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Week 3 Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

There was some #TeamChaos this week, let’s see how it shakes out

NCAA Football: Youngstown State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide 62, Ole Miss Rebels 7

Alabama allowed the Rebels to score on the opening play before they poured on 62 straight points.

#2 Clemson Tigers 38, Georgia Southern 7

Kelly Bryant was injured in the first half so Trevor Lawrence took over and went 12/19 for 194 yards and a TD.

#3 Georgia Bulldogs 49, Middle Tennessee 7

261 yards rushing and 223 yards passing and Georgia was finished about 3 minutes into this game.

#4 Ohio State Buckeyes 40, #15 TCU Horned Frogs 28

A third quarter 21-13 lead evaporated for the Horned Frogs to a 33-21 deficit as the Buckeyes used a defensive touchdown to spark a rally.

#5 Oklahoma Sooners 37, Iowa St. Cyclones 27

Kyler Murray was spectacular in this game as the Cyclones refused to go away quietly.

BYU Cougars 24, #6 Wisconsin Badgers 21

Badgers QB Alex Hornibrook struggled in this game and failed to break 200 yards while Heisman contender, running back Jonathan Taylor was held “in check” with 116 yards on 26 carries as a missed field goal doomed the Badgers.

#12 LSU Tigers 22, #7 Auburn Tigers 21

A missed field goal early in the fourth quarter for Auburn combined with a game-ending field goal for LSU proved to be the difference in this game. LSU now has two top-ten wins to start the season.

#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22, Vanderbilt Commodores 17

Vanderbilt refused to get out of its own way and allowed the Irish to hold onto a win that they were outplayed.

#9 Stanford Cardinal 30, UC Davis 10

No Bryce Love proved to be no problem for the Cardinals as they racked up 17 points in the 2nd quarter and another 10 in the third.

#10 Washington Huskies 21, Utah Utes 7

Jake Browning’s senior season is a conundrum, the Huskies are looking like Pac-12 contenders but individually he is struggling mightily.

#11 Penn State Nittany Lions 63, Kent State 10

Yes, Trace McSorley had five touchdowns including three rushing touchdowns but until he plays Ohio State in two weeks, we won’t know exactly how good he is.

#13 Virginia Tech Hokies, ECU Pirates

Canceled due to Hurricane Florence

#14 West Virginia Mountaineers, N.C. State Wolfpack

Canceled due to Hurricane Florence

#16 Mississippi State Bulldogs 56, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 10

QB Nick Fitzgerald threw 2 touchdowns and ran for four more in an easy win for the Bulldogs

#24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 44, #17 Boise State Broncos 21

It’s time to stop thinking about the Cowboys as rebuilding and consider them rebuilt. Don’t be surprised if the Cowboys run through their schedule until an early November date with TCU.

#18 UCF Knights, North Carolina Tar Heels

Canceled due to Hurricane Florence

#19 Michigan Wolverines 45, SMU Mustangs 20

The Michigan offense got on track and Shea Patterson gave the Wolverine faithful reason to believe in this team again.

#20 Oregon Ducks 35, SJSU 22

Justin Herbert can quit focusing on any Heisman talk and focus on winning the Pac-12. Three touchdowns on less than 50% passing...

#21 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 49, Toledo 24

This was a game until the fourth quarter. Miami broke out their new turnover chain and it looked good on Trajan Brandy.

Texas Longhorns 37, USC Trojans 14

A 14-13 lead for the Trojans evaporated quickly and yes folks, TEXAS. IS. BACK!

San Diego State 28, #23 Arizona State Sun Devils 21

A questionable reversal of a catch at the 1-yard line ruined Herm Edwards chance to start 3-0.

My Top 25

  1. LSU Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Clemson Tigers
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Oklahoma Sooners
  6. Georgia Bulldogs
  7. Penn State
  8. Stanford
  9. Washington
  10. West Virginia
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Virginia Tech
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Auburn
  15. Mississippi State
  16. UCF
  17. TCU
  18. Michigan
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. Miami
  21. San Diego State
  22. Indiana
  23. Minnesota
  24. Buffalo
  25. Boise State

Yes, I put LSU up at #1. This is a reward for beating two top-ten teams which gives them a fantastic resume early and because those teams were in the top-ten, both teams are still ranked. Don’t expect this ranking to last because the Tigers are winning in spite of their QB while Alabama looks like the most dominant team in college. I moved West Virginia up to 10 because Wisconsin and Auburn lost, opening up two spots in the Top Ten, while Notre Dame got lucky Vanderbilt refused to play football for 3 quarters, while Virginia Tech has been rewarded for playing an obvious trash Florida State team. If VT played FSU next week, they wouldn’t jump 10 spots so I don’t feel like rewarding them now.