College football rankings, grades: Alabama, Georgia back in ‘A’ range; Clemson, Iowa State fail miserably
Whenever it’s supposed to be a “down week” in college football, it is anything but a down week. It happens over and over again, no matter the season, and Week 4 of the 2021 campaign was no different. This week brought us several massive upsets, contenders continuing to dominate and style points that were either gained or lost in the race to make the College Football Playoff.
No. 1 Alabama cruised to a win over Southern Miss, as did No. 2 Georgia on the road at Vanderbilt. Other contenders … not so much. No. 9 Clemson suffered its second loss of the season in overtime to NC State. No. 4 Oklahoma escaped the clutches of West Virginia on a walk-off field goal. No. 7 Texas A&M fell to No. 16 Arkansas in the biggest game of the SEC West season so far.