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

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Sep 5, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies players celebrate after defeating Arizona State Sun Devils at NRG Stadium. Aggies won 38 to 17. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

No. 20 Boise State – No. 16 Georgia Tech

20. Boise State

Boise State got a chance to take on its former head coach in an early-season clash that had pride on the line. It was really kind of an ugly game as the Broncos took a 16-0 lead into halftime before almost squandering it in the second half, winning just 16-13.

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Chris Petersen left Idaho with a loss against his former team, though, and the Broncos basically shut Washington‘s offense down as the Huskies finished with less than 200 yards of total offense. Boise State’s offense wasn’t much better, but this was a statement win.

19. Arkansas

Arkansas‘ defense was stellar in week one, joining the party of teams that allowed just over/under 200 yards of offense to an opponent. Brandon Allen’s quarterback play against UTEP was unreal as he had just as many incompletions (4) as he did touchdown passes. He finished with 308 yards as well. Alex Collins stepped up in Jonathan Williams’ absence, rushing 12 times for 127 yards and a touchdown.

18. Texas A&M

The Aggies really came out of nowhere to put on a show against Arizona State in week one. Each year since Johnny Manziel left for the NFL, it’s kind of a guessing game on how good Texas A&M will be. Well, the Aggies silenced the critics with a week one ‘upset’ over the Sun Devils while Kyle Allen put up solid numbers under center and Christian Kirk became a star, running back a punt return for a TD and catching six passes for 106 yards and a score.

17. Oklahoma

Oklahoma took on Akron in week one and got a nice confidence-booster, winning 41-3. The Sooners have been picked by some to make the College Football Playoff, and if Baker Mayfield is as impressive all year long as he was against the Zips, it will end up being a smart choice. Mayfield shined in his debut, completing 23-of-33 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns. No more QB controversy.

16. Georgia Tech

It was pretty obvious that Georgia Tech missed football as the Yellow Jackets took the field against Alcorn State and just blew the doors off the Braves. Per usual, the Yellow Jackets were one-dimensional as they attempted just five passes all game long but they did put up 474 rush yards as freshman back Marcus Marshall broke out in a big way with eight attempts for 184 yards and two scores.

Next: No. 15 Ole Miss-No. 11 Florida State