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Georgia jumps Bama for No. 1; Notre Dame out

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  • Associated Press

Georgia reclaimed the very best spot in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Arkansas moved in to the top 10 after an upset-filled weekend in the united states.

The defending national champion Bulldogs, who started the growing season at No. 3 in the AP Top 25, took fourteen days to get back again to where they spent the majority of this past year. Georgia jumped Alabama after it cruised to a 33-0 victory against Samford.

Nonetheless it wasn’t so much in what the Bulldogs did this week just as much as what they did the other day, combined with Crimson Tide needing a late field goal to flee at Texas on Saturday.

Georgia, which opened the growing season by beating Oregon 49-3, received 53 of 63 first-place votes from the media panel. No. 2 Alabama received nine first-place votes, no. 3 Ohio State got one first-place vote.

No. 4 Michigan no. 5 Clemson held their places, however the remaining top 10 was shuffled.

Oklahoma moved up an area to No. 6. USC jumped three places to No. 7 because of its best ranking since September 2017.

All of those other top 10 are new arrivals: No. 8 Oklahoma State moved up three spots, No. 9 Kentucky jumped 11 places because of its best ranking because it reached No. 8 in October 2007, no. 10 Arkansas was up six.

After being upset in the home by Sun Belt schools, Texas A&M dropped from No. 6 to No. 24 and Notre Dame tumbled out completely from No. 8. The Aggies were beaten by Appalachian State and the Fighting Irish fell to 0-2 after losing to Marshall, marking the fifth amount of time in days gone by 10 seasons and first-time since 2020 that two top-10 teams lost in the home to unranked teams in exactly the same week.

Notre Dame is unranked for the very first time since Sept. 17, 2017, snapping a streak of 80 straight poll appearances, that was fourth in the united kingdom behind Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia among active runs.

Poll Points

No. 1 winning and dropping, as Alabama did, is really a common occurrence. Because the AP college football poll were only available in 1936, it has happened 91 times.

The final time it just happened was 2019, when twice through the season the very best spot flipped twice while teams remained unbeaten.


No. 21 Texas was rewarded because of its effort against Alabama by getting into the ranking for the very first time since Oct. 10, 2021. The Longhorns are thought to be the initial team to reduce but still enter the very best 25 since Missouri achieved it in 1997. That came following the famous Flea Kicker game against Nebraska.

No. 22 Penn State appeared in the ranking for the very first time since dropping out in the center of November throughout a late-season slide.

No. 25 Oregon is back after adding 70 points on Eastern Washington.


Wisconsin‘s 17-14 home loss to Washington State knocked the Badgers out from the rankings for the very first time this year.

Houston dropped out after losing in overtime at Texas Tech, the Cougars’ second straight OT game to open the growing season.

Conference Call

SEC: 8 (Nos. 1, 2, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, 24)

ACC: 5 (Nos. 5, 13, 16, 19, 23)

Big Ten: 4 (Nos. 3, 4, 11, 22)

Big 12: 4 (Nos. 6, 8, 17, 21)

Pac-12: 3 (Nos. 7, 14, 25)

Independents: 1 (No. 12)

Ranked vs. Ranked

No. 12 BYU at No. 25 Oregon. Second straight ranked Power 5 opponent for the Cougars.

No. 13 Miami at No. 24 Texas A&M. The Aggies’ loss cost College Station an opportunity to host ESPN’s College GameDay, but it’s still a matchup of ranked teams.

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