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2015 College Football Polls: Week 3

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A quick look at the latest college football rankings, and a look ahead at the upcoming games.

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Week 3 Polls

AP Coaches Massey
1 Ohio State (59) Ohio State (62) Ohio State
2 Alabama Alabama (1) Alabama
3 TCU TCU TCU
4 Michigan State (2) Michigan State Georgia
5 Baylor Baylor Baylor
6 USC Florida State Oregon
7 Georgia USC Florida State
8 Notre Dame Georgia Michigan State
9 Florida State Clemson Ole Miss
10 UCLA Notre Dame Georgia Tech
11 Clemson Ole Miss USC
12 Oregon UCLA Clemson
13 LSU Oregon UCLA
14 Georgia Tech LSU Auburn
15 Ole Miss Auburn LSU
16 Oklahoma Georgia Tech Oklahoma
17 Texas A&M Oklahoma Notre Dame
18 Auburn Texas A&M Texas A&M
19 BYU Arizona Missouri
20 Arizona Missouri Wisconsin
21 Utah Utah Kansas State
22 Missouri BYU Mississippi State
23 Northwestern Wisconsin Arkansas
24 Wisconsin Northwestern Utah
25 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Arizona

Georgia Overview

Georgia traveled to Nashville and defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 31-14.  The Dawgs’ running game was great as usual, led by Nick Chubb and his 189 yards on the ground.  Isaiah "The Human Joystick" McKenzie returned a punt for a touchdown, and Jordan Jenkins was a one man wrecking crew on defense.

Outside of that, there were several question marks that remain unanswered, starting with the quarterbacks.  Greyson Lambert went 11/21 for 116 yards in a performance that will not cut it against superior opposition.  Backup Brice Ramsey didn’t fare much better in limited action. 

Lambert and Ramsey need to clean things up at practice this week before Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks come to play in Athens on Saturday. 

Movers

Fell Out: #18 Arkansas, #20 Boise State, #23 Tennessee, #25 Mississippi State

Newcomers: #19 BYU, #23 Northwestern, #24 Wisconsin, #25 Oklahoma State

Overrated

#8 Notre Dame.  Notre Dame needed a late comeback to secure victory against the Virginia Cavaliers.  In that game, starting quarterback Malik Zaire was lost for the season with a broken ankle.  Any chance the Fighting Irish had at making the playoffs may have gone down with Zaire.

Underrated

#14 Georgia Tech.  The Yellow Jackets' offense is a well-oiled machine behind quarterback Justin Thomas, as they accrued 439 yards on the ground against the Tulane Green Wave last week.  Tech will look to prove they are legitimate contenders when they travel to South Bend this weekend.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#14 Georgia Tech at #8 Notre Dame

#18 Auburn at #13 LSU

#15 Ole Miss at #2 Alabama

#19 BYU at #10 UCLA

Upset Alert

Last week, the BYU Cougars came through for me and downed the Boise State Broncos.

This week, as alluded to in Overrated/Underrated, I have the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets going to South Bend and defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.