2012 College Football Power Ranking Week 3 on Top 25 Teams

2012 College Football Power Ranking Week 3 on Top 25 Teams

San Francisco : CA : USA | Sep 09, 2012 at 8:10 AM PDT
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The NCAAF scores are in and there's no doubt the No. 1 spot of College Football Power Ranking Week 2 belongs to Alabama based on their terrific performance against then No. 9 Michigan and Western Kentucky. Michigan is no doubt better team than Hawaii in which USC Trojans defeated in Week 1 opener. The week 2 AP ranking also dropped Michigan to No. 19 from the top 10 on week 1 and wipe out Boise State from top 25 in favor of Notre Dame.

Alabama bolstered their No. 1 ranking of their 2012 NCAA College Football power ranking week 2 in 35-0 blanker over Western Kentucky. Quarterback AJ McCarron kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign as the No.1 contender in throwing four touchdowns.

Week 2 also registers huge upsets of top 25 teams, No. 18 Oklahoma State was routed by Arizona 38-59 while UCLA Bruins wins in a squeaker over No. 16 Nebraska 36-30. No.13 Wisconsin lost to Oregon State 10-7 and another huge upset as N0.8 Arkansas lost to Louisiana-Monroe in a 31-34 thriller. The No. 1 to No.7 teams all dominates their opponents by huge margins except the Razorbacks which will slide from top 10.

The College Football Power Ranking Week 3 starts with Crimson Tide as N0.1 and capped it with Arkansas at No. 25. Why? Since backup tight end Garrett Uekman death and coach Bobby Petrino firing in April, it's a huge setback for the team. Plus Arkansas will face tough opponent Alabama next week.

1.(2) Alabama 2-0 There is no stoping of Alabama quarterback by throwing 4 touchdowns making 14 out of 19 attempts getting 219 yards. Crimson Tide shutdown their defense by just allowing the Hilltoppers 49 rushing yards compared to 102 by Alabama. The Tide's will visit and play Arkansas Razorback on week 3, Sep 15, at Arkansas. Both team last last meeting was Sep 24, last year with 38-14 Alabama victory.

2.(1)USC 2-0 Matt Barkley put up a clinic with six touchdown passes for 187 yards. Robert Woods has 10 catches and two TD's, as No. 2 USC travels East in 42-29 victory against the Syracuse Orange on Saturday. USC will face Pac 12 rival Stanford which sets up a marquee game on Week 3.

3.(3)LSU 2-0 LSU running backs pounded the Washington Huskies for a 41-3 victory Saturday night. Tigers has an easy assignment against winless Idaho on week 3.

4.(4)Oregon 2-0 Running back Kenjon Barner scored late in the fourth quarter to bolster No. 4 Oregon's 42-25 victory over persistent Fresno State on Saturday. Ducks will play Tennessee Tech on Week 3

5.(5)Oklahoma 2-0 Damien Williams has 89-yard touchdown run and finished with 156 yards rushing and four scores powering No. 5 Oklahoma to a 69-13 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday night. Sooners will play Kansas State on week 3, they won 58-17 in their last meeting in 2011.

6.(6)Georgia 2-0 Aaron Murray has three touchdown passes as the Bulldogs recovered from a shaky start with 32 second-half points that spoiled Missouri's SEC debut in a 41-20 victory Saturday night. The Bulldogs plays Florida Atlantic on week 3

7.(7)Florida State 2-0 Florida State routs Savannah State 55-0. Seminoles will play Wake Forest on week 3. They lost 30-35 last year.

8.(9)West Virginia 1-0 Bye week Will play James Madison on week 3

9.(10)Michigan State 2-0 Michigan State routs Central Michigan 41-7 with big credit to shutdown defense lead by Gholston. Andrew Maxwell threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans. Spartans will play Notre Dame, another marquee matchup on week 3. Their last meeting was Sep 17, 2011 in which they lost 13-31

10.(11)South Carolina 2-0 Thompson takes over in South Carolina's 48-10 win throwing for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Gamecocks will face UAB on week 3.

11.(15)Texas 2-0 Three thumbs up with the rout! The Longhorns will travel to Mississippi on week 3 which is tough.

12.(18)Ohio State 2-0 Buckeyes running game is not typical for coach Urban Meyer and is working lead by Quarterback Braxton Miller who rushed 3 touchdowns for 141 yards. AP No.14 ranked Buckeyes overwhelms in 31-16 victory over Central Florida on Saturday. Buckeyes will play California on week 3

13.(14)Clemson 2-0 AP ranked No. 12 Clemson running game powers past Ball State 52-27 win. Tigers plays Furman on week 3

14.(16)Virginia Tech 2-0 Special teams make big plays to spark a 42-7 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday. Hokies plays Pittsburgh on week 3

15.(12)Wisconsin 1-1 Oregon State upsets No. 13 Wisconsin 10-7. The Badgers will face Utah State on week 3

16. (13)Michigan 1-1 After being ripped by teammates in loos to Alabama Denard Robinson was spectacular, accounting for 426 yards of offense and four touchdowns. Michigan top Air Force 31-25 but still not convincing. Wolverines will play Massachusetts on week 3

17.(22)Kansas State 2-0 Wildcats pounded Miami 52-13 with double threat QB Collin Klein throwing for 210 yards and a touchdown - and rushing 71 yards and three more scores. Kansas will play North Texas(1-1) on Week 3

18.(23)Florida 2-0 Mike Gillislee ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and the Gators shut down Texas A&M's offense in the second half in a 20-17 win. Gators will play Tennessee(2-0) on Week 3

19. (24)Louisville 2-0 Teddy Bridgewater has 39 passes for a career-high 344 yards as Louisville's offense rolling against Missouri State on Saturday, and the Cardinals' defense held up its own in a 35-7 win. They will play North Carolina on week 3, their last meeting last year the Cardinals lost 7-14

20.TCU 1-0 Coming from a bye week TCU opens Big 12 crash party with 56-0 over Grambling. The Horned frogs face Kansas on week 3.

21.(21)Stanford 2-0 Stanford rebounded from a disappointing debut to roll past Duke 50-13 on Saturday night. Tough schedule against No.2 USC on week 3

22.(17)Nebraska 1-1 Brett Hundley leads UCLA past No. 17 Nebraska 36-30 loss. They will play Arkansas State on week 3

23.Notre Dame 2-0 Notre Dame struggle with Purdue but second stinger Tommy Rees rescues AP ranked No.22 Fighting Irish in 20-17 win over Purdue. Notre Dame will face tough No.9 Michigan State, on week 3. Although they won in their last meeting last year 31-13 but not this time.

24.(19)Oklahoma State 1-1 Wildcats outwitted off AP ranked No.18 Cowboys in 59-38 loss. The Cowboys had 15 penalties for a school-record 167 yards that hurts them. Wildcats will play LA Lafayette on week 3

25.(8)Arkansas 1-1 Louisiana-Monroe QB Browning accounted for 481 yards of total offense and four touchdowns Saturday night, including the game-winning scramble in overtime, to help the Warhawks (1-0) rally from a 21-point deficit for a 34-31 win over No. 8 Arkansas. They will play tough schedule on Week 3 against No.1 Alabama

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Oregon running back Kenjon Barner in action in game against Fresno State. Oregon won 42-25. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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