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VegasInsider.com Top 25 Ranking

 
The VegasInsider.com College Football Top 25 is produced by veteran sports betting columnist and handicapper Brian Edwards. This feature is updated weekly during the regular season and throughout the offseason as well.

The only top-10 team to lose in Week 3 was LSU, which lost at home to Mississippi State for the first time since 1991. The Tigers fell to 15th, one slot behind the 14th-ranked Bulldogs, who have an open date before back-to-back home games vs. No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 6 Auburn.

Speaking of Auburn, it dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 even though it managed a win at Kansas State thanks to a slew of fortunate breaks.

Unlike other polls, we're not going to downgrade Clemson despite a 1-2 record. There aren't many teams in America that wouldn't also be 1-2 if they had already played at Georgia and at Florida State. The Tigers lost a heart-breaker at Doak Campbell Stadium in overtime this past Saturday night.

Virginia Tech and Missouri were dismissed from this week's rankings. The Tigers, formerly No. 16, lost outright at home to Indiana (31-27) as 14-point favorites. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech lost at home for a second straight week when Georgia Tech came to Lane Stadium and won a 27-24 decision.

Despite losing to Auburn on Thursday night, Kansas State enters this week's poll because it covered the spread and should have won outright. The Wildcats missed three field goals and had a touchdown dropped and then intercepted. Also, Arkansas checks in at No. 24 after winning its third consecutive game in blowout fashion.

VegasInsider.com Top 25
Weekly Rankings
Rank School Record Prev
1 Oregon Ducks 4-0 1
2 Florida State Seminoles 3-0 2
3 Oklahoma Sooners 4-0 4
4 Baylor Bears 3-0 5
5 Alabama Crimson Tide 4-0 6
6 Auburn Tigers 3-0 3
7 Texas A&M Aggies 4-0 7
8 Michigan State Spartans 2-1 8
9 Georgia Bulldogs 2-1 11
10 Stanford Cardinal 2-1 12
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 3-1 10
12 Ole Miss Rebels 3-0 13
13 Wisconsin Badgers 2-1 14
14 Mississippi State Bulldogs 4-0 19
15 LSU Tigers 3-1 9
16 East Carolina Pirates 3-1 20
17 Clemson Tigers 1-2 21
18 BYU Cougars 4-0 16
19 UCLA Bruins 3-0 17
20 USC Trojans 2-1 18
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4-0 23
22 Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1 24
23 Kansas State Wildcats 2-1 NR
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 3-1 NR
25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-0 25
VegasInsider.com Top 25
Conference Breakdown
Conference Schools
SEC 9
Big Ten 4
Pac-12 4
Big 12 3
ACC 2
Independent 2
American 1
Updated Mon, Sept. 22, 12:15 PM ET
  
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