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2016 BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 3

In which six teams fall out, six teams replace them and eight schools rise by six spots or more.

Thanks to Oregon's inexplicable love of chasing points via two-point conversions, Nebraska has vaulted into the BOTC Top 25.
Thanks to Oregon's inexplicable love of chasing points via two-point conversions, Nebraska has vaulted into the BOTC Top 25.
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As I await the voters' ballots for this week, let's kill some time by finally posting the results from last week's BlogPoll.

There was quite a lot of turbulence last week. Six teams fell out, mostly due to ugly losses (Iowa to North Dakota State, Texas to California, Oregon to Nebraska, Oklahoma to Ohio State and Notre Dame to Michigan State).

Large jumps were seen, too, although they mainly were the product of voters adjusting their opinions rapidly to reflect new input and less due to impressive performances in Week 3. I'm looking at you, Miami, TCU and LSU.

Louisville and Michigan State jumped six spots apiece on the strength of their impressive victories, while mediocre wins by Clemson, Michigan and Wisconsin caused each team to slide two spots. I can't explain Tennessee at all.

Minnesota continues to hang on to its improbable No. 23 ranking, while Nebraska vaults into the rankings after not receiving a single vote the prior week. (In fairness, my individual ranking system suggested giving the Huskers a few points after the second week of games, but I didn't because I hate them so much. Yeah, I am a little biased.)

In this post, poll results again are once again posted without analysis, for obvious reasons of being ancient history:

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 3

Rank AP Team Record Points Delta
1 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (6) 3-0 (1-0) 197
2 2 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0 187 Arrow_up 1
3 3 Louisville Cardinals (2) 3-0 (1-0) 177 Arrow_up 6
4 6 Houston Cougars 3-0 (1-0) 168
5 7 Stanford Cardinal 2-0 (1-0) 157 Arrow_up 3
6 8 Michigan State Spartans 2-0 152 Arrow_up 6
7 5 Clemson Tigers 3-0 148 Arrow_down 2
8 4 Michigan Wolverines 3-0 147 Arrow_down 2
9 9 Washington Huskies 3-0 122 Arrow_up 2
9 11 Wisconsin Badgers 3-0 122 Arrow_down 2
11 10 Texas A&M Aggies 3-0 (1-0) 109 Arrow_up 3
12 16 Baylor Bears 3-0 100 Arrow_up 3
13 14 Tennessee Volunteers 3-0 87 Arrow_up 6
14 12 Georgia Bulldogs 3-0 (1-0) 75 Arrow_up 3
15 17 Arkansas Razorbacks 3-0 73 Arrow_up 5
16 20 Nebraska Cornhuskers 3-0 71 NR
17 24 Utah Utes 3-0 58 Arrow_up 4
18 15 Miami Hurricanes 3-0 55 Arrow_up 10
19 19 Florida Gators 3-0 52 Arrow_up 7
20 22 San Diego State Aztecs 3-0 40 Arrow_up 11
21 13 Florida State Seminoles 2-1 (0-1) 36 Arrow_down 19
22 26 TCU Horned Frogs 2-1 (1-0) 35 Arrow_up 12
23 NR Minnesota Golden Gophers 2-0 29
24 18 LSU Tigers 2-1 (1-0) 26 Arrow_up 11
24 NR Navy Midshipmen 3-0 (1-0) 26 Arrow_down 1
Dropouts: Iowa Hawkeyes, Texas Longhorns, Oregon Ducks, Oklahoma Sooners, Central Michigan Chippewas, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Others Receiving Votes: North Dakota State 24, Oklahoma 17, Army 16, West Virginia 15, Central Michigan 14, Texas 12, Air Force 11, Arizona State 8, Georgia Tech 7, Boise State 6, Toledo 6, Iowa 5, Mississippi 3, Oklahoma State 2, South Florida 2, Western Michigan 2, Kansas State 1

Once again, your voters are myself, Jon Morse, JT VanGilder, Luke Thompson, PurpleBrunette, TheBigE, wildcat00 and KSUEMAW!