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The 5 Teams That Will Jump Up The Most In The Polls After Week 3

It wasn't the craziest weekend of college football, but there are some teams that really helped themselves out, and should see that reflected in the upcoming polls.

After a wild Week 2 full of star-studded games, Week 3 was fairly tame. We did have some drama, namely the Florida-Tennessee ending, and some unexpected performances, like Mississippi State's systematic dismantling of LSU.

Tomorrow's polls won't have huge shake-ups at the top, but there will be some notable changes.

Here are the five teams that should jump the most in the next editions of the AP and Coaches' Top 25 polls.

Oklahoma State

There isn't a ton of room to move up for the Pokes, but during a fairly light noon slate, Mike Gundy's team tossed around a middling ACC program like a rag doll playing on the road. Oklahoma State lit up Pitt 59-21, and could have probably scored 80 if it felt so inclined. At No. 9/8, Oklahoma State is already quite high, but it wouldn't be shocking to see the team jump schools like Ohio State and Michigan.


The Dawgs didn't do anything too shocking today. A 42-14 win over Samford is nothing to really write home about. However, UGA could benefit from its existing place in the polls, and move up a few big spots by inertia. At No. 13 in both polls, Georgia will jump LSU, and could even pass Florida State, which remains 0-1 after a loss to Alabama and two cancellations/postponements due to Hurricane Irma. Georgia could get some residual poll love from last week's win over Notre Dame as well.


The Gators were ugly for three quarters, but the offense finally found the end zone against Tennessee, and young quarterback Feleipe Franks landed himself a signature moment with his game-winning touchdown toss to Tyrie Cleveland. The Gators entered the week at No. 24/25, and just scored the most dramatic win of the week, which counts for something.

Mississippi State

The Bulldogs were a trendy upset pick for their home match-up against LSU. Not even the most fervent StarkVegas resident could have predicted how the game played out, though. Rarely did the fans' cowbells go silent, as Mississippi State rolled to a 37-7 win. The team did not get a ton of love ahead of this week, receiving just three votes in the AP and 37 votes in the Coaches' Poll last week. It would be somewhat surprising if they didn't crack the Top 25 after that performance.


I'm not willing to declare the Ducks "back" quite yet, but through three weeks, it doesn't look like the program's dormancy will be prolonged. Oregon has scored 168 points through three games, and just landed a road win against first round hopeful Josh Allen and Wyoming, 49-13. Oregon has a chance to crack the back end of the Top 25, after being fifth in "receiving votes" in the AP and third in that category in the Coaches' Poll.