Clemson jumps to No. 2 in AP poll after beating Louisville

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All three schools are 3-0 so far. Clemson is 3-0 this season with a pair of top 15 wins and just humiliated Louisville and Heisman victor Lamar Jackson on the road. Alabama remains No. 1 with 45 first-place votes and 1,504 points. 4 and 5, respectively, after the Nittany Lions hammered Georgia State by a score of 56-0.

Clemson started the season at No. 5 because of some uncertainty at quarterback, where it had to replace Deshaun Watson, and other offensive positions.

No disrespect meant to Alabama, but it's time we start showing Clemson the respect it deserves and ranking it No. 1. Alabama is next at 26.

Kansas State, which held down the No. 18 spot in the AP poll last week, lost their first game in the season, falling at Vanderbilt 14-7. All four Big Ten teams were in the top 10, and the PAC-12 and Big 12 were much more spread out. The ACC and Pac-12 each has five. The Big 10 placed four teams, the Big 12 had three, followed by the American Conference and Mountain West with one each.

Mississippi State joins the Top 25 at No.17 after dominating LSU 37-7.

The post-Week 3 poll has a few quirks.

San Diego State is ranked for the first time this season after beating then-No. I inserted Mississippi State at No. 15 and dropped LSU out, though I'll watch the Tigers for inclusion in the coming weeks.

Stanford fell out of the poll.

The Sooners weren't the only Week 3 winners to lose ground in the rankings. Virginia Tech 14. Miami 15. The Gators jumped over South Florida, who is ranked No. 21, one spot better than a week ago.

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