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AP top 25: Tigers fly, land at No. 2

Texas Tech receives four votes after win against Arizona State

NCAA Football: Clemson at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

After two weeks of relative calm, the college football erupted in Week 3, as six ranked teams had their first loss of the season. Four of them dropped from the top 25, and we welcome Mississippi State, San Diego State (it’s only the eighth time in 49 seasons), Utah, and Oregon.

Alabama’s still at the top, but for the third week in a row there’s a new runner-up, as Clemson exploited their convincing win over Louisville to overpass Oklahoma. The Sooners at least maintained their third position, just in front of Penn State and USC.

The Big 12 had mixed records, as Oklahoma State and TCU respectively earned three and four position after their strong wins over Pittsburgh and SMU, but Kansas State had an unexpected loss in Nashville and lost their position in the Top 25.

The Red Raiders drew some interest again, and obtained 4 points, exactly as many as after Week 1. They’re ranked in a virtual 37th position, out of 130 FCS teams.

  1. ALABAMA (-)
  2. CLEMSON (+1)
  3. OKLAHOMA (-1)
  4. PENN STATE (+1)
  5. USC (-1)
  6. OKLAHOMA STATE (+3)
  7. WASHINGTON STATE (-1)
  8. MICHIGAN (-1)
  9. WISCONSIN (+1)
  10. OHIO STATE (-2)
  11. GEORGIA (+2)
  12. FLORIDA STATE (-1)
  13. VIRGINIA TECH (+3)
  14. MIAMI (+3)
  15. AUBURN (-)
  16. TCU (+4)
  17. MISSISSIPPI STATE (NR)
  18. WASHINGTON STATE (+3)
  19. LOUISVILLE (-5)
  20. FLORIDA (+4)
  21. SOUTH FLORIDA (+1)
  22. SAN DIEGO STATE (NR)
  23. UTAH (NR)
  24. OREGON (NR)
  25. LSU (-1)