The college football rankings 2010 on Week 3 barely moved on top. Of course, the college football rankings 2010 weren’t expected to change, as those leading the college football rankings cruised this week. Although some teams below the top 10 struggled, the leaders stayed on track with little trouble. In fact, only two top 25 teams fell yesterday, with No. 9 Iowa falling to another ranked program. As such, the college football rankings 2010 for Week 3 are the same old story – although there are more chances for that to change next Saturday.
Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State, TCU and Oregon did not meet with any trouble, while Texas eventually held off Texas Tech. As such, the USA TODAY poll had the top six stay the exact same, as Nebraska got up to seventh with one first place vote. Florida dropped to eighth in the USA TODAY, and was ninth in the AP, after another harder than expected win.
The college football rankings 2010 on Week 3 had only one change in the top 10, after Iowa fell to Arizona. The Hawkeyes dropped to No. 18 in both polls, as Arizona got up to No. 14 in the AP, and No. 16 in the USA TODAY. Arkansas broke into the top 10 in the AP poll, in advance of their showdown against Alabama.
Michigan State moved into the college football rankings 2010, after faking their way to victory over Notre Dame. Oklahoma State broke in at the end of the USA TODAY poll, with Houston and Cal dropping out. USC went down to 20’th in the AP, after struggling to beat Minnesota, while Michigan dropped a spot following their scare against UMass.
While there were no major shakeups in the college football rankings 2010 for Week 3, anticipation is higher for next week. For the second time this year, a “Super Saturday” is being hyped, with games like Alabama-Arkansas, South Carolina-Auburn, Oregon State-Boise State, and West Virginia-LSU.
The last time there were multiple top 25 showdowns, the favorites won easily and sucked the drama out of things. Alabama helped with that by dismantling Penn State, but this time, they go on the road to face the surging Razorbacks. South Carolina and Auburn look to emerge as serious SEC threats, while this could be Boise State’s last chance for a major impression.
There were low expectations around this weekend of games, but more is expected for Week 4. It still might be too early for the college football rankings 2010 to experience a major shakeup. Yet at the least, the coming week may knock out a few dark horse national contenders – or promote them as new favorites.
USA TODAY- “Bama, Ohio State still on top of top 25; Nebraska snares first place vote”
Yahoo Sports- “Rankings: Week 4”