Power Conference Rankings Week 3

Power Conference Rankings Week 3

From the 3 That Have Actually Played

Another week of college football and another week of upsets. Which begs, the question, how many games in a row can you lose before it’s no longer considered an upset?  Asking for a friend named Oklahoma?  The SEC continues to be the best conference but there’s definitely some separation between the top teams and those that had daydreamed to be at the top.  Clemson is still rolling in the ACC, but perhaps they’ll have a challenger this year in Miami.  We’ll see next week.  Here’s how we rank the three Power 5 conferences that have actually played a game:


Was the Mississippi State victory over LSU last week a fluke?  Arkansas proved it might have been as they were able to put a stop to their overall 10-game losing streak and almost unfathomable 20-game SEC losing streak.  Bulldog fans probably aren’t feeling too jolly this week about The Pirate.

Georgia proved that they have serious championship designs by thoroughly dominating Auburn.  With upcoming games against Tennessee and Alabama though the path doesn’t get any easier.

Texas A&M continues to disappoint as they were steamrolled by Alabama 52-24.  A&M fans must be wondering how many wins they should expect from $75 million coach Jimbo Fisher.  It doesn’t get any easier next week with a showdown against the Gators.

1. Alabama
2. Florida
3. Georgia
4. Auburn
5. LSU
6. Tennessee
7. Mississippi State
8. Texas A&M
9. Ole Miss
10. Arkansas
11. South Carolina
12. Kentucky
13. Missouri
14. Vanderbilt

Big 12

What a disappointing conference the Big 12 is turning out to be.  Oklahoma has lost back-to-back games for the first time since 1999.  The Texas Longhorns lost at home to unranked TCU.  Of course, TCU has won seven of the last eight meetings so perhaps no real surprise there.

Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Kansas State are tied for the conference lead.  However, unless one of them wins out it’s already highly unlikely that a CFP participant will come from this dazed and confused group of teams.

  1. Oklahoma State
  2. Iowa State
  3. Kansas State
  4. TCU
  5. Texas
  6. Texas Tech
  7. West Virginia
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Baylor
  10. Kansas


Clemson continues to be the leader here – no surprise.  We’ll see if Miami is for real when they play the Tigers Saturday.  North Carolina survived a scare against Boston College. Notre Dame faces an inferior Florida State team in their next game.

Here’s how the ACC shape up.

1. Clemson
2. Notre Dame
3. Miami
4. North Carolina
5. Virginia Tech
6. NC State
7. Pitt
8. Virginia
9. Boston College
10. Louisville
11. Wake Forest
12. Syracuse
13. Georgia Tech
14. Florida State
15. Duke