The weekend featured two other matchups between ranked teams, including a dominant performance from the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines against the offensively challenged No. 17 Florida Gators.
Week 1 of the season was absolutely packed with high-scoring contests and highly competitive non-conference games between numerous AP Top 25 teams, an entertaining byproduct of college football's new merit-based playoff system. X MI 33-17. The Gators did not score an offensive touchdown in the game.
The victory over a ranked SEC team on a neutral site, coupled with some notable sluggish performances from teams ahead of them, earned them an uptick in the Week 2 rankings from the Associated Press.
Florida State was No. 3 in the preseason poll but dropped its season opener 24-7 to the Crimson Tide and fell to 10th in the preseason.
The Seminoles fell to No. 1 Alabama 24-7 on Saturday night, but more importantly, lost quarterback Deondre Francois to a season-ending patellar tendon tear in his left knee.
MI is one of four Big Ten schools ranked in each poll. Teams like LSU and Stanford moved up into the top 10 after impressive wins as even Wisconsin took a slight step back (down two spots) following an early deficit against Utah State.
Clemson jumped to No. 3 from its 5th place preseason ranking.