It is 2020, so of course COVID has affected the season. Three teams have played Texas A&M and all three have had COVID disruption, and the Aggies have not. Florida has a big number of cases, including now HC Dan Mullen, and will not play until Halloween. Such is the season and let us enjoy every game played.
How dare COVID strike Nick Saban, the person it knew not to infect. Saban apparently tested false positive on Wed, yeah right, but took tests probably hourly (SEC requires 3 negative tests in order to return) in order to coach on Sat. The Georgia Bulldogs were the opponent, a team I thought was the best. Saban continued his unbeaten streak against former assistants as Bama shut out the Dawgs in the 2nd half for a 41-24 win. QB Mac Jones is putting up Tua numbers with his arsenal of DaVonta Smith (surely 10 yrs in T town), Jaylen Waddle and Najee Harris. The Tide has a historic run of 35 points plus. Georgia QB Stenson Bennett IV is a good story, but this test may have been too much for him at this point. There will probably be a rematch in the SEC Title Game.
Clemson decided to play, a bit earlier than usual, as they routed Ga Tech 73-7, a record margin for an ACC game. They could have scored 100. It looked hopeless for FSU a few weeks ago, but they have found something with Jordan Travis at QB. The Noles shocked a UNC team early and held on to win 31-28. Mack Brown is a great recruiter and leader, but is still an average game day coach. Notre Dame held over Louisville 12-7, at least there is some defense in CFB, but does anyone think they are a playoff team.
Auburn visited Midlands SC and lost to the Gamecocks 30-22. Will Muschamp outcoached Gus Malzahn, let that one sink in, as the Gus Bus may be on its last ride. He is 33-30 against Power 5 teams since the Kick Six in 2014. Either he is a terrible coach or QB Bo nix is the most overrated player in CFB. Hard to believe he was a 5 star prospect. Hugh Freeze or Billy Napier may be getting calls this morning. Kentucky showed some defense in smothering Tennessee 34-7. The Air Raid offense has been solved as Texas A&M beat Miss St 34-14. The surprise team of the year is Arkansas as they moved to 2-2 besting Ole Miss. Sam Pittman may have won coach of the year already.
This is how I rank the teams that I have seen play;
Clemson, Bama, Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida.
The Big 10 hopefully starts next week. Coastal Carolina is now 4-0 beating a very good Louisiana team. Remember this name, QB Grayson McCall.