Here we have two programs trending in opposite directions after week one. South Carolina can currently say that it leads the SEC East standings with a 1-0 conference record after beating Vanderbilt on the road last week. A lot of people picked Vandy to win that game.
After beating USC 52-6 last week, Alabama was dubbed by many as the clear No. 1 team in America. After all, a win that impressive, on that big of a stage, deserves some recognition. The Crimson Tide look as good as they have early in the season in quite some time.
An old Southwest Conference rivalry will be renewed on Saturday night, as former league mates Arkansas and TCU meet for the first time since 1991. These two programs have traveled an interesting path since their SWC days.
Bristol Motor Speedway is known as the world’s fastest half-mile track, but on Saturday night, the scene shifts from NASCAR to college football as Tennessee and Virginia Tech meet for the first time since 2009 in a unique setup.
While the Florida Gators defeated the UMass Minutemen last weekend, the score was a lot closer than most people expected. After leading 10-7 at halftime, the Gators scored 14 unanswered points to defeat the Minutemen 24-7.
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season turned out to be pretty much everything we expected and then some. We saw upsets, close calls and dominant performances by some dominant programs. We also saw a fair amount of outrageousness.