The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections.
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.
Ohio State and Oklahoma are two of college football’s top programs and meet on Saturday night for one of the most anticipated non-conference games of 2016. Just how big of a matchup is this game on Saturday night?
Friday night will mark the end of an uneventful non-conference slate for the Baylor Bears. Winning their first two contests by an average of 37.5 points per game has left many still waiting to see what the 2016 Bears truly have to offer. Unfortunately this weekend will not be very telling.
If the first two weeks of the 2016 college football season have taught us anything, it's that no team is safe. We've already had teams we thought were almost shoo-ins to make the College Football Playoff lose games and find themselves on the brink of elimination from national contention.