Georgia takes over the top spot in the AP Poll for Week 3
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Georgia takes over the top spot in the AP Poll for Week 3

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The Georgia Bulldogs, who defeated the Samford Bulldogs 33-0 on Saturday, have taken over the top spot in the AP Poll for Week 3.

Georgia received 1,561 points in the AP Poll, which is up 50 points from the Week 2 poll. The Bulldogs also received 53 first-place votes, 36 more than they received last week.

The Bulldogs jumped Alabama for the top spot after the Crimson Tide struggled to win on the road against the unranked Texas Longhorns, 20-19. The Crimson Tide converted a field goal with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game to claim the victory.

Georgia remained at No. 2 in the Coaches Poll for Week 3. The Bulldogs received 1,574 points and 25 first-place votes, which is up 32 points and eight first-place votes from Week 2.

The Bulldogs’ next game is their SEC opener on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, Sept. 17. The game will be televised by ESPN at 12:00pm ET (Buy Tickets).

South Carolina is currently 1-1 following their season-opening win over Georgia State, 35-14, and loss on Saturday at No. 16 Arkansas, 44-30.

Below are the complete AP and Coaches polls for Week 3 (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 3

1. Georgia (53)
2. Alabama (9)
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Michigan
5. Clemson
6. Oklahoma
7. USC
8. Oklahoma State
9. Kentucky
10. Arkansas
11. Michigan State
12. BYU
13. Miami FL
14. Utah
15. Tennessee
16. NC State
17. Baylor
18. Florida
19. Wake Forest
20. Ole Miss
21. Texas
22. Penn State
23. Pitt
24. Texas A&M
25. Oregon

Others receiving votes: Marshall 85, Cincinnati 80, Appalachian State 80, Kansas State 77, North Carolina 71, Mississippi State 43, Florida State 42, Oregon State 42, Minnesota 37, Washington State 30, Notre Dame 23, Air Force 19, Texas Tech 17, Wisconsin 7, Auburn 4, Iowa State 4, Purdue 1

Dropped from rankings: Notre Dame 8, Wisconsin 19, Houston 25

FBS COACHES POLL – WEEK 3

1. Alabama (39)
2. Georgia (25)
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Clemson
5. Michigan
6. Oklahoma
7. Oklahoma State
8. USC
9. Michigan State
10. Kentucky
11. Arkansas
12. NC State
13. Miami
14. BYU
15. Utah
16. Tennessee
17. Ole Miss
18. Wake Forest
19. Baylor
20. Texas
21. Florida
22. Texas A&M
23. Penn State
24. Oregon
25. Pitt

Others receiving votes: Florida State 85, Cincinnati 80, Appalachian State 50, Air Force 48, Kansas State 46, Wisconsin 43, Marshall 40, Notre Dame 35, Mississippi State 31, Washington State 29, Houston 25, Texas Tech 24, Oregon State 24, Minnesota 23, TCU 18, Auburn 16, North Carolina 10, Syracuse 7, Washington 6, Iowa State 4, UCLA 4

Dropped from rankings: Notre Dame 9, Wisconsin 18

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