Expectations were high for Week 3 of the college football season, and we may have underrated what was on the horizon.Louisville shook up the top of our Power Rankings with a blowout win against Florida State. Ohio State held serve in a tough shootout at Oklahoma. And Houston pulled away from Cincinnati in a serious road test.Heres how things shook out in this weeks top 25.Power Rankings voters: Edward Aschoff, Butch Davis, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Chris Fallica, Rod Gilmore, Danny Kanell, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ryan McGee, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach | How they votedPrevious rankings: Week 1?|?Week 21. Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0)Trending:Week 2 ranking: 1 Week 3 result: Defeated Ole Miss 48-43The Ole Miss spell has been broken, and Alabama knows it can rely on its young offensive backfield to make plays in crunch time. Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts and sophomore running back Damien Harris emerged to complement a sometimes-leaky, playmaking defense as the Tide beat Ole Miss for the first time since 2013. After an awful start, Alabama grew up a bit, which bodes well for the future.2.?Ohio State Buckeyes?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking: 3 Week 3 result:?Defeated Oklahoma 45-24Stick to the basics, Austin Kendall. And dont poke the Buckeyes defense, especially when youre not even playing. Ohio State took out its aggression on Baker Mayfield, twice intercepting the Sooners quarterback and returning one for a touchdown. While Mayfields Heisman stock dropped, J.T. Barretts soared, as the quarterback led Ohio State to its 19th consecutive road win under Urban Meyer. Age is just a number. These young Buckeyes are for real.3.?Louisville Cardinals?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?10 Week 3 result:?Defeated Florida State 63-20ACC sleeper? Try national title contender. Louisville is much more than Lamar Jackson highlights, although the transcendent quarterback provided a bunch more against a bewildered Florida State defense. The Cardinals are an experienced, talented, complete football team. They have put themselves right in the middle of the playoff conversation. Just dont slip up this week at Marshall.4.?Houston Cougars?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?4 Week 3 result:?Defeated Cincinnati 40-16Houston trailed Cincinnati in the fourth quarter as an unripe offensive line struggled to protect Greg Ward Jr., who was still not 100 percent because of a shoulder injury. But Ward came alive in the fourth quarter, and so did the Cougars defense with two pick-sixes. If Houston runs the table and reaches the playoff, its innovative defense, coordinated by Todd Orlando, could be the biggest reason.5.?Clemson Tigers?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?5 Week 3 result:?Defeated South Carolina State 59-0Thats a little more like it, Clemson. Crushing South Carolina State might not help?Deshaun Watson?solve his existential crisis, but at least Clemson held on to the football and recorded a stress-free win. Louisvilles performance will and should get Clemsons attention, but the Tigers first face a much-improved Georgia Tech team on Thursday before hosting Lamar Jackson & Co. on Oct. 1.6.?Stanford Cardinal?(2-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?7 Week 3 result:?Defeated USC 27-10At least one preseason Heisman favorite is matching the hype. Christian McCaffrey piled up 260 all-purpose yards, logging 30 carries, as Stanford kept USC at a comfortable distance in Saturdays win. Coach David Shaw expected an improved defense and has seen the results, as Stanford has surrendered only 23 points in two games. Much bigger tests await the next two weeks at UCLA and at Washington.7.?Michigan Wolverines?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?6 Week 3 result:?Defeated Colorado 45-28It was just too easy for Michigan in the first two weeks. We were never really punched in the face, tight end Jake Butt said. Colorado landed a few shots Saturday, and Michigan survived a rough first quarter to pull away. Jabrill Peppers provided lifts in all three phases in a breakout performance. The Wolverines defense should be tested again this week against Penn State in the Big Ten opener.8.?Michigan State Spartans?