USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg on the biggest risers, fallers and surprises from Week 3 in the top 25 of the Amway Coaches Poll. USA TODAY Sports
There’s a shakeup in the USA TODAY Sports college football NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank after a wild weekend of results across nearly every conference, most notably the Big Ten.
That league saw its reputation take a major hit with losses by Nebraska, Purdue, Maryland, Rutgers and Wisconsin. The Badgers’ loss to Brigham Young dropped them nine spots to No. 15. That leaves just two unbeaten Big Ten teams, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State, in the top 10 of the re-rank as conference play begins.
Alabama and Clemson remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The Buckeyes moved into third after a nice win against No. 18 TCU, which fell three spots. While Georgia stayed at No. 4, LSU soared to No. 5 after beating Auburn to give the Southeastern Conference three teams in the top five.
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In all, the SEC has five teams in the top 15. Joining the above are No. 11 Auburn, down eight spots after a late loss to LSU, and No. 14 Mississippi State. And the Atlantic Coast Conference now has five teams in the top 25: Clemson, No. 20 Miami (Fla.), No. 22 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Duke and No. 25 Boston College.
New to the top 25: No. 25 Boston College
Out of the top 25: No. 29 Utah