USC climbs into AP leading 4 after Ohio State loss
Michigan moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, with TCU at No. 3 and USC at No. 4 behind top-ranked Georgia after 4 top-10 teams lost on the final day of regular-season games.The Bulldogs(12-0)are No. 1 for the eighth straight week and 11th time this season. Georgia received 58 first-place votes, and Michigan received the other five.The Wolverines(12-0 )reached a season-high No. 2 after beating Ohio State, which dropped the Buckeyes three areas to No. 5.
|1. Georgia (58 )||12-0|
|2. Michigan (5 )||12-0|
|5. Ohio State||11-1|
|8. Penn State||10-2|
|13. Kansas State||9-3|
|14. Florida State||9-3|
|16. Oregon State||9-3|
|19. Notre Dame||8-4|
|20. South Carolina||8-4|
|24. North Carolina||9-3|
|25. Mississippi State||8-4|
TCU (12-0) has its highest ranking because reaching No. 2 in the 2015 season, and USC has its finest ranking this late in the season because ending up the 2016 season at No. 3.
Other top-10 groups to fall were LSU, Clemson and Oregon. LSU’s loss to Texas A&M dropped the Tigers 5 areas to No. 11. Clemson’s loss to South Carolina sent it falling 3 areas to No. 10. The Ducks’ fourth-quarter collapse versus Oregon State cost Oregon a spot in the Pac-12 title game and five spots in the survey, where it fell to No. 15.
Alabama was No. 6, just ahead of Tennessee, which beat the Crimson Tide on a last-second basket in the house previously this season.No.
8 Penn State and No. 9 Washington both have their best rankings of the season. The Huskies haven’t been in the top 10 given that the 2018 season, when they peaked at No. 6.
This was the eighth regular-season week because 2017 in which four top-10 groups lost, consisting of the second this season. Three of those weeks happened in 2017.
The last time five or more top-10 groups lost in the same regular-season week was Nov. 12, 2016, when all five lost to unranked opponents.IN – No. 23 UTSA(10-2)made its season launching in the AP Top 25. The Roadrunners reached the rankings last year for the first time in the short history of the program.2 Associated Texas-San Antonio became an FBS school in 2012. The defending Conference USA champions peaked at No. 15 last season and will head into a second straight C-USA title game ranked. – No. 20 South Carolina(8-4)is back in the rankings after its 2nd straight upset of
a top-10 team. The Gamecocks beat Clemson on Saturday after removing Tennessee recently. South Carolina was ranked for one week in October however then immediately lost to Missouri. – No. 25 Mississippi State( 8-4 )went back to the rankings for the 2nd time this season.OUT – Ole Miss (8-4) fell out of the rankings for the first time this season.
Rebels reached No. 7 after starting 7-0 however completed the season losing four of five. – Cincinnati(9-3 )is out again. The Bearcats have actually bounced in and out for most of the season
. Losing to Tulane on Friday dropped them out again. – Coastal Carolina left after being routed by James Madison however still has an area in the Sun Belt national championship next week.CONFERENCE CALL Pac-12: 6 (Nos. 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17)SEC: 6(Nos. 1, 6, 7, 11, 20, 25 )ACC: 3(Nos. 10, 14, 24 )Big Ten: 3( Nos. 2, 5, 8)Huge 12: 3(Nos. 3, 13, 21)American: 2(Nos. 18, 22)Conference USA: 1(No. 23)
Independent: 1( No. 19)
RANKED vs. RANKED Championship week features five matchups
of ranked groups: – No. 11 LSU
vs. No. 1 Georgia, SEC championship – No. 3 TCU vs. No. 13 Kansas State, Big 12 champion – No. 4 USC vs. No.
12 Utah, Pac-12 champion – No. 10 Clemson vs. No. 24 North Carolina, ACC champion – No. 18 Tulane vs. No. 22 UCF, American Athletic Conference championship