The first week of college football was absolutely thrilling. Alabama vs. Florida State was a defensive thriller, led by Nick Saban’s unit. While it was tough to see QB Deondre Francois’ season come to an end, the Seminoles’ defense should be elite this season.
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Michigan vs. Florida provided some fireworks in the first half, but the better team led by Jim Harbaugh pulled away in the third and fourth quarters. Josh Rosen and UCLA engineered one of the greatest comebacks ever witnessed in college football. We’re still trying to figure out how Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M let it happen.
Tennessee and Georgia Tech gave us a glimpse of OT football and gutsy play-calling. Ohio State and Washington struggled on the road early, but managed to show why they’re the better team against lesser opponents.
Oklahoma, Clemson and Penn State took care of business at home in grand fashion, while USC sputtered to a last-minute victory.
Most of the top-25 teams left Week 1 unscathed, except for the two Florida teams — the Seminoles and Gators.
Looking ahead to Week 2, there are more fantastic matchups lined up, so let’s take a look at the full schedule for the top 25 teams in the nation, along with a quick preview and prediction for the five best games.
Top 25 Week 2 Schedule Kickoff Time and TV Info (Eastern)
Friday, Sep. 8
- No. 11 Oklahoma State at Southern Alabama, 8 PM, ESPN2
Saturday, Sep. 9
- Cincinnati at No. 8 Michigan, 12 PM, ABC
- Lousiana-Monroe at No. 10 Florida State, 12 PM, ACC Network
- Northern Colorado at No. 22 Florida, 12 PM, SEC Network
- No. 21 South Florida at Connecticut, 12 PM, ESPNEWS
- Charlotte at No. 19 Kansas State, 12 PM, FSN
- No. 17 Louisville at North Carolina, 12 PM, ESPN
- Florida Atlantic at No. 9 Wisconsin, 12 PM, B10 Network
- Pittsburgh at No. 4 Penn State, 3:30 PM, ABC
- Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama, 3:30 PM, ESPN2
- No. 23 TCU at Arkansas, 3:30 PM, CBS
- No. 16 Miami at Arkansas State, 3:30 PM, ESPNU
- Delaware at No. 18 Virginia Tech, 3:30 PM, ACC Network
- Indiana State at No. 25 Tennessee, 4 PM, SEC Network
- No. 13 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson, 7 PM, ESPN
- No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State, 7:30 PM, ABC
- No. 15 Georgia at No. 24 Notre Dame, 7:30 PM, NBC
- Chattanooga at No. 12 LSU, 7:30 PM, SEC Network
- Montana at No. 7 Washington, 8 PM, P12 Network
- No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC, 8:30 PM, FOX
- Boise State at No. 20 Washington State, 10:30 PM, ESPN