AP College Football Poll 2012: Complete Week 3 Standings Released
The Arkansas Razorbacks and their fans must be gobbling up motion sickness remedies Sunday morning, because they have taken a fall for the ages.
They entered Saturday as the No. 8 team in the nation, but after an embarrassing 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe, they are no longer a Top 25 team.
It was the second-largest drop in the history of the poll.
Other than the Razorbacks' safety-net-less plunge, there was little change in the Top 10 of the poll. The SEC and the Pac-12 alternate the top four spots just like last week, with Alabama, USC, LSU and Oregon coming in Nos. 1-4, respectively.
Alabama did receive three more first-place votes at the expense of USC.
Florida State moved into a tie with Oklahoma at the fifth spot, and a host of teams moved up one spot thanks to Arkansas.
While the Razorbacks' fall is the most notable, it certainly was not the only one. Nebraska, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State are all gone from the poll, and they can all thank the Pac-12 for that.
UCLA took down Nebraska 36-30, Arizona beat Oklahoma State 59-38 and Oregon State beat Wisconsin 10-7 in what proved to be, other than the Washington Huskies' 41-3 loss to LSU, a great week for the conference.
Both UCLA and Arizona moved into the Top 25 with their efforts, while Oregon State received the fourth-most votes of teams not in the Top 25.
BYU took the other open Top 25 position.
Here are the fresh AP rankings as found on SI.com.
|WEEK 3 AP RANKINGS (First-place votes)|
|1. Alabama (48)|
|2. USC (8)|
|3. LSU (4)|
|5. Florida State|
|8. South Carolina|
|9. West Virginia|
|10. Michigan State|
|12. Ohio State|
|13. Virginia Tech|
|15. Kansas State|
| 19. Louisville|
|20. Notre Dame|
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