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FANPULSE: Top 25 - Week 3

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Clemson maintains it’s perch on top of the college football landscape.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Clemson at Syracuse Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was an admittedly tough weekend for Boilermaker fans, but the hangover didn’t stop you from voting.

Top 25 National Poll

The top 6 remain the same from last week, but apparently LSU got more credit for beating Northwestern St. than Oklahoma did for beating UCLA, because those two team swapped places.

Beating Kentucky but losing your starting quarterback didn’t impress the voters, as Florida dropped from 7 to 10 with Notre Dame and Auburn sliding up and Utah making a jump from 12th to 9th.

The rest of the top 25 is a bit of a mess with Texas A&M losing 3 spots after blowing out an FCS school and Maryland and Michigan St both staying in the top 25 despite dropping games.

The Big10

#6 - Ohio State

#11 Michigan

#13 Wisconsin

#14 Penn State

#18 Iowa

#22 Michigan State ?

#24 Maryland

If you’re scoring at home, Purdue has 4 of the those teams left on the schedule (Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland) and potentially a 5th when the Boilermakers face off against either Ohio State or Michigan in Indianapolis for the Big10 Championship.

Your Ballots

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. LSU
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Ohio State
  7. Auburn
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Utah
  10. Michigan
  11. Florida
  12. Texas
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Penn State
  15. Oregon
  16. UCF
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Iowa
  19. Washington State
  20. Washington
  21. Boise State
  22. Michigan State
  23. Virginia
  24. Arizona State
  25. TCU

You guys pulled the LSU / Oklahoma swap, I’m assuming, based on last weeks LSU win over Texas showing up in the polls. LSU has the best win, so this is fine and good.

You also dropped Texas A&M, much like an Aggie defender in the first half dropping to the turf in Death Valley, for no reason other than the Clemson loss catching up a week later.

Ya’ll smartly dropped Maryland, but didn’t punish Michigan State for only managing to score 7 points against Arizona State, but you did up the Sun Devils to 24th. I assume this weeks loss will catch up to the Spartans next week.

I don’t blame any of you for putting TCU at 25 after what you witnessed on Saturday. I will warn that they were a terrible match up for the wounded Boilemakers and may not look so dominant against a healthy team with an offensive line, but I feel you.

Confidence

After making a jump from 84.5% to 94.3% last week after the Vandy win. Your faith was shaken with about a 14 of you (75.8) saying that you weren’t confident in the direction of the football program.

That’s probably a bit of a knee jerk reaction after watching the debacle that was Saturday night. I’m going to bet it’s headed back in the right direction after the wound is a little less fresh after the bye week.

Our drunk cousins to the south can’t get together enough votes to even appear in the confidence section of the poll, so at least we’re mad and not apathetic.