Alabama retain top spot in Week 4 AP Poll, while Louisville rise to #3 after annihilation of Florida State

Alabama remain at the top of the College Football rankings after their 48-43 victory over Ole Miss in Oxford

Alabama retain top spot in Week 4 AP Poll, while Louisville rise to #3 after annihilation of Florida State
Jalen Hurts hurdles into the endzone for Alabama (image source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images via BleacherReport.com)

Alabama remain top of the College Football rankings after three weeks of action, with the top 25 filled with unbeaten teams. 

Nick Saban's Bama attained 50 of a possible 61 first-place votes and are still in the #1 spot thanks to a 48-43 over the Ole Miss Rebels in Mississippi on Saturday afternoon. 

Louisville the big movers following big win over Florida State

The big movers from the previous week's rankings are Louisville, who are up to #3 and were given six votes for the top spot after their 63-20 destruction of Florida State behind another huge performance from Lamar Jackson

An early Heisman favourite, 'Action' Jackson scored four rushing touchdowns in the throttling, which has seen Jimbo Fisher's Seminoles drop 11 spots in the rankings down to no.13. 

Lamar Jackson in action against the Seminoles (image source: Andy Lyons/GettyImages via BleacherReport.com)

Big Ten provides four of top 11

The Big Ten conference make up four of the top 11 in the rankings, with both Ohio State (#3) and Michigan (#4) gaining votes for the top spot ahead of week four. 

Urban Meyer's Buckeyes travelled to Norman, and their young stars put on a show in a 45-24 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners (#25), while Michigan fought back from an early deficit to defeat Colorado behind a big performance from Jabrill Peppers

Michigan State are up to no.8 after staving off a late fightback from DeShone Kizer's Notre Dame in a 36-28 road win, while Wisconsin also remained perfect on the season after defeating the Georgia State Panthers 23-17. 

It wasn't all good news for the Big Ten though, with Iowa dropping out of the top 25 following a 23-21 defeat to the unranked North Dakota State Bison. 

Bama the cream of the crop in intriguing SEC battle

With the Crimson Tide maintaining their spot atop the rankings, there are a number of other intriguing SEC teams waiting to strike after promising starts. 

Texas A&M may be Alabama's biggest threat in the SEC West, after they moved to 3-0 on the season thanks to a 29-16 triumph at Jordan-Hare Stadium against the Auburn Tigers

Elsewhere in the West, Leonard Fournette scored a pair of touchdowns in LSU's 23-20 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs, while the Arkansas Razorbacks are now ranked 17th following a comfortable 42-3 win over the Texas State Bobcats.

The SEC East has a trio of unbeaten teams in the form of Tennessee, Florida and the Georgia Bulldogs

Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Louisville

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

6. Houston 

7. Stanford

8. Michigan State

9. Washington 

10. Texas A&M

11. Wisconsin

12. Georgia 

13. Florida State

14. Tennessee

15. Miami (Fla.)

16-25: Baylor, Arkansas, LSU, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, San Diego State, Ole Miss, Utah, Oklahoma.