Exxedera’s FBS Top 25 – Week 10

Another one bites the turf.

The #5 (formerly) Oklahoma Sooners just lost their first game of the season to the Kansas State Wildcats by a score of 48-41. The game highlighted OU’s biggest hinderance over the past few years: Defense. The Sooners defense has got to find a way to be able to make stops when needed if they ever want to get over the hump in the Lincoln Riley era.

Let’s see where they rank in this weeks power rankings.


Power Rankings

1. LSU Tigers (8-0)

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)

3. Clemson Tigers (8-0)

4. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0)

5. Penn State Nittany Lions (8-0)

6. Florida Gators (7-1)

7. Oregon Ducks (7-1)

8. Georgia Bulldogs (7-1)

9. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1)

10. Baylor Bears (8-0)

11. Utah Utes (7-1)

12. Minnesota Gophers (8-0)

13. Auburn Tigers (6-2)

14. SMU Mustangs (8-0)

15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-2)

16. Cincinnati Bearcats (7-1)

17. Wisconsin Badgers (6-2)

18. Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-0)

19. Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2)

20. Michigan Wolverines (6-2)

21. Memphis Tigers (7-1)

22. Texas A&M Aggies (5-3)

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25. Texas A&M Aggies (4-3)

Exxedera’s FBS Top 25 – Week 9

Week eight of the college football season featured a huge top 10 upset as Wisconsin fell to the fighting Illini of Illinois. As for the rest of the Big Ten Penn State stayed undefeated against Michigan while Minnesota also started 7-0 for the first time since 1960.

Let’s see how the rest of the country ranks in this weeks top 25.


Power Rankings

1. LSU Tigers (7-0)

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0)

3. Clemson Tigers (7-0)

4. Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0)

5. Oklahoma Sooners (7-0)

6. Penn State Nittany Lions (7-0)

7. Florida Gators (7-1)

8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1)

9. Oregon Ducks (6-1)

10. Georgia Bulldogs (6-1)

11. Auburn Tigers (6-1)

12. Texas Longhorns (5-2)

13. Baylor Bears (7-0)

14. Utah Utes (6-1)

15. Wisconsin Badgers (6-1)

16. Minnesota Gophers (7-0)

17. SMU Mustangs (7-0)

18. Cincinnati Bearcats (6-1)

19. Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-0)

20. Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2)

21. Michigan Wolverines (5-2)

22. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2)

23. Boise State Broncos (6-1)

24. Memphis Tigers (6-1)

25. Texas A&M Aggies (4-3)

Exxedera’s FBS Top 25 – Week 8

Joe Burrow for Heisman! I’m claiming it now. LSU’s quarterback looks like the best player in the country after a week six win against Florida saw the Tigers jump to 6-0 on the year. I ranked them #1 last week, let’s see how much that may have changed.


Power Rankings

1. LSU Tigers (6-0)

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0)

3. Clemson Tigers (6-0)

4. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)

5. Oklahoma Sooners (6-0)

6. Wisconsin Badgers (6-0)

7. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0)

8. Florida Gators (6-1)

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1)

10. Oregon Ducks (5-1)

11. Texas Longhorns (4-2)

12. Georgia Bulldogs (5-1) 

13. Michigan Wolverines (5-1)

14. Auburn Tigers (5-1)

15. Boise State Broncos (6-0)

16. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1)

17. SMU Mustangs (6-0)

18. Baylor Bears (6-0)

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Exxedera’s FBS Top 25 – Week 7

We’re already six weeks through the college football season and we have already seen a large number of surprises. LSU looks like they may have the nation’s most lethal passing attacks while Michigan’s “new” passing attack has looked pedestrian basically every week. Auburn lost for the first time this season to Florida giving them a thin line on how much they can afford to mess up the rest of the way.

Let’s countdown this week’s top 25.


Top 25

1. LSU Tigers (5-0)

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0)

3. Clemson Tigers (5-0)

4. Georgia Bulldogs (5-0)

5. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)

6. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)

7. Wisconsin Badgers (5-0)

8. Florida Gators (6-0)

9. Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0)

10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-0)

11. Texas Longhorns (4-1)

12. Oregon Ducks (4-1)

13. Michigan Wolverines (4-1)

14. Auburn Tigers (5-1)

15. Boise State Broncos (5-0)

16. Arizona State Sun Devils (4-1)

17. SMU Mustangs (6-0)

18. Wake Forest (5-0)

19. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1)

20. Utah Utes (4-1)

21. Virginia Cavaliers (4-1)

22. Washington Huskies (3-2)

23. Memphis Tigers (5-0)

24. Baylor Bears (5-0)

25. Cincinnati Bearcats (4-1)

Exxedera’s FBS Top 25 – Week 2

College football is back and it only took us one week to bring back all of the excitement that fans have been missing for over half a year now. We only saw one top 25 matchup (Oregon vs. Auburn) but we saw some other games that were just as exciting as that one (Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa).

Without further ado let’s countdown our top 25 following week one’s action.


