And the Oscar goes to... Pairing Top 25 teams and Best Picture winners

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Ah, Week 3. After two weeks of consuming mostly cupcakes, teams finally enter the portion of the schedule that carries more weight. It's a little like how the summer blockbuster season (explosions, points, mindless entertainment) gives way to the close-of-the-year glut of Oscar bait at the Cineplex. So in honor of most of college football tackling heavier themes beginning this week, the teams profiled in today's Power Rankings will be paired with Best Picture winners.

NCAA Football Power Rankings

Next five: Maryland, Mississippi State, USC, Michigan, Illinois

Andy Staples' Power Rankings also serve as his ballot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.