Top 5 UGA still leads the top, UCLA slip

No. 1 Georgia still led the top five in Sunday’s Associated Press college football poll, while the remaining top 25 finished eight times ranked, including two big upsets in the Pac-12. After the team lost, it was shuffled.

For the second week in a row, the Bulldogs won all but one of the 63 first-place votes. AP Top 25 Presented by a regional bank. No. 2 Ohio has already won his number one vote.

No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Tennessee retained their spots after Saturday’s victory.

Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee combined to beat their conference opponents 203-60.

Home losses by Oregon (to Washington) and UCLA (to Arizona) shook the rest of the top 10. LSU in 6th place and Southern California in 7th moved up the ranks respectively.

The last time a Pac-12 Top 10 team lost at home on the same weekend was October 2-4, 2014, when No. 2 Oregon lost 31-24 to Arizona, 31-24, and No. UCLA lost 30-1. 28 Utah.

Alabama moved up two places to 8th after falling to a season-low 10th place last week. Clemson moved up his four places to put him back in the top 0 in eighth, and Utah moved up to his tenth.

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Georgia is nearing school records.

The Bulldogs are number one for the ninth time this season, tying last season’s total for winning the national title for the first time in 41 years.

Georgia has taken first place a total of 33 times in the school’s history. That’s one behind Michigan, which has her 12th most in AP poll history.

The Bulldogs are in Kentucky next week to wrap up their season against Georgia Tech. Barring a major upset, they will be the nation’s top-ranked team in his 11th week in Southeastern qualifying for his conference championship against LSU.


Of the four teams that entered the rankings this week, only Coastal Carolina made their season debut. The 23rd-placed Chanticleers have finished in the top 25 each of the past three seasons.

— No. 22 Cincinnati is back. The Bearcats brought his No. 3 ranked team to the American Athletic Conference, along with No. 17 Central Florida and No. 21 Tulane, a season-best.

— No. 24 Oklahoma State is back after a two-game losing streak by defeating Iowa State.

— No. 25 Oregon is also back. The Beavers broke his nine-year poll drought two weeks ahead of him, quickly dropping out in Washington in a close loss and coming back on Sunday after defeating California.


Texas’ season in the rankings: Unranked in first two polls, ranked for 2 weeks in September, ranked for 2 weeks, ranked for 2 weeks, back for 1 week, gone again.

— Illinois has fallen after two consecutive home losses.

— North Carolina State are out of the rankings for the first time this season after the Wolfpack upset at home to Boston College.

— Liberty’s time in the top 25 was just one week. The Flames moved up the rankings following their win at Arkansas followed by a loss at UConn to drop out.

Conference call

The overthrow of the Ducks and Bruins dashed the Pac-12’s hopes of making the team into the college football playoffs. One consolation prize: The conference now includes more ranked teams than it did after September 15th, 2019.

Pac-12 — 6 (Nos. 7, 10, 12, 15, 16, 25).

SEC—5 (numbered 1, 5, 6, 8, 14).

ACC—3 (numbers 9, 13, 20).

USA — 3 (No. 17, 21, 22).

Big Ten — 3 (No. 2, 3, 11).

Big 12 — 3 (No. 4, 19, 24).

Sunbelt — 1 (No. 23).

Independent — 1 (No. 18).

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The Pac-12’s big game has lost its luster, but it’s still at the top of the marquee.

No. 7 USC at No. 16 UCLA.

No. 10 Utah vs. No. 12 Oregon.


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