Georgia remains at No. 1; Alabama, Clemson both have big declines

Georgia remains at No. 1; Alabama, Clemson both have big declines

Georgia remains the No. 1 team in the country in the eyes Associated Press Top 25 voters.

Georgia was No. 1 in the AP poll last week, but No. 3 in the first College Football Playoff rankings. And after The Bulldogs had a dominant win over Tennessee on Saturdayit would be a shock if Georgia wasn’t #1 in both rankings.

Tennessee was the CFP Commission’s top-ranked team, but was tied with Ohio State for No. 2 in the AP poll. After Saturday’s loss, the Volunteers dropped three places to 5th.

The other big game in the SEC had similar polling implications. LSU upset Alabama with a successful two-point conversion attempt in overtime. As a result, LSU moved up eight spots from No. 15 to No. 7 in the AP poll. Alabama, meanwhile, fell four spots to No. 10.

The other big drop in the AP poll came from Clemson after an ugly road loss to previously unranked Notre Dame. Clemson dropped 5 to 12th.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, center, reacts along the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart leads the Bulldogs in a pack in the AP Top 25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Behind Georgia, Ohio State remained at No. 2 despite a shaky performance on a rainy day at Northwestern. Michigan outscored Rutgers in a strong second half and then moved up to #3. TCU remained undefeated with a home win over Texas Tech and slipped three spots to No. 4.

Oregon continued its winning streak and is now up to No. 6, ahead of two other one-loss Pac-12 teams — No. 8 USC and no. 9 UCLA.

Lower down the rankings is Tulane at No. 16. Tulane is the top-ranked Group of Five team ahead of the American Athletic Conference’s big matchup with UCF, moving up three spots to No. 22.

Other notable movers in the rankings include Liberty, Illinois and Kansas State. Liberty is now No. 19 after a road sweep of Arkansas, Illinois fell seven spots to No. 21 after a home loss to Michigan State, and Kansas State fell 10 spots to No. 23 after a loss to Texas.

Texas is one of the newcomers to the ranking. The Longhorns, who are scheduled to host TCU next weekend, are ranked No. 18. Number 20. Notre Dame, no. No. 24 Washington and No. 25 Florida State are also back in the rankings this week.

Wake Forest and Oklahoma State were dropped after being ranked in the top 10 just two weeks ago.

Here’s the full Top 25:

  1. Georgia

  2. Ohio State

  3. Michigan

  4. TCU

  5. Tennessee

  6. Oregon

  7. LSU

  8. USC

  9. UCLA

  10. Alabama

  11. Be Miss

  12. Clemson

  13. Utah

  14. Penn State

  15. North Carolina

  16. Tulane

  17. NC State

  18. Texas

  19. freedom

  20. Lady

  21. Illinois

  22. UCF

  23. Kansas State

  24. Washington

  25. Florida State

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