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Week 3 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

A thrilling top-25 match-up in South Bend highlighted a week of?football action in our partner conferences. After their win over Georgia Tech, Notre Dame moved up two spots in the AP and Coaches polls. The other key teams in both the ACC and Big 12 remained largely unchanged amidst a somewhat chaotic week.

Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre?Dame in gold.

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio
State

Big
Ten

3-0

1

2

Michigan
State

Big
ten

3-0

4

T-3

Ole Miss

SEC

3-0

15

T-3

TCU

Big
12

3-0

3

5

Baylor

Big
12

2-0

5

6

Notre
Dame

Independent

3-0

8
(+2)

7

Georgia

SEC

3-0

7

8

LSU

SEC

2-0

13

9

UCLA

Pac-12

3-0

10

10

Florida
State

ACC

3-0

9
(-1)

11

Clemson

ACC

3-0

11

12

Alabama

SEC

2-1

2

13

Oregon

Pac-12

2-1

12

14

Texas A&M

SEC

3-0

17

15

Oklahoma

Big 12

3-0

16

16

Arizona

Pac-12

3-0

20

17

Northwestern

Big
Ten

3-0

23

18

Utah

Pac-12

3-0

21

19

Southern California

Pac-12

2-1

6

20

Georgia
Tech

ACC

2-1

14
(-6)

21

Stanford

Pac-12

2-1

21

T-22

Wisconsin

Big Ten

2-1

24

T-22

BYU

Independent

2-1

19

24

Oklahoma
State

Big
12

3-0

25
(+1)

25

Missouri

SEC

3-0

22

Also Receiving Votes ? West
Virginia (48), Texas Tech (20), Miami (13), Kansas State (8), NC State
(5), Virginia Tech (4).

The Amway Coaches Poll. Big 12 teams in
red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.

 

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio
State

Big
Ten

3-0

1


2


TCU


Big 12


3-0


3 (+1)

3

Michigan State

Big Ten

3-0

4

4

Baylor

Big
12

3-0

5
(+1)

5

Ole Miss

SEC

3-0

11

6

Georgia

SEC

3-0

8


7


Florida State


ACC


3-0


6

8

Notre
Dame

Independent

3-0

10
(+2)

9

LSU

SEC

2-0

14

10

Clemson

ACC

3-0

9
(-1)

11

UCLA

Pac-12

3-0

12

12

Alabama

SEC

2-1

2

13

Oregon

Pac-12

2-1

13


14


Oklahoma


Big 12


3-0


17 (+3)

15

Texas
A&M

SEC

3-0

18

16

Arizona

Pac-12

3-0

19

17

Utah

Pac-12

3-0

21

18

Southern
California

Pac-12

2-1

7

19

Northwestern

Big
Ten

3-0

24

20

Georgia
Tech

ACC

2-1

16
(-4)

21

Wisconsin

Big
Ten

2-1

23

22

Oklahoma
State

Big
12

3-0

25
(+3)

23

Missouri

SEC

3-0

20

24

Stanford

Pac-12

2-1

Unranked

25

Auburn

SEC

2-1

15


Also Receiving Vote ? West Virginia (75), Miami
(58), Kansas State (47), Texas Tech (36), NC State (15), Virginia
Tech (4), Boston College (1).

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Here?s a breakdown of how the bowls
look for our partners inthe Big 12, the ACC and Notre Dame:

Playoff Contenders (anyone ranked in the
top 12)?
? TCU (Big 12);
Baylor (Big 12); Florida State (ACC); Clemson (ACC); Notre Dame
(Independent).

Potential Russell Athletic Bowl Teams*
? Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Clemson, Notre Dame,
Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Miami (FL), Texas Tech, NC State, Virginia
Tech.

* Based on available teams if the season
ended today; doesn?t account for eligible contenders that
don?t currently receive votes in either poll. Biggest Change
? Georgia Tech (-6 AP; -4 Coaches). Oklahoma (+3 Coaches);
Oklahoma State (+3Coaches)

Newcomers ? None

Dropped Out ? None.