No. 1-128 College Football Rankings – Week 4

Campus Insiders’ 1-128 college football rankings heading into Week 4 of the season. After another week of action, here’s how all 128 teams grade out.

It wasn’t easy, but nothing ever comes easy in the SEC.

Alabama faced a 21-point first-half deficit in Oxford, but the Crimson Tide stormed back to outlast Ole Miss in a wild game that put an end to Nick Saban’s two-game losing streak to the Rebels. About the only thing we know for certain on this young season is that the Tide remain the best in the land.

Although, if you watched Louisville play earlier in the day, you might think otherwise. The Cardinals beat Florida State badly in all three phases of the game, as Lamar Jackson emerged as the player to beat in the very early Heisman Trophy race. Just as Houston did in Week 1 against Oklahoma, the Cards showed the nation that they have arrived.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Notre Dame joined Ole Miss in the two-loss club, setting the stage for a crazy drive toward the College Football Playoff.

No. 1-128 College Football Rankings

128. Charlotte

127. San Jose State

126. Hawaii

125. North Texas

124. New Mexico State

123. Old Dominion
122. FIU
121. Kent State
120. Miami (OH)

119. Eastern Michigan

118. Idaho

117. Buffalo

116. Georgia State

115. Kansas

114. Fresno State
113. Bowling Green
112. Louisiana-Monroe

111. Tulane

110. Texas-San Antonio

109. Massachusetts

108. Rice
107. Iowa State

106. Florida Atlantic

105. Texas-El Paso

104. Virginia

103. Ball State

102. Troy
101. SMU
100. Ohio
99. Akron

98. Central Florida

97. Arkansas State

96. UNLV

95. New Mexico

94. Purdue

93. Texas State

92. Northern Illinois

91. Rutgers –
The Scarlet Knights have used four different quarterbacks in three games, as first-year head coach Chris Ash looks for the right signal-caller to lead his offense.

90. Nevada

89. South Alabama

88. Wyoming

87. Duke

86. Illinois
85. Colorado State
84. Kentucky

83. Utah State
82. Boston College

81. Tulsa

80. Louisiana-Lafayette

79. Oregon State

78. Temple
77. Connecticut

76. Memphis

75. Northwestern

74. Vanderbilt

73. Syracuse
72. Marshall

71. Indiana

70. East Carolina
69. NC State

68. Army

67. Maryland

66. Central Michigan

65. California

64. Washington State
63. Louisiana Tech
62. Colorado

61. Missouri –
Drew Lock threw three second-half interceptions, as Mizzou could not complete the upset of Georgia.

60. Navy
59. Appalachian State
58. South Carolina

57. Georgia Southern
56. Western Kentucky

55. Wake Forest
54. Cincinnati

53. Mississippi State

52. Air Force

51. Middle Tennessee

50. Toledo
49. Georgia Tech
48. Virginia Tech

47. Minnesota

46. Arizona

45. Texas Tech

44. Penn State

43. Arizona State

42. West Virginia
41. Pittsburgh

40. BYU
39. Auburn

38. Southern Miss

37. Western Michigan –
P.J. Fleck continues to “Row The Boat,” completing a sweep of Big Ten-based Illinois teams with a win over the Fighting Illini.

36. Kansas State

35. USC

34. South Florida

33. Utah

32. San Diego State
31. Iowa
30. Oklahoma
29. Notre Dame

28. Oklahoma State

27. Oregon

26. Ole Miss

25. TCU
24. UCLA

23. North Carolina
22. Florida State

21. Nebraska

20. Arkansas
19. LSU
18. Boise State
17. Miami (FL)
16. Florida
15. Tennessee

14. Wisconsin

13. Texas

12. Georgia

11. Washington

10. Michigan State – The Spartans went into Notre Dame Stadium and thoroughly outplayed the Fighting Irish, holding off a late rally by Brian Kelly’s squad.

9. Texas A&M – The Aggies are a dangerous team in the SEC West and will likely be able to give Alabama a very difficult test when the teams clash.

8. Baylor – Jim Grobe’s Bears didn’t look like their normal selves on Friday night, but they still managed an easy victory over Rice.

7. Houston – The Cougars welcomed back Greg Ward Jr. in their Thursday night win over Cincinnati.

6. Stanford – Cardinal star Christian McCaffrey has 970 all-purpose yards in his last three games against USC.

5. Clemson – Now that’s the Deshaun Watson we have come to know and love. The Tigers dismantled South Carolina State in a game that was shortened via the mercy rule.

4. Michigan – The Wolverines were put to the test by Colorado, but Jim Harbaugh’s squad made sure there was no Hail Mary victory for the Buffaloes this time around.

3. Louisville – I think Lamar Jackson is still running wild all over Florida State’s defense. Speaking of defense, how well did coordinator Todd Grantham’s defensive unit play on Saturday?

2. Ohio State – Youth is being served in Columbus, as the Buckeyes went on the road to Norman and essentially ended the Sooners’ hopes of getting back into the College Football Playoff mix.

1. Alabama – The Crimson Tide broke their two-game losing streak to Ole Miss. And in a season in which every team has issues, I’ll take Nick Saban’s “issues” any day of the week.

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