Joseph Morgan's College Football Top 25: Week Three

Joe MorganSenior Analyst ISeptember 14, 2008

At the conclusion of college football's third week, we have learned several facts.  Among these facts are:

* Ohio State's offense is nonexistent without Chris "Beanie" Wells on the field.
* The Georgia Bulldogs are either highly overrated or off to a really slow start (I believe that it's the latter).
* USC is better than advertised.
* The SEC and the Big 12 are the two best conferences in college football so far.

These are conclusions that I have come to so far.  They may change, or they may remain as they are.  None of us know—and that's the beauty of college football.

So, with no further ado, here is my current College Football Top 25.


Joe's Week Three Top 25

1. USC (2-0)

Domination of the Buckeyes seals their spot as the nation's top team.


2. Georgia (3-0)

The Bulldogs looked shaky against Steve Spurrier and South Carolina but survived an ugly game to win.


3. Oklahoma (3-0)

The Sooners are an offensive juggernaut.  Big 12, beware!


4. Florida (2-0)

The idle Gators look ahead to their SEC opener with rival Tennessee in Knoxville.


5. Missouri (3-0)

Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin look good.  Really good.


6. LSU (2-0)

The defending national champions are getting stronger every week.


7. Wisconsin (3-0)

The Badgers were able to take down a potential BCS party crasher.  They are a dark horse contender for the Big Ten title.


8. Alabama (3-0)

Nick Saban has the Crimson Tide rolling! (pun intended)


9. Texas (2-0)

Hurricane Ike postponed their game with Arkansas, giving the Longhorns more time to prepare for their first real test against the Razorbacks.


10. USF (3-0)

Big win over Kansas puts last year's Cinderella back in the Top 10.


11. East Carolina (3-0)

The Pirates come back to Earth, eking out a close win against Tulane.


12. Auburn (3-0)

The Tigers didn't look so good in their 3-2 win over Mississippi State Saturday, but hey!  A win's a win.


13. Ohio State (2-1)

Will the Buckeyes ever win a meaningful out-of-conference game?


14. BYU (3-0)

The Cougars didn't need a questionable unsportsmanlike conduct call to defeat the hapless UCLA Bruins.


15. Texas Tech (3-0)

The Red Raiders offense is full of fireworks—as usual.


16. Penn State (3-0)

Another Big Ten team that is better than advertised.  Watch out for JoePa and the Nittany Lions!


17. Wake Forest (2-0)

The Demon Deacons are the class of the ACC.  That's like saying Moe is the smartest of the Three Stooges.


18. Oregon (3-0)

The Ducks would have more conference titles by now if they didn't have to play in the same conference as USC.  


19. Utah (3-0)

The Utes are undefeated and looking to crash the BCS party at season's end.


20. Kansas (2-1)

The Jayhawks lost a heartbreaker to USF, but they should rebound in a big way against Sam Houston State.


21. Clemson (2-1)

The Tigers have disappointing thus far, but they've been good enough to earn a spot in the Top 25.


22. West Virginia (1-1)

It's too early to say this, but I didn't like the hire of Bill Stewart.  I could be wrong—he's only coached two games.


23. Illinois (2-1)

The Fighting Zookers had a nail-biter with Louisiana-Lafayette, but they improve to 2-1 heading into Big Ten play.


24. Arizona State (2-1)

The Sun Devils were caught looking ahead to their matchup with Georgia, losing to UNLV 23-20 in overtime.


25. Florida State (2-0)

The shorthanded Seminoles face their first real test of the season when they host Wake Forest in Tallahassee this weekend.