College Football Picks Week 3: Top 25 Games That Will Be Closer Than You Think

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College Football Picks Week 3: Top 25 Games That Will Be Closer Than You Think
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Ohio State barely slipped through Toledo's grasp last week. Could Toledo strike fear into another highly ranked team this week?

College football is still largely in its non-conference phase. The big boys in the Top 25 are for the most part feasting on lesser foes from the mid-majors. That does not mean, however, that they can be content to sit back and enjoy an easy victory.

Thanks in large part to the spread offense's role in revolutionizing college football, mid-majors are able to hang with their BCS counterparts. Toledo very nearly left Columbus with a victory over, in-state rival Ohio State.

This week features another slate of college football games dominated by non-conference warmup games, but here are five members of the Top 25 who must be on upset alert.

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