College Football Rankings 2018: Week 3 AP Top 25 Poll Released

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The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll for Week 3 of the college football season. Entering the season,┬áthe Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs held the top three spots in the nation. All of those teams delivered on opening weekend, while two top ten teams — the Washington Huskies and Miami Hurricanes — faltered to Auburn and LSU, respectively.

This week, the Alabama Crimson Tide strengthened their hold on the No. 1 ranking while also setting two AP Top 25 records —┬ámost wins as the No. 1 team with 76 and most No. 1 rankings with 106.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming weekend in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 3 can be seen below.


AP Top 25 College Football Poll — Week 3

  1. Alabama (54)
  2. Clemson (6)
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Wisconsin (1)
  7. Auburn
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Stanford
  10. Washington
  11. Penn State
  12. LSU
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. West Virginia
  15. TCU
  16. Mississippi State
  17. Boise State
  18. UCF
  19. Michigan
  20. Oregon
  21. Miami
  22. USC
  23. Arizona State
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. Michigan State

Others receiving votes: Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington St. 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida St. 1.

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.