Top 25

1. Clemson Tigers (2019 Record: 1-0)

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (2019 Record: 1-0)

3. Georgia Bulldogs (2019 Record: 1-0)

4. Oklahoma Sooners (2019 Record: 1-0)

5. Ohio State Buckeyes (2019 Record: 1-0)

6. Michigan Wolverines (2019 Record: 1-0)

7. LSU Tigers (2019 Record: 1-0)

8. Texas Longhorns (2019 Record: 1-0)

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2019 Record: 1-0)

10. Texas A&M Aggies (2019 Record: 1-0)

11. Auburn Tigers (2019 Record: 1-0)

12. Utah Utes (2019 Record: 1-0)

13. Florida Gators (2019 Record: 1-0)

14. Wisconsin Badgers (2019 Record: 1-0)

15. Oregon Ducks (2019 Record: 0-1)

16. Washington Huskies (2019 Record: 1-0)

17. Penn State Nittany Lions (2019 Record: 1-0)

18. UCF Golden Knights (2019 Record: 1-0)

19. Iowa Hawkeyes (2019 Record: 1-0)

20. Stanford Cardinal (2019 Record: 1-0)

21. Syracuse Orange (2019 Record: 1-0)

22. Michigan State Spartans (2019 Record: 1-0)

23. Washington State Cougars (2019 Record: 1-0)

24. Oklahoma State Cowboys (2019 Record: 1-0)

25. Boise State Broncos (2019 Record: 1-0)

SEC Bottom Feeders Look…. Horrible

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has long been the cream of the crop when it comes to conferences in the college football world. The conference once was winners of 7 straight national championships and it was so dominant then that one of the BCS national championships even ended up being an SEC vs. SEC matchup (Alabama vs. LSU, 2011). Even after the BCS faded away and fans got acquainted to the new College Football Playoff (CFP) the SEC still someway somehow got two teams in and then they competed for the Natty (Georgia vs. Bama, 2017).

It’s mind-blowing to see a conference display so much talent, but we all knew at some point that would all fade away and 2019 may just be the year. Alabama and Georgia are still great, but what else is new? All offseason many heard about how improved teams like Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and Ole Miss would be this season.

Well that notion faded quickly.

Ole Miss fell to the Memphis Tigers 15-10 in an ugly game where the Rebels could only garner 173 yards of offense. Tennessee embarrassingly lost 38-30 (They scored a late TD) to Georgia State in a game which they paid the Panthers almost $1 million to come to Knoxville just to defeat the Vols. Senior QB Jake Bentley led the South Carolina Gamecocks to a 20-9 lead before North Carolina quickly turned it around and won the game 24-20. Kelly Bryant’s Mizzou debut went worse than expected as Tigers were gashed by two 100 yard rushers in a 37-31 loss to Wyoming.

Cover Photo By Matthew Grimes Photography.

Travis Etienne Looked Like Clemson’s Heisman Hopeful, Not Trevor Lawrence

The Clemson Tigers opened the season against Georgia Tech in a matchup that was supposed to be an opening day coming out party for sophomore QB Travis Lawrence. Instead he threw more interceptions than touchdowns (1 TD, 2 INT’s) along with less than 200 yards, although he did add a rushing touchdown to his stat line.

The true star of the night was running back Travis Etienne Jr. who continues to exalt his prowess in the rushing game. He first bursted out with a 90 yard touchdown in the first quarter that was not only a career high, but also a Clemson record. He finished with 205 and three touchdown while averaging 17 yards a carry. That impressive running alone can carry Clemson to another national championship but when Lawrence gets back rolling again, watch out.

Exxedera’s Top 10 FBS Running Backs For 2019

College football is filled with explosive running backs from the ACC to SEC all the way down to the Sun Belt conference. Last year we saw Wisconsin running back breakout for over 2,000 yards while national championship winning RB Travis Etienne averaged over 8 yards a carry. Will either one of them be able to replicate the same level of production? That’ll have to be answered after the season, now let’s see who the 10 best running backs in college are for the upcoming season.


#1. Travis Etienne, Clemson

#2. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

#3. De’Andre Swift, Georgia

#4. J.K. Dobbs, Ohio State

#5. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

#6. CJ Verdell, Oregon

#7. AJ Dillon, Boston College

#8. Najee Harris, Alabama

#9. Eno Benjamin, Arizona State

#10. Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma

Exxedera’s Top 10 FBS Quarterbacks For 2019.

The 2019 college football season is only a few days away and that means we’re only a few days away from the start of quarterbacks making electrifying plays with their arms and legs.

Last year’s national championship featured the top two quarterbacks in the nation, but who landed at #1? Who else landed on our list? Read below and find out


#1. Tua Tag

#2. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

#3. Jake Fromm, Georgia

#4. D’eriq King, Houston

#5. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

#6. Justin Herbert, Oregon

#7. Jacob Eason, Wasington

#8. Shea Patterson, Michigan

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Year Two Will Prove If Jimbo Fisher Made A Good Move Or Mistake

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is entering his second year as the head man in college station. Expectations are sky high after Fisher signed a lucrative deal over a year ago to come over from Florida State where he enjoyed a national championship following the 2013 season.

His annual success at Florida State made previously made him a highly mentioned candidate to one day succeed former boss Nick Saban at Alabama. Nonetheless he resisted against the temptation and actually chose the route of clashing against the Crimson Tide year in and year out as SEC West foes.

In his first year as head coach of Texas &M Fisher was able to lead the Aggies to a 9-4 record, their best record since 2013 when former Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel was still on campus. Two of their four losses came at the hands of the two teams who faced off in the National Championships, Clemson and Alabama. They also lost two heartbreakers to Mississippi State and Auburn but there’s still reason to believe A&M is definitely headed in the right direction heading into the 2019 season. The loss against Clemson was only a two-point loss and their loss to Auburn was a four point defeat however the Aggies defeated two top 15 teams in Kentucky and LSU.

Texas A&M’s win against LSU showed how much the Aggies have in the tank in order to go the length of the entire season improving. The Aggies defeated the Tigers 74-72 in the longest college football game in history that ended in seven overtimes.