College Football Rankings, Week 3: Arkansas Drops Out Of AP Top 25

A handful of upsets opened the door slightly for some teams to make moves in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, but the top of the rankings remained mostly intact.

As a result of their upset loss to Louisiana-Monroe, the Arkansas Razorbacks, No. 8 in last week's poll, drop completely out of the rankings. The Oklahoma State Cowboys, Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers are similarly absent following upset losses on Saturday.

The Alabama Crimson Tide continue to lead the rankings, pulling in 48 of the poll's 60 first-place votes. The USC Trojans remain at No. 2, pulling in eight first-place votes after their 42-29 victory over the Syracuse Orange. The LSU Tigers and Oregon Ducks round out a top four that has separated itself from the rest of the teams early in the college football season.

The Florida State Seminoles and Oklahoma Sooners tie for fifth in this week's ranking.

Here is this week's full top 25:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama (48) 1,486
2 USC (8) 1,414
3 LSU (4) 1,404
4 Oregon 1,299
5 Florida State 1,160
5 Oklahoma 1,160
7 Georgia 1,155
8 South Carolina 1,025
9 West Virginia 1,017
10 Michigan State 995
11 Clemson 868
12 Ohio State 772
13 Virginia Tech 734
14 Texas 716
15 Kansas State 714
16 TCU 542
17 Michigan 429
18 Florida 427
19 Louisville 316
20 Notre Dame 310
21 Stanford 260
22 UCLA 250
23 Tennessee 177
24 Arizona 149
25 Brigham Young 110

For more college football rankings, stick with this StoryStream, and check out SB Nation's college football hub for more coverage.

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