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AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2017: Week 3 AP Poll

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The AP Top 25 for week 3 of the college football season is out, and Oklahoma moved up to #2 in the Associated Press college football poll behind Alabama after the Sooners defeated Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday. This is the University of Oklahoma’s highest ranking since 2011. As a result of their home loss, Ohio State fell six spots, from No. 2 to No. 8, their lowest ranking since November 2014.

As usual, the University of Alabama remained on top, receiving 58 first place votes. Clemson stayed a number 3 after defeating Auburn, while USC moved up two places from 8th to 6th after it’s to sixth following a victory over Stanford at the LA Coliseum. Following the loss, the Stanford Cardinals fell from 14 to 19.

The UCLA Bruins appeared on the top 25 for the first time this season, moving into the rankings for the first time since beginning the 2016 season ranked 16th. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were the only team to fall out of the top 25 after their loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.

This week, the No. 14 Louisville Cardinals have a massive opportunity to improve their position as they host the No. 3 Clemson Tigers at home in Kentucky on Saturday night.

AP Top 25, Week 3

1. Alabama (58)
2. Oklahoma (2)
3. Clemson (1)
4. USC
5. Penn State
6. Washington
7. Michigan
8. Ohio State
9. Oklahoma State
10. Wisconsin
11. Florida State
12. LSU
13. Georgia
14. Louisville
15. Auburn
16. Virginia Tech
17. Miami (FL)
18. Kansas State
19. Stanford
20. TCU
21. Washington State
22. South Florida
23. Tennessee
24. Florida
25. UCLA

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