We have a new superstar player to celebrate in college football, but not a new No. 1 team.
But boy, was it close.
For the first time in the history of the AP poll, the top three teams played on the road against ranked teams, so we expected some shake-up. By the time Cal completed its upset of No. 11 Texas, seven ranked teams had fallen week 3.
No. 1 Alabama found itself in familiar territory, trailing SEC West nemesis Ole Miss for the third straight season.
The No. 19 Rebels held a 24-3 late he first half at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but the Crimson Tide scored two touchdowns in the final 2:10, the second coming on Eddie Jackson’s 85 yard punt retu
After Alabama went ahead 48-30 late in the fourth quarter, Old two touchdowns in eight seconds, thanks to a successful onside kick, before the Crimson Tide survived with a 48-43 victory. For the Tide, the 21-point deficit matched the largest comeback in the program’s history. For the Rebels, it was the second game this season in which they’ve lost a game after leading by 21 points.
It was a taxing win for Alabama and many of its players and coaches needed an IV, except Nick Saban.
Louisville humiliating win over the Florida State Seminoles gives them the No. 2 spot in the college football playoff contenders with their 63-20 beat down.
No. 3 Ohio St scored 35 points in the first half at Oklahoma and all but knocked the No. 14 Sooners out of the College Football Playoff race with a 45-24 victory.
Nebraska should enter the top 25 rankings after their upset win over No. 22 Oregon, giving them a 3-0 start, after Iowa’s upset lose to North Dakota St., Nebraska looks as the new favorite to win the Big Ten west.