College football rankings: Week 3, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 3 of the 2020 season have been released. Clemson remains the top-ranked team, while ten teams entered the rankings.

Clemson, which defeated Wake Forest 37-13 on the road, remains atop both the AP and Coaches polls. The Tigers received 60 of the 61 first-place votes in the AP Poll and 37 of the 41 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama, Oklahoma, and Georgia round out the top four in both polls. Florida is fifth in the AP and sixth in the Coaches, while LSU is fifth in the Coaches and sixth in the AP.

Teams that are not playing this fall, or at least yet, were removed from the rankings, such as Ohio State, USC, and others. Iowa State, which fell to Louisiana 31-14, was the only team to fall out of the rankings that played this week.

That allowed 10 teams to vault into both the AP and Coaches polls from the land of the unranked. Leading the way are the Memphis Tigers, who are now ranked 16th in the AP Poll and 15th in the Coaches Poll following their 37-24 win over last weekend.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 3 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 3

1. Clemson (60)
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Georgia
5. Florida
6. LSU (1)
7. Notre Dame
8. Auburn
9. Texas
10. Texas A&M
11. Oklahoma State
12. North Carolina
13. Cincinnati
14. UCF
15. Tennessee
16. Memphis
17. Miami
18. Louisville
19. Louisiana
20. Virginia Tech
21. BYU
22. Army
23. Kentucky
24. Appalachian State
25. Pitt

Others receiving votes: Baylor 146, West Virginia 81, Georgia Tech 69, TCU 49, Virginia 39, Arkansas State 33, SMU 32, Mississippi State 14, Iowa State 14, Boise State 6, South Florida 6, Ole Miss 5, Texas Tech 5, UAB 4, Missouri 3, Florida State 2, Air Force 2, Marshall 2, Houston 1

Dropped from rankings: Iowa State 23

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 3

1. Clemson (37)
2. Alabama (1)
3. Oklahoma
4. Georgia
5. LSU (3)
6. Florida
7. Notre Dame
8. Texas
9. Auburn
10. Texas A&M
11. North Carolina
12. Oklahoma State
13. UCF
14. Cincinnati
15. Memphis
16. Louisville
17. Tennessee
18. Miami
19. Virginia Tech
20. Kentucky
21. Louisiana
22. BYU
23. Appalachian State
24. Baylor
25. Army

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 96, Pittsburgh 81, West Virginia 59, Virginia 56, TCU 56, SMU 25, Tulane 20, South Carolina 18, Boise State 15, Marshall 14, Arkansas State 13, Mississippi State 12, Duke 12, Texas Tech 11, Ole Miss 8, Coastal Carolina 8, Iowa State 6, North Texas 5, South Florida 3

Dropped from rankings: Iowa State 25

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