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2019 College Football Polls: Week 3

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NCAA Football: Murray State at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 Polls

AP Poll

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Georgia

4. LSU

5. Oklahoma

6. Ohio State

7. Notre Dame

8. Auburn

9. Florida

10. Michigan

11. Utah

12. Texas

13. Penn State

14. Wisconsin

15. Oregon

16. Texas A&M

17. UCF

18. Michigan State

19. Iowa

20. Washington State

21. Maryland

22. Boise State

23. Washington

24. USC

25. Virginia

Georgia Overview

In their home opener, the Georgia Bulldogs routed Murray State 63-17 in a game that featured both lot of positives and some deficiencies in the 2019 edition of the Dawgs. Almost the entire roster saw game action, with George Pickens, Dominick Blaylock, and Zamir White all finding the end zone for the first time as Dawgs.

However, the Georgia secondary got burned on a slant that went to the house, although Mark Webb forced a fumble on the very next drive. Additionally, while Stetson Bennett played solidly, it showed the drop-off there is between Jake Fromm and the rest of the quarterbacks on the roster.

Finally, and most concerning, Georgia came out of the gate looking entitled and not motivated. Murray State came out and hit us in the mouth, sacking Fromm on the second drive and forcing a punt. The Racers followed that up with a 60 yard touchdown strike to end the first quarter tied 7-7.

Look, the Dawgs were never going to lose this game, but after the Sugar Bowl, it was concerning to see. The SEC East is down this year, and if we waltz into a game against the likes of Missouri or Kentucky with that attitude, we may not be as fortunate.

The Dawgs host Arkansas State next week between the hedges, and hopefully we make no mistake from the start that we are here and motivated to play some dang football.

Movers

Fell Out: #21 Syracuse, #23 Stanford, #25 Nebraska, #25 Iowa State

Newcomers: #21 Maryland, #24 USC, #25 Virginia

Overrated

#10 Michigan. The Wolverines dodged a massive bullet like Neo in The Matrix, escaping with a 24-21 victory against Army at the Big House. While Army is a good football team and took Oklahoma to the brink, the Wolverines were sloppy and showed several vulnerabilities, especially on offense. We’ll see if they can right the ship before they take on Wisconsin in two weeks.

Underrated

#24 USC. Let the Kedon Slovis era begin! Slovis led the Trojans to a big victory over Stanford, defeating the Cardinal 45-20. Slovis threw for 377 yards, a school record for a true freshman making their debut. If Slovis and the Trojans offense can continue lighting up defenses, they could salvage the Pac-12’s playoff hopes.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

Nothing. Nada. Nope.

Upset Alert

Last week, I told y’all Colorado would beat Nebraska. This week, I’ve got Stanford going to UCF and ending the Golden Knights’ regular season win streak.