College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 3

College football’s Week 3 slate was more chalk than chaos. Mostly.

A week after several top teams suffered scares and defeats, only three teams ranked among the top in the nation lost — and two of those came against ranked competition. They were a 41-20 loss by No. 12 BYU to No. 25 Oregon; a 17-9 loss by No. 13 Miami to No. 24 Texas A&M; and a 39-28 loss by No. 11 Michigan State to unranked (and undefeated) Washington.

Other teams suffered brief scares against subpar competition (No. 21 Texas vs. UTSA and No. 10 Arkansas vs. Missouri State, for example), but there were no significant losses among the top 25 outside the Cougars, Hurricanes and Spartans.

That doesn’t mean there weren’t fascinating games and exciting finishes on Saturday. Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman got his first win, needing a phantom offsides call and a failed Hail Mary to beat Cal at home. Purdue gifted Syracuse a victory with several unconscionable penalties, and Appalachian State capped its “College GameDay” visit with an incredible Hail Mary victory.

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How will those games affect the latest college football polls? The Sporting News takes a look at the updated AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings for Week 4:

College football rankings for Week 4

Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Points (No. 1 votes)
1 Georgia 3-0 1,594 (40)
2 Alabama 3-0 1,590 (24)
3 Ohio State 3-0 1,505 (1)
4 Michigan 3-0 1,379
5 Clemson 3-0 1,362
6 Oklahoma 3-0 1,281
7 USC 3-0 1,183
8 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,161
9 Kentucky 3-0 1,063
10 Arkansas 3-0 934
11 NC State 3-0 919
12 Tennessee 3-0 826
13 Ole Miss 3-0 734
14 Utah 2-1 726
15 Penn State 3-0 579
16 Wake Forest 3-0 529
17 Baylor 2-1 507
18 Oregon 2-1 468
19 Texas 2-1 438
20 Texas A&M 2-1 385
21 Michigan State 2-1 305
22 Florida 2-1 297
23 BYU 2-1 253
24 Washington 3-0 244
25 Miami 2-1 234

Others receiving votes: Pitt 210; Florida State 107; Appalachian State 68; Oregon State 57; Washington State 55; Cincinnati 37; Syracuse 24; Minnesota 24; Iowa State 15; North Carolina 12; TCU 7; Kansas 5; Wisconsin 4; Air Force 4; Notre Dame 2; Mississippi State 2; LSU 2; Duke 2; East Carolina 1; Coastal Carolina 1.

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AP Top 25

This section will be updated upon the release of the Week 4 AP Top 25 poll.

Rank Team Record Points (No. 1 votes)
1 Georgia 3-0 1,569 (59)
2 Alabama 3-0 1,492 (3)
3 Ohio State 3-0 1,473 (1)
4 Michigan 3-0 1,364
5 Clemson 3-0 1,268
6 Oklahoma 3-0 1,257
7 USC 3-0 1,197
8 Kentucky 3-0 1,096
9 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,071
10 Arkansas 3-0 920
11 Tennessee 3-0 866
12 NC State 3-0 781
13 Utah 2-1 684
14 Penn State 3-0 666
15 Oregon 2-1 593
16 Ole Miss 3-0 585
17 Baylor 2-1 494
18 Washington 3-0 485
19 BYU 2-1 381
20 Florida 2-1 360
21 Wake Forest 3-0 345
22 Texas 2-1 339
23 Texas A&M 2-1 309
24 Pitt 2-1 181
25 Miami 2-1 123

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 91; Florida State 85; Appalachian State 77; North Carolina 72; Washington State 62; Cincinnati 52; Oregon State 49; Minnesota 48; Kansas 23; Syracuse 7; LSU 6; Wisconsin 4.

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