Try to remember seeing this much carnage this early.
Four teams in top 11 teams went down — two of them (LSU, Oklahoma) in the top five.
The Power Rankings debut with a familiar name at the name at the top but, as always, there is this disclaimer: Be prepared for movement.
Lots and lots of movement.
|A glimpse at a dynasty: Bama is so good after trouncing USC it can afford to fish around for a starting quarterback in the context of chasing another national championship. The defense is that good. It can win games alone while Jalen Hurts works on his development.||—||1-0|
|We shouldn’t be surprised at the degree of difficulty at Auburn. The Tigers got their first win against Auburn since 1950. Gus Malzahn’s team is never going to lay down.||—||1-0|
|I say it once, I’ll say it again: if you have a quarterback, you have a chance. J.T. Barrett went for a school-record seven touchdowns against Bowling Green. Actually, it was eight if you count a pick six. We’ll give him a pass after a record passing day.||2||1-0|
|It wasn’t just winning; it was the Cougars dominating the Sooners after the first quarter. Tom Herman is a master motivator, play caller and innovator. Houston may have played itself into the Big 12 in its season opener. Really.||2||1-0|
|Down by 22? No problem. FSU sent a message to everyone within the sound of Jimbo Fisher’s voice. The Noles are definitely contenders after beating Ole Miss. The biggest comeback in school history should be a catapult to greater things.||2||1-0|
|After the loss of Connor Cook, quarterback doesn’t seem to be a concern. Tyler O’Connor threw for 190 yards and three scores against Furman.||2||1-0|
|Christian McCaffrey shoots to the top of the (way too early) Heisman Trophy list with 32 touches for 309 yards against Kansas State.||3||1-0|
|What Nick Chubb accomplished against North Carolina cannot be downplayed. Less than a year after shredding his knee, Chubb returned to rush for 200+ against North Carolina. The Dawgs needed every single yard in a nine-point win over the Heels.||11||1-0|
|The Badgers have the coach, talent and roster to win every game 16-14. That’s not an insult. That’s a nod to a workmanlike win (by the same score) over LSU.||17||1-0|
|Lamar Jackson is The Truth, if you believe The Truth is capable of throwing to 16 different receivers, accounting for eight touchdowns and going for more than 400 total yards against someone other than Charlotte.||8||1-0|
|Charlie Strong’s Horns gave up 47 points and 444 yards. His team had an extra point blocked and returned for defensive two-pointer. Texas blew at 17-point lead at home. Life couldn’t be better after a progam-changing win over Notre Dame. Quick fact: Texas has beaten back-to-back top 12 teams for the first time since 2008.||15||1-0|
|This is how you leave no doubt in an opener: Pound a second-division MAC team with a combined 200 rushing yards from your top two tailbacks. Commit these names to memory, you will need them later — Akrum Wadley and LeShun Daniels.||—||1-0|
|We didn’t learn much in Jim Harbaugh’s second Michigan opener. Hawaii had traveled to the sun and back (about 20,000 combined miles) in playing its first two games. What did you expect other than 63-6 against the Warriors? “It speaks volumes,” Harbaugh said.||3||1-0|
|Someone has to sit on a bench. In a wild two-overtime gut-wrenching loss at Texas, that someone should have been Malik Zaire. Brian Kelly’s decision to play two quarterbacks may have denied DeShone Kizer (six total touchdowns) a chance to finally outlast the Horns.||5||0-1|
|In the end, it was as bad as it was good. The Rebels blew a 22-point lead to Florida State in a nationally-televised opener. We’ll see how they react. For the first time in 11 games, Ole Miss lost while scoring at least 34 points.||4||0-1|
|It wasn’t just the loss, it was the way the Sooners were handled by Houston. There seems to be significant issues in the secondary and on the offensive line. Bob Stoops doesn’t have much time to get better. Ohio State visits on Sept. 17.||12||0-1|
|The Les Miles Watch officially begins. Again. A top four team now has to win out to have a chance at the CFP. First and foremost, it has to find better play out of quarterback Brandon Harris.||14||0-1|
|The Vols played like they had already clinched the SEC East. Josh Dobbs continues to make questionable decisions. Both lines were pushed around at times against Appalachian State. Virginia Tech looms next in the Battle at Bristol.||5||1-0|
|The rebuilt defense figured to be much better than this: surrendering 461 yards and 41 points to a South Dakota State team that finished in a tie for fourth last year in the Missouri Valley.||5||1-0|
|Art who? Every player on the roster saw at least one snap in a 55-7 bludgeoning of Northwestern State.||5||1-0|
|Barry J. Sanders had 76 all-purpose yards, making papa happy in a beat down of Southeastern Louisiana. At least some team in Oklahoma is playing up to expectations.||4||1-0|
|Hard Rock Stadium was rockin’ hard in the Mark Richt debut as the Canes posted their third-largest margin of victory, 70-3, over Florida A&M. FBS portion of schedule begins this week against Florida Atlantic.||2||1-0|
|There’s a lot to like suddenly after the Aggies blew 15-point lead to UCLA. The defense hunkered down, stopping Josh Rosen and the Bruins in overtime.||3||1-0|
|Run game muffled in an otherwise satisfying 48-13 win over Rutgers. Hype train continues to roll this week against Idaho.||1||1-0|
|Dakota Prukop with some backdoor smack talk about his FCS roots at Montana State. “‘It’s like you go from driving a car that no one really talks about to driving a Ferrari,” Oregon’s quarterback said after trouncing Cal-Davis. Don’t lose the keys, Dakota.||1||1-0|
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / College Football Power Rankings: Texas, Georgia, Louisville make massive moves