Michigan moved up to No. 1. Ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press College Football Poll Sunday, TCU was No. 2. 3 and No. 3 in Southern California. They are four behind top-ranked Georgia State after losing four top-10 teams on the final day of the regular season.
The Bulldogs (12-0) are No. 1.Ranked No. 1 in AP Top 25 by Regions Bank for eighth straight week and 11th time this season. Georgia got 58 first-place votes and Michigan got the other five.
The Wolverines (12-0) set a season high. 2 after beating Ohio State, which dropped the Buckeyes three spots to No. 1. 5.
TCU (12-0) has its highest ranking since entering the list. Ranked No. 2 in 2015, USC (11-1) has its best ranking late in the season since No. 1 in 2016. 3.
Other top 10 teams include LSU, Clemson and Oregon. LSU loses to Texas A&M Dropped the Tigers five spots to No. 1. 11. Clemson lost to South Carolina Let it drop three places to number 1. 10 Ducks crash fourth quarter vs OSU Oregon, which lost one spot in the Pac-12 title race, dropped to No. 3 from No. 5 in the polls. 15.
Alabama is number one. 6, just before Tennessee beat the Crimson Tide on a last-second field goal at home earlier this season.
Do not. 8 Penn State 9 Washington each have their best rankings this season. The Huskies haven’t finished in the top 10 since the 2018 season, when they peaked. 6.
It was the eighth regular-season week since 2017 that four top-10 teams lost, including the second this season. Three of those weeks took place in 2017.
The last time five or more top-10 teams lost in the same regular-season week was in 2016. On December 12, 2016, five teams from the top 10 lost to less ranked opponents.
Results: Iowa State at No. 14, No. 2 Michigan State at 13; Pittsburgh at No. 43 and Clemson at No. 42; USC at No. 26 and no. 4 Washington 13; Georgia 8 Auburn 7; and Mississippi 29, no. 10 Texas A&M University 28.
– Do not. 23 UTSA (10-2) made its debut in the AP Top 25. Roadrunners entered the ranking last year for the first time in the program’s short history.
The University of Texas-San Antonio became an FBS school in 2012. The defending champions of the U.S. Conference rank highest. Ranked 15th last season, he will be in his second straight C-USA Championship Ranking.
– Do not. No. 20 South Carolina (8-4) returned to the leaderboard after its second straight win over a top-10 team. After beating Tennessee last week, the Gamecocks beat Clemson on Saturday. South Carolina had a one-week ranking in October, but immediately lost to Missouri.
– Do not. 25. Mississippi State (8-4) returned to the rankings for the second time this season.
— Mississippi State (8-4) fell out of the standings for the first time this season. The Rebels reached No. 7 to start 7-0 but ended the season losing four of their five games.
– Cincinnati (9-3) is out again. The Bearcats have been in and out for most of the season. A loss to Tulane on Friday knocked them out again.
— Coastal Carolina (9-2) withdrew after being defeated by James Madison, but still has a spot in next week’s Sun Belt championship game.
Pac-12 — 6 (Nos. 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17).
SEC — 6 (Nos. 1, 6, 7, 11, 20, 25).
ACC — 3 (Nos. 10, 14, 24).
Big Ten – 3 (Nos. 2, 5, 8).
Big 12 — 3 (Nos. 3, 13, 21).
United States – 2 (Nos. 18, 22).
US Conference — 1 (No. 23).
Independent – 1 (19th place).
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Championship Week features matchups between the top-ranked teams in five conferences:
– Do not. 11 LSU No. 1 Georgia, SEC champion.
– Do not. 3 TCU vs. no. 13 Kansas State, Big 12 champion.
– Do not. 4 USC No. 12 Utah, Pac-12 champion.
– Do not. 10 Clemson vs. no. 24 North Carolina, Atlantic Coast Conference champions.
– Do not. 18 Tulane University No. 22 UCF, American Athletic Conference Championships.
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