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Three FCS teams make the Top 25 Power Poll behind Ohio State

This past weekend a total of 7 FCS teams upset FBS teams. So we are pleased to show you the NCAA Power Rankings, where three FCS schools are in the top 25. This list is from CBS Sports’ own Dennis Dodd:

Dodd’s Power Poll
1. Ohio State (1): Urb set the tone for the season by going for two after the first two scores against Buffalo.
2. Alabama (2): Only in T-town is a 25-point win against a program that was won at least a share of seven conference titles since 1996 cause for concern.
3. Oregon (4): In Mark Helfrich’s head-coaching debut, the Ducks cut and pasted Chip Kelly’s blueprint.
4. Stanford (3): Call it a bye in Week 1 as Cardinal open this week against San Jose State.
5. Clemson (12): OK, great job against Georgia. Now, is the annual Clemson Hiccup looming somewhere down the line?
6. Louisville (10): Like a Bridgewater over troubled Bobcats, as Louisville has an easy go of it in the opener.
7. South Carolina (7): I’m totally buying Jadeveon Clowney’s stomach bug last week. Look out Georgia.
8. Florida State (13): So refreshing to have a freshman Heisman candidate (Jameis Winston) without … issues.
9. Texas A&M (6): If it all goes to hell for Johnny Football, Matt Joeckel doesn’t look like a bad fallback.
10. LSU (9): Cam Cameron Effect: 448 yards, 26 first downs against quality TCU defense.
11. Florida (8): 2012 repeat? Defense, awesome. Offense, clunky. Matt Jones returns this week against Miami.
12. Georgia (5): Mark Richt thinking of banning touchdown celebrations after Malcolm Mitchell went down.
13. Oklahoma (15): First shutout since 2010 after giving up 189 points in last five games of 2012.
14. Notre Dame (11): (No) Turnover Tommy (Rees) threw for 346 yards in a romp over Temple.
15. North Dakota State (NR): Schedule suddenly gets tougher with home opener against Ferris State.
16. UCLA (17): Forty-one points in the second half against a quality Nevada team has the Bruins off to a good start.
17. Texas (19): Everything you’d want in a debut out of the program with the most returning starters — and most money — in the country.
18. Michigan (23): Will this turn out to be the last Notre Dame visit to the Big House in … forever?
19. Northwestern (21): Collin Ellis tied for fifth nationally in scoring. Not bad for a linebacker (two pick sixes).
20. Nebraska (20): Might as well retire the Blackshirts. Forever. Wyoming gained 602 in the opener. Only four other FBS teams gave up more yards in Week 1.
21. Arizona State (22): No FCS issues here. Sun Devils roll over Sac State. Wisconsin next.
22. Eastern Washington (NR): On the road, at a Pac-12 venue, Eagles scored on every possession but one against Oregon State.
23. Northern Illinois (25): Jordan Lynch’s Heisman campaign gets off to fine start against Iowa, 331 yards in total offense.
24. Baylor (24): Look out for Buffalo’s Khalil Mack this week, one of the best defenders you don’t know.
25. McNeese State (NR): Flat-out embarrassed South Florida. Fifty-three points were the most ever scored at home on the Bulls.
Also receiving love: Towson, Southern Utah, Eastern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Washington, Fresno State.

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