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2016 College Football Polls: Week 3

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 (prev, if diff) Coaches (prev, if diff) S&P+ Massey
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Florida State (3) Florida State (3) LSU Ohio State
3 Ohio State (2) Clemson (2) Clemson Clemson
4 Michigan (5) Ohio State Michigan Florida State
5 Clemson (2) Michigan (6) Oklahoma Michigan
6 Houston Stanford (5) Florida State Stanford
7 Stanford Houston Ohio State Houston
8 Washington Michigan State Ole Miss Tennessee
9 Wisconsin (10) Washington (11) Washington Oklahoma
10 Louisville (13) Louisville (15) Tennessee Wisconsin
11 Texas Iowa (10) Oregon Washington
12 Michigan State Wisconsin (16) USC Louisville
13 Iowa (16) Georgia (9) Stanford Michigan State (T-13)
14 Oklahoma Oklahoma (13) Baylor LSU (T-13)
15 Tennessee (17) Tennessee (14) Louisville Georgia
16 Georgia (9) Texas (20) Florida Iowa
17 Texas A&M (20) Ole Miss (18) Georgia Baylor
18 Notre Dame Notre Dame (21) Notre Dame Ole Miss
19 Ole Miss Baylor UCLA Arkansas
20 LSU (21) Texas A&M (24) Mississippi State Texas A&M
21 Baylor (23) Oregon (23) Oklahoma State Notre Dame
22 Oregon (24) LSU (22) Texas A&M Oregon
23 Florida (NR) Florida (25) Arkansas TCU
24 Arkansas (NR) Arkansas (32) Auburn North Carolina
25 Miami Miami (26) Michigan State Utah

Georgia Overview

The Dawgs beat Nicholls State 26-24 in a game that was quite miserable.  Let’s just be thankful the unthinkable didn’t happen and move on and never talk about this again.

Georgia opens up SEC play next Saturday when the travel to Columbia to face Missouri.


Fell Out: #15 TCU, #22 Oklahoma State

Newcomers: #23 Florida, #24 Arkansas


#5 Clemson

Clemson is still 2-0, but they are having some major issues to start the new campaign.  Deshaun Watson and company need to straighten things out before they get into the meat of their schedule.


#24 Arkansas

The Razorbacks showed a lot of grit to pull off the upset of TCU, as predicted would happen in last week’s post.  They should have gotten a higher bump, as they could end up being one of the better SEC teams this season.

This Week’s Top 25 Match-ups

#2 Florida State at #10 Louisville

#1 Alabama at #19 Ole Miss

#12 Michigan State at #18 Notre Dame

#3 Ohio State at #14 Oklahoma

Upset Alert

Riding high off of last week’s correct Arkansas pick, I’m calling two upsets this week.

It’s one of those wacky Thursday night games where anything could happen, and I think Cincinnati is going to pull off the upset of Houston at home.

Secondly, the Trojans of USC will salvage their season and beat Stanford in Palo Alto.