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WEEK 3 - 2018 NCAA TOP 25, ALL TV GAMES and other necessary stuff for college football fans.

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WEEK 3 - 2018 NCAA TOP 25 and other necessary stuff for every college football fan.

SN's college football Power Rankings: Week 3

Rank Team Previous Rank W-L
No. 1 Alabama 1 2-0
No. 2 Clemson 2 2-0
No. 3 Georgia 3 2-0
No. 4 Ohio State 4 2-0 <----- B10 yet to break out, TCU this week
No. 5 Oklahoma 5 2-0
No. 6 Auburn 6 2-0
No. 7 Wisconsin 7 2-0
No. 8 West Virginia 9 (+1) 2-0
No. 9 Notre Dame 8 (-1) 2-0
No. 10 Stanford 11 (+1) 2-0
No. 11 Penn State 12 (+1) 2-0
No. 12 UCF 13 (+1) 2-0
No. 13 LSU 14 (+1) 2-0
No. 14 TCU 16 (+2) 2-0
No. 15 Washington 17 (+2) 1-1
No. 16 Virginia Tech 18 (+2) 2-0
No. 17 Mississippi State 20 (+3) 2-0
No. 18 Boise State 21 (+3) 2-0
No. 19 Michigan 22 (+3) 1-1
No. 20 Oklahoma State 24 (+4) 2-0
No. 21 USC 10 (-11) 1-1
No. 22 Miami (Fla.) 25 (+3) 1-1
No. 23 Oregon NR 2-0
No. 24 Texas A&M NR 1-1
No. 25 Duke NR 2-0

(Dropped out: Michigan State <----- OUCH! NO TOP 25?, South Carolina, Northwestern)

MORE: Biggest Week 2 overreactions

Biggest move up: Texas A&M

We know Texas A&M lost to Clemson. But the Aggies put the college football world on notice by taking the defending ACC champions to the wire in a 28-26 loss. Quarterback Kellen Mond looked fantastic against that ferocious Clemson defensive line, and Kendrick Rogers looks like the next Aggies great at receiver. Jimbo Fisher looks like he has this team a lot closer to competing for a College Football Playoff than we thought, and that's why they make the top 25 even after a loss.

Biggest move down: USC

USC was exposed early and often against a staunch Stanford defense on Saturday. JT Daniels struggled, completing less than 50 percent of his passes (16 for 34) for 215 yards and two interceptions. The Trojans couldn't get anything going on the ground either; running backs Aca'Cedric Ware and Stephen Carr combined for 111 rushing yards, but no touchdowns. Clay Helton has time to right the ship in Los Angeles, but the Trojans can't put out another stale performance with a trip to Texas looming.

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Here is the Week 3 college football television schedule. All times Central.<-----  CST JUST ADD 1 HOUR FOR EDST!! *

Note: The schedule reflects changes and cancellations made as a result of Hurricane Florence's presence near the Carolinas and Virginia. 

Thursday

4:30 p.m. — Boston College at Wake Forest, ESPN

Friday

6 p.m. — Georgia State at Memphis, ESPN

Saturday

11 a.m. — Oklahoma at Iowa State, ABC (WKRN-2)  ....THE START OF THE NOON GAMES!

11 a.m. — Florida State at Syracuse, ESPN

11 a.m. — Miami at Toledo, ESPN2

11 a.m.. — Georgia Southern at Clemson, ESPNU

11 a.m. — MTSU at Georgia, ESPNews

11 a.m. — Kent State at Penn State, Fox Sports 1

11 a.m. — UTEP at Tennessee, SEC Network

11 a.m. — Troy at Nebraska, Big Ten Network

11 a.m. — Temple at Maryland, Big Ten Network

11 a.m. — Ball State at Indiana, Big Ten Network

11 a.m. — Rutgers at Kansas, Fox Sports Southeast

11 a.m. — Murray State at Kentucky, SEC Network Alternate

11 a.m. — Hawaii at Army, CBS Sports Network

11:30 a.m. — Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh, Fox Sports South

1 p.m. — UC-Davis at Stanford, Pac-12 Network

1:30 p.m. —  Vanderbilt at Notre Dame, NBC (News4)

2:30 p.m. — LSU at Auburn, CBS (NewsChannel 5)

2:30 p.m. — BYU at Wisconsin, ABC (WKRN-2)

2:30 p.m. — Boise State at Oklahoma State, ESPN

2:30 p.m. — Virginia vs. Ohio in Nashville, ESPNU

2:30 p.m. — Duke at Baylor, FS1

2:30 p.m. — SMU at Michigan, Big Ten Network

2:30 p.m. — South Florida at Illinois, Big Ten Network

2:30 p.m. — Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota, Big Ten Network

