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2014 College Football Polls Post Week 2 Analysis

How are things going in the polls?

Michael Chang
AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (38) Florida State (51) Oregon
2 Oregon (16) Alabama (1) Georgia
3 Alabama (1) Oklahoma (3) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (6) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Georgia (1) Georgia (1) LSU
7 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Florida
8 Baylor Texas A&M Alabama
9 USC LSU Notre Dame
11 Notre Dame Notre Dame Michigan State
12 UCLA UCLA Ohio State
13 Michigan State Michigan State USC
14 Ole Miss Arizona State Wisconsin
15 Stanford Ole Miss Virginia Tech
16 Arizona State Stanford BYU
17 Virginia Tech Wisconsin Florida State
18 Wisconsin Ohio State Ole Miss
19 Kansas State Virginia Tech Arizona
20 Missouri Kansas State Baylor
21 Louisville Nebraska TCU
22 Ohio State Missouri UCF
23 Clemson South Carolina Stanford
24 South Carolina Clemson Kansas State
25 BYU North Carolina Louisville

Auburn: Auburn is still #5 in both polls. The top five in the Amway Coaches Poll did not change. There was a bit of shuffling in the AP Poll, however.

The Rest of the SEC: Alabama looked much better this week and remains at #2 in the Coaches Poll, but the media were apparently more impressed with Oregon's comeback win against Michigan State as the Ducks jumped them for #2 in the AP Poll. The rest of the SEC was either off or taking care of cupcakes, with the exception of Mississippi State's struggles against newly resurgent UAB. In terms of major movements, there really weren't any for SEC teams. Missouri jumping from 24 to 21 in the AP poll is the biggest movement. There are still eight SEC teams in the Top 25. The same can not be said for the B1G, who saw its two major college football playoff contenders fall.

The Schedule: Still brutal, but maybe a bit less so after watching Kansas State's game against Iowa State. I suspect KSU will come out with a lot more passion and play much better against Auburn, however. Auburn still faces seven teams currently in the Top 25 of each poll. Six are from the SEC with the seventh being the Thursday night KSU game coming up in a week and a half. According to the AP, Auburn will play four teams currently ranked in the Top 10, with two of those being road games.

I still believe Auburn is capable of winning every game on its schedule. It will be very tough to do, however. It's going to be a fun ride.