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With nearly half of the Power Five conferences yet to start the season, it’s difficult to say who is really the best team in the country. But for those that have started already, it’s the regulars at the top.
In the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, fans were asked a simple question: “Who is the best team in the country that has already started playing?” The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide jumped well ahead of the field, with Clemson (unsurprisingly) taking the top spot.
Clemson will almost certainly have the biggest test of that group this week as it faces the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes tonight. But both Georgia and Florida had top-25 matchups on their hands this weekend, with Florida receiving its first loss of the season against Texas A&M. Meanwhile, Georgia will remain undefeated after a strong performance against a tough Tennessee Volunteers team.
The Clemson-Miami game was voted as the most anticipated matchup of the slate this weekend.
Closer to home, the Spartans are still two weeks away from the first game of the 2020 season. As the opener against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights draws closer, MSU fans have a growing excitement for the team. As of now, 87 percent of fans said they believe Michigan State is headed in the right direction, up from 71 percent a week ago. While most Spartans fans certainly expect growing pains this fall, the overall trajectory of the program under new head coach Mel Tucker seems to be trending upward.
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