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College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 2)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 2

Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The second weekend of the 2020 season was headlined by Clemson's easy win at Wake Forest, Louisiana's upset over Iowa State, Arkansas State's road victory at Arkansas State and Miami's win over UAB on Thursday night. Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Florida take the top four spots, with Georgia at No. 5 and LSU at No. 6 in the post-Week 2 top 25 rankings. With the second week of the 2020 season officially in the books, here are the top 25 teams in college football:

 

College Football Top 25 Rankings

 

1. Clemson (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Wake Forest

 

Tigers appeared to be in midseason form in 37-13 win over Wake Forest.

 

2. Alabama (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Crimson Tide are slated to open the season at Missouri on Sept. 26.

 

3. Oklahoma (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Missouri State

 

As expected, Spencer Rattler shined in his first start for the Sooners.

 

4. Florida (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Gators are set to open the season on Sept. 26 at Ole Miss.

 

5. Georgia (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

Is D’Wan Mathis pulling ahead of JT Daniels in the quarterback battle this fall?

 

6. LSU (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Tigers will open the 2020 season on Sept. 26 at home against Mississippi State.

 

7. Notre Dame (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Duke

 

Redshirt freshman running back Kyren Williams tallied 112 rushing yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 93 yards in Notre Dame’s 27-13 win over Duke.

 

8. Texas A&M (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Aggies open their 2020 season on Sept. 26 at home against Vanderbilt.

 

9. Auburn (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Tigers open their 2020 season against Kentucky on Sept. 26.

 

10. Texas (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated UTEP

 

Sam Ehlinger’s first game under new play-caller Mike Yurcich was a success (426 yards and 5 TDs) in the 59-3 win over UTEP.

 

11. Oklahoma State (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Cowboys kick off their 2020 season on Saturday against Tulsa.

 

12. North Carolina (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Syracuse

 

Sam Howell guided North Carolina to 24 second-half points to put away Syracuse in a 31-6 victory.

 

13. Cincinnati (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Bearcats open their 2020 slate against Austin Peay in Week 3.

 

14. UCF (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Knights kick off the 2020 season at Georgia Tech next Saturday.

 

15. Louisiana (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Iowa State

 

The Ragin’ Cajuns used a stingy defense and big plays on offense and special teams to earn their first road win over a top 25 team (Iowa State) in Week 2.

 

16. Virginia Tech (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

Positive COVID tests in the Virginia Tech program forced a postponement of the Sept. 19 game against Virginia.

 

17. Tennessee (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Volunteers open the 2020 season at South Carolina on Sept. 26.

 

18. Memphis (1-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

The Sept. 18 matchup against Houston was postponed due to positive COVID tests in the program.

 

19. Baylor (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

Positive COVID tests at Louisiana Tech forced a cancellation of their matchup in Week 2. However, thanks to some quick scheduling, Baylor was able to book a non-conference matchup against Houston for Week 3.

 

20. Louisville (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated WKU

 

Micale Cunningham throws for 343 yards and totals four overall scores in Louisville’s 35-21 victory over WKU.

 

21. Miami (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated UAB

 

D’Eriq King was solid in his debut for the ‘Canes, while the running game (337 yards) led the way in a 31-14 win over UAB.

 

22. Kentucky (0-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

Wildcats have one more off week (Sept. 19) before hitting the road to open the season at Auburn.

 

23. Appalachian State (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Charlotte

 

Mountaineers pounded Charlotte’s defense for 308 rushing yards en route to a 35-20 win.

 

24. Pitt (1-0)

Week 2 Result: Defeated Austin Peay

 

The Panthers scored touchdowns on their first six possessions to cruise to an easy 55-0 win over Austin Peay.

 

25. BYU (1-0)

Week 2 Result: No Game

 

BYU was forced to postpone its Week 3 matchup against Army due to positive COVID tests on the team.

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