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Sport Reactions to the College Football AP Top 25 Poll for Week 6: Alabama, Ohio State Climb

00:05  30 september  2019
00:05  30 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The new Week 5 Top 25 college football rankings are here. Wisconsin has moved into the top 10 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll , while California also made a jump in the rankings. Alabama ( 6 ).

Georgia closed the gap with Alabama , at least in the eyes of AP poll voters, after the Bulldogs beat a top -10 opponent in Notre Dame. Here are our takeaways from the latest AP Top 25 poll . The phrase “No. 5 Ohio State ” is somewhat significant because last week the Buckeyes were ranked No

The college football AP Top 25 poll for Week 6 was released Sunday afternoon and it featured some major changes at the top.

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There’s a new No. 1 team in the country and there’s a new face that joined the top four.

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Here are our reactions to the latest AP poll.

‘Bama is back to No. 1

Alabama was the beneficiary of Clemson’s 21-20 scare at North Carolina. The Crimson Tide leapfrogged the Tigers, who are now No. 2, for the top spot in the AP poll. In an ACC that certainly doesn’t appear to have multiple playoff contenders, let alone many opportunities for noteworthy wins that would jump out to the selection committee, Clemson was nearly tripped up by a middling Tar Heels team.

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Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll , and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the Alabama and Clemson still hold the top spots. The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll , with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct.

Week 4 of the college football season saw eight ranked teams lose, including No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 10 Here’s how we think the AP Top 25 poll will look in Week 5. This isn’t a personal ballot, this is The Wildcats were off in Week 4 but they’re 3-0 after their road win over Mississippi State in Week 3.

The Tigers will have to hope that Wake Forest, which made its season debut in the AP Top 25 at No. 22, can climb high enough in the polls and CFP rankings that Clemson can add another resume-building win in the regular season.

Meanwhile, Alabama is now ranked No. 1 in both the AP poll and SP+ rankings, which rank the Crimson Tide’s offense at No. 3 nationally and its defense at No. 8.

Ohio State is now in the top four

We predicted this would happen after Ohio State destroyed Nebraska in front of the Huskers’ home crowd in a game that was selected as the location for Week 5’s College GameDay.

The Buckeyes received just two more votes than LSU – 1,324 to 1,322 – so it’s not as if voters perceive there’s a huge gap between Ohio State and the suddenly offensively explosive Tigers.

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Alabama stayed No. 1, with 59 first-place votes and Georgia remained No. 2. No. 3 The AP Top 25 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks college football ’s A team receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through to the 25 th team

This is a historic week for the AP Top 25 poll . Seven spots feature new teams that were Alabama and Clemson could lose prior to their respective conference championship games and We already wrote about how Washington State could potentially carve out a path to the College Football Playoff.

I, for one, would love to see the two teams play on a neutral field but it’s encouraging to see that AP poll voters are willing to make changes from their collective preseason opinions. You could argue that Ohio State deserves to be ranked even higher than No. 4 but the Buckeyes treating their September opponents with reckless abandon was justifiably rewarded in the AP poll.

What kind of upward mobility is there for the next tier?

The group of teams ranked No. 6 through No. 14 stayed the same as last week with the only movement coming from Notre Dame and Florida flip-flopping with the Fighting Irish now at No. 9 and the Gators at No. 10. Oklahoma, Auburn and Wisconsin are ranked No. 6-8 and Texas, Penn State, Oregon and Iowa are No. 11-14.

It’s probably more responsible to try to group teams into tiers rather than steadfast and linear one-through-25 rankings when discussing the national college football landscape.

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Alabama 's big win over Mississippi didn't keep Clemson from cutting into its lead in The Associated Press college football The top four teams remained the same. Following Alabama and Clemson are Oklahoma, which lost the — North Carolina State returned to the poll for the first time since 2010.

Where does the top tier end? Is it after LSU at No. 5? Oklahoma at No. 6? Are Auburn or Wisconsin included?

Smart observers of football can disagree about that but it’s interesting to speculate about which teams just outside of the top four or even just outside of the top 10 are good enough, or have a schedule that’s friendly enough, for them to potentially be ranked, say, No. 6 in early November.

Oklahoma, Auburn, Wisconsin, Florida, Penn State and Iowa are still undefeated. If they keep that up, they’ll climb in the AP poll and they’ll have the chance to make a playoff push as they inch closer to a theoretical 13-0 or 12-1 record.

Notre Dame, Texas and Oregon’s lone losses came against undefeated teams that are currently ranked in the top seven so they haven’t been mathematically eliminated from the playoff, either.

We’ll learn more in Week 6, when Auburn travels to Florida and Iowa goes to Michigan.

Long droughts are over

SMU is ranked No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, marking the first time the Mustangs have been ranked since 1986. SMU’s death penalty came in 1987.

AP Top 25: Alabama jumps to No. 1 after Clemson close call

  AP Top 25: Alabama jumps to No. 1 after Clemson close call Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call. © APWF Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) jogs off the field after a victory over Mississippi in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) Alabama received 29 of 61 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel as the Tigers' one-point victory at North Carolina gave the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank the first shake-up at the top this season. Clemson slipped to No.

Top -ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1 on Sunday, receiving a season-high 58 LSU has now gone from No. 25 to start the season to No. 6 in three weeks . The Tigers beat Miami, the A team receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through to the 25 th

Ohio State was among the biggest winners in the new AP Top 25 poll , as one would expect With the College Football Playoff Rankings show set for Tuesday night, the upcoming week will The entire AP Top 25 can be seen below with first-place votes in parenthesis 1. Alabama (61) 2

Wake Forest is ranked No. 22, which is the first time the Demon Deacons have been ranked since 2008.

It’s not unusual for a couple teams every year to end an AP Top 25 drought but to have two teams end 10-plus-year droughts in the same week is remarkable.

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AP Top 25: Ohio State, Georgia tied at No. 3; Florida to 7th .
Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots Sunday after a week off for both, but the Buckeyes caught up to the Bulldogs in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. The Crimson Tide received 32 first-place votes and 1,503 points and the Tigers had 15 first-place votes and 1,433 points. Georgia got three first-place votes and 1,393 points. Ohio State, which was fourth last week, received 10 first-place votes and 1,393 points.RELATED: POLLSThe last time there was a tie in the top three was Sept. 20, 2015, when TCU and Mississippi shared third.No.

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