What was supposed to be a quiet weekend in college football turned out to be a carnage as several ranked teams were upset Saturday. And this week’s Associated Press top 25 football poll punished and rewarded those teams.
Alabama continues its historic run at the top spot with 60 first-place votes followed by Ohio State at No. 2 with one first-place vote, Clemson at No. 3, and Notre Dame and Louisiana State rounding out the top five. Louisiana State took down then-ranked No. 2 Georgia to rise eight spots from No. 13 to No. 5.
Michigan and Oklahoma are both welcomed into the top 10 at No. 6 and No. 9, respectively. Michigan rose six spots while Oklahoma rose two. The only team to be within the top 10 to be upset and remain in the group is Georgia, falling six spots from No. 2 to No. 8. The Bulldogs lost to Louisiana State 36-16.
Besides Louisiana State and Michigan, the other big gainer is Oregon rising five spots from No.17 to No. 12. The Ducks upset then-ranked No. 7 Washington at home 33-27 in overtime.
Penn State dropped the most at 10 spots from No. 8 to No. 18 while both Washington and Wisconsin both fell eight spots to be ranked at No. 15 and 23, respectively.
Miami, Fla., Colorado and Auburn fell out of the poll after losing to unranked teams.
Again, the Southeastern Conference boasts the most ranked teams at seven while the Big Ten is slightly behind with six ranked teams.
Other Pac-12 teams ranked besides Oregon and Washington include No. 25 Washington State, which makes its debut in the top 25 this season. Stanford, USC, Colorado and Utah all received votes at 71, 53, 49 and 33.
1. Alabama (60)
2. Ohio State (1)
4. Notre Dame
5. Louisiana State
10. Central Florida
13. West Virginia
16. North Carolina State
17. Texas A&M
18. Penn State
21. South Florida
22. Mississippi State
24. Michigan State
25. Washington State