The newest AP Top 25 was released Sunday afternoon. Similar to the coaches poll, there were sizable movements in the top 10 thanks to a pair of upsets. Michigan is no longer in the top 10 after falling to Michigan State 14-10. The Wolverines fell 10 spots, in fact, from No. 7 to No. 17. Oklahoma also dropped from No. 3 to No. 12 followings its loss to Iowa State. Moving into the Sooners’ old spot is Penn State after cruising against Northwestern. The Nittany Lions remain the Big Ten’s highest-ranked team in the AP poll.

Washington State, fresh off a comfortable win against Oregon, entered the top 10 for the first time this season at No. 8. The Cougars are the second-highest ranked Pac-12 team behind Washington, who rounds out the top five. Alabama and Clemsoncontinue to hold down the top two spots and garner all the first-place votes.

Thought Alabama is one of three SEC teams to be ranked, all of which are in the top 10, the AAC showed up in a big way in the latest poll. South Florida, UCF and Navy are now all in the Top 25. Though the AP Top 25 is not used in the College FootballPlayoff Rankings, it reflects the contenders for the Group of Five New Year’s Six bowl slot.

Here’s how the rest of the top 25 looks …


  1. Alabama (43)
  2. Clemson (18)
  3. Penn State
  4. Georgia
  5. Washington
  6. TCU
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Washington State
  9. Ohio State
  10. Auburn
  11. Miami (Florida)
  12. Oklahoma
  13. USC
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Michigan
  18. South Florida
  19. San Diego State
  20. NC State
  21. Michigan State
  22. UCF
  23. Stanford
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Navy

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 39, West Virginia 26, Louisville 25, Utah 17, LSU 9, Florida 9, Kentucky 6, Iowa St. 5, Texas A&M 4, Memphis 2