Before we start Week 3, we have a new set of college football rankings to check out, courtesy of CBS Sports.
Yesterday, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd released his updated top 25. Dodd’s personal rankings are cataloged weekly.
There were plenty of changes this week, as five new teams entered the rankings, led by USC debuting at No. 16.
Here is Dodd’s top 10 entering Week 3. There’s been some shifting in the order, but the 10 squads remain unchanged.
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
You can check out Dodd’s full top 25 and analysis right here.
Looking at that top 10, a couple of things stand out. First off, Dodd is a big believer in LSU after the win over Texas. So much so that he has the Tigers ahead of even Georgia, who is ahead of them in both the AP and Coaches’ polls.
Secondly, Michigan’s near-catastrophic loss to Army isn’t deterring Dodd from keeping the Wolverines among the elite. Third, he’s still bullish on Texas even after they lost to LSU at home, as the Longhorns only fell two spots.
This weekend, we’ll see Iowa and Iowa State face off in their annual rivalry game, while UCF plays Stanford. Those are two of the matchups that could have some impact on Dodd’s rankings for next week.