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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SportsCrack CFB Top 10 Week 3

1) Alabama - At this point in the season it's really Alabama and everybody else.  The Crimson Tide have the best offense and defense in the nation.  I might be getting ahead of myself but from what I've seen so far this might be the most complete college football team since the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.  They are loaded from top to bottom and finally have a QB in Tua Tagovailoa who can throw downfield and put up 50 points in a half.

2) Clemson - The Tigers for now are still doing a two QB rotation in Kelly Bryant and freshman Trevor Lawrence but that could change this week.  Lawrence is clearly the better QB and the future.  Against Georgia Tech this week it's probably time for him to get the majority of the snaps behind center.  Clemson didn't look so hot last week with Bryant vs Georgia Southern.  The defense is still outstanding with NFL talent everywhere but if the Tigers faced Bama right now the Tide would come out double digit victors.

3) Georgia - The Bulldogs are doing everything right.  The offense is clicking with Jake Fromm starting and Justin Fields getting some rotations behind center.  The offensive line could be in some trouble if left tackle Andrew Thomas can't return quickly.  The defense is young but damn they are fast and fly to the ball.  They should cruise this week in Missouri.

4) Ohio State - Dwayne Haskins has thrown his name into early Heisman Trophy consideration with a very impressive first 3 games including last week's road win vs TCU.  Head coach Urban Meyer returns from suspension as they get a warm up game this week vs Tulane before going on the road to Happy Valley next week.

5) Oklahoma - Kyler Murray has filled in great for departed Heisman Trophy winning QB Baker Mayfield.  The Sooners have been averaging 50 points per game with Murray but their defense still has a ton of question marks and it's why I don't have them in my top 4.

6) Stanford - This might seem a little high for the Cardinal but so far they have been playing great, dominate football even without Bryce Love putting up All-American numbers so far.  Their schedule does them no favors the next two weeks as they travel to Oregon and Notre Dame for night games.

7) LSU - I admit I more than likely have LSU underrated at this point.  They got two wins vs top 10 teams in Miami and Auburn last week which nobody else in the country can say.  The offense still looks a little shaky at the QB position but with all the athletes they have they should be fine till big showdowns with UGA and Bama.

8) Notre Dame - Notre Dame is 3-0 but you wouldn't realize it by fan's reactions so far.  The Fighting Irish have yet to trail in a game and have used a dominate defense but the offense has been atrociously bad and vanilla in the 2nd half of every game this year.  They face their first road challenge this week in Wake Forest.  Win and they could be looking at an undefeated matchup with Stanford next week.

9) Virginia Tech - The Hokies game vs East Carolina was cancelled last week because of Hurricane Florence.  This week they get a warm up game in Old Dominion before traveling to Duke and getting Notre Dame at home the next two weeks.

10) Auburn - I can't drop Auburn too much after losing a heartbreaker to LSU.  They still got a top 10 win under their belt vs Washington and they still look like a legit contender in the SEC West.