AP Top 25: Penn State Up to 2 Behind Unanimous No. 1 Alabama
Penn State has climbed to No. 2 in The Associated Press College football poll behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama after a wild weekend of upsets gave the Top 25 a major makeover.
A season-high seven ranked teams, including four in the top 10, lost to unranked teams on Friday and Saturday. Defending national champion Clemson and defending Pac-12 champion Washington were the highest ranked teams to lose.
Penn State, which was idle, took advantage. The Nittany Lions moved up a spot to No. 2, 15 points ahead of No. 3 Georgia. Penn State has its best ranking since Oct. 31, 1999, when the Nittany Lions were No. 2. Alabama, which has been No. 1 since the preseason, received all 61 first-place votes for the first time this year.
TCU is No. 4, Wisconsin is No. 5 and Big Ten rival Ohio State is sixth.
Clemson dropped five spots to seventh. Miami, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State round out the top 10.
Here are the Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
|1. Alabama (61)||7-0||1525||1|
|2. Penn St.||6-0||1432||3|
|6. Ohio St.||6-1||1184||9|
|10. Oklahoma St.||5-1||900||14|
|11. Southern Cal||6-1||886||13|
|13. Notre Dame||5-1||798||16|
|14. Virginia Tech||5-1||727||15|
|15. Washington St.||6-1||578||8|
|16. NC State||6-1||573||20|
|16. South Florida||6-0||573||18|
|18. Michigan St.||5-1||563||21|
|23. West Virginia||4-2||157||NR|
Others receiving votes: San Diego St. 56, Texas A&M 46, Iowa St. 16, Virginia 10, Kentucky 8, Utah 4, Mississippi St. 3, South Carolina 2, Iowa 2, Navy 2, Texas Tech 2, Georgia Tech 1, Marshall 1, Florida St. 1.
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