This week’s USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll will see its share of shakeups and changes, but not near the top.
The best teams in the Bowl Subdivision were rolling in Week 3, with the top eight teams in last week’s Top 25 winning by a combined score of 452-93. That should leave those same eight names atop this week’s poll, which will be released early Sunday afternoon.
In fact, just one team in last week’s top 10 lost: Michigan State fell 39-28 at Washington, which will send the Spartans down the rankings.
For the third week in a row, the biggest question posed by this week’s poll asks whether Georgia will continue to hammer at Alabama and replace the Crimson Tide at No. 1. After getting closer following the Crimson Tide’s close win at Texas, the Bulldogs might have the ammunition to take over atop the Top 25.
Also in the top five, Michigan could replace Clemson at No. 4 after concluding a dominant run through non-conference play. In comparison, the Tigers continue to struggle against weaker competition.
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Here’s how the top 10 of this week’s poll should look:
1. Alabama (3-0)
After a close call last Saturday against Texas, the Crimson Tide stepped out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter against Louisiana-Monroe and cruised to a 63-7 win. Included in the scoring were three non-offensive touchdowns, two on special teams. That should be enough to keep Alabama at No. 1, but Georgia is closing fast.
2. Georgia (3-0)
The Bulldogs were done with South Carolina in about 10 minutes, give or take. The 48-7 final featured the same combination that paved the way to wins…
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Publish date : 2022-09-18 13:46:23
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