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Let’s be real, when it comes to college football today, unless you lose, you’re pretty much safe. That could be said for the Buckeyes right? Since our strength of schedule is weak, or we can’t seem to find a stable offensive attack. But, out of the teams in the top 4; Ohio State is soundly winning on both sides of the ball. We’ve decided to make our own Individual rankings, and I’ve been tasked with comparing them. This should be fun.

Top 25 (reasoning behind top 4)
Melvin’s CFB Top 25

1. Ohio State

⁃ Kind of hard to argue against the Buckeyes at this point, despite some early season tests they are still undefeated and defending champs. I do believe, however that they’ll take a loss to Michigan State in November.

2. Michigan State

⁃ State has looked really good all season for the most part. That win over my Oregon Ducks is a CFB playoff caliber win. Toughness and defense will lead this team far.

3. TCU

⁃ The Horned Frogs have a potent offense coupled with Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin make this team dangerous in the Big 12. If they make it passed Baylor and Oklahoma, they should be a lock for the playoff after being snubbed last year.

4. Baylor

⁃ The Bears are doing what they’ve been doing for a while, putting up a lot of points. They’ve yet to be truly battle tested and TCU and Oklahoma will be a problem for them. The Cowboys from Stillwater could cause grief for Baylor as well.

5. LSU

⁃ 2 words. Leonard Fournette. My early season Heisman pick. He’s scary good, maybe scary good enough to lead the Tigers to a SEC title and playoff berth if he can get some help from the passing game to keep defenses from loading the box. I feel like Les Miles and the Tigers are out to shock the world.

6. Alabama

7. Utah

8. Clemson

9. Texas A&M

10. Florida

11. Oklahoma

12. Florida State

13. Notre Dame

14. Northwestern

15. Stanford

16. Ole Miss

17. Michigan

18. USC

19. UCLA

20. Georgia

21. Oklahoma State

22. Cal

23. Iowa

24. Boise State

25. Houston

Terrence’s Top 25
1. Ohio State

– Until beaten, you’re still the champion. It’s as simple as that. They’re on the mountain top until knocked off.

2. TCU

– After I watched their offense shred UT last Saturday they pretty much passed my eye test. Whether it’s Josh Doctson catching passes over the defense or Trevone Boykin running the option every other play, this team is balanced. Enough so to continue being unbeaten and scoring a lot of points.

3. Michigan State

– State surprised me early on in the year getting their revenge from last year’s defeat from Oregon. They slowed the Ducks down all game long which told me the defense is legitimate. Maybe enough to make Ohio State and Ezekiel Elliot struggle on offense in a Big Ten markee matchup.

4. LSU

To round off my top 4 I have LSU. I just have a strong belief that Leonard Fournette will carry LSU through the tough SEC. The only loss I see on LSU’s schedule as Leonard makes his way to finish up a Heisman-worthy season is to Alabama. Who has gotten the best of them in that match up these past few years.

5. Alabama

– Huge bounce back win over Georgia.

6. Baylor

7. Clemson

8. Utah

9. Florida

10. Texas A&M

11. Oklahoma

12. Northwestern

13. Florida State

14. Ole Miss

15. Stanford

16. Georgia

17. Notre Dame

18. USC

19. UCLA

20. Michigan

21. Oklahoma State

22. Iowa

23. Memphis

24. Boise State

25. Houston

My Top 25

1. Ohio State

 Still unbeaten, can’t knock the champs off if they haven’t lost yet.

2. LSU

Two Words; Leonard Fournette. Easily the most dominant running back I’ve seen in college football since the streak of great backs bama had from Ingram to Lacy.

3. TCU

Personally, I think TCU is one loss away from getting the wake up call that they aren’t that good. But, until they lose, expect them in this group. 

4. Michigan State

This team is playing like they are ready for the playoffs. The only thing standing between the Spartans and a playoff berth, November 21st @ the Shoe.

5. Baylor

6. Clemson

7. Alabama

8. Utah

9. Texas A&M

10. Florida

11. Oklahoma

12. Florida State

13. Northwestern

14. Notre Dame

15. Ole Miss

16. USC

17. Georgia

18. UCLA

19. Stanford

20. California

21. Oklahoma State

22. Iowa

23. Michigan

24. Toledo

25. Boise State

It’s a few common trends here; LSU is the real deal, TCU is probably going to put up 100 points this year, and until they lose, Buckeyes are #1.

Despite the dominance from the Horned Frogs, I’m not convinced they can compete with teams who actually play defense. Big 12 teams have a reputation of embarrassing opponents and giving up almost the same amount of points. That’s not what s championship contender does.

As of now, LSU is the only SEC team that has a chance of making the playoffs. The days of the committee showing favoritism to SEC teams is over. We saw a glimpse of it with Ole Miss; but let’s be honest, they got real lucky against the Tide. Chad Kelly has better bars than he had good passes from the pocket. The Tigers are showing the glimpse of true SEC dominance on the shoulders of Fournette. I see s record breaking year ahead of him.

Michigan state has a chance to play spoiler this season. Despite TUN(Team up North aka Michigan) they have the realist chance of upsetting the Buckeyes. Here’s where I see a problem; the run game is still just as dominant as it was last years and the offense revolves around that. Take that away, they have a very vulnerable team. Their defense is still a top Big Ten defense and should not be taken lightly. But; they haven’t been up against the new and improved Ohio State offense.

And now, THE Ohio State Buckeyes. THE defending champions. What else is there to say? Until the Buckeyes lose, they’ll stay at #1. They’ve been very fortunate to be undefeated still, but it shows the fight and will of the team. Besides the Quarterback issue, sorry Cardale but even as a fan I’m sick of you, I’m really impressed with Ezekiel Elliot. The hero in half a shirt showed last week that he can, and will take over ball games.

Regardless of where your team fell, it’s still only week 6. There is a LOT of football left to play. These rankings are this weeks, next week could be totally different. One thing is almost guaranteed at this point though; Nick Saban won’t have a shot to win a ring this year. 

Don’t agree with things I say? Want to add your own comments? Tell us. Tell me what you’re top 25 is. But come correct; I don’t wanna hear your plea for ECU being top 25 material. Boy…. Anyways, feel free to give us feedback. 

Credits: Bleacher Report and People Magazine (For the photos).

-Chris Wright @_Heavyy