The AP Poll released their new rankings on Sunday and the top six teams stayed the same. However, it’s safe to say Oregon (2) needs to have an impressive victory over number (6) Stanford on Thursday. With Miami’s loss, seven teams moved up one spot a piece until the Hurricanes dropped in at 14. CBSsportsline.com notes that Florida State had an impressive performance and it was enough to put the Ducks on notice.
Alabama stayed on top of the rankings with Oregon and Florida State following close behind. The Seminoles are only nine points behind the Ducks and they now have six first place votes.
Ohio State is number four and Baylor comes in at number five. While there hasn’t been much talk about these two teams, could they actually be the best in the country? Ohio State has 21 straight wins and Baylor has 11 straight victories dating back to last season. Only Alabama has more with 12 consecutive victories.
Here are some notes on the poll. Besides, Miami, three other teams dropped from last week’s top 25 and remained in the AP poll. Shockingly, two of the teams won games. Fresno State defeated Nevada 41-23 and fell one spot to UCLA. The Bruins beat Colorado 45-23 and ended their two game losing streak. Fresno State also dropped behind two loss Wisconsin after scoring 63 points.
The SEC has four teams in the top 10 and six teams in the top 13 of the AP poll.
The PAC 12 has four teams in the top 25 and two in the top 10.
The ACC has three teams in top 25 led by the aforementioned Florida State.
The Big 10 also has three teams in the top 25.
The Big 12 has four teams in the top 25 with Baylor ranking the highest at number five.
The AAC has two teams in the top 25 with UCF just ahead of Louisville at 19.
Fresno State, (17) Northern Illinois, (22) and Notre Dame (24) round out the top 25 rankings.
Here is the AP Poll.
1. Alabama (8-0) -- 52 first-place votes
2. Oregon (8-0) -- two first-place votes
3. Florida State (8-0) -- six first-place votes
4. Ohio State (9-0)
5. Baylor (7-0)
6. Stanford (7-1)
7. Auburn (8-1)
8. Clemson (8-1)
9. Missouri (8-1)
10. LSU (7-2)
11. Texas A&M (7-2)
12. Oklahoma (7-1)
13. South Carolina (7-2)
14. Miami (7-1)
15. Oklahoma State (7-1)
16. UCLA (6-2)
17. Fresno State (8-0)
18. Michigan State (8-1)
19. UCF (6-1)
20. Louisville (7-1)
21. Northern Illinois (9-0)
22. Wisconsin (6-2)
23. Arizona State (6-2)
24. Notre Dame (7-2)
25. Texas Tech (7-2)