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Sport SMU ranked in top 25 for first time since Death Penalty, Alabama new No. 1 over Clemson in all major polls

22:25  29 september  2019
22:25  29 september  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Coaches Poll: Clemson still No. 1 while four new teams join rankings

Coaches Poll: Clemson still No. 1 while four new teams join rankings The top 10 of the Amway Coaches Poll stayed the same. Clemson held its spot at No. 1 ahead of Alabama. Four new teams joined, led by Virginia and

History was made in the latest AP Poll and it has nothing to do with the new No. 1 team in the land.

  SMU ranked in top 25 for first time since Death Penalty, Alabama new No. 1 over Clemson in all major polls © Getty Images

There was a new program atop the Week 6 edition of the poll but it was old familiar Alabama, who has now pipped previous No. 1 Clemson in all three of the major polls released on Sunday. The Tigers narrowly avoided losing to North Carolina on Saturday and voters have appropriately punished Dabo Swinney’s team by dropping them across the board. Georgia remained No. 3 while Ohio State moved into the top four after flipping spots with No. 5 LSU. The top 14 was otherwise unchanged aside from No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 10 Florida changing places.

AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked

AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked California and Arizona State have moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years. A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the AP media poll presented by Regions Bank mostly unchanged. Clemson remains No. 1, with 57 of the 62 first-place votes, as the top nine held their spots Sunday. Alabama was No. 2, receiving five first-place votes, followed by Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida. The ninth-ranked Gators were the only top-10 team to play a competitive game. The others won by a combined 428-97. Utah, the highest ranked Pac-12 team, moved up to No. 10.

The most interesting team in the top 25 though? That would be none other than No. 24 SMU, which is ranked in the top 25 for the first time since 1986 — an era before the school was given the Death Penalty in football a year later. The Mustangs are 5-0 at the moment after beating USF over the weekend and topped DFW rival TCU the week prior for their best start since 1983.

The full AP Top 25:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Auburn
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Florida
  11. Texas
  12. Penn State
  13. Oregon
  14. Iowa
  15. Washington
  16. Boise State
  17. Utah
  18. UCF
  19. Michigan
  20. Arizona State
  21. Oklahoma State
  22. Wake Forest
  23. Virginia
  24. SMU
  25. Texas A&M

AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 2, upset drops Georgia to No. 10 .
LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time.The Tigers jumped from No. 5, past No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Ohio State, after beating Florida in a matchup of unbeaten teams Saturday night. LSU received 12 first-place votes Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank while Alabama received 30 first-place votes and is No. 1 for the third consecutive week. The Crimson Tide host the Tigers on Nov. 9.

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