Week 3 got here and confirmed followers one thing we’ve not seen shortly: Alabama examined deep into the fourth quarter.
It appeared just like the Crimson Tide had been on their approach to one other rout, racking up a 21-3 lead within the first half, however the Florida Gators did not back down regardless of the early deficit. The Alabama lead dwindled to 2, 31-29, late within the fourth quarter, however the Tide protection held on a two-point conversion. Then the offense drained the clock, lastly giving the ball again to the Gators with 10 seconds left within the recreation. Alabama held on for the 31-29 victory and land within the No. 1 spot on each writers’ checklist.
Following the large win at Iowa State, the Iowa Hawkeyes received a really Iowa Hawkeyes recreation, scoring a landing in every quarter and grinding Kent State down within the 30-7 win. The Hawkeyes land in X lists after a 3-0 begin nevertheless it’s Penn State that makes the most important affect on the lists this week.
The Nittany Lions outlasted Auburn, 28-20, in entrance of a thunderous White Out at State School. Sean Clifford completed 28-of-32 for 280 yards and two scores in Penn State’s second win over a ranked group this season. The win earns the Nittany Lions six votes this week.
The Oklahoma Sooners had been pushed to the tip by former Massive 8 rivals, Nebraska, however managed to carry on for a 23-16 victory in Norman. It was a comparatively quiet day for Heisman-frontrunner Spencer Rattler, who completed 24-of-34 for 214 yards and and a landing. He additionally added 35 yards on the bottom and landing in opposition to the Huskers however the Sooners’ offense by no means bought in a gradual movement Saturday. The closer-than-expected victory lands Oklahoma on two of 13 lists this week.
Georgia maintained its place on every of our writers’ lists following a formidable 40-13 win in opposition to South Carolina. Oregon was almost a unanimous choice as soon as once more after taking good care of enterprise in opposition to Stony Brook. The Geese will likely be a mainstay till the Pac-12 schedule heats up in mid-October.
Andrea Adelson: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Iowa, 4. Oregon
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Iowa
Invoice Connelly: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Iowa, 4. Penn State
Heather Dinich: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Penn State
David M. Hale: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Penn State, 4. Oregon
Chris Low: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Iowa, 4. Oregon
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Iowa
Ryan McGee: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Penn State
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Penn State
Alex Scarborough: 1. Alabama, 2.Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Oklahoma
Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Oregon, 4. Iowa
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Penn State
Dave Wilson: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Oklahoma