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Clemson 

— They are undefeated yes but that defense, especially on the back end, isn’t as good as I expected. If you can contain the pass rush you can score on them and their offense is just so hit and miss. This doesn’t look like a top five team. 

Sep 10, 2022; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Will Shipley (1) runs 17 yards for a touchdown against Furman Paladins safety Jalen Miller (36) during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium.

Sep 10, 2022; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Will Shipley (1) runs 17 yards for a touchdown against Furman Paladins safety Jalen Miller (36) during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium.

Michigan 

— The Maryland game was concerning. They have an easy schedule but proved, as I suspected, that Jim Harbaugh can have his team play down to competition. I had them at 8-4 this season and they will probably surpass that, but is this a 10 win team? Unlikely. 

Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) runs the offense against the Connecticut Huskies during the first half at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) runs the offense against the Connecticut Huskies during the first half at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, September 17, 2022.

USC 

— I expected a struggle on the road against Oregon State. Why? This is a still a team with a ton of new players and questions in the trenches. A loss or two on the road is inevitable. 

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Sep 24, 2022; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive back Alex Austin (5) deflects the ball away from USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice (2) in the second half at Reser Stadium.

Sep 24, 2022; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive back Alex Austin (5) deflects the ball away from USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice (2) in the second half at Reser Stadium.

Utah 

— I had them as a playoff team at the start of the season and then they lost to Florida. And as we see, the Gators aren’t that great and should have lost to USF. No. 12 in the country is a little heady. 

Sep 17, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising (7) throws the ball in the first quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Sep 17, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising (7) throws the ball in the first quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Texas A&M 

— The Miami win doesn’t look good now. The Arkansas game likely should have been a loss and the offense doesn’t look good. How are they No. 17 in the country with a loss to App State? 

Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher looks on during the fourth quarter against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field.

Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher looks on during the fourth quarter against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field.