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1. Georgia (1) 

— They struggled this past week but find me a better team.

Sep 17, 2022; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) and Georgia Bulldogs tight end Oscar Delp (4) celebrate a touchdown run by Bennett against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Sep 17, 2022; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) and Georgia Bulldogs tight end Oscar Delp (4) celebrate a touchdown run by Bennett against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium.

2. Ohio State (4) 

— After a struggle with Notre Dame they look like they are coming together now.

Sep 24, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Cade Stover (8) celebrate his touchdown catch with quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) in the first quarter of the NCAA football game between Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium.

Sep 24, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Cade Stover (8) celebrate his touchdown catch with quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) in the first quarter of the NCAA football game between Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium.

3. Alabama (6) 

— Vanderbilt isn’t a big win but there is a drop-off after Bama regardless.

Sep 17, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trey Sanders (6) is tackled by UL Monroe Warhawks defensive back Simion Hines (15) at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Sep 17, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trey Sanders (6) is tackled by UL Monroe Warhawks defensive back Simion Hines (15) at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

4. Clemson (5) 

— It was a good win over a tough Wake team but the defense worries me a little.

Sep 24, 2022; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback DJ Uiagalelei (5) passes the ball under pressure from Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive lineman Jasheen Davis (30) during the second half at Truist Field.

Sep 24, 2022; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback DJ Uiagalelei (5) passes the ball under pressure from Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive lineman Jasheen Davis (30) during the second half at Truist Field.

5. Michigan (3) 

— The Terps have exposed some weaknesses I wasn’t sure Michigan had.

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.

6. USC (7) 

— Oregon State was a struggle but this team is loaded and finds ways to win.

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Sep 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) scores a touchdown as Rice Owls cornerback Sean Fresch (1) defends in the first quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Sep 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) scores a touchdown as Rice Owls cornerback Sean Fresch (1) defends in the first quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

7. Oklahoma State (9) 

— The best team in the Big 12 hands down.

Sep 1, 2022; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Braydon Johnson (8) catches the ball over Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Trey Jones (3) and defensive back Rolliann Sturkey (37) during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State won 58-44.

Sep 1, 2022; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Braydon Johnson (8) catches the ball over Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Trey Jones (3) and defensive back Rolliann Sturkey (37) during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State won 58-44.

8. Kentucky (10) 

— A big test coming but they get stronger with Chris Rodriguez returning.

Sep 10, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) throws the ball against the Florida Gators during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Sep 10, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) throws the ball against the Florida Gators during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

9. Tennessee (NR) 

— The Vols look tougher to beat each week.

Sep 1, 2022; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Jabari Small (2) celebrates after running for a touchdown against the Ball State Cardinals during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 1, 2022; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Jabari Small (2) celebrates after running for a touchdown against the Ball State Cardinals during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

10. Oklahoma (2) 

— I didn’t plummet them after their loss because Kansas State is pretty good.

Sep 24, 2022; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) catches a touchdown pass past Kansas State Wildcats cornerback Omar Daniels (4) during the first half at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Sep 24, 2022; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) catches a touchdown pass past Kansas State Wildcats cornerback Omar Daniels (4) during the first half at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Outside looking in

Penn State, Ole Miss, Washington

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Nicholas Singleton (10) runs the ball as Auburn Tigers take on Penn State Nittany Lions at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Nicholas Singleton (10) runs the ball as Auburn Tigers take on Penn State Nittany Lions at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Sep 24, 2022; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) runs the ball for a first down during the first half against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Sep 24, 2022; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) runs the ball for a first down during the first half against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Sep 24, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Bralen Trice (8) sacks Stanford Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee (18) during the first quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.

Sep 24, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Bralen Trice (8) sacks Stanford Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee (18) during the first quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.