2015 Power Rankings Week 2

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  1. UofCWildcat

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    After week one of play, all the users got a good look at their teams and what the future holds. But they should be ready for the upcoming user games that will start moving and shaking the rankings

    1) Arizona Wildcats (#3) [--]: Arizona went into Ann Arbor and knocked off the #1 ranked Wolverines. And it was an all around great performance by the defense and offense. Javelle Allen (2013's starter before Jesse Scroggins took over in 2014) had his second coming out party having 264 yards through the air as well as 66 on the ground and 2 scores. And newly added freshman recruit Tye Jones, who moved from MLB to ROLB in necessity, led the Wildcats in tackles on the day. Arizona gets a bit of a layup in Nevada this week before a date in Tuscon with Mizzou.
    Last Week: 27-20 W over #1 Michigan / This Week: vs Nevada

    2) California Golden Bears (#11) [--]:
    California showed their might with a huge win at Florida State. They also unveiled new QB David Dennis. Coach Biafra is known for his QB switching and Dennis was a CB last season but made the switch this year to the signal caller. And it was a solid move as he racked up 149 yards on the ground against the Seminoles with 2 scores. He also wasn't a bad passer as he had 137 yards through the air and 2 scores but one INT. Cal will get a real test as they host the #6 Louisville Cardinals.
    Last Week: 35-14 W over #19 Florida State / This Week: vs #6 Louisville

    3) Missouri Tigers (#12) [--]:
    Missouri didn't really face much of a test but they did show the explosion of their offense in a huge blowout of the Memphis Tigers. The real question though is Corbin Berkstresser as he threw 3 INTs and only 1 TD. The Mizzou QB needs to perform better with rival Illinois coming to town and a trip to Tuscon on the horizon. But the Mizzou running attack looks to be strong even with Russell Hansbrough running through the Memphis D. 233 yards, 4 scores and now is considered a Heisman candidate. But he'll need to perform in other games as the opponents will only get tougher.
    Last Week: 62-10 W over Memphis / This Week: vs Illinois

    4) Ole Miss Rebels (#17) [^]:
    Ole Miss had a huge victory over the Tennessee Volunteers at home. Ole Miss forced 3 turnovers against the Vols offense and held the Vols under 100 yards rushing. Most of Tennessee's damage was through the air and Ole Miss capitalized on a few picks to hold off Tennessee for a 3 point win. Ole Miss has always been one step behind most but a win like this is certainly a good step forward to getting to the Conference Title. Now Ole Miss shifts their focus to the Florida Gators and a trip to Gainesville.
    Last Week: 24-21 W vs #14 Tennessee / This Week: vs #25 Florida

    5) Washington State Cougars (#15) [--]:
    Washington State avoided the upset loss to Miami but needed overtime to do so. Teondray Caldwell was asked to carry the load and did so with 32 carries on the day but getting to pay dirt 3 times. Dominique Williams had a day with 119 yards through the air aiding Brad Greene through his first start of his college career. Washington State now will have to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs having an opportunity to keep pace with the rest of the PAC-12 users.
    Last Week: 34-31 OT W vs #18 Miami / This Week: vs Mississippi State

    6) Tennessee Volunteers (#18) [v]: Tennessee fell in Oxford to the Rebels. Unable to get any fourth quarter scoring between the two teams was indicative of how well these defenses played. Unfortunately for the Vols, Ole Miss was able to force a few crucial turnovers and Tennessee was unable to run the ball to it's ability. Brandon Clark emerged as a solid QB and will have to keep it up in the upcoming weeks to rebound from this loss. Tennessee will trek to Arkansas and hopefully get a win under their belt.
    Last Week: 21-24 L vs #23 Ole Miss / This Week: at Arkansas

    7) Mississippi State Bulldogs (#50) [--]:
    Well that's not the start that the Bulldogs wanted. A complete shellacking against the Gamecocks is a huge blow to the Bulldogs confidence. While a win was most likely not going to happen, getting blown out was not on the radar. Mississippi State fell back into old habits with 7 turnovers (including 6 INTs) and were unable to convert on two 4th down conversions thus totaling 9 virtual turnovers. They were also unable to stop the Gamecocks offense who totaled over 200 yards on the ground and through the air. Mississippi State needed to rebound and can make a big statement vs the Cougars of Washington St with a win, or at the very least, showing up.
    Last Week: 21-62 L vs #9 South Carolina / This Week: at #15 Washington State
     
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    I like this, keep it up!
     
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    Trying to. Shouldn't be too hard but it does take me about 45 minutes to type it with how side tracked I get
     

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