AP Top 25: LSU maintains #5 spot, Florida jumps to #7

Tulane earns 25 votes

WWL Newsroom
October 06, 2019 - 1:23 pm

Saturday's college football matchups pretty much guaranteed some position changes in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll.

That is the case, though none of the changes directly affected LSU's position. The Tigers' next opponent, however, may come into Tiger Stadium this week with some added impetus and momentum.

The previously 10th ranked Gators upset #7 Auburn to take over the #7 spot.

 No. 5 LSU received two first-place votes.

The SEC now has one less team in the top-10 as Auburn falls to #12.

Alabama and Clemson were both off in Week 6, and while both teams held their respective positions at No. 1 and No. 2 in the new AP Top 25 there is reason to believe the Crimson Tide and the Tigers have some challengers in the top 10 that are setting their eyes on championship contention. 

Ohio State faced its toughest opponent of the year with Michigan State in town and the ease with which the Buckeyes dispatched of Sparty has Ryan Day's team up one spot in the AP poll, now tied with Georgia at No. 3. 

Florida had one of the biggest wins of the week, defending home turf and taking down Auburn in the only top-10 matchup of the weekend. The Swamp was rocking, the Gators defense looked ferocious and now Florida, up three spots to No. 7, sets its sights on another top-10 date with LSU in Week 7. LSU, still at No. 5 in the AP poll, was in action but out of conference on Saturday, cruising to a 42-6 win at home against Utah State. 

Auburn fell after the loss in Gainesville, Florida but remained in the rankings at No. 12. Washington, UCF and Oklahoma State did not enjoy the same adjustment, all falling from the top 25 after Week 6 losses. Those defeats opened up spots in the 20s for new arrivals Baylor, Memphis and Cincinnati. 

AP Top 25 Poll

WEEK 7Released October 6

Rank Team PV Rank ConferencePoints

1 Alabama (5-0) 1 SEC 1,503

2 Clemson (5-0) 2 ACC 1,433

3 Georgia (5-0) 3 SEC 1,393

3 Ohio State (6-0) 4 Big Ten 1,393

5 LSU (5-0) 5 SEC 1,352

6 Oklahoma (5-0) 6 Big 12 1,268

7 Florida (6-0) 10 SEC 1,163

8 Wisconsin (5-0) 8 Big Ten 1,105

9 Notre Dame (4-1) 9 IA Independents 1,046

10 Penn State (5-0) 12 Big Ten 958

11 Texas (4-1) 11 Big 12 947

12 Auburn (5-1 )7 SEC 920

13 Oregon (4-1) 13 Pac-12 828

14 Boise State (5-0) 16 Mountain West 654

15 Utah (4-1) 17 Pac-12 624

16 Michigan (4-1) 19 Big Ten 618

17 Iowa (4-1) 14 Big Ten 454

18 Arizona State (4-1) 20 Pac-12 388

19 Wake Forest (5-0) 22 ACC 380

20 Virginia (4-1 ) 23 ACC 353

21 SMU (6-0) 24 American Athletic 285

22 Baylor (5-0) Big 12 260

23 Memphis (5-0) American Athletic 189

24 Texas A&M (3-2) 25 SEC 165

25 Cincinnati (4-1) American Athletic 118

26 Minnesota (5-0) Big Ten 80

Others receiving votes:

Missouri 64, Appalachian State 61, Washington 54, Tulane 25, California 20, Michigan State 17, Arizona 11, UCF 9, USC 5, Iowa State 5, Pittsburgh 2

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IN/OUT

The American Athletic Conference lost one team in the ranking but gained two.

Central Florida is unranked for the first time since the Knights moved into the Top 25 on Oct. 1, 2017. UCF saw its 19-game conference winning streak snapped by Cincinnati on Friday night. The 25th-ranked Bearcats were rewarded with their first ranking of the season. No. 23 Memphis also is ranked for the first time this season.

Sliding out of the ranking after losing for the second time this season along with UCF were Washington, Oklahoma State and Michigan State (which was tied for 25th).

CONFERENCE CALL

For the fifth straight week, the Southeastern Conference has three top-five teams.

SEC — 6 (Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 12, 24).

Big Ten — 5 (Nos. 3, 8, 10, 16, 17).

American — 3 (Nos. 21, 23, 25).

ACC — 3 (Nos. 2, 19, 20).

Big 12 — 3 (Nos. 6, 11, 22).

Pac-12 — 3 (Nos. 13, 15, 18).

Mountain West — 1 (No. 14).

Independent — 1 (No. 9).

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 1 Alabama at No. 24 Texas A&M. The Aggies will face the top-ranked team for the second time this season, which has happened 28 times previously (including postseason games). The last time that happened in the regular season was Tennessee in 2009, when it lost to both Florida and Alabama.

No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU. Gators will play in consecutive top-10 matchups.

No. 11 Texas vs. No. 6 Oklahoma. Red River is cool again.

No. 10 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa. The Hawkeyes often give ranked teams a hard time at Kinnick Stadium under the lights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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