2:30 p.m. — Lehigh at Navy, CBS Sports Network

3 p.m. — Colorado State at Florida, SEC Network

3 p.m. — North Texas at Arkansas, SEC Network Alternate

3 p.m. — UT-San Antonio at Kansas State, Fox Sports Southeast

3:15 p.m. — Houston at Texas Tech, Fox (Fox-17)

4 p.m. — San Jose State at Oregon, Pac-12 Network

4 p.m. — New Hampshire at Colorado, Pac-12 Network

5 p.m. — Idaho State at California, Pac-12 Network

6 p.m. — Alabama at Ole Miss, ESPN

6 p.m. — Arkansas State at Tulsa, CBS Sports Network

6 p.m. — Oregon State at Nevada, ESPNU

6:30 p.m. — Missouri at Purdue, Big Ten Network

6:30 p.m. — Akron at Northwestern, Big Ten Network

6:30 p.m. — Northern Iowa at Iowa, Big Ten Network

6:30 p.m. — Louisiana-Monroe at Texas A&M, SEC Network

6:30 p.m. — Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi State, ESPN2

6:30 p.m. — Western Kentucky at Louisville, Fox Sports South

7 p.m. — Ohio State vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas, ABC (WKRN-2)

7 p.m. — USC at Texas, Fox (Fox-17)

7 p.m. — Eastern Washington at Washington State, Pac-12 Network

9 p.m. — Washington at Utah, ESPN

9:30 p.m. — Fresno State at UCLA, Fox Sports 1

9:30 p.m. — Arizona State at San Diego State, CBS Sports Network

10 p.m. — Southern Utah at Arizona, Pac-12 Network

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OMG!  WORSE B10 EVER? SB NATION.....

All rankings AP, until the committee’s start releasing. Final scores in italics.

Probably important

Games in which the winning team will likely have a pretty high-quality Week 3 victory by season’s end.

  • No. 1 Alabama (3-0) 62, Ole Miss (2-1) 7: A horrific road win over a team likely to finish with a winning record. Shutting down an offense like Ole Miss’ feels like the kind of anecdote the committee’s chair would cite on ESPN while praising Bama.
  • No. 4 Ohio State (3-0) 40, No. 15 TCU (2-1) 28: Nobody should get true road-game credit here, since Jerry World is close to TCU’s campus but likely to be a Buckeye-heavy crowd. OSU adds one of the year’s best non-con wins, as TCU looks like it can compete with anybody it plays.
  • BYU (2-1) 24, No. 6 Wisconsin (2-1) 21: I guess BYU’s terrible 2017 was a fluke, huh? Also, not a great Saturday for the Big Ten, with OOC losses by Maryland, Nebraska, and Rutgers.
  • No. 12 LSU (3-0) 22, No. 7 Auburn (2-1) 21: As always, either of these teams could go anywhere between 11-1 and 7-5, but a solid resume item is pretty assured for LSU.
  • No. 10 Washington (1-1) at Utah (2-0), 10, ESPN: Utah might have a really good defense, or might just be untested. The former could mean an excellent win by Utah. It could also mean giving the committee more or less reason to worry about UW’s offense.
  • No. 24 Oklahoma State (3-0) 44, No. 17 Boise State (2-1) 21: Really impressive W (Boise was actually favored at kickoff), and the New Year’s Six race gets all of its drama back.

Maybe important

Games in which the winner will probably have beaten a decent bowl team (or better), and I’m being slightly generous in Week 3.

  • No. 2 Clemson (3-0) 38, Georgia Southern (2-1) 7: The Eagles appear pretty likely to bowl.
  • No. 3 Georgia (3-0) 49, Middle Tennessee (1-2) 7: MTSU has a shot at .500.
  • No. 5 Oklahoma (3-0) 37, Iowa State (0-2) 27: ISU’s pretty likely to rebound and make a bowl. Decent road win.
  • No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0) 22, Vanderbilt (2-1) 17: I think Vandy’s actually pretty good!
  • No. 16 Mississippi State (3-0) 56, UL Lafayette (1-1) 10: Sure, let’s say the Ragin’ Cajuns are a bowl team for now. S&P+ likes them.
  • No. 21 Miami (2-1) 49, Toledo (1-1) 24: Pretty impressive road win for the Canes, quite far from home (about as far as Delaware to New Mexico) and against a good team.
  • Texas (2-1) 37, No. 22 USC (1-2) 14: Well, it was a ranked game.
  • No. 23 Arizona State (2-0) at San Diego State (1-1), 10:30, CBSSN: Visualize telling yourself “11-1 Herm Edwards, whose non-conference conquests included the Big Ten East champ and MWC West champ ...” and embrace madness. No, stop objecting. You’re not embracing madness yet. There you go.

Not important

The committee doesn’t really care about wins vs. FCS teams, teams with final losing records, and so forth.

