College Football: AP Top 25 and SEC Power Rankings after Week 3

It was a somewhat disappointing third week slate of the College Football season that features only two top 25 games and only one team in the standings falling into an unranked team (Washington over Michigan State), along with plenty of blasting games. However, this has us prepared for an interesting week to look forward to as the conference play begins to heat up.

over here This week’s top 25 AP pollswith eight SEC teams ranked and four in the top 10:

  1. Georgia (3-0)
  2. Alabama (3-0)
  3. Ohio State (3-0)
  4. Michigan (3-0)
  5. Clemson (3-0)
  6. Oklahoma (3-0)
  7. USC (3-0)
  8. Kentucky (3-0)
  9. Oklahoma (3-0)
  10. Arkansas (3-0)
  11. Tennessee (3-0)
  12. North Carolina (3-0)
  13. Utah (2-1)
  14. Penn State (3-0)
  15. Oregon (2-1)
  16. Be a beauty queen (3-0)
  17. Baylor (2-1)
  18. Washington (3-0)
  19. BYU (2-1)
  20. Florida (2-1)
  21. Wake Forest (3-0)
  22. Texas (2-1)
  23. Texas A&M (2-1)
  24. Pittsburgh (2-1)
  25. Miami (Florida) (2-1)

Others who got votes:

Michigan State 91, Florida 85, Appalachian State 77, North Carolina 72, Washington State 62, Cincinnati 52, Oregon 49, Minnesota 48, Kansas 23, Syracuse 7, LSU 6, Wisconsin 4

Top 25 matches of the week 4 schedule:

  • No. 5 Clemson at No. 21 Wake Forest – 11:00 AM CST (ABC)
  • No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee – 2:30 p.m. CST
  • No. 10 Arkansas vs No. 23 Texas A&M Arlington at AT&T Stadium – 6:00 p.m. CST (ESPN)

My updated SEC energy ratings after week 3

  1. Georgia: The Bulldogs are the best team in the country now far and away after their 48-7 road win over South Carolina. You may have to drop it after letting it land. Kidding of course.
  2. Alabama: An easy 63-7 win over UL Monroe but Bryce Young throwing two interceptions might be a bit of a concern.
  3. Tennessee: Just an electric crime led by Josh Hubble led by quarterback Hendon Hooker. Probably the only team in the division that can compete with Georgia. College Gameday comes to Knoxville on Saturday for the game against Florida.
  4. Kentucky: They did what they needed to do in the 31-0 win over Youngstown State. The Wildcats could improve as they bring back Chris Rodriguez in the SEC opener at the Ole Miss on October 1.
  5. Arkansas: The Razorbacks were dropped twice because they got a legitimate panic against Missouri in Bobby Petrino’s return to Fayetteville. However, the Bears are a really good FCS team.
  6. Be a beauty queen: I know Georgia Tech Too bad, but the 42-0 Power Five opponent’s knockout on the road is still impressive,
  7. Texas A&M: It wasn’t pretty, but the Aggies bounced back with a 17-9 win over the Top 25 in Miami after losing to Appalachian State.
  8. LSU: Brian Kelly secured a much-needed win in his opening match on the SEC podium against Mississippi. Mike Leach’s catch led to just 16 points which was a great defensive performance.
  9. Florida: After the big win over Utah, things are going wrong for the Gators after losing to Kentucky and barely escaping a poor South Florida team.
  10. Mississippi: The Bulldogs had a disappointment in Baton Rouge in a game they would have preferred to win. The schedule has become even tougher for Mike Leach’s group.
  11. South Carolina: The Gamecocks shouldn’t really be penalized for their massive loss to Georgia, but it was a rough start to the Spencer Rattler era to say the least.
  12. Auburn: After barely beating San Jose State, the Tigers were blown 41-12 at home by Penn State. Things get really ugly for Brian Harsin. It’s a winnable game for Missouri on Saturday.
  13. Missouri: Lots of red flags after the 34-17 win over FCS Abilene-Chirstian. The midfield would probably make Mizzou a competent team.
  14. Vanderbilt: The 3-1 Commodore has been greatly improved, and they deserve credit for that. However, victories have come against Hawaii, Elon, and Northern Illinois. I need to see more against legitimate competition before I can raise it.