In this thread I will try to keep track of the best wins each week.
I invite feedback as well as input from all college football fans out there.
Too early to have a good feel for who really qualifies as a quality opponent, but we can add/remove as the season progresses.
Alabama over Michigan 41-14 at a neutral field. (Very early but this is looking like the best win so far this season. Not any longer. Well still count this as a quality win, but Stanford over USC is now the best so far).
VA Tech over GA Tech 20-17(OT) in Blacksburg. (GA Tech was a bowl team last season. This week they hammered a FCS school so we will still have to wait and see if they are a quality win or not in 2012).
Michigan St over Boise St 17-13 in East Lansing. (Boise didn't play this week, so it is hard to know if they are a quality opponent, but with Chris Petersen at the helm, it is hard to discount them already).
UCLA over Nebraska 36-30 in Los Angeles. (Nebraska may prove to not be a quality win, but was a 9-4 team last season. Last week the Cornhuskers solidly beat a Southern Miss team who lost only twice last season. So as of week 2, I think they qualify).
Arizona over Oklahoma St 59-38 in Tucson. (Oklahoma St was one of the best teams in the country last season. Of course Brandon Weeden is gone, so maybe not so much this season).
LSU over Washington 41-3 in Baton Rouge (Washington hung in there with RGIII and Baylor in a great Alamo Bowl last season. They beat a bowl team [SD St] in week one, returned their QB Keith Price, and should be a bowl team again this year).
Oregon St over Wisconsin 10-7 in Corvallis. (My gut says this will not stand as a quality win. Wisconsin struggled against FCS Northern Iowa last week, so there isn't much supporting it even at this point really, but many thought Wisconsin would be competitive this year).
Stanford over Southern California 21-14 in Stanford. (Obviously this has to be considered the best win of the season so far).
Notre Dame over Michigan St 20-3 in East Lansing. (Quite possibly the 2nd best win so far. The first to make the list where the winner was on the road).
Pittsburgh over VA Tech 35-17 in Pittsburgh. (Pittsburgh was embarrassed in week one losing by 14 to FCS Youngstown State. This week they double up the Hokies and most would agree that no matter what you think of VA Tech, their D is usually solid).
Florida over Tennessee 37-20 in Knoxville. (Tennessee may soon prove to not qualify as a quality win, depending on how they handle this loss, but Florida dominated the second half, and did it on the road. So for now I'll give them credit for a quality win).
Missouri over Arizona St 24-20 in Columbia (Suggested by Crave. The Sun Devils dominated Illinois (2-1) in Tempe by 31, so it isn't that big a stretch this early on. Only time will tell).
Oregon St over UCLA 27-20 in Los Angeles (UCLA was 3-0 and ranked 19th when this game was played. UCLA beat Nebraska in Week 2, so looks to be improved from last season. Oregon St becomes the first team to appear on this list twice).
Miami over GA Tech 42-36 (OT) in Atlanta. (Another tough OT loss for the Yellow jackets. What a crazy back and forth game).
Notre Dame over Michigan 13-6 in South Bend. (As Michigan was ranked 17th, I'll give the Irish the nod).
Kansas St over Oklahoma 24-19 in Norman. (Pretty damn impressive. Snyder has the Cats believing. Beating the Sooners in Norman is not an easy task).
Florida St over Clemson 49-37 in Tallahassee. (It wasn't pretty and they missed covering by 2, but the Seminoles loudly proclaimed they are for real).
Oregon over Arizona 49-0 in Eugene. (Arizona comes in ranked 21. The Ducks make it very clear they are on a different level than the Arizonas of the NCAA).
9/23/2012 6:46 AM (edited)