Top 25 College Football Rankings 2018: Week 3 AP Poll

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It’s Sunday, Sept. 9, which means it is time for the Associated Press to release the AP Top 25 Poll for Week 3 of the 2018 college football season.┬áThis week, Alabama has set two Top 24 poll records — most wins as the No. 1 team with 76 and most No. 1 rankings with 106.

In the preseason poll for the 2018 college football season, the reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide earned the top spot with 42 first-place votes. Sitting in second-place was the Clemson Tigers, while the Georgia Bulldogs, Wisconsin Badgers, and Ohio State Buckeyes rounded out the top five. Clemson and Wisconsin were the only two other teams to receive first-place votes, with the Tigers receiving 18 and the Badgers receiving one.

In Week 2, Alabama continued to sit atop the rankings with 48 first-place votes, while No. 2 Clemson received 12 and No. 5 Wisconsin received one. In Week 3, the Crimson Tide once again reign supreme.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming weekend of action?

Check out the full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 3 below.


2018 College Football AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Alabama (54)
  2. Clemson (6)
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Wisconsin (1)
  7. Auburn
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Stanford
  10. Washington
  11. Penn State
  12. LSU
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. West Virginia
  15. TCU
  16. Mississippi State
  17. Boise State
  18. UCF
  19. Michigan
  20. Oregon
  21. Miami
  22. USC
  23. Arizona State
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. Michigan State

Others receiving votes: Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington St. 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida St. 1.

The Associated Press first began on Oct. 19, 1936, and is the longest-running poll in the country. The AP Top 25 is determined based on a simple point-based voting system where the voter ranks the best teams in college football. A team receives 25 points for first place, 24 points for second, and so on. The AP Top 25 poll point system is the same for college football, men’s and women’s basketball.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.

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