Colorado and Deion Sanders were eliminated from the Associated Press college football poll Sunday after a blowout loss in one of the weekend’s marquee games, and the teams at the top of the rankings were shuffled and tightened.
A season-high six teams received first-place votes, the most since the 2016 preseason poll. Georgia is still right where it started, at No. 1 in the Top 25. ‘AP, but she only has 55 first place votes out of 63 possible.
Michigan remained at No. 2 and secured the top spot. Texas remained in third place with two first-place votes. Ohio State moved up two spots to No. 4 and secured the top spot after beating Notre Dame with a touchdown on its final offensive play.
The Fighting Irish slipped two spots to 11th.
Florida State fell one spot to fifth after a win at Clemson, but still received three first-place votes.
No. 6 Penn State and No. 7 Washington each moved up one spot. The Huskies received one first-place vote.
Southern California fell three spots to No. 8 while No. 9 Oregon and No. 10 Utah each moved up one spot to give the Pac-12 four teams in the top 10 for the first time in conference history.
The Ducks’ blowout against Sanders’ Colorado team knocked the Buffaloes out of the AP Top 25 from 19th place.
Colorado has been the story early in the season, starting 3-0 after winning just one game last season. The Buffs jumped in the rankings thanks to a surprising first week against TCU, last season’s national runner-up.
After the Buffaloes were dominated in Oregon, USC will travel to Boulder next week to give Colorado a chance to climb back into the rankings or become an afterthought for voters for the rest of the season.
Utah’s win over UCLA knocked the Bruins out of the poll, leaving the Pac-12 with six ranked teams after two weeks with a conference-high eight.
Alabama, which fell out of the top 10 last week for the first time since 2015, moved up to 12th after beating Mississippi.
The Rebels fell five places to 20th.
Here is the full ranking:
4. state of ohio
5. State of Florida
6. State of Pennsylvania
11. our Lady
15. North Carolina
16. Washington State
19. Oregon State
20. Ole Mademoiselle
25. Fresno State
Associated Press reporting.
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