(2-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?13 Week 3 result:?Defeated Notre Dame 36-28Some coaches bristle when their teams are listed as underdogs. Mark Dantonio beams. Michigan State won for the seventh time in its past 10 games as an underdog and recorded its third consecutive road win (Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame) as a road underdog. As great as Ohio State and Michigan have looked, the road to a Big Ten title still goes through East Lansing, where Wisconsin will be this week.9.?Washington Huskies?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?8 Week 3 result:?Defeated Portland State 41-3The Huskies completed an easy, un-Pac-12-like nonconference schedule without any stress. Jake Browning threw three of his first four touchdown passes in the first 16 minutes as Washington stomped Portland State. Maybe Arizona provides Washington a challenge this week in Tucson, but we may not learn much about these Huskies until a Sept. 30 home showdown with Stanford.10.?Texas A&M Aggies?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?14 Week 3 result:?Defeated Auburn 29-16The Aggies are 3-0 for the third straight season, and the coming weeks, beginning with a showdown against Arkansas, will show whether Kevin Sumlins team can avoid slippage. There were some promising signs Saturday at Auburn: a ferocious pass rush (four sacks) and some big-time throws from Trevor Knight. Texas A&M still has areas to improve, like its third-down conversion rate (2-of-15 at Auburn).11.?Wisconsin Badgers?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?9 Week 3 result:?Defeated Georgia State 23-17The Badgers brutal stretch was supposed to begin this coming week at Michigan State, but they had to erase a fourth-quarter deficit Saturday against a Georgia State team that came to Madison allowing nearly 400 rush yards per game. Corey Clements injury loomed large, but Wisconsin will have to be much better as it begins its Big Ten grind with consecutive trips to the state of Michigan followed by Ohio State (home) and Iowa (road).12.?Florida State Seminoles?(2-1)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?2 Week 3 result:?Lost to Louisville 63-20What now? After a historic comeback in Week 1, the Seminoles absorbed a historic defeat Saturday at Louisville. Florida States defensive problems went beyond the absence of do-it-all safety?Derwin James. Not even?Dalvin Cook?could get anything going against a superior Louisville team. Florida State could still have a say in the ACC race, but its hard to envision the Seminoles being a playoff contender anymore.13.?Tennessee Volunteers?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?12 Week 3 result:?Defeated Ohio 28-19It feels like nothing will come easily this season for the Vols. Tennessee never built a double-digit lead against Ohio, not one of the MACs best teams, before surviving 28-19. The offensive line remains a concern, and the injuries on defense are piling up with?Cam Sutton?and Jalen Reeves-Maybin the latest to go down. Florida has tormented the Vols for more than a decade, and you get the sense Tennessees season will hinge on this coming weeks result in a College GameDay matchup.14.?Arkansas Razorbacks?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?23 Week 3 result:?Defeated Texas State 42-3Forget the slow start this year. After a dramatic win at TCU, Arkansas made quick work of Texas State on Saturday. Quarterback Austin Allen (241 pass yards, 2 TDs) is gaining confidence each week, and the defense stifled a Texas State team that scored 56 in its opener. The Hogs now return to the Metroplex for a key showdown against Texas A&M, another potential sleeper in the SEC West.15.?Georgia Bulldogs?(2-1)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?18 Week 3 result:?Defeated Missouri 28-27Kirby Smart is still undefeated at his alma mater despite another scare. Quarterback Jacob Eason had his first signature moment as a Bulldog, as his fourth-and-10 completion led to the winning touchdown at Missouri. The defense had mixed results -- five takeaways but 376 pass yards allowed. Georgia cant keep expecting to escape, especially against a desperate Ole Miss team this coming week in Oxford.16. Miami Hurricanes (3-0)Trending:Week 2 ranking: NR Week 3 result: Defeated Appalachian State 45-10This was significant. Yes, Miami should beat Appalachian State. But a trip to Boone, North Carolina, for the biggest home game in Appalachian State history had danger written all over it. Instead, Miami recorded its most lopsided road win since 2003. Brad Kaaya and Mark Walton lit up the scoreboard and, more significantly, Miamis young defense held Appalachian State to 10 points. Miami now enters ACC play with great confidence.17.?LSU Tigers?