The latest edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll has been released, via the company’s website, after an incredible week of college football.
Keep reading for a look at the updated Top 25 rankings, an opportunity to compare the coaches’ results to the official Bleacher Report poll and more.
Alabama remains atop the list after narrowly defeating Texas A&M in a 49-42 battle. The loss to the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide pushes the Aggies to No. 9 this week.
Oregon proved that it is for real by shellacking Tennessee in a 59-14 blowout, moving the No. 2 Ducks up to 184 total points scored and 27 points against after three games.
Clemson remained locked in place during a bye week, as the No. 4 Tigers took some time off to prepare for NC State on Saturday.
Ohio State was able to remain undefeated during superstar quarterback Braxton Miller’s absence, although the No. 3 Buckeyes had some trouble with the unranked Cal Bears on Saturday. They’ll need to tune up next week against Florida A&M before Big Ten play begins against Wisconsin Sept. 28.
Speaking of the Badgers, they dropped out of the polls after a late-night battle in the desert against Arizona State. The No. 23 Sun Devils escaped with a 32-30 win and are now ranked ahead of a much-anticipated contest with Stanford.
The No. 5 Cardinal failed to impress against Army in a 34-20 win, but remain a Top Five team regardless.
Louisville, LSU, Florida State and Georgia join Texas A&M to round out the Top 10 this week, but that could all change in an instant.
Just ask Nebraska, TCU or Wisconsin, as all three have fallen from the polls after tough Week 3 losses. Each will have a chance to climb back in this season, but it is a difficult road.
The new faces inside the Top 25 include ASU and Fresno State , programs that look to continue their ascent this coming week.
Week 4 promises to be just as thrilling and important to the Top 25 polls and eventual BCS picture, so make sure you tune in to the big games to see how they impact the rankings.
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