College football rankings 2018: Projecting the AP Top 25 in Week 4
The Week 3 schedule included two top-15 showdowns: No. 4 Ohio State met No. 15 TCU in Arlington, Texas at the neutral AT&T Stadium and No. 7 Auburn hosted division rival No. 12 LSU. With the dust mostly settled, one thing is for sure – the top three is safe.
No. 1 Alabama blew out Ole Miss 62-7 on the road in Oxford. No. 2 Clemson took care of business against Georgia Southern, winning 38-7. Similarly, No. 3 Georgia handled Middle Tennessee State 49-7.
Ohio State ran into some trouble against TCU trailing 13-14 at the half and 13-21 in the third quarter. The Buckeyes rallied and roared back strong, appearing to flip a switch and suddenly look like the No. 4 team. OSU began to control the game in the fourth quarter.
Wisconsin entered Saturday ranked No. 6, but will fall after losing to unranked BYU 21-24 at home.
Auburn was No. 7, but will drop some after losing to No. 12 LSU at home. Since Auburn has a top-10 win on its resume, Gus Malzahn’s squad may not fall too far.
In the Week 3 poll, Utah, Texas A&M and Boston College were the top three unranked vote-getters. With Boise State and USC likely to drop out of the rankings, look for the Aggies (2-1) and Eagles (3-0) to grab the two open spots. BYU will likely receive some votes, but the 2-1 Cougars were previously off the radar entirely.
- Alabama def. Ole Miss 62-7
- Clemson def. Georgia Southern 38-7
- Georgia def. Middle Tennessee State 49-7
- Ohio State beating No. 15 TCU 40-28 in fourth quarter
- Oklahoma def. Iowa State 37-27
- LSU def. No. 7 Auburn 22-21
- Notre Dame def. Vanderbilt 22-17
- Stanford def. UC Davis 30-10
- Auburn lost to No. 12 LSU 22-21
- Washington beating Utah 14-7 in second quarter
- Penn State def. Kent State 63-10
- Virginia Tech did not play due to Hurricane Florence
- West Virginia did not play due to Hurricane Florence
- Mississippi State def. Louisiana 56-10
- Wisconsin lost to BYU 21-24
- Oklahoma State def. No. 17 Boise State 44-21
- TCU losing to No. 4 Ohio State 28-40 in fourth quarter
- UCF did not play due to Hurricane Florence
- Michigan def. SMU 45-20
- Oregon def. San Jose State 35-22
- Miami def. Toledo 49-24
- Arizona State leads San Diego State 13-7 in second quarter
- Michigan State BYE
- Boston College def. Wake Forest 41-34
- Texas A&M def. ULM 48-10
Projected to fall out of the AP Top 25: No. 19 Boise State lost to No. 24 Oklahoma State 21-44; No. 22 USC losing to Texas 14-37 in fourth quarter