AP Top 25: ‘Bama jumps OR at # 3; Penn State falls to 20th place


Alabama moved up to No. 3 in college football on the Associated Press on Sunday, behind Georgia and No. 2 Cincinnati.

The Bulldogs (63 votes for first place) are unanimous No. 1 for the third straight week in the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, and the Bearcats remain second.

The Crimson Tide jumped one spot after Oklahoma after blowing Tennessee. The Sooners, now fourth, were shut out in the first half against Kansas before scoring 35 in the second half and retiring late.

Ohio State’s No.5 and Michigan’s No.6 both retained their spots.


Oregon moved up three spots to place at No. 7. Michigan State’s No. 8, Iowa’s No. 9 and Mississippi’s No. 10 round out the top 10.

In a week without a match between the ranked teams, five ranked teams lost, including two in the top 10. Penn State fell 13 spots to No.20 after losing a record nine extra periods to Illinois. Oklahoma State fell from 8th to 15th place after losing to Iowa State.


Alabama went from No.1 to No.5 two weeks ago after losing to Texas A&M, putting their record-breaking streak of five first appearances at risk.

But since then the Tide have won two games and A&M took advantage of the surprise with two easy wins. The unranked Aggies when they beat Alabama are in 14th overall.

The combination of the two helped Tide lead their top-five streak at 69. The second-best top-five streak in polling history ended early in the season when Clemson was broken at 57.

The second best active streak in the top five is Georgia at eight weeks.

– No.10 Ole Miss has his best ranking since the end of the 2015 season at No.10.

– No. 17 Pitt was in the top 20 for the first time since the start of the 2010 season at No. 15. The last time the Panthers were ranked this high in a season was when they reached n ° 8 and finished n ° 15 in 2009.


A few teams that spent time in the Top 25 AP earlier this season are back this week.

– No. 22 The state of Iowa returned after dropping out in mid-September. The Cyclones started season 7 and lost two of their first four games.

–No.25 BYU shattered a two-game losing streak by beating Washington State. The Cougars are 4-0 against the Pac-12 teams.


– Purdue came out after a week on the leaderboards. The Boilermakers (4-3) lost at home to Wisconsin. Purdue has not been ranked for more than a week in any season since 2005.

–North Carolina state slipped out of the standings after a narrow loss to Miami.


SEC – 6 (Nos 1, 3, 10, 12, 14, 18).

Big Ten – 5 (Nos. 5, 6, 8, 9, 20).

Large 12 – 4 (Nos.4, 15, 16, 22).

ACC – 2 (Nos 13, 17).

American – 2 (Nos. 2, 19).

Pac-12 – 1 (n ° 7).

USA Conference – 1 (n ° 23).

West Mountain – 1 (No. 21).

Solar belt – 1 (n ° 24).

Independent – 2 (Nos 11, 25).


No. 20 Penn State to No. 5 Ohio State. It will be the sixth consecutive meeting with both ranked teams, but the Nittany Lions are heading in the wrong direction.

No.6 Michigan to No.8 Michigan State. The first top 10 meeting between the rivals since 1964.

No. 10 Mississippi to No. 18 Auburn. Two teams still very present in the SEC West race.


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