(2-1)Trending:?Week 2 ranking: 20 Week 3 result:?Defeated Mississippi State 23-20The struggle is real for Les Miles and LSU. The Tigers built a 23-3 lead against Mississippi State thanks to solid play from new quarterback Danny Etling (215 pass yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs) and standard contributions from Leonard Fournette (147 rush yards, 2 TDs). But a sloppy finish made things very interesting at Tiger Stadium. LSU now visits an Auburn team, which has its backs -- and its coachs back -- against the wall.18.?Florida Gators?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?24 Week 3 result:?Defeated North Texas 32-0Tennessee isnt the only team dealing with significant injuries for this weeks rivalry reunion at Neyland Stadium. Florida lost starting quarterback Luke Del Rio to a knee injury in Saturdays 32-0 win against North Texas. Del Rio is unlikely to play at Tennessee, meaning Purdue transfer Austin Appleby will get the nod. Florida will lean on a defense that allowed only 53 yards, a team record, in the North Texas win.19. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-0)Trending:Week 2 ranking: NR Week 3 result: Defeated Oregon 35-32Mike Riley recorded his first signature win as Huskers coach, against Oregon, no less, and Nebraska could be turning a corner after a strong start. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong (200 pass yards, 95 rush yards, 4 total TDs) showed down the stretch Saturday why he can be one of the Big Tens best. If Good Tommy continues to show up, Nebraska will challenge for the Big Ten West division.20.?Baylor Bears?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?22 Week 3 result:?Defeated Rice 38-10Although the Bears started slowly at Rice, they pulled away behind the rushing attack and completed a standard soft nonconference schedule with a standard lopsided win. Penalties and breakdowns once again surfaced against Rice, and Baylor will need to tidy up its play for the Big 12 opener against Oklahoma State.21.?Texas Longhorns?(2-1)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?11 Week 3 result:?Lost to Cal 50-43Charlie Strong has fixed the offense, but the defense, his specialty, let Texas down in its first loss of the season. The Longhorns had no answers for Cals?Davis Webb?(397 pass yards, 4 TDs) or?Chad Hansen?(12 catches, 196 yards, 2 TDs) and fell despite rushing for 307 yards and four touchdowns. Texas has an extra week to recover before opening Big 12 play Oct. 1 at Oklahoma State.22.?UCLA Bruins?(2-1)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?25 Week 3 result:?Defeated BYU 17-14The Bruins survived a tricky trip to BYU thanks to their defense, which stifled Taysom Hill and held the Cougars to 23 rush yards on 25 carries. Linebacker Jayon Brown sparked a defense that, after some hiccups early, could be hitting its stride in time for this coming weeks showdown against Christian McCaffrey and Stanford. The Pac-12 South is wide open, and UCLA remains the divisions most talented squad.23.?Ole Miss Rebels?(1-2)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?19 Week 3 result:?Lost to Alabama 48-43Once again, Ole Miss built a big lead behind a hot quarterback and an active defense only to see it vanish in short order. The Rebels can play with anyone in the country, but they cant put together a complete game. Turnovers and defensive breakdowns prevented Ole Miss from a landmark third consecutive win against Alabama. If the Rebels want to contend in the SEC, they must beat Georgia at home this week.24. San Diego State Aztecs?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking: ?NR Week 3 result:?Defeated Northern Illinois 42-28It may take Ron Burgundy doing live reports from practice to get the nation to start noticing San Diego State, which won its 13th consecutive game Saturday at Northern Illinois. Star running back Donnel Pumphrey ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns as the Aztecs held off NIU. San Diego State has a week off before completing nonconference play Oct. 1 at South Alabama.25.?Utah Utes?(3-0)Trending:?Week 2 ranking:?NR Week 3 result:?Defeated San Jose State 34-17Is Utah the team to beat in the Pac-12 South? You could make the case after the Utes improved to 3-0 after a 10-sack performance at San Jose State. Utahs offense is not often pretty, but quarterback Troy Williams displayed good accuracy (20-of-28) against the Spartans. 