1. Alabama 3-0
Ole Miss had hope for about as long as it takes Usain Bolt to win the 100 meters.
2. Georgia 3-0
Bulldogs defense gets a big test at Missouri next week. But the offense has scored 40 or more in first three games for only the second time in school history.
3. Ohio State 3-0
Urban Meyer returns but Ryan Day burnished his future coaching resume by leading the Buckeyes to a 3-0 start.
4. Oklahoma 3-0
Kyler Murray was pretty darn good. But the Sooners need to shore up that secondary.
Some of it is injury-related but the Tigers are sputtering a bit on offense.
6. LSU 3-0
Three games, no turnovers. That's the key to this team so far.
7. UCF 2-0
The only losses the last two seasons have been to hurricanes.
8. Penn State 3-0
Scoring 114 points in two games is a nice bounce-back from the close call against Appalachian State.
Cardinal won't be among the top-10 for long if injury to Bryce Love turns out to be serious ... not with Oregon, Notre Dame and Utah coming up.
10. West Virginia 2-0
Hurricane Florence cost fans the chance to see a Will Grier vs. Ryan Finley quarterback matchup. Maybe on Sunday in the near future.
11. Washington 2-1
Huskies made one defensive stand after another in the second half vs. Utah.
12. Notre Dame 3-0
One-possession victories over Ball State and Vanderbilt show that the Irish don't seem to have much of a killer instinct.
13. Virginia Tech 2-0
Next six games are either in Virginia or North Carolina.
14. Michigan 2-1
Not a bad effort but routing SMU shouldn't generate too much optimism.
15. Auburn 2-1
Always seems as if the Tigers' secondary is loaded with 5-foot-11 guys who lose jump balls on the outside. It cost them against LSU.
16. Miami 2-1
Good Malik Rosier showed up at quarterback. But the Hurricanes had a couple of tough injuries on defense.
17. Oklahoma State 3-0
Defense and special teams overshadowed the Cowboys' offense against Boise.
18. Mississippi State 3-0
Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald accounted for six touchdowns and got an early rest. But there isn't an easy game in the next six weeks.
19. Oregon 3-0
Quarterback Justin Herbert has dropped 840 yards and 12 TDs on opposing defenses this season.
20. Iowa 3-0
Defense is holding opponents to 1.5 yards per rush, with no TDs on the ground.
21. BYU 2-1
Cougars beat Wisconsin while throwing for only 89 yards.
22. Wisconsin 2-1
On a day when Syracuse pummeled FSU, ESPN's computers ranked the loss to BYU as the day's biggest upset.
23. TCU 2-1
Need to over over Ohio State loss quickly with a trip to Austin to play the Longhorns upcoming.
24. USF 3-0
Bulls now have ACC and Big Ten pelts this season, with six of seven victories vs. Power Five teams.
25. Michigan State 1-1
Schedule would indicate Sparty can rebound nicely from the loss to Arizona State.