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Oklahoma climbs in Week 3 college football Vegas ratings

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Oklahoma vaults to No. 2 in Vegas rankings (0:26)

Phil Steele shares how the Sooners' victory over the Buckeyes catapulted them to No. 2 behind No. 1 Alabama in Week 3 college football Vegas ratings. (0:26)

Week 3 of the college football season brings my third weekly Vegas power ratings for 2017. Each week, I will provide the top 25 teams from one of my nine sets of power ratings closest to Vegas and compare my ratings to those of both the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and ESPN FPI. Also included for comparison are my average game grades, which take into account this year's stats -- rushing, passing and scoring for both offense and defense -- as well as strength of opponent.

Here are the top 25 teams for Week 3:

All odds referenced below are courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.


1. Alabama Crimson Tide (Rating: 141.7)

Alabama is only No. 3 by the FPI ratings, and my new average game grade ratings have them third, as well. Although they dropped a point in the Vegas power ratings after a lackluster win over Fresno State, they are still No. 1 in my ratings and at Westgate.