Another weekend of college football is in the books. Week 3 featured several high-profile games, including this year’s highly-touted showcase between Alabama and Texas A&M – and the game actually lived up to the hype. An up-and-down contest wound up tilting in the favor of the defending national champions.
With a new AP Poll set to be released on Sunday, the results will mean changes. No top 10 teams suffered defeats, but some definitely looked far better than others. Louisville, expected to dispatch in-state rival Kentucky instead struggled mightily getting its running game going. After a little while, coach Mark Stoops’ up-and-coming squad was able to key in on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Cardinals were able to come out on top, but looked far worse than LSU (who absolutely lambasted a good Kent State squad) in doing so.
While LSU keeps climbing, the powers around the rest of the nation either spent the weekend resting or tuning up for the conference schedule.
Oklahoma State opened the year with a win over Mississippi State, clobbered UTSA and then did the same to Lamar. Florida State, similarly, has looked untouchable. The two teams should continue to scoot up the top 10.
Clemson and Georgia were both idle this week, but both should remain in the top 10. Michigan did not look good enough in squeaking out a win against a bad Akron team to warrant bumping the idle Bulldogs. Likewise, Stanford struggled just enough against Army to keep Clemson ahead of the Cardinal.
How will the rest of the top 10 shake out?
10. Georgia Bulldogs – BYE
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys – Beat Lamar Cardinals, 52-3
8. Florida State Seminoles – Beat Nevada Wolf Pack, 62-7
7. Louisville Cardinals – Beat Kentucky Wildcats, 27-13
6. LSU Tigers – Beat Kent State Golden Flashes, 45-13
5. Stanford Cardinal – Beat Army Black Knights, 34-20
4. Clemson Tigers – BYE
3. Ohio State Buckeyes – Beat Cal Golden Bears, 52-34
2. Oregon Ducks – Beat Tennessee Volunteers, 59-14
1. Alabama Crimson Tide – Beat Texas A&M, 49-42