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Potential Surprise Upsets for Each Top Five Team

Potential Upsets for Top 5 Teams Alabama

Potential Upsets for Top 5 Teams Alabama

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every year, there are upsets that come out of nowhere to shock top teams. Here are spots where each of the AP Top Five teams should be on upset alert.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

1. Alabama - November 5 @LSU

Alabama could very well go undefeated this season. They could have the best offense and defense in the country. But it’s always fun to see where a surprise upset could happen, and I think Alabama’s trip to LSU could be one to keep an eye on. LSU went to Tuscaloosa last season and only lost by six points. Death Valley is obviously one of the most challenging places to play in the country, and this would be a massive win in Brian Kelly’s first season at LSU.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

2. Ohio State - October 22 vs. Iowa

Ohio State showed that they could lose at home last season against Oregon and a few years ago against Oklahoma. Iowa has shown time and time again that they can upset top five teams. Also, if there is a defense in the Big Ten that can slow down Ohio State’s high-powered offense, it would be Iowa. They will have to figure things out on offense, but this feels like a game that could potentially be an upset.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

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3. Georgia - November 12 @Mississippi State

Mississippi State is one of, if not the most overlooked team in all of college football. They have a great quarterback and an offensive guru as head coach. Georgia also travels to Starkville, where you know the cowbells will be loud. They play Mississippi State right after Florida and Tennessee and right before they travel to Kentucky. This battle of the Bulldogs could be one of those trap games for the defending champs.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

4. Clemson - October 15 @Florida State

There were a few games I could have picked here, but I went with Clemson’s trip to Florida State. A lot of people are saying that FSU will be much improved this season. Add on top of that the crowd, the Seminole chants, and assuming it's a night game, the crowd is going to be extra rowdy for this matchup. Everyone knows about Clemson’s struggles on offense, and if they can’t get that fixed in 2022, this could definitely be a win for the Seminoles.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

5. Notre Dame - September 24 @North Carolina

Notre Dame takes a trip to Chapel Hill this season to face an underrated UNC team. Not many people are talking about them, but there is some considerable buzz that the Tar Heels could be better than last year, despite losing Sam Howell. This is only Notre Dame’s second road game and fourth game overall, and they’re breaking in a new head coach and starting quarterback. If Notre Dame is to slip up to a team they should beat, I believe this is the game.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]