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)

It’s Now Or Never For The Oregon Ducks

The time is now.

No more inexcusable losses, no more fast starts yet slow finishes, no more high hopes dashed. No more. The time is now.

The Oregon Ducks have been on of the most successful team in college football without a championship in the last decade plus joining programs such as Boise State, Wisconsin & Stanford as teams with a 76% or better winning percentage with no championship. They’ve reached two championship game in the span unlike the three aforementioned programs, however they lost to Auburn in 2010 and Florida State in 2014.

Those championship games were played under two separate head coaches. Chip Kelly, who is the engineer of Oregon’s fashionable uptempo spread system that swept through college football and Mark Helfrich who served as Kelly’s Offensive Coordinator before taking over the head position prior to the 2014 season. Helfrich was known as a masterful recruiter during his time as coordinator, recruiting quarterbacks Dennis Dixon, Darren Thomas, Marcus Mariota & Johnny Manziel to the Ducks (Many don’t even know Manziel was a Duck for a year), but when he became the HC he regressed as a recruiter and the state of the program following Mariota’s departure showed that.

Fast forward to 2019 and the Ducks have gone through three different head coaches in the past three seasons. The only difference this upcoming year will be that the last of the three, Mario Christobal is remaining on the sidelines as the head man for another year after a 9-4 record in his first season. Christobal, like Helfrich is known as a great recruiter and his biggest recruiting job to date may be getting QB Justin Herbert to return for his senior season. A likely first-round pick in April’s draft, Herbert threw for 3,151 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior. Oregon navigated their way to a 5-1 record and a number 12 ranking before falling off and going 4-3 the remainder of the season. That’s almost reminiscent of the 2017 season when they began 4-1 and ended up 7-6 to end the year.