Edwards: CFB Top 50 Power Rankings – Week 3

Here are our Top 50 Power Rankings – based on who we would make a favorite over whom on a neutral field this Saturday – heading into Week 3 of the 2023 college football season. The ranking from the previous week for each team is in parentheses.

1-Georgia (1)
2-Michigan (3)
3-FSU (4)
4-Texas (14)
5-Ohio St. (5)
6-Penn St. (6)
7-USC (10)
8-LSU (9)
9-Alabama (2)
10-Notre Dame (15)
11-Washington (8)
12-Oregon (13)
13-Tennessee (7)
14-Oregon St. (16)
15-Ole Miss (11)
16-Utah (12)
17-Miami (31)
18-North Carolina (17)
19-Clemson (18)
20-Kansas St. (24)
21-Colorado (33)
22-Oklahoma (22)
23-UCLA (24)
24-Washington St. (N/R)
25-Arkansas (20)
26-Kentucky (21)
27-Duke (28)
28-Tulane (38)
29-Mississippi St. (26)
30-Wisconsin (23)
31-South Carolina (29)
32-Auburn (27)
33-Iowa (36)
34-Texas A&M (19)
35-Louisville (38)
36-Kansas (35)
37-Minnesota (37)
38-Texas Tech (43)
39-TCU (34)
40-UCF (41)
41-Wake Forest (44)
42-NC St. (39)
43-Florida (46)
44-Cincinnati (N/R)
45-West Virginia (45)
46-California (49)
47-Maryland (40)
48-Illinois (45)
49-Oklahoma St. (N/R)
50-Indiana (50)

Just Missed: Michigan St., Wyoming, Fresno St., Missouri and Pittsburgh. 

Dropped Out: Nebraska (47), Pittsburgh (25) and Missouri (35).

Newcomers: Oklahoma ST. (49), Cincinnati (44) and Washington St. (24).

Top Risers: Washington St. (N/R to #24), Miami (#31 to #17), Colorado (#33 to #21), Texas (#14 to #4), Tulane (#38 to #28), Cincinnati (N/R to #44), Notre Dame (#15 to #10) and Texas Tech (#43 to #38). 

Free Falling: Pittsburgh (#25 to N/R), Missouri (#35 to N/R), Texas A&M (#19 to #34), Maryland (#40 to #47), Alabama (#2 to #9) and Wisconsin (#23 to #30). 

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