Sure we are only 2 weeks into the season, still much information to gather. In my opinion, Ohio State can easily be considered a top 5 team. The only teams, as of now, that I feel are legitimately better than Ohio State are Alabama and Clemson. The reasons: A.J. McCarron and Tahj Boyd. Both those QB's are very good, and would be a handfull for OSU's defense to contain.
Texas AtM may jump on this list after this weekend. I haven't seen them play this year, but they do have the reigning Heisman Trophy winner under center. As much as I don't like Manziel, he does have a terrific football set of skills. The jury is still out on AtM's defense and supporting offensive player skill level. If the Aggies win on Sat., they very well may be placed at #1 in the country, and I wouldn't have a problem with that.
Florida State and Louisville are interesting teams at this point. Bridgewater for Louisville is the real deal, but last year's Sugar Bowl win over Florida hasn't sold me on the overall skill level of the entire Cardinal team. Bridgewater is good enough to throw his team to victory in a game, any given Sat. Florida State's freshman QB looked terrific last week, he could be the real deal, but it was just one game.
Stanford, I don't know. I haven't seen them play. I'm wondering if they are solid, or as the year unfolds and they get more games away from the Harbaugh influence, do we see a slip in their performance.
Oregon, well, I know how some SEC team's fans feel when it comes to Ohio State. We beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl 3 years ago....has Oregon become a better team since then? Until Oregon proves it can beat Ohio State head to head on the field, I will assume that Ohio State is just better. They had their chance, they failed, back of the line with you. Sure hardly any of the players and neither of the coaches make up the current teams, it's just the way I'll feel.
Definitely looking forward to Sat. nights game vs Cal, to see how Ohio State responds to the challenge ahead of them.