Week 3 gave us no matchups of ranked vs. ranked opponents and as far as the Associated Press Top 25 is concerned, it resulted in a weekend where the favorites took care of business for the most part.

In fact, no one in the top 17 lost (a few teams were off in Week 3). There won’t be much movement, but No. 17 UCF should move up after winning big over Stanford, 45-27. Meanwhile, No. 13 Penn State beat Pittsburgh only 17-10. The Knights and Nittany Lions deserve to swap spots.

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No. 18 Michigan State fell to Arizona State 10-7 at home. Herm Edwards’ squad is 3-0 and is deserving of a spot in the rankings. Sparty is lucky that there aren’t many teams outside the Top 25 pushing to get in. A close Power 5 loss should be enough to keep MSU in the rankings.

There will be some spots opening up at the bottom of the poll. After its big upset win over Syracuse, Maryland fell to Temple. Adios, Terps.

USC’s strong start to 2019 came to a halt. The Trojans fell to BYU 30-27. BYU’s wins over USC and Tennessee will probably result in some votes, but Cal and Arizona State are 3-0 while the Cougars are 2-1.

Here’s how we project the AP Top 25 after Week 3:

  1. Clemson (3-0) def. Syracuse, 41-6
  2. Alabama (3-0) def. South Carolina, 47-23
  3. Georgia (3-0) def. Arkansas State, 55-0
  4. LSU (2-0) def. Northwestern State, 65-14
  5. Oklahoma (3-0) def. UCLA, 48-14
  6. Ohio State (3-0) def. Indiana, 51-10
  7. Notre Dame (2-0) def. New Mexico, 66-14
  8. Auburn (3-0) def. Kent State, 55-16
  9. Florida (3-0) def. Kentucky, 29-21
  10. Michigan (2-0) (Week 3 off)
  11. Utah (3-0) def. Idaho State, 31-0
  12. Texas (2-1) def. Rice, 48-13
  13. UCF (3-0) def. Stanford, 45-27
  14. Wisconsin (2-0) (Week 3 off)
  15. Oregon (1-1) leading Montana, 14-0 2Q
  16. Texas A&M (2-1) def. Lamar, 62-3
  17. Penn State (3-0) def. Pittsburgh, 17-10 (move to 17)
  18. Iowa (3-0) def. Iowa State, 18-17
  19. Washington State (3-0) def. Houston, 31-24
  20. Boise State (2-0) leading Portland State, 21-10 2Q
  21. Washington (2-1) def. Hawaii, 52-20
  22. Virginia (3-0) def. Florida State, 31-24
  23. Arizona State (3-0) def. Michigan State, 10-7
  24. Cal (3-0) def. North Texas, 23-17
  25. Michigan State (2-1) lost to Arizona State, 10-7

Projected to fall out of the Top 25: No. 21 Maryland (2-1), lost to Temple, 20-17; No. 24 USC (2-1), lost to BYU 30-27