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CFB Top 25, Week 3: Southland Shaking Up

[lead align=”default”]In The Bracket Yard CFB Top 25 poll, one team exits a playoff spot while another enters.[/lead]

First, we reorganized the ACC. The Florida State Seminoles are the conference’s top team right now, not Clemson, and the poll reflects as much. The ‘Noles are now second overall, with their ACC Atlantic rivals dropping out of the mix to fifth.

With Clemson vacating the top four, Ohio State moves up as a result. As for what they have proven so far, not a lot, but in their two games against meh teams, the Buckeyes obliterated the opposition.

Here is how the whole CFB Top 25 poll for the week falls.

CFB Top 25, Week 3

[alert heading=”1. Alabama (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Like anyone’s going to pass them.[/alert]

[alert heading=”2. Florida State (+2)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The Seminoles and their ACC Atlantic rivals, Clemson, almost flipped in this week’s poll. Florida State seemed much better in their two games.[/alert]

[alert heading=”3. Stanford (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Sitting pretty and doing zippo.[/alert]

[alert heading=”4. Ohio State (+1)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The Buckeyes opened the season with two layup victories over beatable teams. As a result, it was good enough to slip back into the playoff.[/alert]

[alert heading=”5. Clemson (-3)” type=”alert-error” block=”false” close=”false”]2-0, but a shaky 2-0 for the Tigers, and Clemson must drop a few spots.[/alert]

[alert heading=”6. Michigan (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Could you imagine Ohio State and Michigan meeting in a playoff game? It probably won’t happe, but is theoretically possible.[/alert]

[alert heading=”7. Houston (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Houston looks like the Group of Five team to beat.[/alert]

[alert heading=”8. Michigan State (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Sparty gets a week off before playing Notre Dame.[/alert]

[alert heading=”9. Texas (+3)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The Horns sneaking into the top ten with only one game left in September.[/alert]

[alert heading=”10. Iowa (+4)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]Nobody’s paying attention to the Hawkeyes yet, just like the start of last season.[/alert]

[alert heading=”11. Oklahoma (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]The best of the 1-1 teams, but let’s see them play another good team. That comes this week against Ohio State, and the playoff is looking bad if they lose.[/alert]

[alert heading=”12. Georgia (-3)” type=”alert-error” block=”false” close=”false”]A week after a big win over North Carolina, the Bulldogs flirted with disaster against Nicholls State.[/alert]

[alert heading=”13. Notre Dame (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]The Irish need to beat Michigan State, or they might already be cooked as a playoff team.[/alert]

[alert heading=”14. Wisconsin (+2)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The Big Ten is top heavy, but can the Badgers find their way into the mix?[/alert]

[alert heading=”15. Mississippi (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Oh, just playing Alabama next week. No pressure.[/alert]

[alert heading=”16. Louisville (+6)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The Cards mean business. This is the third-best team in the ACC behind Florida State and Clemson, and all are in the ACC Atlantic.[/alert]

[alert heading=”17. Tennessee (+1)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]Order restored for the Vols, and there is room for them to go back up this list.[/alert]

[alert heading=”18. Washington (+3)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The national polls have the Huskies ranked much higher, but look at their first two games. Low level of difficulty.[/alert]

[alert heading=”19. LSU (-2)” type=”alert-error” block=”false” close=”false”]This ranking is more generous than the real voters say, but only by a little.[/alert]

[alert heading=”20. Oregon (–)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Oregon can contend in the Pac-12, but will they?[/alert]

[alert heading=”21. Baylor (+2)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]Still plenty of offense in Waco.[/alert]

[alert heading=”22. Texas A&M (+2)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]The Aggies’ problem is that they play in the SEC West. As Jerry Seinfeld said, good luck with alllll that.[/alert]

[alert heading=”23. Arkansas (NR)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]Welcome the Hogs to the CFB top 25 after their thrilling win over formerly-ranked TCU.[/alert]

[alert heading=”24. Florida (NR)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]Following a one-week absence, the Gators chomp their way back into the poll.[/alert]

[alert heading=”25. Miami (NR)” type=”alert-success” block=”false” close=”false”]Mark Richt has not lost control of his team’s ranking.[/alert]

[alert heading=”DROPPED” type=”alert-error” block=”false” close=”false”]TCU (10), Oklahoma State (19), North Carolina (25)[/alert]

TCU is no longer ranked in the TBY CFB Top 25 poll, going from tenth to out because of their crushing loss. Such is life early in the college football season. The fact is, they lost their one game against a decent opponent and looked shaky in their win over a team they should have crushed.

Oklahoma State should have won their game as the Hail Mary Lateral should not have happened, but woulda, coulda, shoulda.

North Carolina looked good this week and won, but others looked better.

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