AP Top 25 poll: Oklahoma plummets, Alabama jumps Cincinnati in college football rankings

The AP voters have spoken, and a one-loss Oklahoma team is not worthy of being in the top 10. The Sooners dropped eight spots to No. 12 this week following a 27-14 loss to Baylor, which finds itself one spot ahead of the Sooners at No. 11. That seven-spot climb is the biggest improvement of any team in the poll this week.

The other significant change involves the top two. After ranking Cincinnati in the No. 2 spot behind Georgia for the last month, Alabama jumped ahead of the Bearcats this week. Apparently the Tide’s win over New Mexico State was more impressive than Cincinnati’s over South Florida Friday night.

As for the rest of the top 10, everybody ranked between Nos. 5 and 10 last week each moved up a spot, including Ohio State. The Buckeyes enter the top five after what might’ve been their most impressive performance of the season in a 59-31 win over Purdue.

The only new team in the top 10 this week is Ole Miss, which moved up two spots to No. 10 after beating Texas A&M. The Aggies, meanwhile, fell five spots to No. 16.

Here are the complete rankings.

1. Georgia (62 first-place votes)
2. Alabama
3. Cincinnati
4. Oregon
5. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
7. Michigan State
8. Michigan
9. Oklahoma State
10. Ole Miss
11. Baylor
12. Oklahoma
13. Wake Forest
14. BYU
15. UTSA
16. Texas A&M
17. Houston
18. Iowa
19. Wisconsin
20. Pitt
21. Arkansas
22. Louisiana
23. San Diego State
24. Utah
25. NC State

Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi State 52, Auburn 43, Appalachian State 32, Penn State 31, Coastal Carolina 28, Utah State 12, Kansas State 12, SMU 9, Kentucky 9, Purdue 4

Dropped Out: Penn…


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