QUESTION: In two more weeks, will the Sunshine State have four teams ranked in the Top 25?
GAINESVILLE -- The Week 3 AP poll features five SEC teams in the top 10. That's a record, according to the public relations people at the SEC headquarters. Florida remains at No.4. (Here's the poll. Gator Clause added comments only where we found it was completely necessary...That means everywhere.)
1. USC (2-0)
QB Mark Sanchez passed for four touchdowns against Ohio State.
2. Oklahoma (3-0)
Is QB Sam Bradford this year's Tebow? Bradford accounted for five touchdowns (four passing) in the Sooners blowout of Washington.
3. Georgia (3-0)
South Carolina had its chances on Saturday against Georgia but the Bulldogs held on. Did anyone see that seven-yard touchdown run by Knowshon? Simply amazing.
4. Florida (2-0) idle
5. Missouri (3-0)
QB Chase Daniel threw for 407 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters.
6. LSU (2-0)
Is Trindon Holliday a better kick returner than UF's Brandon James?
7. Texas (2-0)
Game vs. Arkansas postponed due to Hurricane Ike.
8. Wisconsin (3-0)
Bye week for Badgers before gauntlet of Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. OK, maybe these days that's not much of a gauntlet.
9. Alabama (3-0)
10. Auburn (3-0)
Great defense but Tigers have some serious concerns on the other side of the ball.
11. Texas Tech (3-0)
Receiver Michael Crabtree had eight receptions for 164 yards and three touchdowns.
12. South Florida (3-0)
QB Matt Grothe was spectacular in the second half.
13. Ohio State (2-1)
Without Beanie Wells, average 2.1 yards per carry in loss to Trojans.
14. Brigham Young (3-0)
Shock and Awe. QB Max Hall tossed seven touchdowns in historic 59-0 win against UCLA.
15. East Carolina (3-0)
Can Pirates spoil the party. Greenville Boys must run the table.
16. Penn State (3-0)
Three different QBs combined for five touchdown passes against 'Cuse. Poor 'Cuse.
17. Oregon (3-0)
Team Nike got the most out of their collective swoosh. The Ducks rushed for 307 yards (7.1 yards per carry) in overtime win against Purdue.
18. Wake Forest (2-0)
Big test next week waiting in Tallahassee.
19. Kansas (2-1)
QB Todd Reesing looked great but KU's offense was too inconsistent for a road win against a good team.
20. Utah (3-0)
Utes' defense held Utah State to 116 yards of total offense.
21. West Virginia (1-1)
Could impress voters (or fall out of poll) next week against Colorado.
22. Illinois (2-1)
Did the Illini look past Louisiana-Whoever or is Illinois just overrated?
23. Clemson (2-1)
Forget Spiller and Davis. Just hand the ball off to receiver Jacoby Ford (2 carries, 48 yards).
24. Florida State (2-0)
Hey, hey. Look who's back.
25. Fresno State (1-1)
Like Kansas, a tough loss to a great opponent.