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Penn State entered the top 10 of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly a year to shakeup the rankings following a week of close games. Alabama still has a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot, though No. 2 Georgia is the only other school receiving first place votes. Oregon and Oklahoma also flipped to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, after the Sooners survived a rivalry matchup against Nebraska

In the middle of the rankings, Arkansas and Ole Miss made noticeable jumps after taking care of business against Group of Five opponents. No. 15 BYU was one of the biggest winners of the day after beating Arizona State, knocking the Sun Devils out of the rankings in the process. The Cougars now have three wins over Power Five opponents. And in a sign of respect from the voters, Florida stayed at No. 11 after losing to Alabama at home. 

Fresno State at No. 22 leads a wave of new entrants to the rankings after beating UCLA in a thrilling come-from-behind performance. No. 20 Michigan State and No. 25 Kansas State also joined the rankings. 

Check out the full AP Top 25 below: 

  1. Alabama (59)
  2. Georgia (3)
  3. Oregon
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Iowa
  6. Penn State
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Clemson
  10. Ohio State
  11. Florida
  12. Notre Dame
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Iowa State
  15. BYU
  16. Arkansas
  17. Coastal Carolina
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Michigan
  20. Michigan State
  21. North Carolina
  22. Fresno State
  23. Auburn
  24. UCLA
  25. Kansas State

Others receiving votes: TCU 91, Liberty 56, Virginia Tech 52, Oklahoma State 51, Maryland 29, Arizona State 24, Texas 22, USC 16, San Diego State 16, West Virginia 14, LSU 14, Kentucky 12, Boston College 9, Wake Forest 7, Texas Tech 5, Stanford 3, Memphis 3, Louisville 1, Wyoming 1

Schools dropped out: No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 19 Arizona State, No. 24 Miami





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