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NCAA Football Team Rankings After Week 3 (Sept. 20)
Authored by Christopher Reina - 21st September, 2010 - 1:29 am

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Ohio State and Alabama, the two favorites to meet in the BCS National Championship Game are ranked second and third respectively, just behind Oregon.

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Special thanks to William Pilat for his work compiling our data.




RANKSCHOOLCONFERENCEAVERAGE TC
1OregonPac-1028.8
2Ohio StateBig 1026.7
3AlabamaSEC24.7
4StanfordPac-1021.9
5TCUMountain West19.6
6KentuckySEC19.5
7IowaBig 1019.4
8NavyIndependent18.9
9NebraskaBig 1218.2
10Texas A&MBig 1217.2
11CaliforniaPac-1016.6
12Air ForceMountain West15.3
13RutgersBig East15.2
14NorthwesternBig 1014.4
15San Diego StateMountain West14.3
16Michigan StateBig 1014.0
17ArizonaPac-1013.8
18WisconsinBig 1013.3
19Oklahoma StateBig 1213.1
20Boise StateWAC13.0
21MichiganBig 1012.9
22HoustonC-USA12.7
23Georgia TechACC12.4
24Boston CollegeACC12.4
25AuburnSEC12.2
26NevadaWAC12.0
27FloridaSEC11.8
28ArkansasSEC11.4
29Kansas StateBig 1211.4
30IndianaBig 1011.1
31North Carolina StateACC10.8
32ArmyIndependent10.7
33South CarolinaSEC10.7
34TexasBig 1210.1
35ClemsonACC9.2
36UtahMountain West9.0
37Miami (OH)Mid-American9.0
38MissouriBig 128.3
39VirginiaACC8.3
40West VirginiaBig East7.7
41Virginia TechACC7.6
42LSUSEC7.5
43IdahoWAC7.2
44Florida StateACC7.0
45ConnecticutBig East6.7
46UTEPC-USA6.7
47BuffaloMid-American6.6
48Mississippi StateSEC6.6
49OklahomaBig 125.9
50MississippiSEC5.5
51Fresno StateWAC5.3
52TennesseeSEC5.2
53SMUC-USA4.9
54Utah StateWAC4.9
55SyracuseBig East4.8
56Arizona StatePac-104.7
57UCFC-USA4.6
58Texas TechBig 124.1
59PittsburghBig East3.8
60South FloridaBig East3.7
61TempleMid-American3.7
62GeorgiaSEC3.3
63Penn StateBig 102.7
64MinnesotaBig 102.0
65Miami (FL)ACC1.6
66Notre DameIndependent1.5
67TulsaC-USA1.1
68Northern IllinoisMid-American1.0
69TroySun Belt0.9
70LouisvilleBig East0.5
71KansasBig 120.3
72Southern MissC-USA0.0
73ToledoMid-American-0.4
74MarylandACC-0.5
75IllinoisBig 10-0.5
76BaylorBig 12-0.8
77CincinnatiBig East-0.8
78PurdueBig 10-1.6
79Kent StateMid-American-2.0
80DukeACC-2.0
81Oregon StatePac-10-2.3
82USCPac-10-2.4
83ColoradoBig 12-2.4
84TulaneC-USA-2.5
85Ball StateMid-American-2.9
86LA LafayetteSun Belt-3.7
87Middle Tennessee StateSun Belt-3.8
88Central MichiganMid-American-5.1
89WashingtonPac-10-5.4
90Florida InternationalSun Belt-5.6
91UCLAPac-10-5.7
92Florida AtlanticSun Belt-5.9
93East CarolinaC-USA-5.9
94HawaiiWAC-6.0
95Western MichiganMid-American-6.1
96BYUMountain West-6.2
97UABC-USA-6.3
98OhioMid-American-6.6
99Bowling GreenMid-American-6.7
100Wake ForestACC-7.2
101RiceC-USA-8.0
102VanderbiltSEC-8.3
103North CarolinaACC-9.3
104LA MonroeSun Belt-10.0
105Iowa StateBig 12-10.3
106North TexasSun Belt-10.4
107Eastern MichiganMid-American-11.0
108UNLVMountain West-11.2
109Arkansas StateSun Belt-11.4
110Washington StatePac-10-12.3
111MemphisC-USA-12.5
112MarshallC-USA-12.8
113Louisiana TechWAC-13.2
114AkronMid-American-13.8
115WyomingMountain West-14.0
116New Mexico StateWAC-15.3
117San Jose StateWAC-15.5
118Western KentuckySun Belt-16.6
119Colorado StateMountain West-18.2
120New MexicoMountain West-23.9