Scout College Football Top 30 -- Week One

SEP. 3 -- The top 30 teams in college football after Week One, as voted on by 21 publishers, writers and analysts from the Scout network...

 #1 Florida State Seminoles
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 621Last Wk.: 1Trend: --
The Seminoles got a good test from Oklahoma State but held off the Cowboys to move their winning streak to 17 games.
Next Opponent: The Citadel
 #2 Oregon Ducks
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 579Last Wk.: 3Trend: 1
The Ducks had no issues with South Dakota but now get a much different defense coming to Eugene in Michigan State.
Next Opponent: Michigan State
 #3 Alabama Crimson Tide
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 560Last Wk.: 2Trend: 1
The Tide had to go full throttle well into the fourth quarter against West Virginia before wearing the Mountaineers down.
Next Opponent: Florida Atlantic
 #4 Oklahoma Sooners
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 548Last Wk.: 4Trend: --
The Sooners jumped out to a 31-3 halftime lead and never broke a sweat against Louisiana Tech.
Next Opponent: Tulsa
 #5 Auburn Tigers
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 529Last Wk.: 5Trend: --
The Tigers controlled the line of scrimmage and ran down Arkansas in the second half.
Next Opponent: San Jose State
 #6 Michigan State Spartans
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 505Last Wk.: 8Trend: 2
The Spartans skated through their win over Jacksonville State but now comes a clash against Oregon.
Next Opponent: Oregon
 #7 Georgia Bulldogs
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 497Last Wk.: 12Trend: 5
The Bulldogs welcomed a healthy Todd Gurley back and he ran all over Clemson in an impressive performance.
Next Opponent: South Carolina (9/13)
 #8 Texas A&M Aggies
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 470Last Wk.: 24Trend: 16
The Aggies showed that it's not so much about Johnny Manziel, but about Kevin Sumlin's offense and Kenny Hill ran it to perfection.
Next Opponent: Lamar
 #9 Baylor Bears
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 458Last Wk.: 10Trend: 1
The Bears christened their new stadium with an impressive two-sided performance against SMU and just hope Bryce Petty is truly day-to-day.
Next Opponent: Northwestern State
 #10 Ohio State Buckeyes
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 455Last Wk.: 6Trend: 4
The Buckeyes got a bigger scare from Navy than even they probably expected but J.T. Barrett got into a second half groove to help them pull away.
Next Opponent: Virginia Tech
 #11 UCLA Bruins
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 437Last Wk.: 7Trend: 4
The Bruins never could get comfortable against Virginia and in a surprising twist, it was the defense who bailed them out in the win.
Next Opponent: Memphis
 #12 Stanford Cardinal
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 436Last Wk.: 11Trend: 1
The Cardinal never had a worry against UC Davis but now welcome USC in for what’s become a fascinating series.
Next Opponent: USC
 #13 LSU Tigers
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 407Last Wk.: 13Trend: --
The Tigers defense came up huge in the fourth quarter and gave their offense the chance to rally and beat Wisconsin.
Next Opponent: Sam Houston State
 #14 USC Trojans
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 354Last Wk.: 14Trend: --
The Trojans let all the distractions fade away and had as impressive an opening weekend win as anyone in the country.
Next Opponent: Stanford
 #15 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 281Last Wk.: 18Trend: 3
The Sun Devils defense had the perfect opening opponent to get their feet wet while the veteran offense was clicking throughout.
Next Opponent: New Mexico
 #16 Mississippi Rebels
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 276Last Wk.: 17Trend: 1
The Rebels defense had a how-to clinic in just about every facet: taking the ball away, hitting the opponent and shutting down an offense.
Next Opponent: Vanderbilt
 #17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 269Last Wk.: 19Trend: 2
