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2014 college football rankings, Week 3: Oregon tops composite top 25

Combining the two biggest human college football polls and two long-running computer standings in one ranking, for your convenience.

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The first normal week of ranking is underway, as college football kicks back into its regular schedule after a hectic Week 1. Below is the composite top 25 heading into Week 3 -- as you can see, Sagarin is relatively unimpressed so far with Florida State, which tops every other ranking used here. (For more on the four rankings we're using, see below.)

There will be no official College Football Playoff selection committee ranking this week. That doesn't begin until October 28. So for now, these are the most representative rankings available.

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Oregon 2.25 1 Florida State (38) Florida State (51) Florida State Oregon
2 Oklahoma 3.5 2 Oregon (16) Alabama (1) Oregon Georgia
3 Alabama 4 3 Alabama (1) Oklahoma (3) Alabama Oklahoma
4 Florida State 5 4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (6) Oklahoma Texas A&M
4 Georgia 5 5 Auburn Auburn Stanford Auburn
6 Auburn 5.5 6 Georgia (1) Georgia (1) Georgia LSU
7 Texas A&M 6.75 7 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Auburn Florida
8 LSU 8.5 8 Baylor Texas A&M Texas A&M Alabama
9 USC 10.5 9 USC LSU LSU Notre Dame
10 Notre Dame 10.75 10 LSU USC USC UCLA
11 Baylor 12 11 Notre Dame Notre Dame Michigan State Michigan State
11 Michigan State 12 12 UCLA UCLA Notre Dame Ohio State
11 Stanford 12 13 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor USC
14 UCLA 14.75 14 Ole Miss Arizona State Louisville Wisconsin
15 Ole Miss 15.75 15 Stanford Ole Miss Missouri Virginia Tech
16 Ohio State 17.25 16 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss BYU
17 Virginia Tech 17.5 17 Virginia Tech Wisconsin Ohio State Florida State
17 Wisconsin 17.5 18 Wisconsin Ohio State South Carolina Ole Miss
19 Arizona State 19.75 19 Kansas State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Arizona
20 Louisville 21.5 20 Missouri Kansas State Arizona State Baylor
21 South Carolina 22 21 Louisville Nebraska Wisconsin TCU
22 Missouri 22.25 22 Ohio State Missouri Oklahoma State UCF
23 BYU 23 23 Clemson South Carolina Clemson Stanford
24 Florida 23.75 24 South Carolina Clemson BYU Kansas State
25 Kansas State 24 25 BYU North Carolina UCLA Louisville

Week 2 was a hectic one for ranked teams. Nebraska just barely survived FCS McNeese State. Kansas State came away with a come-from-behind victory against definitely-not-FCS-we-swear Iowa State. There were two matchups between top-15 teams: USC defeated Stanford after a lackluster red zone effort from the Cardinal, while Oregon ran away from Michigan State. And Virginia Tech came into Columbus and upset Ohio State, while BYU traveled to Austin to beat down Texas.

The four rankings we use:

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and won't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Expect it to set the course for the committee, however, as most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in October. Usually comes out Sundays a little after noon.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to be more conservative than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

Jeff Sagarin's Sagarin Rating: An early-morning insta-ranking that combines three of Sagarin's computer formulas into one. This is not the formula the BCS used, which excluded margin of victory.

Football Outsiders' F/+ rating: A synthesis of ratings by smart persons Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau and our personal go-to overall team stat. It tends to come out later than the others.

Last week's composite Top 25:

Composite Average AP Coaches Football Outsiders Sagarin
1 Florida State 1.75 Florida State (46) Florida State (57) Florida State Oregon
2 Alabama 2 Alabama (1) Alabama Alabama Alabama
3 Oregon 2.75 Oregon (5) Oklahoma (2) Oregon Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma 4.25 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (2) Stanford Florida State
5 Georgia 7 Auburn Auburn Michigan State Texas A&M
5 Michigan State 7 Georgia (2) Michigan State USC Georgia
7 Auburn 7.75 Michigan State Ohio State Oklahoma Stanford
8 Stanford 8.5 Ohio State Georgia (1) Georgia Baylor
9 Texas A&M 9 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Texas A&M Auburn
10 Baylor 9.5 Baylor Stanford LSU Michigan State
11 Ohio State 10 UCLA UCLA Baylor UCLA
12 LSU 11.75 LSU (1) LSU Auburn Ohio State
13 USC 12 Stanford Texas A&M Ohio State LSU
14 UCLA 12.25 USC USC Michigan USC
15 Notre Dame 16 Ole Miss Notre Dame Louisville Notre Dame
16 Ole Miss 18.25 Notre Dame Arizona State UCLA Wisconsin
17 Arizona State 19.25 Arizona State Ole Miss South Carolina Florida
17 Wisconsin 19.25 Wisconsin Nebraska Notre Dame Kansas State
19 South Carolina 19.5 Nebraska Wisconsin Arizona State South Carolina
20 Kansas State 21.25 Kansas State Kansas State Ole Miss Clemson
21 Clemson 23 South Carolina South Carolina Mississippi State Ole Miss
22 Louisville 23.75 North Carolina Missouri Oklahoma State Washington
23 Nebraska 24.25 Clemson North Carolina Missouri Oklahoma State
24 Oklahoma State 24.5 Missouri Clemson Wisconsin Texas
25 Michigan 26.5 Louisville Texas Clemson Arizona State