Sep 21

The Top Fan's Top 25 - Week Three

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC  Tags:

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There were some big time games this weekend with three SEC teams looking really strong - in defeating three SEC teams. Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina went down to Ole Miss, LSU and Georgia, respectively, in conference play, shaking up the league standings and the national polls. The excitement has never been higher in Oxford, as Hugh Freeze has put together a very athletic looking team that just went into Tuscaloosa and defeated the defending league champs.


In ACC play, Miami defeated Nebraska close at home in a game of missed opportunities for both teams. Florida State won a defensive struggle with Boston College, and Clemson edged Louisville last Thursday Night. The biggest ACC game was GT traveling to Notre Dame and losing close after making a comeback in the 4th quarter. The Irish - who we all know are not full-time ACC members - won again with a freshman quarterback, this time....


The Big 10 represented with a road win over ACC's Duke in Durham. This is a bigger win than folks realize as Duke has become a solid program in recent years under David Cutcliffe. Michigan State stayed unbeaten with a win over Air Force, and Ohio State won a struggle with Northern Illinois. Urban will be practicing the boys hard this week...guaranteed. 


USC was knocked from the unbeaten ranks with a loss to conference rival Stanford. The Pac-10 now looks to Cal, Utah UCLA and Arizona to stay in the no-loss category and have the best shot at the playoff. 


A conference with plenty of unbeaten teams is the Big-12. Seven of its teams have no losses, but that will change soon as conference matchups get rolling...


Here are my Top 25 teams following the games of week three....



1. Ohio State (3-0)

2. TCU (3-0)

3. Baylor (2-0)

4. Michigan State (3-0)

5. Florida State (3-0)

6. UCLA (3-0)

7. Georgia (3-0)

8. LSU (2-0)

9. Clemson (3-0)

10. Notre Dame (3-0)

11. Ole Miss (3-0)

12. Alabama (2-1)

13. Oklahoma (3-0)

14. Oregon (2-1)

15. Arizona (3-0)

16. Missouri (3-0)

17. Utah (3-0)

18. Texas A&M (3-0)

19. Northwestern (3-0)

20. BYU (2-1)

21. Stanford (2-1)

22. USC (2-1)

23. Georgia Tech (2-1)

24. Miami (3-0)

25. California (3-0)




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