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Week 3 Poll Breakdown: SEC & Big Ten

There was a lot of movement in the polls after an eventful Week 3 across the college football landscape. Some of the biggest changes took place in the SEC and Big Ten, with Ole Miss’ win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa and LSU’s dominating victory over Auburn causing a lot of motion through the Top 12 spots. Meanwhile, Northwestern netted another big non-conference win to stay undefeated and moved five spots in both polls.

Associated Press Top-25. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue.

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

3-0

1

2

Michigan State

Big Ten

3-0

4 (+2)

T-3

Ole Miss

SEC

3-0

15 (+12)

T-3

TCU

Big 12

3-0

3

5

Baylor

Big 12

2-0

5

6

Notre Dame

Independent

3-0

8

7

Georgia

SEC

3-0

7

8

LSU

SEC

2-0

13 (+5)

9

UCLA

Pac-12

3-0

10

10

Florida State

ACC

3-0

9

11

Clemson

ACC

3-0

11

12

Alabama

SEC

2-1

2 (-10)

13

Oregon

Pac-12

2-1

12

14

Texas A&M

SEC

3-0

17 (+3)

15

Oklahoma

Big 12

3-0

16

16

Arizona

Pac-12

3-0

20

17

Northwestern

Big Ten

3-0

23 (+5)

18

Utah

Pac-12

3-0

21

19

Southern California

Pac-12

2-1

6

20

Georgia Tech

ACC

2-1

14

21

Stanford

Pac-12

2-1

21

T-22

Wisconsin

Big Ten

2-1

24 (+2)

T-22

BYU

Independent

2-1

19

24

Oklahoma State

Big 12

3-0

25

25

Missouri

SEC

3-0

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also Receiving Votes – Mississippi State (52), Tennessee (45), Auburn (20), Iowa (10), Florida (7), Minnesota (4).

The Amway Coaches Poll. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue. 

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

3-0

1

2

TCU

Big 12

3-0

3

3

Michigan State

Big Ten

3-0

4 (+1)

4

Baylor

Big 12

3-0

5

5

Ole Miss

SEC

3-0

11 (+6)

6

Georgia

SEC

3-0

8 (+2)

7

Florida State

ACC

3-0

6

8

Notre Dame

Independent

3-0

10

9

LSU

SEC

2-0

14 (+5)

10

Clemson

ACC

3-0

9

11

UCLA

Pac-12

3-0

12

12

Alabama

SEC

2-1

2 (-10)

13

Oregon

Pac-12

2-1

13

14

Oklahoma

Big 12

3-0

17

15

Texas A&M

SEC

3-0

18 (+3)

16

Arizona

Pac-12

3-0

19

17

Utah

Pac-12

3-0

21

18

Southern California

Pac-12

2-1

7

19

Northwestern

Big Ten

3-0

24 (+5)

20

Georgia Tech

ACC

2-1

16

21

Wisconsin

Big Ten

2-1

23 (+2)

22

Oklahoma State

Big 12

3-0

25

23

Missouri

SEC

3-0

20 (-3)

24

Stanford

Pac-12

2-1

Unranked

25

Auburn

SEC

2-1

15 (-10)

 

Also Receiving Votes – Tennessee (49), Mississippi State (46), Florida (24), Iowa (13), Minnesota (6)

Here’s a closer look at our partner conferences, the Big Ten and the SEC:

Playoff Contenders (anyone ranked in the top 12) – Ohio State (Big Ten); Michigan State (Big Ten); Ole Miss (SEC); Georgia (SEC); Alabama (SEC).

Potential Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Teams* – Northwestern, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota,   Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Florida.

* Based on available teams if the season ended today; doesn’t account for eligible contenders that don’t currently receive votes in either poll.

Biggest Change – Ole Miss (+12 AP, +6 Coaches); Alabama (-10 AP, -10 Coaches)

Newcomers – None.

Dropped Out – Auburn (AP only)

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