1. Alabama Crimson Tide: 3-0 (no change)
The Tide have posted two straight shutouts and are undoubtedly the nation's best team right now. Where have I heard that before?
2. LSU Tigers: 3-0 (no change)
For those who thought the Tigers' offense would take a step back: LSU is currently No. 9 in the NCAA for points scored (48.3 ppg).
3. West Virginia Mountaineers: 2-0 (previously No. 4)
Geno Smith is 66-of-75 (88.0 percent) for 734 yards and nine touchdowns and no interceptions thus far. Welcome to the top of the Heisman leaderboard.
4. Oregon Ducks: 3-0 (previously No. 5)
The Ducks start conference play this weekend, where Chip Kelly is 26-2 overall.
5. Clemson Tigers: 3-0 (previously No. 6)
This upcoming slugfest with Florida State will determine the outcome of Clemson's season. A win here could set the Tigers on an ACC title run.
6. Oklahoma Sooners: 2-0 (previously No. 7)
Oklahoma is in dangerous territory here. It needs an early marquee win to quiet the doubters and ride a little momentum before the Longhorns come to town.
7. Florida State Seminoles: 3-0 (previously No. 10)
The Noles are currently first in the nation in scoring defense (1.0 ppg) and second in points for (58.7).
8. Georgia Bulldogs: 3-0 (no change)
Mark Richt and the Dawgs have a big SEC matchup with Vandy this weekend, where they are 14-1 since 1995.
9. South Carolina: 3-0 (previously No. 14)
If Connor Shaw is healthy, there's no reason the Ol Ball Coach won't get his 201st win over Missouri on Saturday.
10. USC Trojans: 2-1 (previously No. 3)
It's a painful loss as the senior class is 0-4 against Stanford, but USC will bounce back and still have a shot to win the Pac-12 and head to the Rose Bowl.
11. Kansas State Wildcats: 3-0 (previously No. 13)
If the Wildcats can force Landry Jones into some bad decisions, they can solidify themselves as a top-10 team. But remember: Boomer Sooner knocked KSU around last season, 58-17.
12. Texas Longhorns: 3-0 (previously No. 16)
Mack Brown's squad had the game against Ole Miss wrapped up at halftime when it led 38-10.
13. Ohio State Buckeyes: 3-0 (previously No. 11)
Who would have thought that by Week 3, the offense — not the defense — would be Ohio State's strength? The Buckeyes allowed 512 yards to Cal last week in a 35-28 win.
14. Stanford Cardinal: 3-0 (previously unranked)
Even without Luck, the Cardinal are a team not to be reckoned with. If Josh Nunes can continue to get better and become more consistent, watch out Oregon.
15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 3-0 (previously No. 22)
The Irish received their first win over a top-10 opponent since 2005 after nearly shutting out Michigan State, 20-3.
16. Florida Gators: 3-0 (previously No. 20)
Muschamp seems to have found his quarterback in Jeff Driskel, who has completed over 71 percent of his passes this season.
17. TCU Horned Frogs: 2-0 (previously No. 15)
The Frogs coughed up four fumbles and were just 2-of-10 (20 percent) on third down, but a stellar performance from QB Casey Pachall and the defense helped beat Kansas, 20-6.
18. Michigan Wolverines: 2-1 (previously No. 19)
Michigan has a big test this weekend in South Bend.
19. Louisville Cardinals: 3-0 (previously No. 18)
Louisville jumped out to a 36-7 halftime lead against North Carolina before almost blowing it in the fourth quarter. Still, it held on to win 39-34.
20. Missouri Tigers: 2-1 (previously No. 21)
If the Tigers can go on the road and shock South Carolina, they'll be right back in the thick of things in what should be a tight SEC East race.
21. UCLA Bruins: 3-0 (previously No. 25)
True freshman quarterback Brett Hundley has passed for 827 yards and eight touchdowns in the Bruins' first 3-0 start since 2009.
22. Ohio Bobcats: 3-0 (previously No. 23)
Ohio sneaked by a tough Marshall squad to remain undefeated. Its most difficult opponent on the regular season schedule is Bowling Green in Week 11.
23. Michigan State Spartans: 2-1 (previously No. 12)
You win some, you lose some, right Andrew Maxwell?
24. Arizona Wildcats: 3-0 (previously unranked)
RichRod's early success with the Wildcats will be put to the test this weekend in Eugene.
25. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2-1 (previously unranked)
The Cornhuskers got back on the winning track by beating up on Arkansas State, 42-13.
Other receiving votes (in order): Baylor, North Carolina State, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Boise State, Northwestern, BYU, Oregon State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Texas Tech, Texas A&M