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Saturday’s win wasn’t pretty, but Alabama got the job done against Middle Tennessee State.

The Crimson Tide remains at No. 2 in the college football rankings, after its 37-10 victory over the Blue Raiders at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Arkansas, Mississippi State and Tennessee all sustained a loss this week. FCS school Jacksonville State took Auburn into overtime at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers found a way to pull out a 27-20 win, despite a horrible performance.

Listed below are the top 25 rankings for week three, according to ESPN.

  1. Ohio State
  2. Alabama
  3. TCU
  4. Michigan State
  5. Baylor
  6. Southern California (USC)
  7. Georgia
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Florida State
  10. UCLA
  11. Clemson
  12. Oregon
  13. LSU
  14. Georgia Tech
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Auburn
  19. BYU
  20. Arizona
  21. Utah
  22. Missouri
  23. Northwestern
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Oklahoma State

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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