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2016 NCAA Football Polls: Week 3

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How the hell is Clemson still in the top 10?

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Oklahoma State
Say what you will about the officials, the play owned.
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The week three polls are out.

Polls aren’t worth anything until week 8, but we all love to talk about ‘em anyway. So let’s babble about this for a while on a slow Monday. You know you want to complain about something other than Tammy once again babbling all day on the phone and then crying about all the “work” she has to do.

Random Thoughts:

  • How in the hell is Clemson still in the top 10? They’ve looked nothing like a top 10 team, let alone top 5. It’s not like they’ve played anyone of consequence either - Auburn and Troy. Speaking of they struggled to stay ahead of Troy, in part to their WRs doing their best DeSean Jackson impressions.
  • Conversely, UGA was rightfully dropped like a stone for struggling to beat Nicholls. Just goes to show you how the preseason polls taint the whole thing.
  • Say what you want about the way the Oklahoma State game ended, they had no business being that close to Central Michigan. Ousted from the top 25 is the right place for them, for now.
  • I haven’t had a chance to watch the game yet, but I can’t believe double OT to lose to Arkansas was enough to drop TCU completely out from 15.
Rank AP Poll Coaches' Poll
Team Pts. Trend Team Pts. Trend
1 Alabama(56) 1520 Alabama(62) 1598
2 Florida State(4) 1437 UP 1 Florida State(1) 1490 UP1
3 Ohio State 1359 UP 1 Clemson(1) 1447 DN 1
4 Michigan(1) 1298 UP 1 Ohio State 1440
5 Clemson 1284 DN 3 Michigan 1279 UP 1
6 Houston 1264 Stanford 1257 DN 1
7 Stanford 1137 Houston 1243
8 Washington 983 Michigan State 1034
9 Wisconsin 893 UP 1 Washington 945 UP 2
10 Louisville 890 UP 3 Louisville 894 UP 5
11 Texas 872 Iowa 875 DN 1
12 Michigan State 747 Wisconsin 793 UP 4
13 Iowa 694 UP 3 Georgia 777 DN 4
14 Oklahoma 686 Oklahoma 723 DN 1
15 Tennessee 665 UP 2 Tennessee 718 DN 1
16 Georgia 584 DN 7 Texas 648 UP 4
17 Texas A&M 564 UP 3 Ole Miss 525 UP 1
18 Notre Dame 526 Notre Dame 453 UP 3
19 Ole Miss 473 Baylor 452
20 LSU 391 UP 1 Texas A&M 425 UP 4
21 Baylor 305 UP 2 Oregon 403 UP 2
22 Oregon 292 UP 2 LSU 318
23 Florida 205 Florida 267 UP 2
24 Arkansas 198 Arkansas 170
25 Miami 197 Miami 137