10. North Carolina Tar Heels
The Great Nick Chubb shredded the Tar Heels for 222 yards and two touchdowns on a newly reconstructed knee at the Georgia Dome proving UGA as a legit contender in the SEC while exposing the Tar Heels as a pretender in the ACC. I expected North Carolina to have a better defense this season but after Saturday they will be lucky to win more than 8 games this year.
9. UCLA Bruins
UCLA should have won this game easily in College Station but lost because of two reasons: QB Josh Rosen made some awful throws resulting in turnovers and his wideouts did him no favors by dropping 6 balls. The fact it went to overtime should be encouraging for UCLA who fought hard on the road but they need to get their QB and receivers on the same page if they want to contend for a PAC 12 title.
8. Ole Miss Rebels
You are up 28-6. You are playing against a redshirt freshman quarterback making his first start. Granted it's against FSU but you should never get outscored 39-6 and lose by double digits when holding a more than 3 touchdown lead. Swag Kelly didn't look anywhere close to being the elite QB he thinks he is and the Ole Miss defense was awful after the 1st.
7. Mississippi State Bulldogs
I knew losing quarterback Dak Prescott to the draft would hurt but losing to South Alabama at home is inexcusable. I think the SEC with the exceptions of Bama and Georgia did a little too much partying this summer and not enough football preparation.
6. Florida Gators
Yes the Gators eventually pulled away from the "mighty" UMASS Minutemen in the 4th quarter for a 24-7 win but it shouldn't take that long. They entered the 4th with a 10-7 lead. Are you kidding me? The Gators have too much talent and experience to struggle with a team like UMASS for 3 quarters.
5. Tennessee Volunteers
The Vols, a preseason pick to win the SEC East, needed OT to win at home vs Appalachian State. Not only were they lucky to win they got completely outplayed on both lines of the football. If Butch Jones can't right the ship soon this could be his last season in Knoxville.
4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
ND was expected to compete for a playoff spot after narrowly missing last season, but it might have completely evaporated on a hot humid night in Austin. Somehow ND managed to lose a game in which they didn't turn the ball over and had nearly 500 yards of total offense and 47 points on the scoreboard. But instead of celebrating an elusive road win ND watched a true freshman QB torch their Mickey Mouse defense for 50 points. ND has now lost 3 straight games and is definitely trending down. One of the few positives was Deshone Kizer who threw for 5 TDs and ran for another in a performance that should help clinch the starters spot...for now.
3. USC Trojans
I probably have USC a little too high on this list because I didn't think they would contend for the PAC 12 this season much less beat Alabama Saturday night. But the way they got completely annihilated in Dallas was both breathe taking and deplorable. No USC team should ever lose 52-6. Not a good start for the Clay Helton era who in all honesty was a head scratching hire to begin with.
2. Oklahoma Sooners
I had Houston beating Oklahoma week 1 I just didn't think the Cougars would do it so easily. The Sooners were outplayed and outcoached for pretty much all 4 quarters. Greg Ward looked like the Heisman contender and not Baker Mayfield. If the Sooners don't regroup soon they could be looking at a 1-3 start and plenty of rumors of Houston coach Tom Herman replacing Bob Stoops.
1. LSU Tigers
Poor Les Miles. The Mad Hatter is in for another dead man walking scenario after LSU lost to Wisconsin 16-14 at Lambeau Field. Leonard Fournette was solid as usual but the quarterback play and play calling continues to shit the bed. LSU was a popular Final 4 pick going into this season with all their NFL talent ready to take over but right now it looks like they will struggle to get 10 wins.