The Post’s college football rankings, Heisman watch following Week 3

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Posted College Football Rankings after Week 3:

1. Georgia (3-0) (last week: 1)

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South Carolina was not on the same ground as Georgia – in its own stadium. Somehow, the Bulldogs seem to be getting better on a weekly basis.

2. Alabama (3-0) (2)

The schedule gets real after another glorification on Saturday, with the punching bag known as the Vanderbilt coming to Tuscaloosa. Games against Arkansas, Texas A&M and Better Tennessee will reveal tests over the next three weeks.

3. Ohio State (3-0) (3)


77-21 Forget the final score. The most important aspect of Toledo’s burden to Ohio State was the return of exceptional receivers Jackson Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming.

4. Clemson (3-0) (4)

It’s hard to take much away from the Tigers’ three victories from one-sided results because the level of opposition was so poor. More will be revealed in Wake Forest on Saturday.

Georgia Quarterback Stetson Bennett

5. Michigan (3-0) (5)

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After beating Colorado State, Hawaii and Connecticut, Michigan’s Big Ten slate begins with the league’s three worst teams in Maryland, Iowa, and Indiana. You’ll have to work hard to find a soft 6-0.

6. USC (3-0) (6)

It is still too early to designate USC as a valid playoff contender when its three opponents are 4-6 combined. The offense appears to be electric, but the defense has been soft against the run, allowing 177 yards per game.

7. Oklahoma (3-0) (7)

You knew the Sooners’ defense would improve under new coach Brent Venables, but the offense and Dillon Gabriel’s 127-point pick is somewhat of a surprise.

8. Arkansas (3-0) (8)

The best part about Saturday’s ugly win over Missouri State is that it ended without a disaster after Arkansas dug themselves a 17-point hole. This was in no way to prepare for the upcoming Crucible of Texas A&M and Alabama in consecutive weeks.

9. Oklahoma State (3-0) (9)

It’s revenge week for the Cowboys as they visit Baylor in a rematch of last year’s Big 12 title game. Oklahoma State was 1 yard shy of taking it out, which will undoubtedly be the subject of discussion at Stillwater, which runs until Saturday.

Ohio State Quarterback CJ Stroud
Ohio State Quarterback CJ Stroud

10. Kentucky (3-0) (NR)

The Wildcats have one of the better wins of the season, a win in Florida, and they could find themselves 7-0 if they can survive an October 1 visit to Ole Miss.

dropped out: Miami (2-1)

Heisman Watch (in alphabetical order)

QB Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia

Bennett doesn’t have a streak of just five games without an interception. He has also thrown 10 touchdowns and ran three more in that period.

QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington

Two years ago in Indiana, he was a Heisman candidate before a torn ACL prematurely ended those hopes. Now healthy again, Penix is ​​reclaiming his mojo in the Pacific Northwest, racking up 10 touchdown passes and 1,079 yards through the air in Washington’s 3-0 start.

Michael Penix Jr.
Michael Penix Jr.

QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State

No sophistication for Stroud so far, he is well ahead of the pace set as a freshman in touchdown passes (11) and completion percentage (72.9).

QB Caleb Williams, USC

Forget his numbers jumping off the page. What really stands out is how smoothly Williams runs the USC offense with so many new pieces around her.

QB Bryce Young, Alabama

Two interceptions at Monroe against Louisiana were not part of the handbook for Heisman to repeat as the winner. Fortunately for Young, very few voters were watching this made-to-order blow.

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