AP, Coaches Top 25 Polls: Clemson, Washington Benefit From Michigan’s Loss


A crazy rivalry weekend in college football has resulted in quite a few new faces in the top 25 polls.

What hasn’t changed is the No. 1 team in the land, which unanimously was Alabama in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls. The same goes for the No. 2 team, as Ohio State’s thrilling victory over Michigan kept the Buckeyes right behind the Crimson Tide for at least another week.

The Wolverines fell two spots in both rankings — No. 5 in AP, No. 6 in Coaches — while the Clemson Tigers and Washington Huskies rounded out the four spots, respectively. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see how the College Football Playoff comittee has those teams ranked to know for sure where they stand.

The Stanford Cardinal, Virginia Tech Hokies, Navy Midshipmen, Iowa Hawkeyes, South Florida Bulls and Pittsburgh Panthers all broke the top 25 in the AP poll. The Panthers still fell short in the Coaches rankings, while the LSU Tigers joined the fray. LSU already was ranked in the AP poll.

Check out the top 25 rankings in both polls below.

AP Top 25 Poll
1. Alabama (61)
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Michigan
6. Wisconsin
7. Oklahoma
8. Penn State
9. Colorado Buffaloes
10. Southern California
11. Oklahoma State
12. Florida State
13. Western Michigan
14. West Virginia
15. Florida Gators
16. Louisville Cardinals
17. Stanford
18. Auburn Tigers
19. Virginia Tech
20. Navy
21. LSU Tigers
22. Iowa
23. Nebraska
24. South Florida
25. Pittsburgh

Amway Coaches Poll
1. Alabama (64)
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Wisconsin
6. Michigan
7. Oklahoma
8. Penn State
9. Colorado
10. Oklahoma State
11. USC
12. Florida State
13. West Virginia
14. Western Michigan
15. Louisville
16. Florida
17. Stanford
18. Virginia Tech
19. Auburn
20. Navy
21. LSU
22. Nebraska
23. South Florida
24. Utah
25. Iowa

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