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Week 3 Polls: Texas is Back... To Being Unranked

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This Week’s Polls

AP Poll

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Oklahoma

4. Oregon

5. Iowa

6. Clemson

7. Texas A&M

8. Cincinnati

9. Ohio State

10. Penn State

11. Florida

12. Notre Dame

13. UCLA

14. Iowa State

15. Virginia Tech

16. Coastal Carolina

17. Ole Miss

18. Wisconsin

19. Arizona State

20. Arkansas

21. North Carolina

22. Auburn

23. Brigham Young

24. Miami

25. Michigan

Coaches Poll

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Oklahoma

4. Oregon

5. Texas A&M

6. Clemson

7. Iowa

8. Cincinnati

9. Florida

10. Notre Dame

11. Ohio State

12. Penn State

13. UCLA

14. Iowa State

15. Virginia Tech

16. Ole Miss

17. Wisconsin

18. Coastal Carolina

19. North Carolina

20. Auburn

21. Arizona State

22. Oklahoma State

23. Brigham Young

24. Arkansas

25. Michigan

Georgia Overview

Georgia’s 56-7 blowout of UAB saw them remain at #2 in the polls, picking up seven more points than Week 2 but losing a #1 vote to Alabama.

Barring something unforeseen, it appears Georgia will remain at #2 unless the Bulldogs get upset or Bama drops a game.

This week, the Dawgs host South Carolina in primetime Between the Hedges.


Fell Out: #14 USC, #15 Texas

Newcomers: #20 Arkansas, #23 Brigham Young


#5 Iowa. The Hawkeyes are coming off a great win against Iowa State in Ames, but I’m still not convinced. Their win over Indiana could look worse if the Hoosiers don’t give Cincinnati a good game, and Iowa State struggled to put Northern Iowa away. They’re in the correct division of the Big Ten to make a sustained run, but Iowa may only be the third or fourth best team in the conference still.


#25 Michigan. The problems the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh have experienced are well documented, but Michigan avoided the letdown against Washington and won convincingly. The running game looks great behind Blake Corum, and the schedule is favorable. I won’t go so far as to say Michigan will finally defeat Ohio State (no one should ever predict this until it finally happens), however, Ohio State’s defense needs to drastically improve, plus The Game will be played in Ann Arbor. Stay tuned.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#1 Alabama at #11 Florida

#22 Auburn at #10 Penn State

#19 Arizona State at #23 BYU

Upset Alert

Though Pitt almost gave the game away, they still proved me wrong and held off Tennessee.

This week, while many will be taking Indiana + 3 ½ at home against Cincinnati, I will be taking Virginia Tech +3 on the road against West Virginia, solidifying their claim as the ACC’s second best team.