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

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Sep 5, 2015; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the Wofford Terriers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

No. 15 Ole Miss – No. 11 Florida State

15. Ole Miss

Much in the same way Georgia Tech couldn’t wait to get the ball rolling in the 2015 season, Ole Miss played in similar fashion. No, the Rebels didn’t attempt just five passes, but they did blow out a lesser opponent with ease.

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First-year quarterback Chad Kelly led the Rebels to a 76-3 win over Tennessee-Martin by passing for 211 yards and two touchdowns in limited time. Ole Miss led an extremely balanced attack, putting up over 660 total yards of offense while no single player really stood out as a star — just give wide receiver Laquon Treadwell time.

14. LSU

Unfortunately for the LSU Tigers, week one’s game was cancelled against McNeese State as the weather happened to turn ugly just before kickoff. The Tigers were hoping to see what new starting quarterback Brandon Harris could do with the offense in his control, but the weather had other ideas. It looks like his first test will be against Texas A&M instead of a confidence-building opponent.

13. UCLA

Josh Rosen came to UCLA as one of the best pro-style quarterbacks in the nation, a five-star recruit. He ended up winning the starting job close to the end of fall camp and, so far, that has made Jim Mora look like an absolute genius as the true freshman was a stud in week one. Rosen completed 28-of-35 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns, spreading the ball around to 11 different receivers.

12. Clemson

Clemson had a bit of a scare on Saturday night. No, the Tigers were in zero danger of losing, but talented young receiver Mike Williams caught a touchdown pass and crashed, head first, into the side of the padded goal post. He was carted off with a ‘small’ neck fracture and has reportedly already returned to practice. Other than that, the Tigers looked fantastic against Wofford.

11. Florida State

This was one of the games everyone, including myself, was excited to see this weekend. Florida State, playing without Jameis Winston and with Notre Dame-transfer Everett Golson, looked great in a win over Texas State. Golson showed why he was so coveted as a transfer this offseason, completing 19-of-25 passes for 302 yards and four scores. Dalvin Cook had a solid game out of the backfield as well, running 19 times for 156 yards and two scores.

Next: No. 10 Georgia-No. 6 Oregon