Nebraska was ranked much higher in the Coaches (No. 15) than the AP (No. 23) coming into week three so expect the Cornhuskers to drop out of the AP Top 25 after their blowout loss to UCLA and the Huskers are on the bubble to fall out of the Coaches Poll.
Arizona State is the next team up to be ranked in the AP Top 25 after their victory over Wisconsin. Losses by teams near the bottom of the AP Top 25, Nebraska and TCU, creates an opening for the Sun Devils. TCU will be another school to fall out of the polls after the Horned Frogs' loss to Texas Tech.
The projected rankings for beginning week four are below. Updates will be posted after the polls' mid-day release time and will be listed below in this post or you can bookmark the Projections page.
***Update Sept 15 Sun 12:10 PM ET*** Official top five of the AP Top 25 poll: 1 Alabama, 2 Oregon, 3 Clemson, 4 Ohio State, and 5 Stanford. The projected AP top five was exactly right. Arizona State is also ranked in the AP Top 25 at No. 23.
***Update Sept 15 Sun 2:37 PM ET*** Official top five of the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25: 1 Alabama, 2 Oregon, 3 Ohio State, 4 Clemson, and 5 Stanford. The Coaches Poll top five was projected correctly.
Projected Coaches Top Five
3. Ohio State
On the Bubble:
Nebraska is on the bubble to drop out of the top 25.
TCU will drop out of the top 25.
Projected AP Top Five
4. Ohio State
Arizona State will be ranked in the top 25. Nebraska and TCU will drop out of the top 25.