Paul Finebaum names his top 4 teams following Week 2
Paul Finebaum named his top 4 teams in the country after an exciting Week 2 slate of college football Saturday.
The ESPN commentator was harsh on Alabama, but only moved them slightly in his overall rankings. The Crimson Tide struggled against unranked Texas on the road and very likely would have lost if Quinn Ewers remained healthy the entire game. Simply put, it was not the Alabama team we are all used to.
Ohio State played well in Week 2, downing Arkansas State 45-12. See where the Buckeyes ranked below, including comments from Finebaum on all 4 selections.
4. Clemson Tigers: “There are about 5 choices for No. 4. I’m going with maybe one of the least likely. Clemson, I think, doesn’t look great, but I still think overall this is a really good team when you factor in the ACC schedule and the fact that there’s not much left for them other than Notre Dame. That’s no longer looking like a juggernaut.”
3. Ohio State Buckeyes: “At No. 3, I put Ohio State. I still think they have a long way to go, but with CJ Stroud, wide receivers and a really improved defense, the Buckeyes I think are going to be roaming the rest of the way.”
2. Alabama Crimson Tide: “Well, Alabama is No. 2. That didn’t take long, did it? Alabama going from No. 1 to No. 2, and they are pretty fortunate to be at No. 2. There’s not a great replacement.”
1. Georgia Bulldogs: “At No. 1, can we all say that Georgia is right back where they left last season off? They’re the No. 1 team in the country and they have been flawless just giving up a field goal. Stetson Bennett, yes, he is in the Heisman race after wondering why he came back. So, it’s pretty amazing to watch the dogs in the first two weeks.”