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Iowa in the CFP! Texas won't survive the SEC! A reality check on Week 2 overreactions

Texas isn't back. Neither is Florida State nor USC.

After impressive openers, those teams were dealt a generous dose of reality in Week 2. The Longhorns were manhandled by Arkansas, the Seminoles lost to an FCS program for the first time in the worst way imaginable and the Trojans looked uninspired in an ugly loss against Stanford at the Coliseum that led to coach Clay Helton's dismissal Monday. So, in hindsight, we might have gotten carried away with our Week 1 overreactions.

That's why we love college football, a sport in which Iowa State is a College Football Playoff threat one week and still the second-best team in its home state the next.