College Football Rankings 2023: Projected AP Top 25 for Week 3

Sep 9, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) celebrates their 34-24 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2023; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) celebrates their 34-24 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 9, 2023; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Cash Jones (32) reacts with wide receiver Dillon Bell (86) after catching a touchdown pass against the Ball State Cardinals during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2023; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Cash Jones (32) reacts with wide receiver Dillon Bell (86) after catching a touchdown pass against the Ball State Cardinals during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Fans were clamoring for a quarterback change after yet another slow start, but a punt return touchdown seemed to have ignited Georgia as the Bulldogs cruised to a big win over Ball State.

While Beck wasn’t looking great early on against an 0-1 team from the MAC, he rebounded to have a solid first half with over 150 yards and a touchdown. He still hasn’t won many fans over and he’s going to need to step it up if Georgia is going to keep this No. 1 spot all season long, but he’s done just enough to blow out two teams now.

The offense as a whole just doesn’t feel like the same old Georgia offense that helped engineer back-to-back national titles, but a lot of that has to do with going from a veteran quarterback to a first-year starter.

Fortunately, the defense has been unreal through two weeks and that’s going to have to be the calling card again this year.

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