the postseason. Think about it, LSU has easily the best two wins on the year so far with Texas and Florida. If they go on the road and lose a classic game against Alabama but also crush Auburn and Texas A&M, I think there is a legit shot they make it.
Note – the teams are listed in alphabetical order, not a ranking, under any given tier.
Dropped: Memphis, Wake Forest (-1)
1. QB Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma)
Last Week (vs. Texas) – 16/28 (57.1%), 235 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT // 17 carries, 131 yards (7.7 ypc), 1 TD
Season – 98/137 (71.5%), 1758 yards, 17 TD, 3 INT // 74 carries, 630 yards (8.5 ypc), 8 TD
Next Week – vs. West Virginia
2. QB Joe Burrow (LSU)
Last Week (vs. Florida) – 21/24 (87.5%), 293 yards, 3 TD // 6 carries, 43 yards (7.2 ypc)
Season – 148/186 (79.6%), 2157 yards, 25 TD, 3 INT // 35 carries, 105 yards (3.0 ypc), 2 TD
Next Week – at Mississippi State
3. QB Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama)
Last Week (at Texas A&M) – 21/34, 293 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT // 1 carry, -10 yards (-10.0 ypc)
Season – 134/182 (73.6%), 2011 yards, 27 TD, 1 INT // 17 carries, 35 yards (2.1 ypc), 2 TD
Next Week – vs. Tennessee
4. RB Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin)
Last Week (vs. Michigan State) – 26 carries, 80 yards (3.1 ypc), 2 TD // 3 catches, 22 yards (7.3 ypc)
Season – 129 carries, 825 yards (6.4 ypc), 14 TD // 15 catches, 136 yards (9.1 ypc), 4 TD
Next Week – at Illinois
5. RB Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State)
Last Week (BYE) – N/A
Season – 162 carries, 1094 yards (6.8 ypc), 13 TD // 5 catches, 22 yards (4.4 ypc)
Next Week – vs. Baylor
Honorable Mentions: Justin Fields, Sam Ehlinger, Justin Herbert, Anthony Gordon