Alabama Jumps Back Into the AP Top 10 After Georgia Win
Alabama football has returned to a familiar position in the AP Top 25 after a decisive win against Georgia. The Crimson Tide has moved back into the top 10 in the rankings following a two week absence.
Nick Saban's program ended a streak of 69 straight weeks in the AP top 10 after a loss to Ole Miss in week 3, but it only took two games to move back in at No. 8. Alabama remains the highest ranked one-loss team in college football and even sits ahead of a number of undefeated teams.
The Crimson Tide will face off against two of those undefeated teams this season: No. 7 LSU and No. 9 Texas A&M.
Ohio State remains atop the poll, but its stranglehold on first place is weakening after a lack of convincing wins. TCU, Baylor, Utah, and Texas A&M also received first place votes this week.
Here is the complete list of Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
|1. Ohio St. (38)||5-0||1,444||1|
|2. TCU (5)||5-0||1,371||4|
|3. Baylor (10)||4-0||1,364||5|
|4. Michigan St.||5-0||1,291||2|
|5. Utah (7)||4-0||1,254||10|
|9. Texas A&M (1)||5-0||1,009||14|
|12. Florida St.||4-0||922||11|
|15. Notre Dame||4-1||721||6|
|17. Southern Cal||3-1||498||17|
|21. Oklahoma St.||5-0||332||20|
|25. Boise St.||4-1||65||NR|
Others receiving votes: Oregon 39, Duke 31, Houston 31, Temple 23, Memphis 19, Navy 19, Arizona St. 15, Mississippi St. 11, West Virginia 8, Texas Tech 4, BYU 3, Kansas St. 1, Missouri 1.