Grading the Top 10 College Football Defenses Heading into Week 3

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Grading the Top 10 College Football Defenses Heading into Week 3
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

What a difference a week makes in college football. At this time last week, the juggernaut that is Wake Forest led the nation in total defense. One week later, though, the Demon Deacons have tumbled to No. 12 overall.

Teams such as South Carolina, Notre Dame and Texas occupied space in this section a week ago. However, similarly bad weeks, such as allowing 550 rushing yards like Texas did, led to those schools falling out of our defensive power rankings.

Our No. 1 defense last week, Alabama, had the week off. Where will they rank this week? They have a tough test this weekend against Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in College Station. 

Here's a look at the top 10 defenses in all of college football as we near Week 3. 

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