Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders celebrate a victory after the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

College Football: Fansided Top 25 Week 3


There were some tweaks in this weeks ballot with Texas A&M falling from the ranks of the unbeaten and Michigan hanging on against Akron, among other notable results, but without a huge upset, or massive win, you will see a lot of the same from Week 2.  Check out the complete poll here.

1.  Alabama
2.  Clemson
3.  Stanford
4.  Oregon
5.  Louisville
6.  Ohio State
7.  Florida State
8.  LSU
9.  Georgia
10. Texas A&M
11. Oklahoma
12. Miami
13. Washington
14. UCLA
15. Michigan
16. Northwestern
17. South Carolina
18. Oklahoma State
19. Baylor
20. Florida
21. Northern Illinois
22. Ole Miss
23. Arizona
24. UCF
25. Arizona State

Alabama’s win over A&M has cemented them as my top team in the country.  Yes, they have some issues to address, but going to Kyle Field and getting the win over Jonathan Pigskin is arguably the 2nd best win this year behind Clemson’s win over Georgia Labor Day weekend.  I felt compelled to drop the Aggies a little further than some of the national polls after a 3rd straight offensive debacle, but with that offense, they’ll be in most games.

Michigan’s nail-biter over a pretty awful Akron team was enough for me to drop them a few spots.  4 Devin Gardner turnovers, and a game ending goaline stand should be cause for concern in Ann Arbor.  The good news is the Leaders Division (or Legends…East/West can’t get here soon enough) seems ripe for the picking with Nebraska’s lack of defense, and Sparty’s gaping crater on offense.

You’ll also notice PSU’s week 3 opponent UCF makes an appearance.  Blake Bortles and Co. showed off their skill on Saturday night in Happy Valley, and with an off week before Steve Spurrier visits Orlando, I am a big believer in the Knights.

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