College Football Rankings Preview: USC, Michigan State And Virginia Tech Poised To Tumble

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans reacts after throwing an interception during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Taking a look at all the Top 25 scores heading into Week 4, get ready for some major moves to be made. Both Florida State and Clemson should gain nicely heading into their showdown next Saturday night.

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The college football rankings should be poised for a shake-up in the top 25 Sunday, with three top-15 teams getting beaten. Only one was a true upset, with Virginia Tech getting toppled by Pitt. But Stanford put up an impressive performance in Palo Alto to issue their fourth straight victory over USC, while Notre Dame went into Michigan State and totally shut down the Spartans.

Here are the results from the Top 25 from this week.

No. 1 Alabama 52, Arkansas 0: The Razorback offense was absolutely throttled, as the Crimson Tide defense held Arkansas to 137 total yards.

No. 21 Stanford 21, No. 2 USC: 14: The Trojan offensive line could not handle pressure from the Cardinal defense. Matt Barkley had no time to throw, and Stepfan Taylor made huge plays for Stanford.

No. 3 LSU 63, Idaho 14: It was a balanced attack for the Tigers, with five touchdowns coming on the ground, two more through the air, and two more on pick-sixes.

No. 4 Oregon 63, Tennessee Tech 14: Marcus Mariota threw four touchdowns and De'Anthony Thomas piled up over 22 yards a touch as the Ducks offense had no problems scoring the football.

No. 5 Florida State 52, Wake Forest 0: Chris Thompson rushed for nearly 200 yards on nine carries, including touchdowns of 74 and 80 yards.

No. 7 Georgia 56, Florida Atlantic 20: Aaron Murray threw for over 342 yards and was responsible for four touchdowns in a routine Bulldogs victory.

No. 8 South Carolia 49, UAB 6: Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson both were inconsistent at quarterback, but it was the Gamecock defense that dominated with no red zone touchdowns allowed this season.

No. 9 West Virginia 42, James Madison 12: Geno Smith threw five touchdown passes, and then the Mountaineer defense stepped up with some nice stops at the goal-line.

No. 20. Notre Dame 20, No. 10 Michigan State 3: The Irish defense kept the Spartans offense at bay, and Everett Golson did enough on offense to keep Notre Dame charging.

No. 11 Clemson 41, Furman 7: Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins did Tajh Boyd-type and Sammy Watkins-type things, respectively.

No. 12 Ohio State 35, California 28: Braxton Miller showcased his potential with four touchdown throws and a touchdown rush, including the game-winning pass in the fourth quarter.

Pitt 35, No. 13 Virginia Tech 17: Tino Sunseri and the Panthers piled up over 500 yards of offense, taking a 21-0 lead and kept the Hokie offense in check.

No. 14 Texas 66, Ole Miss 31: The Longhorns piled up 676 yards of offense, with David Ash throwing as many touchdowns (four) as incompletions.

No. 15 Kansas st. 35, North Texas 21: The Wildcats didn't make this easy, but steady doses of Collin Klein and a nice kickoff return was enough to make the difference.

No. 16 TCU 20, Kansas 6: The first Big 12 win was hardly pretty for the Horned Frogs, but the Jayhawks failed to capitalize on four TCU turnovers.

No. 17 Michigan 63, Massachusetts 13: Denard Robinson did his thing, compiling 400 yards of total offense with his arm and with his legs.

No. 18 Florida 37, No. 23 Tennessee 20: Jeff Driskel and Trey Burton helped rally the Gators back for the second straight week to move to 2-0 in the SEC.

No. 19 Louisville 39, North Carolina 34: The Cardinals blew a 25 point lead in the fourth quarter and had to survive a last minute drive by the Tar Heels.

.No. 22 UCLA 37, Houston 6: The Bruins piled up 567 total yards of offense in a sloppy affair; both teams combined to commit 11 turnovers.

No. 24 Arizona 56, South Carolina State 0: It was domination by the Wildcats, who piled up a school-record 43 first downs in their cupcake matchup out-of-conference.

Utah 24, No. 25 BYU 21: It was a wild finish in Salt Lake City, with Utes fans rushing the field multiple times, needing to be called back twice, then finally celebrating when BYU's last-second game-winner hitting the uprights and bouncing short.

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