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Sydney Kings 92 - 78 NZ BreakersThe NZ Breakers have brought up skipper Mika Vukonas 300th club appearance in the worst possible way, going down 92-78 to the Sydney Kings.Last years NBL runners-up looked off the mark from the first moment in Auckland, as Kings guns Kevin Lisch and new import Josh Powell ran the show.Former NBA champion Powell brought up an impressive 17 points and three rebounds, while star recruit Lisch nailed 14 points.Power forward Greg Whittington also snared 22 points with 70 per cent shooting accuracy in a dominant display. The Breakers struggled to get within 10 points of the Sydney outfit, who look rejuvenated under the guidance of new boss Andrew Gaze.They lost all four quarters and relinquished the ball 17 times after falling behind the eight-ball with an insipid first-quarter.Despite pushing into an early six-point lead, the Breakers fell behind quickly as Lisch, Jason Cadee and Tom Garlepp drained from behind the three-point line.A 23-18 first-quarter scoreline quickly turned into a 14-point buffer in the second before a late Breakers rally sent the sides into the break at 50-42.The Breakers continued to haemorrhage points in the second half, spared only by the excellence of swingman Tom Abercrombie.Abercrombie threw 17 points, including a pair of three-pointers, as his side tried desperately to get back into the match.A closer third quarter, with just two points separating the sides, set the Breakers up for a potentially barnstorming finish at 72-62.New Zealand field goals to Alex Pledger, gun shooting guard Corey Webster and Akil Mitchell brought the margin to seven, but the lethal Whittington and Powell kicked into gear when their side needed them, restoring a 12-point buffer and killing off the match.New Zealand now head to Brisbane to take on the Bullets this weekend, while the Kings gear up for Illawarra at home on Monday.SYDNEY KINGS 92 (Whittington 22, Powell 17, Cadee 15) NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS 78 (Abercrombie 17, Webster 14, Mitchell 13)Melbourne United 78 - 70 Brisbane BulletsMelbourne United has claimed a third straight win in the National Basketball League with a 78-70 victory over the Brisbane Bullets in Melbourne on Thursday night.But the win may come at a price, with captain Chris Gouldding being carried from the court with an ankle problem in the final term.ddddddddddddThe home side outscored the Bullets 29-10 in the pivotal second quarter, Goulding providing the spark with three triples and a key steal and veteran big man David Andersen nailing a three-pointer to give Melbourne a 41-26 advantage at the main break.Returning to the NBL after a distinguished career in Europe and the NBA, Andersen played his best game for United with 15 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots.Goulding finished with 13 points before going down injured.Behind a standout effort from former United player Daniel Kickert (23 points), Brisbane closed the margin to six points in the fourth quarter but key baskets to Ramone Moore and Cedric Jackson ensured victory for United.Former Chicago Bulls forward Cam Bairstow registered 15 points and 9 rebounds in 18 minutes for the Bullets as he plays his way back from a shoulder injury.Melbourne coach Dean Demopoulos was pleased with the way his side responded after losing their captain with eight minutes left in the match.As a group, our collective energy was really positive, he said.?Its something we work on ... today it happened to work for us and we absorbed the loss of Chris and kept going.Demopoulos was unsure of the severity of Gouldings injury with a home clash against Perth looming on Sunday.We feel real bad about Chris ... hopefully its not too long.Brisbane coach Andrej Lemanis saw plenty of positives in his teams performance apart from a damaging second quarter from United.I think we are still a new team that hasnt played together before, he said.As a result when things get going against us a little bit, we still havent found our identity to stop the momentum before it kind of gets out of control as it did tonight.We lost one quarter in the game, we got smashed in that quarter and thats the one right now that we have got to be able to work our way through.The Bullets will next face the New Zealand Breakers at home on Saturday night.MELBOURNE UNITED 78?(Andersen, Moore 15, Jackson 14) BRISBANE BULLETS 70?(Kickert 23, Bairstow 15, Beal 8) Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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