Tide top-10 streak ends at 128; Longhorns to 3
Sep 17, 2023, 02:18 PM ET
No. 13 Alabama runs out the top 10 of the Associated Press college football survey for the very first time in eight years, and Georgia stayed No. 1 on Sunday.Georgia got 57 first-place votes in the AP Top 25. Michigan held at No. 2 with 2 first-place votes. No. 3 Texas turned spots with No. 4 Florida State. The Longhorns got 3 first-place votes, and the Seminoles got one.After scraping by USF on Saturday, Alabama(2-1)saw its streak of successive AP poll appearances ranked in the top 10 snapped at 128. That was the second-longest such streak in the history of the survey, behind Miami’s 137 from 1985 to 1993. Editor’s Picks 2 Associated The Crimson Tide are out of the leading 10
for the very first time because Sept. 27, 2015. They left of the leading 10 that September after losing at Ole Miss however moved back in Oct. 3 and went on to win a nationwide championship.Georgia now has the longest active run of top-10 rankings with 37. The awful 17-3 win versus USF marked Alabama
‘s first game versus a non-Power 5 conference challenger since 2007 in which the Tide stopped working to score a minimum of 20 points. In its previous 42 games versus non-Power 5 opponents, Alabama was unbeaten, with an average margin of victory of 40 points.The remainder of the leading 10: No. 5 USC, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State, No. 8 Washington, No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 10 Oregon.The Buckeyes will check out the Fighting Irish on Saturday as
the centerpiece of a huge schedule of ranked vs. ranked games.1. Georgia(57)2. Michigan (2)3. Texas(3)4.
Florida State (1)5. USC 6. Ohio State 7. Penn State 8. Washington 9. Notre Dame 10. Oregon 11. Utah 12. LSU 13. Alabama 14.
|Oregon State 15. Ole|
|Miss 16. Oklahoma 17. North Carolina 18. Duke 19. Colorado|
|20. Miami 21. Washington|
|State 22. UCLA 23. Tennessee 24. Iowa 25. Florida Survey points Alabama||still has the longest|
|streak in the country of successive weeks being ranked at 249. That|
|‘s the second finest of|
|still a long method|
|behind the record. Nebraska, under Tom Osborne,|
|was ranked for 348 straight weeks from 1981 to 2002|
|. The next-best active|
|streak behind Alabama|
|‘s comes from Ohio State at 182, although the Buckeyes were|
|not qualified for the|
|regular-season surveys of|
the 2020 season.Georgia’s streak
is at 102. Michigan is fourth best at 34, and Utah has the fifth-longest active Leading 25 streak at 25.
Relocating, moving out Kansas State was the only team to fall out of the ranking this week, after losing at Missouri on a 61-yard basket as time expired.No. 25 Florida moved back in for
the very first time considering that Sept. 24 of last season after upsetting Tennessee, which dropped 12 areas to No. 23.”It validates your strategy, what you’re offering to a degree, “Florida coach Billy Napier said after the game. “That’s what you want as a leader. … That’s a lot more enjoyable.”With the Gators back in the AP Top 25,
Florida State, Miami and
Florida are all ranked for the very first time because Sept. 17, 2017. Conference call The only two ranked groups in the Big 12 this week are the ones leaving after this season, Texas and Oklahoma.Although, to be fair, Colorado and Utah will be joining from the Pac-12, and the Utes are No. 11 and Buffaloes No. 19, the latter after winning a double-overtime thriller versus Colorado State.Pac-12: 8 (Nos. 5, 8, 10, 11, 14, 19, 21, 22) SEC: 6 (Nos. 1, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25 )ACC: 4(Nos. 4, 17, 18, 20) Big 10: 4( Nos. 2, 6, 7, 24 )Big 12: 2(Nos. 3, 16)Independent: 1 (No. 9). Next week: Ranked vs. ranked No. 6 Ohio State at No. 9 Notre Dame: For the 2nd straight year, it’s a top-10 matchup.No. 15 Ole Miss
at No. 13 Alabama:
Crimson Tide lead series 9-3 when both are ranked.No. 22 UCLA at No. 11 Utah: The second meeting with both groups ranked.
The first was last year.No. 19 Colorado at No. 10 Oregon: First regular-season conference with both teams ranked.No. 14 Oregon State at No. 21 Washington State: The Beavers and Cougars, the Pac-12’s left-behinds, have actually played 98 times however never before when both teams were ranked.No. 24 Iowa at No. 7 Penn State. Three of the past four meetings came when both were ranked.Coaches ‘survey The top
eight remained the very same in the AFCA Coaches Poll, with Georgia getting 62 of 64 first-place votes. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State
each received one vote. Florida State is No. 3. The Associated Press added to this report.