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Updated PFU Power Rankings

By Dalton Klimp
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Through three weeks of play, you may want to change your opinion on which teams you should value the most in Pigskin Fantasy U.

Power rankings in Pigskin Fantasy U are based on a couple of different factors: projected overall win total and postseason projections. Bowl games are crucial for points in Pigskin Fantasy U, as your ultimate goal is to dominate your league. You earn points when teams on your roster win bowl games, earning one point per win for a regular bowl game, two points per win for a BCS bowl game and three points if your team wins the national championship. Here are the updated PFU Power Rankings after Week 3.

1) Alabama – Coming off a big win against Texas A&M, Alabama could well be on its way to another national title, making them No. 1 on my big board. Looking ahead in its schedule, Alabama only faces two teams that are currently ranked: Ole Miss and LSU. To make things even better for the Crimson Tide, both games will be played at home, and they will have a bye week before the LSU game.

2) Oregon – I will keep Oregon at No. 2 as no one seems able to slow down Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota. The Ducks have put up at least 59 points in each of their first three games, while only giving up a total of 27 points combined. Tests will come with match-ups at Washington and at Stanford later this year.

3) Ohio State – The Buckeyes' schedule is more than favorable to rack up wins this season, along with a possible national championship appearance. Currently on their remaining schedule, Ohio State faces three ranked opponents, none of which are currently ranked higher than No. 15. Even with Braxton Miller out this past Saturday, the Buckeyes had no problem putting away Cal.

4) Louisville – Louisville could be the definition of an untested bowl team, as they may face no ranked opponents in the regular season. Wins are what matter in Pigskin Fantasy U, however, and Louisville will get plenty. I have them at No. 4 because even going undefeated may not put them in the National Championship Game. Also, the Cardinals are likely to play an elite team in the postseason that they may not be able to overcome. Yes, they beat Florida last year, but they will not be underestimated again in 2013.

5) Northern Illinois - Guess who’s back....back again? The Huskies back.....tell a friend. Currently 2-0 on the season, and with a relatively easy schedule to navigate through, NIU is on a quest to do what it couldn't in 2012: go undefeated. Everyone remembers Northern Illinois shaking up the BCS bowls when selected to play in the Orange Bowl against Florida State. In 2012, the Huskies lost their opening day game to Iowa then ran off 12 straight regular season victories. They may very well go undefeated this season, bringing them to No. 5 in my power rankings.

Dalton Klimp - A graduate and letterman of the University of Georgia, “The Klimp” is the Fantasy Guru. Klimp has worked in the University of Georgia athletic department, with the Jacksonville Jaguars and is now a prominent face and voice for ESPN Radio Coastal Georgia. A resident of Saint Simons Island, you can find Klimp on many days at the beach, laptop in hand, working on his Pigskin Fantasy U insights on how to dominate. You can follow and connect with Dalton on Twitter: @TheKlimp