  • No. 9 Stanford (3-0) 30, FCS UC Davis 10
  • No. 11 Penn State (3-0) 63, Kent State (1-2) 10
  • No. 13 Virginia Tech’s game against East Carolina was canceled due to weather, which isn’t a big loss for the Hokies’ schedule.
  • No. 14 West Virginia’s game against NC State was also canceled. Would’ve been a really nice win for the victor, not that football matters much here.
  • No. 18 UCF’s game against UNC was also nixed. A win wouldn’t have moved the needle for the Knights anyway, as wild as that is to say about a prominent ACC program.
  • No. 19 Michigan (2-1) 45, SMU (0-3) 20
  • No. 20 Oregon (3-0) 35, San Jose State (0-3) 22
  • No. 25 Michigan State (1-1): Idly recovering from Herm Edwards.

 

 

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On 9/16/2018 at 12:43 AM, mjp28 said:

OMG!  WORSE B10 EVER? SB NATION.....

All rankings AP, until the committee’s start releasing. Final scores in italics.

Probably important

Games in which the winning team will likely have a pretty high-quality Week 3 victory by season’s end.

  • No. 1 Alabama (3-0) 62, Ole Miss (2-1) 7: A horrific road win over a team likely to finish with a winning record. Shutting down an offense like Ole Miss’ feels like the kind of anecdote the committee’s chair would cite on ESPN while praising Bama.
  • No. 4 Ohio State (3-0) 40, No. 15 TCU (2-1) 28: Nobody should get true road-game credit here, since Jerry World is close to TCU’s campus but likely to be a Buckeye-heavy crowd. OSU adds one of the year’s best non-con wins, as TCU looks like it can compete with anybody it plays.
  • BYU (2-1) 24, No. 6 Wisconsin (2-1) 21: I guess BYU’s terrible 2017 was a fluke, huh? Also, not a great Saturday for the Big Ten, with OOC losses by Maryland, Nebraska, and Rutgers.
  • No. 12 LSU (3-0) 22, No. 7 Auburn (2-1) 21: As always, either of these teams could go anywhere between 11-1 and 7-5, but a solid resume item is pretty assured for LSU.
  • No. 10 Washington (1-1) at Utah (2-0), 10, ESPN: Utah might have a really good defense, or might just be untested. The former could mean an excellent win by Utah. It could also mean giving the committee more or less reason to worry about UW’s offense.
  • No. 24 Oklahoma State (3-0) 44, No. 17 Boise State (2-1) 21: Really impressive W (Boise was actually favored at kickoff), and the New Year’s Six race gets all of its drama back.

Maybe important

Games in which the winner will probably have beaten a decent bowl team (or better), and I’m being slightly generous in Week 3.

  • No. 2 Clemson (3-0) 38, Georgia Southern (2-1) 7: The Eagles appear pretty likely to bowl.
  • No. 3 Georgia (3-0) 49, Middle Tennessee (1-2) 7: MTSU has a shot at .500.
  • No. 5 Oklahoma (3-0) 37, Iowa State (0-2) 27: ISU’s pretty likely to rebound and make a bowl. Decent road win.
  • No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0) 22, Vanderbilt (2-1) 17: I think Vandy’s actually pretty good!
  • No. 16 Mississippi State (3-0) 56, UL Lafayette (1-1) 10: Sure, let’s say the Ragin’ Cajuns are a bowl team for now. S&P+ likes them.
  • No. 21 Miami (2-1) 49, Toledo (1-1) 24: Pretty impressive road win for the Canes, quite far from home (about as far as Delaware to New Mexico) and against a good team.
  • Texas (2-1) 37, No. 22 USC (1-2) 14: Well, it was a ranked game.
  • No. 23 Arizona State (2-0) at San Diego State (1-1), 10:30, CBSSN: Visualize telling yourself “11-1 Herm Edwards, whose non-conference conquests included the Big Ten East champ and MWC West champ ...” and embrace madness. No, stop objecting. You’re not embracing madness yet. There you go.

Not important

The committee doesn’t really care about wins vs. FCS teams, teams with final losing records, and so forth.

  • No. 9 Stanford (3-0) 30, FCS UC Davis 10
  • No. 11 Penn State (3-0) 63, Kent State (1-2) 10
  • No. 13 Virginia Tech’s game against East Carolina was canceled due to weather, which isn’t a big loss for the Hokies’ schedule.
  • No. 14 West Virginia’s game against NC State was also canceled. Would’ve been a really nice win for the victor, not that football matters much here.
  • No. 18 UCF’s game against UNC was also nixed. A win wouldn’t have moved the needle for the Knights anyway, as wild as that is to say about a prominent ACC program.
  • No. 19 Michigan (2-1) 45, SMU (0-3) 20
  • No. 20 Oregon (3-0) 35, San Jose State (0-3) 22
  • No. 25 Michigan State (1-1): Idly recovering from Herm Edwards.

 

 

Other than maybe UC-Davis, none of the teams/opponents you mention are FCS teams.  Kent st., SMU, San Jose St.  are all FBS, though, yes, they are not P5, they are still FBS.

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