The Alabama Crimson Tide continued its utter domination of the national polls, coming in at No. 1 yet again, according to the latest AP Top 25, which was released on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide (5-0) going into their game with Texas A&M on Saturday with 53 of the 62 first-place votes, continuing their stranglehold on No. 1 since the preseason poll. Georgia, also undefeated and coming off a shutout of Georgia, is No. 2, and received the other nine first-place votes.
Behind them, Iowa and Penn State moved into the No. 3 and No. 4 rankings, respectively, ahead of a huge showdown between the two teams in Big Ten play, a game that has the potential to shake up the Top 10.
Cincinnati (4-0) moved up from No. 7 to No. 5, defeating Notre Dame in its final non-conference game and in a matchup of top 10 teams. It’s the biggest win in recent memory for the Bearcats.
The remainder of the Top 10 was No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Oregon, No. 9 Michigan and No. 10 BYU.
The rest of the AP Top 25 included No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Arkansas, No. 14 Notre Dame, No. 15 Coastal Carolina, No. 16 Kentucky, No. 17 Ole MIss, No. 18 Auburn, No. 19 Wake Forest, No. 20 Florida, No. 21 Texas, No. 22 Arizona State, No. 23 North Carolina State, No. 24 SMU and No. 25 San Diego State.
Teams also receiving votes included Clemson 96, Texas A&M 41, Oregon State 27, Baylor 24, Mississippi State 18, Virginia Tech 13, Stanford 11, UTSA 10, Pittsburgh 6, Fresno State 5, Texas Tech 4, Western Michigan 3, Appalachian State 2, Kansas State 2, Boston College 1, UCLA 1.
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