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ESPN Releases Its New Top 25 After Week 3

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Week 3 of the 2020 college football regular season was a mostly uneventful one.

Outside of Miami's impressive primetime showing against Louisville and Navy's big second half comeback against Tulane, there weren't too many notable games on Saturday.

Still, we're now another week into the 2020 season. The ACC and the Big 12 are playing and the SEC is scheduled to join them beginning next weekend. Later in October, the Big Ten will join the group.

ESPN has updated its Football Power Index rankings following Week 3. Here's the latest top 25 from ESPN's computer model:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Alabama
  3. Clemson
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Georgia
  6. Penn State
  7. LSU
  8. UCF
  9. Auburn
  10. Texas
  11. Florida
  12. Notre Dame
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Michigan
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. TCU
  18. Indiana
  19. Northwestern
  20. Iowa
  21. North Carolina
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Minnesota
  24. Kentucky
  25. Baylor

As you can see, the Big Ten programs are back in the top 25. The conference is scheduled to begin its 2020 season the weekend of Oct. 24. By early November, we could have all of the Power 5 conferences playing football, as the Pac-12 is reportedly aiming for a Halloween start.

The official new top 25 polls will be out later today. The Associated Press top 25 poll will not include Big Ten teams this week, but that will change moving forward.