Welcome to Week 6 of the college football season and check out the new rankings for this week. My record for last week was 5-0, which keeps my moving in the right direction. My overall record rose to 18-4, which bumped my winning percentage from 72.2 to 81.8%. Notre Dame put the beatdown to Stanford in a battle of two top-10 teams. In another battle of top-10 teams, Ohio State went on the road and edged Big-10 foe Penn State 27-26. Clemson barely got by the Syracuse Orange after their new starting QB Trevor Lawrence went down with a neck injury. Washington and West Virginia continue to win as they both hope to find a way into playoff contention. Alabama and Georgia continue their winning ways as they prep the hard part of their schedule. This week I’ll be predicting another five games and debut my top-5 teams.
We start things off with the Red River Showdown game. The 7th ranked Oklahoma Sooners will take on the 19th ranked Texas Longhorns. After losing their opening game, Texas have won their next four games with two of them against ranked teams. The Longhorns defense is what have carried them as they’re holding teams under 20 points a game. Can they stop Heisman frontrunner Kyler Murray in this game? With Oklahoma, they are coming off a blowout win over the Baylor Bears. Despite the huge win, the Sooners dropped in this week’s rankings. We have the prolific offense of Oklahoma taking on the defense of the Texas Longhorns. I’m going with the Sooners to beat the Longhorns in a game that’ll be closer than expected.
Oklahoma Win 34-24
We head to SEC country as the 5th ranked LSU Tigers visits the 22nd ranked Florida Gators. This is the beginning of a 4-game stretch where the Tigers face four great teams in the SEC. After the Gators, LSU plays Georgia, Mississippi State and then at Alabama. It’s crazy to think that this LSU began the season unranked, but they have been impressive this year. Can the Tigers offense continue to shine against the tough Gators defense? Florida is coming off a tough win against Head Coach Dan Mullen former team. The Gators defense is giving up 14 points a game as it looks like an old-school Florida defense we were accustomed to. Florida need this win if they’re going to contend in the SEC East. Unfortunately, LSU is a lot tougher than expected and will edge out the Gators.
LSU Win 20-17
We stay in the south, Virginia to be exact for this top-25 matchup. The 6th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish will battle the 24th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies. Notre Dame is coming off a dominating win over then -7th ranked Stanford. Ian Book has looked phenomenal ever since taking over the starting QB job. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an easy road if they were to get by the Hokies this weekend. Can the Irish beat this tough Virginia Tech team on the road? Virginia Tech is coming off the huge upset over then 22nd ranked Duke 31-14. In relief of Josh Jackson, Ryan Willis threw for 332 yards and 3TDs in his first start. This week, he’ll face a much tougher defense in the Irish. Can he lead the Hokies to the upset? I’m still riding that Fighting Irish wave to another victory.
Notre Dame Win 31-21
We head back to the SEC as the Texas A&M Aggies host the 13th ranked Kentucky Wildcats, you heard that right. Texas A&M two losses have come against the Alabama Crimson and Clemson Tigers. The Aggies are looking for a signature win as they face the Wildcats. The Aggies offense have the potential to be really good as they have some great WRs and RB to go with a sold QB. Can they pull off the upset against the unbeaten Wildcats? Kentucky come into this game unbeaten as they hold victories over two ranked teams. Benny Snell Jr. is quietly one of the best RBs in the country. Snell Jr. have rushed for over 600 yards to lead this potent Kentucky offense. I’m going with the Aggies to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Texas A&M Win 38-24
The final game of the week is one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. The Florida State Seminoles will head south to Miami to battle the 17th ranked Hurricanes. After losing two of their first three games, Florida State have won the last two games. It seems like the Seminoles are still trying to find their identity under new coach Willie Taggart. If the Seminoles are going to upset Miami, Deondre Francios will have to have his best game of the season. After losing their opener against LSU, Miami have won four games in a row as they creep back up the rankings. They’re also trying to keep pace with Virginia Tech in the Coastal Division of the ACC. With the pressure Miami will put on the Seminoles offense, we could see the Turnover Chain multiple times.
Miami Win 31-20
What game intrigues you the most in college football? Do you see any upsets happening this weekend? What do you think about my predictions and my top-5 below? Leave a comment below.
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Oklahoma Sooners