The Irish welcomed Everett Golson back and the quarterback showed no signs of rust in the win over Rice.
Next Opponent: Michigan
 #18 Wisconsin Badgers
Record: (0-1)Pts.: 247Last Wk.: 15Trend: 3
The Badgers got away from Melvin Gordon in the offense and the potential win over LSU got away from the Badgers.
Next Opponent: Western Illinois
 #19 Kansas State Wildcats
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 195Last Wk.: 20Trend: 1
The Wildcats did what Bill Snyder's team usually do, roll an undermanned opponent.
Next Opponent: Iowa State
 #20 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 190Last Wk.: 23Trend: 3
The Huskers had almost 800 yards in offense including almost 500 on the ground in an impressive offensive showing.
Next Opponent: McNeese State
 #21 South Carolina Gamecocks
Record: (0-1)Pts.: 184Last Wk.: 9Trend: 12
The Gamecocks are still trying to figure out what the heck happened to their defense against Texas A&M.
Next Opponent: East Carolina
 #22 Clemson Tigers
Record: (0-1)Pts.: 156Last Wk.: 16Trend: 6
The Tigers hung with Georgia for a half, before Todd Gurley made the second half his early Heisman moment.
Next Opponent: South Carolina State
 #23 Missouri Tigers
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 152Last Wk.: 21Trend: 2
The Tigers didn't put up the numbers they did last year, but still never really worried against South Dakota State.
Next Opponent: Toledo
 #24 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Record: (0-1)Pts.: 135Last Wk.: 28Trend: 4
The Cowboys may have had the most impressive loss of the weekend and didn't bat an eye with the Seminoles.
Next Opponent: Missouri State
 #25 Louisville Cardinals
Record: (0-0)Pts.: 132Last Wk.: 29Trend: 4
The Cardinals welcomed Bobby Petrino back to the sidelines and continued their recent mastery of Miami.
Next Opponent: Murray State
 #26 North Carolina Tar Heels
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 109Last Wk.: 26Trend: --
The Tar Heels had to worry for a little bit before a third quarter blitz put the game away.
Next Opponent: San Diego State
 #27 Mississippi State Bulldogs
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 103Last Wk.: 30Trend: 3
The Bulldogs defense did their part to help an offense that was clicking on all cylinders.
Next Opponent: UAB
 #28 Texas Longhorns
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 103Last Wk.: 27Trend: 1
The Longhorns started the Charlie Strong Era with a defensive performance he hopes becomes a staple.
Next Opponent: BYU
 #29 Florida Gators
Record: (0-0)Pts.: 86Last Wk.: 25Trend: 4
The Gators had to sit and watch as Mother Nature ruined their opener.
Next Opponent: Eastern Michigan
 #30 Washington Huskies
Record: (1-0)Pts.: 59Last Wk.: 22Trend: 8
The Huskies could never pull away from Hawaii and got a much more difficult game on the Islands than they anticipated.
Next Opponent: Eastern Washington

Penn State 41, Michigan 39, Iowa 27, TCU 25, Arizona 23, Duke 23, Marshall 20, Texas Tech 9, BYU 7, Tennessee 4, East Carolina 3, Maryland 3, West Virginia 3, California 2, Virginia Tech 2, UCF 1

The Scout Top 30 College Football Poll is voted on by 21 publishers, writers and analysts from the Scout network.  Voters include: Ben Love (@BenLoveTSD), Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo), Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Brian Dohn (@BrianDohnScout), Casey Cosgrove (@caseycosgrove), Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD), Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters), Dan Weber (@dweber3440), Dean Legge (@Dawg_Post), Jamie Newberg (@JamieNewberg), Jarret Johnson (@JohnsonJarret), Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason), Jody Demling (@jdemling), John Garcia (@JohnGarcia_Jr), Josh Harvey (@JoshHarveyScout), Mark Rea (@MReaBSB), Mike MacAllister (@McAllisterScout), Pete Fiutak (@PeteFiutak), Ryan Gorcey (@rgbearterritory), Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) and Tim O'Malley (@timomalleyND‎).

The votes were tallied with 30 points for No. 1, 29 for No. 2, 28 for No. 3, etc.

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