College Football Rankings: Spartan Avenue’s Week 2 Top 25

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Sep 3, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon (12) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

No. 25 Wisconsin – No. 21 Arizona

25. Wisconsin

One thing we could take away from Wisconsin‘s matchup with Alabama is that Joel Stave isn’t as mediocre as many thought going into it. The senior quarterback completed 26-of-39 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

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The Badgers were forced to throw the entire game so Corey Clement’s Heisman candidacy was put on hold and we didn’t really get a chance to see what Melvin Gordon’s replacement is made of. He rushed just eight times for 16 yards.

24. Arizona State

Why are the Arizona State Sun Devils still in the Top 25 after getting blasted by Texas A&M? Well, it was week one, so the Sun Devils have nowhere to go but up. Another reason? Arizona State was playing a close game, 17-14, heading into the fourth quarter before it fell apart. Mike Bercovici and D.J. Foster both had tough games, but expect that to change for the weeks to come.

23. Missouri

The defense really stood out for Missouri in a 34-3 route of Southeast Missouri State. The Tigers allowed just 191 total yards and racked up just over 400. Maty Mauk wasn’t overly impressive under center, but he split time with the backup. No one player really stood out for Missouri, but a win’s a win.

22. Tennessee

Two things became very clear following Tennessee‘s win over Bowling Green. One, the Volunteers have a solid run game and Joshua Dobbs knows how to tuck and run. And, two, Tennessee’s defense has a long way to go before it can be up to par with the rest of the SEC. Tennessee allowed over 550 total yards to Bowling Green and that’s absolutely unacceptable.

21. Arizona

When defensive superstar Scooby Wright went down holding his knee, Arizona fans everywhere were planning for the worst. Luckily, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year candidate is only expected to miss 3-4 weeks and the Wildcats survived a scare against UTSA despite giving up over 500 total yards. Anu Solomon is the real deal, however, as he passed for 229 yards and four TDs.

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