College Football Roundup Week 2: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 2: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 2: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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What It All Means: Week 2

This is going to get weird.

I keep saying it, but it continues to be true. We’re only two games in, or 2.5 if we’re counting Week 0.

It doesn’t matter. 2022 has packed a season’s worth of stuff in a little bit of time.

Remember, there has yet to be a two-loss team in the College Football Playoff. The committee likes 12-1 or unbeaten teams that win their conference championship, or are powerhouses who come close, as long as there’s only one loss.

That means there’s almost certainly no margin for error the rest of the way for  several of the CFP preseason hopefuls.

For all intents and purposes, unless something insane happens, Notre Dame is out. Texas A&M is out. All of the Group of Five programs are going to be out – yeah, they are – so no Cincinnati storylines this year. Utah is out – okay, that’s more of a maybe than some of the others.

Oregon, Florida, Baylor, Texas, Wisconsin, LSU – none of them are likely surviving the rest of the season without a second loss.

Does NC State seem like is about to rock up fast and be amazing? You sold on that Clemson offense yet? How about that USC defense?


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And, of course, teams are going to start picking each other off in conference play.

Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State – they all play each other.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and all of the other unbeaten Big 12 teams will take their turns beating each other up.

Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky are all going to get their turns dealing with the others. Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama – all of them undefeated now, and unlikely to be three months from now.

Okay, maybe Georgia, Ohio State, and Alabama will be the exceptions, Clemson might have enough of a defense to get through unscathed, and USC might have enough of an offense to avoid the problems on the other side.

And maybe, BYU beats Arkansas, and Notre Dame, and Boise State, and it becomes the story of the 2022 season.

After Alabama’s close call, and the big losses by giant favorites this week, nothing is too crazy in what might be the most interesting College Football Playoff chase so far.

But before worrying too much about the end result, please, college football …

More weekends like Week 2, and please, keep this great start to the season going.

– CFP, Bowl Ties Winners & Losers
– Sun Belt, Fun Belt One Really Big Thing
– Bama’s close call: Most Overrated Thing
– Michigan’s roll: Most Underrated Thing
– This is going to be weird: What It All Means, Week 2

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