Only three weeks into the season, a few traditional powers are pushing the panic button

Only three weeks into the 2010 college football season, a few of the sport’s traditional powers are already pushing the panic button.

Georgia, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech have losing records.

Those teams aren’t alone in their early-season struggles. A handful of teams with high hopes heading into the season also are picking up the pieces after only three games.

Defending Big East champion Cincinnati is 1-2 in coach Butch Jones’ first season. North Carolina is 0-2 and has even bigger issues off the field, and potential Pac-10 dark horse Washington is reeling after a 1-2 start.