Georgia, No. 2, Ohio State, No. 3; Penn State Dropped To 7th: AP Poll

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – As expected, Week 10 of The Associated Press College Football Rankings was well shaken up, as Ohio State moved back into the Top 4.

Kirby Smart Georgia Football coach

Kirby Smart Georgia Football head coach

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – As expected, Week 10 of The Associated Press College Football Rankings was well shaken up, as Ohio State moved back into the Top 4.

After rallying from 18 points on two separate occasions on Saturday to beat then-No. 2 Penn State, 38-39, Ohio State (7-1) jumped three places to No. 4 after TCU had also lost at the weekend.

Alabama (8-0), which was inactive in the last fixtures, returned as the top-ranked team in Week 10 after receiving 59 first-place votes for 1,523 points.

Fellow unbeaten side Georgia (8-0) moved up to No. 2, following the comfortable 42-7 victory over Florida.

This is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since 2008, as they took the next two first-place votes from the media panel.

Wisconsin is up one spot to No. 5, while the Top 5 is completed by Notre Dame, which leaped four places after beating last week’s 14th ranked North Carolina State 35-14 on Saturday.

Clemson is up a notch to No. 6, Penn State dropped to No. 7 and is followed in the Top 10 by Oklahoma, Miami and TCU, which dropped six slots, following the 14-7 loss to Iowa State.

Oklahoma State sits at No. 11 and is followed by Washington and Virginia Tech who also held their places from last week.

The Cyclones are No. 14, up 11 places from last week and their highest AP ranking since 2002, reports ESPN Stats & Information. UCF, which clobbered Austin Peay 73-33 on Saturday, is up three spots to No. 15.

Auburn, USC, Stanford, LSU and NC State rounded out the Top 20.

The next five are led by newcomers Mississippi State, at No. 21 and Arizona, which upset then-No. 15 Washington State 58-37, at No. 23.

Memphis comes in at No. 22 with Michigan State and Washington State at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.

Falling from the rankings this week were South Florida, which was No. 17 last week and West Virginia (22).

The Associated Press College Football Rankings
Top 25

1 Alabama(59) 8-0
2 Georgia(2) 8-0
3 Ohio State 7-1
4 Wisconsin 8-0
5 Notre Dame 7-1
6 Clemson 7-1
7 Penn State 7-1
8 Oklahoma 7-1
9 Miami 7-0
10 TCU 7-1
11 Oklahoma State 7-1
12 Washington 7-1
13 Virginia Tech 7-1
14 Iowa State 6-2
15 UCF 7-0
16 Auburn 6-2
17 USC 7-2
18 Stanford 6-2
19 LSU 6-2
20 NC State 6-2
21 Mississippi State 6-2 NR
22 Memphis 7-1
23 Arizona 6-2 NR
24 Michigan State 6-2
25 Washington State 7-2

Dropped from rankings: South Florida 17, West Virginia 22

Others receiving votes: South Florida 98, Michigan 73, Toledo 19, West Virginia 13, South Carolina 11, San Diego State 3, Army 2, Boise State 2

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