Despite the week-to-week chaos of the 2021 season, the truly elite teams are starting to separate themselves in the SP+ rankings.
— Breece Hall rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns and Brock Purdy was an efficient 22-of-25 for 208 yards and a score as Iowa State downed Kansas State 33-20 Saturday night.
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Fresh off the ESPN 300 update, Alabama moves past Notre Dame in search of back-to-back No. 1 classes, while Oklahoma and Georgia are also climbing.
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On the heels of a dominant Ohio State win and Alabama's upset loss, the Buckeyes are No. 2 in the latest SP+ rankings, behind only Georgia.
Ohio State is coming on strong in the SP+ rankings, nearly overtaking Alabama for the No. 2 spot.
— Brock Purdy threw four touchdown passes in the first quarter as Iowa State rolled past Big 12 Conference rival Kansas 59-7 on Saturday night.
There's a new No. 1 in the SP+ rankings as Georgia takes over the top spot from Alabama. And UConn is no longer at No. 130!
Oklahoma is making a run at the No. 2 overall spot, but things mostly remain the same at the top of this week's SP+ rankings.
— After two lackluster offensive performances in its first two games, No. 14 Iowa State flew into Las Vegas with a sense of urgency.
Does Alabama's nail-biter knock the reigning No. 1 out of the top spot? How high does Penn State climb after its big win? And can Cincinnati crack the top 5 after a 3-0 start? All that and more in Week 3's Power Rankings.
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Texas leapt Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Ohio State to climb within the top five, while Stanford and South Carolina also rose.
Brock Purdy, who was pulled early in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to rival Iowa after throwing three interceptions, will continue to be the starting quarterback for Iowa State, coach Matt Campbell said.
From Ohio State's defense to Notre Dame's close calls to Texas' SEC no-show and beyond, let's assess which teams that have struggled out of the gate have reason for genuine concern and which ones will be just fine.
After Week 2, it's all about the SEC West and the Big Ten East at the top of the SP+ rankings.
We break down Week 2 of the college football season, from the QB situations at Florida and Georgia to the Big 12 race.
How does Oregon's win over Ohio State impact the weekly Power Rankings? What about Iowa's big rivalry win? And close calls for Notre Dame and Texas A&M? All that and more in this week's Power Rankings.
— Iowa defensive end Zach VanValkenburg and offensive lineman Jack Plumb marched across the end zone with the Cy-Hawk Trophy perched on their shoulders, showing it off to the Hawkeyes fans who had come to Jack Trice Stadium to see the biggest game in...
The Cy-Hawk Trophy is on the line in Ames, Iowa, where the Hawkeyes and Cyclones face off. Here are the best signs from College GameDay.