25). Western Michigan (3-0)

Two wins over Big Ten teams is impressive for a MAC school, throw in an explosive offense and a innovative young coach and you have a very dangerous team.


24). Utah (3-0)

Solis start, best win was a 20-19 win over BYU, USC up next should help the cause as USC looks in disarray.


23). Oklahoma State (2-1)

Good bounce back win against a tough Pitt team.


22). San Diego State (3-0)

Amid a spirited NIU comeback, D.J. Pumphrey broke a fourth-down run for a 33-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter and added a 79-yard score for his third TD of the game as the Aztecs prevailed 42-28 in a win that raised their record to 3-0 heading into an off week.


21). UCLA (2-1)

Solid win over BYU, next up Stanford which will let us know exactly where UCLA stands.


20). LSU (2-1)

Things got a bit scary near the end of the game, but LSU held on to notch a conference win at home. Leonard Fournette ran for 147 yards and two TDs, while QB Danny Etling is finally a reason for LSU fans to have a little bit of hope in the offense.


19). Nebraska (3-0)

The Cornhuskers stormed back to stun the No. 22 ranked Ducks, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with under three minutes to go. Seemed like old times in Lincoln.


18). Florida (3-0)

The Gators cruised to their third straight win of the season, with rushing touchdowns by four different players.


17). Arkansas (3-0)

After a huge win on the road at TCU in Week 2, Arkansas came home and crushed Texas State.


16). Baylor (3-0)

Baylor QB Seth Russell threw for 337 yards and three TDs, and KD Cannon caught nine passes for 213 yards and two scores as the Bears improved to 3-0.


15). Florida State (2-1)

Simply put, they got destroyed.


14). Miami(Fla) (3-0)

Nice win at App.State, is the U back? It is to early to be sure, but they are headed in the right direction.


13). Texas A&M (3-0)

The Aggies went on the road and beat Auburn behind 289 yards of total offense from QB Trevor Knight and 127 yards on the ground from Trayveon Williams.


12). Georgia (3-0)

Good road win at Missouri, still not convinced this is a great team. With a healthy Nick Chubb they always have a shot.


11). Tennessee (3-0)

Joshua Dobbs had a pair of TD passes and ran for another score, but Tennessee lost cornerback Cam Sutton and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin to injuries.


10). Wisconsin (3-0)

It wasn’t always pretty for the Badgers, but they picked up the win 23-17 over Georgia State to improve to 3-0 on the season.


9). Michigan State (2-0)

The Spartans went into South Bend as an underdog and dominated Notre Dame for the vast majority of the game.


8). Washington (3-0)

The Huskies crushed Portland State behind four touchdowns from QB Jake Browning.


7). Stanford (2-0)

Christian McCaffrey had over 230 yards of total offense for the Cardinal in a game that was never really close.


6). Houston (3-0)

Don’t be fooled by the final score; the Cougars put up 28 fourth-quarter points to make a close game look lopsided at the end.


5). Michigan (3-0)

Three different players scored a rushing touchdown, while Jabrill Peppers added one in the return game, the Wolverines started out slow, but won 45-28 over a game Colorado team.


4). Clemson Tigers (3-0)

Things were so out of hand by halftime — Clemson led 45-0 — that the teams played 12-minute quarters in the second half.


3). Louisville (3-0)

Lamar Jackson ran for four TDs and threw another as the Cardinals put up 530 yards of offense and shocked the Seminoles. Jackson finished with 216 passing yards and 146 rushing yards. The Cardinals ARE for real.


2). Ohio State (3-0)

Urban Meyer once again proved that he is one of the two or three best coaches in the game, as his young Buckeyes went to Norman and rolled out with a dominant win. Ohio State improved to 3-0 behind a four touchdown performance from J.T. Barrett.


1). Alabama (3-0)

The Crimson Tide fell behind early and looked like they could lose again to Ole Miss, before staging a stunning rally and winning in Oxford.

  • Kevin Clements

    Putting Tennessee that high, not complaining about the Miami placement, they have to earn it, but the one common opponent, was App St. Tennessee had to win in OT at home, Miami went to Boone, NC with a crazed atmosphere, and was in charge the whole game, complete dominance. I think Tennessee should be 20th or lower. This is either a case of Miami Haterade, and against bias, or blind SEC love….it has to be one of them, or it could be both, you choose.

    • Mike Goodpaster

      The Vols also beat a solid Ohio team and destroyed Virginia Tech. The Canes only have the win against App State other two wins were not against even average competition