Voters in the poll consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective. CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove was just added as a voter and his participation will begin after this weekend's games.
Miami [Fla.] (66), Louisville (41), Oregon (26), Washington State (19), Florida (15), Duke (5), San Diego State (4), Stanford (4), USF (3), Vanderbilt (3), Notre Dame (1).
Alabama remained No. 1, but received seven fewer first-place votes than in Week 2. Clemson traded places with Oklahoma by picking up nine first-place votes following an impressive victory at Louisville (47-21).
There was little movement in the first 12 places after that. Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and TCU each moved into the poll for the first time this season as LSU, Louisville (after losses) and idle Miami (Fla.) dropped out.
The Big Ten and SEC had four teams each in the Poll. The ACC and Big 12 had three each and the Pac-12 had two.