The biggest story in college football this weekend was news that happened off the field, and that was Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who tested positive for COVID-19. Lawrence missed his team’s home game against Boston College, and the front-runner Clemson was struggling.
Boston College went into the lead with 18 points, only to see Clemson score 24 unanswered points for a 34-28 win. Clemson remains at the top of Tekk.tv’s Top 20 ranking and this week he will meet the No. 4 Notre Dame, who remained unbeaten after a win against Georgia Tech. Clemson has already announced that Lawrence will not travel to Notre Dame, which could perhaps lead to the first major upheaval of the season.
Alabama stomped Mississippi State 41-0 on Saturday to hold on to the number 2 spot, and Ohio State set out to beat Penn State to hold on to the number 3 spot.
Oklahoma State lost at home to Texas 41-34 in overtime. The Cowboys dropped eight places to 14th in this week’s rankings. They now face a tough squad from Kansas State, who dropped out of the rankings after a defeat in West Virginia.
Cincinnati jumped to 5th place this week after beating Memphis, the arch-enemy of AAC, 49-10. Wisconsin stayed in 6th place after not playing due to a cancellation by COVID. Texas A&M moved up to 7th place after an impressive home win against Arkansas, which was dropped from the rankings.
BYU, Miami and Georgia complete the top 10 of Tekk.tv. Georgia will play number 11, Florida, in Jacksonville on Saturday at the game traditionally known as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party”.
Another top 25 game this week will be on Friday night when the No. 8 BYU travels to Idaho to play the No. 13 Boise State Broncos.
Michigan has fallen hard off the rankings this week after a home defeat against opposing Michigan State. Two Big Ten teams entered the rankings this week, Indiana in 12th place and Northwestern in 20th place. Both teams are 2-0 winners in the Big Ten’s previous game. Indiana will host a Michigan team that is looking to get back on its feet.
Oklahoma returned to the top 20 after beating Texas Tech 62-28 in Lubbock.
Tekk.tv Top 20
Most teams have already started their season, and the Pac-12 and MAC are finally starting this week. Here are the rankings after the games from the weekend of October 29th to 31st. When other leagues start playing, they will be added to the rankings accordingly.
Sa. in Notre Dame No. 4
November 14 at LSU
State of Ohio
Sat. against Rutgers
Sat. vs. no. 1 Clemson
Sa. vs. Houston
Sat. vs. Purdue
Sa. in South Carolina
Fr. in #13 Boise State
Fr. at N.C. State
Sat. against #11 Florida
Sat. vs. no. 10 Georgia
Sat. against Michigan
State of Boise
Ms. vs. no. 8 BYU
State of Oklahoma
Sa. in the state of Kansas
Sat. vs. air force
State of Iowa
Sa. against Baylor
Sat. against Kansas
Sat. vs. South Alabama
Sat. vs. UMass
Sat. vs. Nebraska
Fancy: No. 12 Michigan, No. 14 Arkansas, No. 15 Kansas State, No. 16 North Carolina
Where is the College GameDay taking place this week?
The popular ESPN GameDay roadshow will take place this Saturday in South Bend, Indiana, where the Clemson Tigers will be playing first place against Notre Dame Fighting Irish in fourth place. The game will kick off on Saturday night at 19:30 ET on NBC.
Here are the Heisman rankings from Tekk.tv after week 9 of the season After the Pac-12 has started into the season, its players are then considered. Note: Lawrence continues to top the leaderboard even though he did not play last week or this week due to COVID-19.
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Justin Fields, QB, State of Ohio
DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Updated prediction of college soccer playoffs (only conferences currently playing games are considered – it could be adjusted at a later date)
State of Ohio
This week games to watch (Times ET)
Wednesday, November 4th
4 MAC games on ESPN networks and 2 more on ESPN+
Friday, November 6th
19:30 Miami (Fla.) at N.C. State, ESPN
21:45 BYU in Boise State, FS1
Saturday, 31 October
11:30 am Air Force at the Army, CBS
12:00 Michigan near Indiana
12:00 noon. State of Arizona at USC, FOX
12:00 noon, Michigan State in Iowa, ESPN
12:00 pm West Virginia near Texas, ABC
15:30 Florida versus Georgia, CBS
15:30 Purdue in Wisconsin, ABC
15:30 Houstin in Cincinnati, ESPN
16:00 Oklahoma State in the State of Kansas, FOX
16:00 Arizona in Utah, ESPNU
19:00, Texas A&M in South Carolina, ESPN
19:30 Clemson in Notre Dame, NBC
19:30 Rutgers in the state of Ohio
19:30 Stanford in Oregon, ABC
22:30 Washington in California, ESPN
22.30, Washington State, Oregon State, FS1.