Sept. 8, 2012; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers safety Tyrequek Zimmerman (8) sacks Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball during the second half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-US PRESSWIRE

College Football Rankings, Week 3: Arkansas, Wisconsin Tumble Down Polls

The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Wisconsin Badgers fell out of the AP Top 25 Poll. They were two of four teams to leave the rankings on Sunday.

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College Football Rankings: Boise State Right Outside Top 25

Scheduling a tough out-of-conference road game hasn't done much good for Boise State yet, at least with SB Nation's BlogPoll voters, as the Broncos remain in the others receiving votes category after Week 2 of the college football season.

Boise State lost to Michigan State, a team that looks like it could contend for a Big Ten title, in a tough 17-13 defeat in Week 1, but the 0-1 record is all the pollsters seem to see right now when evaluating the Broncos.

They're set to join the Big East in 2013, but for now, they will struggle with the problem that has plagued them throughout their last decade: they don't have many more opportunities for a quality win on their 2012 schedule.

BYU, whom they will face in Week 4, is their only ranked opponent left on the slate, as the Mountain West Conference has been decimated by defections in the last few seasons.

Boise, as they've already found out this year, won't be given much leeway for any slippage, regardless of the brand name they've developed.

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College Football Rankings, Week 3: BYU Enters AP Top 25 At No. 25

The Alabama Crimson Tide remains the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 Poll, but there are four new entrants this week at the back end: UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona and BYU take Nos. 22 through 25. This comes after a Saturday of college football that saw Louisiana-Monroe defeat then-No. 8 Arkansas, the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers fall on the road to the Oregon St. Beavers, the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers lose to UCLA and the No. 18 Oklahoma St. Sooners dropped a game to Arizona.

The top four of Alabama, USC, LSU and Oregon remains the same while Florida State and Oklahoma are tied at No. 5.

BYU beat Weber State to improve to 2-0 on the season. They beat out the Boise St. Broncos, still the first team out of the top 25. The Broncos had the week off but moved up to 106 votes. They lost to Michigan State to open the season and will play the Miami (OH) RedHawks on Saturday.

Here is the complete AP Top 25:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (48) 2-0 1,486 1
2 USC (8) 2-0 1,414 2
3 LSU (4) 2-0 1,404 3
4 Oregon 2-0 1,299 4
5 Florida State 2-0 1,160 6
5 Oklahoma 2-0 1,160 5
7 Georgia 2-0 1,155 7
8 South Carolina 2-0 1,025 9
9 West Virginia 1-0 1,017 9
10 Michigan State 2-0 995 11
11 Clemson 2-0 868 12
12 Ohio State 2-0 772 14
13 Virginia Tech 2-0 734 15
14 Texas 2-0 716 17
15 Kansas State 2-0 714 21
16 TCU 1-0 542 20
17 Michigan 1-1 429 19
18 Florida 2-0 427 24
19 Louisville 2-0 316 23
20 Notre Dame 2-0 310 22
21 Stanford 2-0 260 25
22 UCLA 2-0 250 NR
23 Tennessee 2-0 177 NR
24 Arizona 2-0 149 NR
25 Brigham Young 2-0 110 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State106, Nebraska79, Arkansas79, Oregon State77, Mississippi State70, Baylor54, Wisconsin44, Louisiana-Monroe23, Ohio17, Georgia Tech15, Oklahoma State13, South Florida12, Arizona State10, Iowa State5, Northwestern5, North Carolina1, Utah State1

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College Football Rankings, Week 3: Arkansas And Nebraska Among Top Teams Expected To Fall

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