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UCF tops our latest Power Rankings

Jamil King

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Another week of football has come and gone with very Florida based team in action this past week. Some teams rolled to victory, some squeaked games out, and some struggled to muster up any points.

Here is how week 2 of our Power rankings shape up:

5. Jacksonville Jaguars- The Jags fall from the number one spot to my number 5 spot this week. This is because, they just had a bad showing this past Sunday, and dropped the game in an ugly 9-6 fashion. A week after taking care of the defending AFC champ Patriots, they essentially laid an egg vs. the Titans, a team they can’t seem to figure out. After knocking out, former Jag Blaine Gabbert, Marcus Mariota stepped in with the bad elbow, and all and game managed his team to a victory. The Jags get the Jets next week in a game the defense may feast on rookie Sam Darnold.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- The “Fitzmagic” finally came to a halt Monday night to Pittsburgh. Three second quarter interceptions killed the Bucs in the end and dropped them to 2-1. The Bucs flirted with a comeback, but, it was too little too late. Fitzpatrick will most likely play week four at Chicago before possibly handing the keys back to Winston following the BYE week. The 2-1 start is better than many people saw coming and has them at the top of the competitive NFC South.

3. Miami Hurricanes- Don’t look now but we may have another QB controversy on our hands in the state. The Canes let redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry have his chance as QB1. Perry responded with 224 yards and three touchdowns. The question is, does Richt allow Perry to start the ACC opener on a Thursday night? We will find out soon enough. Travis Homer enjoyed a breakout game and will look to continue that Thursday, possibly helping out his freshman QB.

2. Miami Dolphins- The Dolphins keep rolling. They used explosive plays and defeated The Gruden-led Raiders to now sit at 3-0. Next up are division rival New England Patriots, who believe it or not have a two-game losing streak. Ryan Tannehill is helping remind people this was a playoff team the last time we saw him play. The Defense continues to make plays when needed and is stopping the run well has no team has had a 100-yard rusher. If the Phins can beat the Patriots and send them to 1-3, then they won’t just hit our top spot, but they will be getting national love as well.

1. UCF Knights- The self-proclaimed champions keep on rolling. The Knights dropped a cool 56 points in their win over the FAU Owls. McKenzie Milton threw for 306 yards and three touchdowns, and he also added 81 rushing yards and three more scores. The defense did have issues stopping the run allowing Devin Singletary to run for 131 yards and Kerrith Whyte to add 84 yards to that. The Knights moved up three spots to number 13 in the AP Poll, and with a few big games this weekend they will look to beat power 5 Pitt and try to move closer to the top 10.

Jamil King is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.

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