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 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)

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.

Exxedera’s Way Too Early CFB Top 25

The 2019 college football season is drawing closer to kickoff and we’re here to list our preseason top 25 list. Last year’s national champion, Clemson, tops our list with the return of freshman sensation Trevor Lawrence. Alabama and Oklahoma follow closely behind to form a 3-headed monster amongst CFB teams.

Our list is based mainly off of how well a team performed last season mixed with how many players they return and their strength in recruiting.


Top 25

1. Clemson (2018 Record: 15-0)

2. Alabama (2018 Record: 14-1)

3. Oklahoma (2018 Record: 12-2)

4. Ohio State (2018 Record: 13-1)

5. Notre Dame (2018 Record: 12-1)

6. Georgia (2018 Record: 11-3)

7. Florida (2018 Record: 10-3)

8. Michigan (2018 Record: 10-3)

9. Oregon (2018 Record: 9-4)

10. LSU (2018 Record: 10-3)

11. UCF (2018 Record: 12-1)

12. Washington (2018 Record: 10-4)

13. Texas (2018 Record: 10-4)

14. Syracuse (2018 Record: 10-3)

15. Texas A&M (2018 Record: 9-4)

16. Washington State (2018 Record: 12-2)

17. Northwerstern (2018 Record: 9-5)

18. Utah (2018 Record: 9-5)

19. Army (2018 Record: 11-2)

20. Utah State (2018 Record: 11-2)

21. West Virginia (2018 Record: 8-4)

22. Iowa (2018 Record: 9-4)

23. Boise State (2018 Record: 10-3)

24. Kentucky (2018 Record: 10-3)

25. Auburn (2018 Record: 8-5)

Aaron Donald Is The NFL’s Most Dominant Player

One word: Dominant.

That’s the only way to describe Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald. The multi talented DE is on his way to winning the NFL’s defensive player of the year award for the second year in a row while playing for a Rams team that is now 10-1 on the season. It is to be noted that the Rams were just a 4-12 team a few years ago with the lone bright spot being Donald.

In 2018 Donald has racked up a league high 14.5 sacks through the first 11 games of the season while also adding 38 tackles, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery on his current-year resume. What the numbers don’t show is the amount of double teams that he faces on play-to-play basis or the amount of plays that he helps create for his teammates. It’s amazing the amount of ability that a DE of Donald’s smaller stature has especially the amount of strength that he has for a player his size going up against NFL offensive linemen on every play. It just seems sort of unfair for a player to be quicker than Khalil Mack and just as strong if not stronger than J.J. Watt.

The Los Angeles Rams are loaded with talented players with Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Marcus Peters, Ndamukong Suh, Brandin Cooks and many others making plays on a consistent basis. However the teams most valuable player is arguably Donald because without him their defense would probably have prevented them from winning some of the shootouts that the team has been in this year (Vikings, Chiefs). The timelines of his plays alone are noteworthy and if he continues his dominant streak look for him to end up in some people’s MVP voting talks. It’s not as farfetched as it seems either as he’s on pace for 20+ sacks in a season where his team could possibly end up with the #1 seed after being NFC West Doormats for over 10 seasons with their prized DE being a consistent bright.

So again, one word: Dominant.