College Football has failed to disappoint yet again and Week Three may have been the craziest week yet. With 7 Top 25 teams losing this week, here are our Power Rankings after Week Three.
- Alabama: (3-0) - The defending Champions have yet again looked like the best team in the nation. Led by a great defensive line, the Crimson Tide will be tough on defense. Jalen Hurts has some great weapons on offense in Damien Harris, and Calvin Ridley who can tear up their opponents on a weekly basis. This team will be ready to play come January.
- Ohio State: (3-0) - Just coming off the win In Norman, the Buckeyes look like title contenders. With J.T Barrett as quarterback, this team can, and probably will, do some serious damage this year.
- Louisville: (3-0) - This Lousiville team is the team that everyone can and should be talking about. After embarrassing Florida State, the Cardinals are a team on everyone's minds. With the Heisman favorite, Lamar Jackson, as their quarterback, this team will be led all year by a true scoring machine.
- Michigan: (3-0) - The hype is real in Ann Arbor. Jim Harbaugh has done a remarkable job turning the program around and this team looks like it is ready to make some noise this season. Lead by Sophomore QB, Wilton Speight, and explosive receivers in Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh as well as an All-American tight end in Jake Butt, this offense looks like one of the best in the nation. But, don't forget about the defense with do it all player Jabrill Peppers alongside the All American cornerback, Jourdan Lewis.
- Stanford: (2-0) - Christian McCaffrey is arguably the best running back in college football. He led the league with the most all purpose yards last year and is looking for another monster year. After just beating USC, this team has a great chance of winning the PAC-12.
- Houston: (3-0) - This team is the real deal. Led by Dual Threat QB Greg Ward and offensive genius Tom Herman, this team is dangerous. As they are in the American Conference, this team has a great chance of running the table. They have showed they belonged by embarrassing Florida State in their bowl game last year and beating a Heisman contender in Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma two weeks ago.
- Clemson: (3-0) - After their devastating loss in the College Football Championship, this team is looking for a bounce back year. Head Coach Dabo Swinney and potential Heisman Candidate Deshaun Watson, are a great duo that this team is very fortunate to have.
- Texas A&M: (3-0) - With transfer quarterback Trevor Knight, this team finally has a talented quarterback. He was great for the Sooners, but until baker Mayfield got his chance, they rode with him all the way to the playoff. Knight got his opportunity at Texas A&M and has taken it to the bank, leading them to an exceptional start of their season.
- Michigan State: (2-0) - Do not forget about these Spartans. Mark Dantonio will always have his team ready to play. He proved that when his team went into South Bend and took down Notre Dame pretty handily. Although they are not as hyped up as Michigan and Ohio State, this team has potential to repeat as Big Ten Champs.
- Washington: (3-0) - Many people were probably wondering why the Huskies were ranked so high going into this season. Well, they went into the offseason riding a ton of momentum with a huge Bowl Game win and some dangerous young weapons on offense. Look for this team to battle with Stanford for the Pac 12 title.
- Wisconsin: (3-0) - After stunning College Football in the first week of the season, Wisconsin has been solid ever since. Senior running back, Corey Clement, and senior linebacker, Vince Biegel, are the leaders of this team. They took down LSU in the first college football game ever played at Lambeau Field. Then, they beat Akron at home by a landslide, and after that, trusted on freshman Alex Hornibrook to come into the game in the 4th quarter to hold off Georgia State at home. This team has arguably the hardest schedule in football and will need to stay strong as conference play begins.
- Florida State: (2-1) - Yes, the Seminoles looked very sloppy against Louisville on Saturday. However, they still have a bunch of talented future NFL players on defense and one of the best running backs in the nation in Dalvin Cook. Don't brush over their excellent young quarterback, Deondre Francois, and make sure to not ever count out Jimbo Fisher.
- Miami: (3-0) - Brad Kaaya, a junior quarterback from Los Angeles, made his way to Miami, Florida, and hasn't looked back. Kaaya has been great for the Hurricanes this year and they're looking better and better each week. With ACC play coming up, the Hurricanes will have to rely on their star quarterback to lead the way.
- Georgia: (3-0) - This team has looked really sloppy but you can not deny this team's potential. Led by True freshman QB, Jacob Eason, and All-American running back Nick Chubb, the Bulldogs can compete with anyone in the SEC.
- Tennessee: (3-0) - With a thriller in their first game of the season at home, the Volunteers were holding their breath. They did not expect a feisty Appalachian State team to come out and play their hearts out. Butch Jones dealt with a lot of heat after they survived the first week and the team has been looking better ever since.
- LSU: (2-1) - Leonard Fournette. Period. With a running back like this, the Tigers can compete in every game they are in. If they clear up their issues at quarterback then the Tigers will be very good in the SEC this year.
- Baylor: (3-0) - This team had plenty of recruits for the future and it seemed like they had one of the best coaches in the nation, as well. That is, until Baylor fans’ world was shocked when they heard about numerous assault and abuse charges being covered up by head coach, Art Briles, and many more in their organization. This was all over ESPN and Baylor has had to clean up the pieces ever since. The Bears lost quite a few recruits and have had to recover very quickly for this season. Even with all of that, they are led by a great QB in Seth Russell and a fast paced offense that can compete on any given Saturday.
- Nebraska: (3-0) - The Cornhuskers may not be as powerful as MSU, Michigan or Ohio State, and they may not have the defense of the Wisconsin Badgers, but they proved this last Saturday that they can compete with anyone in their conference, beating Oregon. Led by Tommy Armstrong and a good display of receivers in Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly, this team could win the Big Ten West and make the Big Ten Championship.
- Arkansas: (3-0) - Bret Bielema had his hands full in the second game of the Razorbacks season at TCU. Arkansas finished the game strong and showed their toughness on the road against a very solid team. They are looking to shock the SEC and win many tough games they have ahead.
- Florida: (3-0)- Jim McElwain has done a great job in his first two seasons at Florida. They should ride their defense the whole way and if they get decent quarterback play from Luke Del Rio, they can be really good.
- Texas: (2-1) - One of the best games of this young season was played in Austin, Texas. This game was a shootout, which went into double overtime where Texas prevailed and shocked the Irish. Texas started the season 2-0 and then had to make their way to California to play the Golden Bears. This game was a shootout as well, but in this clash, the Longhorns lost 50-43.
- Ole Miss: (1-2) - Yes, they are 1-2, but in both of their losses, against Alabama and Florida State, at one point they have led by 21 points. Although they were incapable of holding those leads, Chad Kelly and company have proved they can compete with the best teams in the country.
- Oklahoma: (1-2) - One more team that made our top 25, that is 1-2. Oklahoma is not a bad team, in fact they are quite good. They just have played some very good teams. With a lost to Houston in the first game of the season, then a loss at home against another great team in Ohio State, they've been tested early. The Buckeyes dominated the game and Oklahoma is trying to figure out what has gone wrong.
- Utah: (3-0) - The Utes have lost their QB and RB from last year in Travis Wilson and Devontae Booker but Kyle Whittingham has kept his team competitive so far and it looks like he'll keep it that way during the PAC 12 season.
- TCU: (2-1) - After losing the second game of their season to Arkansas at home, TCU has been battling back. Then, after beating a solid Iowa State team, the Horned Frogs have bounced back and are getting ready to be a legitimate contender in the Big 12.
Honorable Mentions: Notre Dame, Cal, North Dakota State, Iowa, UCLA, San Diego State
Written by Noah Burstyn and Steven Feldman
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