Kelly Lambert-US Presswire
The 2012 NCAA Football season is well under way with conference play beginning for many of the conferences across the nation. With that being said, it is really time to see which teams are truly good ones and which have just been beating up on weaker competition. Here are my power rankings following the exciting action in week three of the season.
(3-0): The Tide rolled Alabama Crimson Tide rival SEC 52-0 in a game that was even more lopsided than the score showed. Arkansas
(3-0): The Tigers easily defeated LSU Tigers 63-14 as they notched their Idaho FBS record 40 th consecutive non-conference win.
(3-0): The Ducks put a 63-14 hurting on Oregon Ducks in large part thanks to Tennessee Tech DeAnthoy Thomas‘ 222 all-purpose yards on just 10 touches.
(3-0): The Noles crushed Florida State Seminoles 52-0 in an easy one, but next week there will be a much tougher Wake Forest opponent waiting. ACC
(3-0): The Bulldogs defeated Georgia Bulldogs 56-20 thanks to a school record 713 yards of total offense. Florida Atlantic
(3-0): The Gamecocks looked very impressive in their 49-6 drubbing of South Carolina Gamecocks , but can they keep it up in SEC play? UAB
(2-0): West Virginia Mountaineers Geno Smith led the Mountaineers with five touchdown passes in a very solid 42-12 victory over . James Madison
(2-0): The Sooners had an off week but need to be ready to go against a very tough game versus another top Oklahoma Sooners opponent. Big 12
(3-0): The Irish are off to their best start in a decade, which has many supporters thinking potential Notre Dame Fighting Irish BCS Bowl bid.
(3-0): Anyone who thinks Stanford Cardinal Andrew Luck was the only reason this team was good last year received a wake up call last week.
(3-0): The Tigers destroyed Clemson Tigers 41-7 last week, but this week must keep pace with Furman Florida State–what a difference a week makes.
(3-0): The Horns showed that the Texas Longhorns Big 12 can compete with the SEC as they handled 66-31. Ole Miss
(3-0): Don’t look now, but the Gators are back and they definitely raised some eyebrows with their 37-20 win at Florida Gators . Tennessee
(3-0): The Buckeyes escaped last week with a tough victory over Ohio State Buckeyes 35-28. California
(2-1): USC Trojans Matt Barkley and the Trojans looked terrible in their 21-14 upset loss to Stanford. There went their national title hopes.
(3-0): The Wildcats defeated Kansas State Wildcats 35-21, but up next for them is a very good North Texas Oklahoma squad.
(3-0): In their first TCU Horned Frogs Big 12 game since joining the conference, the Horned Frogs cruised versus 20-6. Kansas
(3-0): The Bruins have looked really good this season and a 37-6 victory over UCLA Bruins may have been their best effort this season. Houston
(3-0): The Cardinals barely escaped with their undefeated season intact after a close 39-34 win over Louisville Cardinals . North Carolina
(2-1): The Wolverines beat up on Michigan Wolverines 63-13, but the question is: can they beat any of the better teams in the nation. Massachusetts
(3-0): The Wildcats blanked Arizona Wildcats 56-0, but can they do the same versus South Carolina State teams when they begin conference play? Pac-12
(3-0): The Bulldogs barely defeated Mississippi State Bulldogs 30-24 and if they want to stay undefeated, they must play much better in SEC play. Troy
(2-1): The Spartans must bounce back quickly to save their season following a 20-3 dismantling at the hands of Michigan State Spartans Notre Dame.
(2-1): The Huskers knocked off Nebraska Cornhuskers 42-13, but must keep it going versus tougher competition in the Arkansas State . Big 10
(1-1): The Broncos earned their first win of the season against Boise State Broncos 39-12 thanks to Miami (OH) D.J. Harper‘s three touchdowns and 162 yards rushing.