No. 1 UGA leads steady top 5; Ducks, UCLA slip
No. 1 Georgia led a the same top five in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, while the remainder of the Top 25 was mixed after eight ranked groups lost– including 2 huge upsets in the Pac-12.
For the second straight week, the Bulldogs got all but among the 63 first-place votes in the AP Top 25. No. 2 Ohio State received the other first-place vote.No.
3 Michigan, No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Tennessee held their spots after victories Saturday, with only the Horned Frogs dealing with a genuine challenge.Team Tape-record 1.
|Georgia(62)10-0 2. Ohio State(1)|
|10-0 3. Michigan 10-0|
|4. TCU 10-0 5. Tennessee 9-1||6. LSU 8-2 7|
|. USC 9-1 8.||Alabama 8-2 9. Clemson 9-1 10. Utah 8-2 11. Penn State||8-2|
|12. Oregon 8-2|
|13. North Carolina 9-1 14. Ole Miss||8-2|
|15. Washington 8-2 16. UCLA 8-2|
|17. UCF 8-2|
|18. Notre Dame 7-3 19.||Kansas State 7-3 20. Florida State 7-3 21.|
|Tulane 8-2 22. Cincinnati||8-2|
|23. Coastal Carolina 9-1 24|
|. Oklahoma State 7-3 25. Oregon State 7-3 Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and Tennessee won||by a combined||203-60 against|
|conference opponents.Home losses by Oregon(to Washington)and UCLA(to Arizona )shocked the rest of|
|the leading 10. No. 6 LSU||and|
|No. 7 USC each went up a spot.The last time 2 top-10 Pac-12 groups lost in your home||throughout the very same|
|weekend was Oct. 2-4, 2014, when No. 2 Oregon|
|fell 31-24 to Arizona||and|
|No. 8 UCLA was beat 30-28 by Utah.Alabama climbed two spots to No. 8 this week after it was up to a season-low No. 10 recently. Clemson went up 3 areas to reenter the top 10 at No. 9, and Utah increased to No. 10. POLL POINTS Georgia is surrounding a school record.The Bulldogs are No. 1 for the ninth time this season, matching their total from last season, when they won the national title for the very first time in 41 years.Georgia has been at No. 1 a total of 33 times in school history, one behind Michigan for 12th most in the history of the AP poll.The Bulldogs are at Kentucky next week
and close the routine season versus Georgia Tech. Disallowing a significant upset, they will go into the SEC national championship against LSU with 11 weeks as the nation’s top-ranked team.IN Of the four groups that moved into the rankings this week, Coastal Carolina is the only one making
its season debut. The 23rd-ranked Chanticleers have actually now arrived 25 in each of the past three seasons.2 Associated – No. 22 Cincinnati is back in.
The Bearcats offer the American Athletic Conference a season-high 3 ranked groups along with No. 17 Central Florida and No. 21 Tulane.
– No. 24 Oklahoma State returned after snapping a two-game losing streak by beating Iowa State. – No. 25 Oregon State is likewise back. The Beavers broke a nine-year survey dry spell 2 weeks earlier, immediately lost a close game at Washington and dropped out, then moved back in Sunday after beating California.OUT Texas’season in the rankings: unranked for the first 2 polls, moved in for two weeks in September, out for two weeks, in for 2 weeks, back for a week and now gone once again. – Illinois tumbled out after a 2nd straight home loss. – NC State is unranked for the very first time this season after the Wolfpack were disturbed at home by Boston College.
– Liberty’s time in the Top 25 lasted two weeks. The Flames followed up a success at Arkansas by losing at
UConn to fall out.CONFERENCE CALL The Ducks and Bruins getting fell crushed the Pac-12’s hopes of putting a group in the College Football Playoff. One consolation reward: The conference now has more ranked teams than it has considering that Sept. 15, 2019.Pac-12: 6(Nos. 7,
12, 15, 16, 25) SEC: 5(Nos. 1, 5, 6, 8, 14)ACC: 3( Nos. 9, 13, 20 )American: 3(Nos. 17, 21, 22 )Big Ten: 3(Nos. 2, 3, 11) Big 12: 3(Nos. 4, 19, 24)Sun
Belt: 1(No. 23 )Independent: 1(No. 18 )RANKED vs. RANKED The Pac-12’s big
games lost some radiance, however they are still at the top of the marquee.No. 7 USC at No. 16 UCLA.No. 10 Utah at No. 12 Oregon.