ATHENS — Georgia stayed among the ranks of the unbeaten on an eventful Saturday that saw eight AP Top 25 teams lose games.
The Bulldogs (4-0) stayed at No. 3 in the polls after beating Notre Dame, 23-17, in a Top 10 battle with the nation looking on via a CBS prime-time television audience.
Clemson (4-0) remained No. 1 this week after beating Charlotte 52-10 on Saturday.
The SEC’s other Top 10-ranked teams also won impressively.
No. 2 Alabama blew out Southern Miss 49-7, No. 4 LSU beat Vanderbilt 66-38, No. 7 Auburn traveled to College Station and beat Texas A&M 28-20 and No. 9 Florida steamrolled Tennessee 34-3.
Parity reared its head around other parts of the country this weekend. The following Top 25 teams from last week’s poll fell to then-unranked opponents:
• No. 10 Utah lost to USC 30-23 on Friday
• No. 15 UCF lost to Pitt, 35-34
• No. 19 Washington State lost 67-63 to UCLA
• No. 24 Arizona State lost 34-31 to Colorado
• No. 25 TCU lost 41-38 to SMU
Georgia has a bye this week before traveling to Knoxville to face Tennessee on Oct. 5.
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