How will playoff contenders handle first true road tests of season?

Pack your bags, No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Florida State and No. 3 Ohio State. It's time to enter hostile territory.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, this is the first week in the history of the Associated Press poll that the top three teams will each play a true road game against a ranked opponent.

How difficult is it to beat a fellow ranked team on the road? Consider this: Since 2012, AP-ranked teams have a 39.4 win percentage (67-103) in road games against ranked Power 5 teams. By contrast, AP-ranked teams have won 78.3 percent of their road games (199-55) against unranked Power 5 teams in that span.

Week 3 falls into the category of danger zone, with four top-25 teams facing ranked opponents.

Here's a look at the most challenging road games of Week 3, in order of their playoff implications.

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