As if the Deion Sanders show in Boulder needed any more hype, — the ex-pro's flair, style and even sunglasses have captivated stakeholders across the college football world — his No. 19 Buffaloes are now slated to play top-ten Oregon with the release of the latest AP Top 25 Sunday.
Oregon moved up three places in a relatively static AP poll, eclipsing five touchdowns for the third time in as many games with a 55-10 win over Hawaii Saturday and raising the stakes even higher for next weekend's tilt in Eugene.
The top 5 remained largely unchanged, as No. 3 Texas swapped places with Florida State after the 'Noles nearly let a 21-point second-half lead slip away on the road Saturday against Boston College. Here's a look at the complete AP poll ahead of Week 4.
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Florida and a sold-out Swamp's harassment of then-No.11 Tennessee Saturday affected the greatest single-game movement in the rankings, vaulting Florida into the rankings for the first time in nearly a calendar year and pushing the Vols down 12 spaces.
An excellent weekend down Tobacco Road (yes, in football) also led to some major movement, with No. 17 North Carolina and No. 18 Duke each advancing three slots after beating up on Big Ten foes Minnesota and Northwestern respectively.
Other notable moves:
- Alabama continues its slide down the AP Top 25, dropping to No. 13 Sunday following a gritty road win against USF and continued concerns at the quarterback position. This is the Tide's first time falling out of the top 10 since September 27, 2015.
- No. 14 Oregon State rises another two spots and into the top 15 for the first time since 2009, using its defense this time to smother San Diego State 26-9
- Apparent offensive guru Brent Venables moves the undefeated Sooners up another three spots after hanging 66 on Tulsa Saturday. Oklahoma clocks in at No. 16.
Top matchups for Week 3
Saturday, September 16:
- No. 3 Florida State at RV Clemson | 12 p.m. ET | ABC
- No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 13 Alabama | 3:30 p.m. ET | CBS
- No. 19 Colorado at No. 10 Oregon | 3:30 p.m. ET | ABC
- No. 6 Ohio State at No. 9 Notre Dame | 7:30 p.m. ET | NBC
- No. 24 Iowa at No. 7 Penn State | 7:30 p.m. ET | CBS
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Most weeks ranked No. 1
Here are the 10 FBS programs that have spent the most weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP poll since 1936, according to www.collegepollarchive.com.
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