Clemson, Alabama And Ohio State Are AP Top 25 College Football Poll Big Three

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Clemson remained No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, but Ohio State moved up to No. 3 after a dominant season opener.

The Tigers (6-0) received 52 first-place votes from the panel following a 47-21 win over Syracuse on Saturday.

Alabama which is No. 2 again, got the remaining 10 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide (5-0) beat Tennessee 48-17 in their last fixture for a fifth successful victory this season.

Ohio State jumped two places after easily putting away Nebraska 52-17 in its COIVD-19 pandemic-delayed Big Ten Conference opener.

No. 4 is Notre Dame and No. 5 is Georgia, as both teams slipped a spot behind the Buckeyes.

Oklahoma State at No. 6, Cincinnati Cincinnati, Texas A&M, Wisconsin Wisconsin and Florida Florida completed the Top 10.

Meanwhile, Indiana jumps into Top 25 after stunning Penn State.

The Hoosiers pulled off a stunner 36-35 overtime victory over g then-No. 8 Penn State to jump into the rankings at No. 17 and scored its first win over a top-10 opponent in 33 years.

With the defeat, Penn State slipped 10 spots to No. 18.

Elsewhere, No. 11 BYU, Miami, Michigan, Oregon and North Carolina completed the Top 15.

The impressive Kansas State is at No. 16 ahead of Marshall at No. 19 and Coastal Carolina.

The last five is completed by USC, SMU, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Boise State.

Minnesota is among three teams dropping out of the Top 25 after the defeat at home by Michigan. Virginia Tech and North Carolina State also dropped out after losing for the second time this season.

AP Top 25 poll

First-place votes in parentheses:

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (10)
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma State
7. Cincinnati
8. Texas A&M
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida
11. BYU
12. Miami
13. Michigan
14. Oregon
15. North Carolina
16. Kansas State
17. Indiana
18. Penn State
19. Marshall
20. Coastal Carolina
21. USC
22. SMU
23. Iowa State
24. Oklahoma
25. Boise State

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 19, Minnesota 21, NC State 23

Others receiving votes: Memphis 105, Liberty 85, Tulane 80, Louisiana 50, Army 44, Auburn 41, Minnesota 40, Utah 36, Northwestern 20, Arkansas 15, Washington 15, Purdue 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, California 4, Boston College 2, Texas 2, San Diego State 1

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