AP Top 25: Tigers maintain top spot

LSU picks up three more points

Associated Press
November 03, 2019 - 1:38 pm

The LSU Tigers are the nation's top ranked college football team for a second week.

With nine ranked teams off this weekend, including four of the top five, there was little movement throughout the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. LSU is No. 1 for a second consecutive week and Alabama is No. 2. The Tigers and Crimson Tide on Saturday will play the first regular-season 1-2 game since the same two did it in 2011.

Navy moved into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 25, giving the American Athletic Conference four ranked teams, more than all but the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference.

Navy joins fellow AAC members No. 17 Cincinnati, No. 19 Memphis and No. 23 SMU in the Top 25. Four ranked teams matches a high for the 7-year-old American, which was born from the collapse of the Big East.

Ohio State is No. 3 as the margin among the top three teams widened a bit after last week's historically close vote. The first-place vote distribution stayed the same. The Tigers received 1,479 points and 17 first-place votes, Alabama had 1,472 points and 21 first places, and Ohio State got 1,467 points and 17 firsts. No. 4 Clemson received the other seven first-place votes and Penn State remained No. 5.

Georgia jumped two spots to No. 6 after beating Florida in the weekend's biggest game. The Gators slipped four spots to No. 10.

POLL POINTS

The first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings come out Tuesday night.

Since the selection committee started ranking teams around this point in the season, only last year did it have the same four teams in the top as the AP poll that was released two days earlier. And never has the first CFP rankings' first four matched the preceding AP top four.

AP Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

WEEK 11 Released November 3

RANK                   PV RANK    CONFERENCE    POINTS

1   LSU (8-0)                 1          SEC                        1,479

2   Alabama (8-0)           2          SEC                       1,472

3   Ohio State (8-0)        3          Big Ten                  1,467

4   Clemson (9-0)           4          ACC                      1,406

5   Penn State (8-0)        5           Big Ten                 1,306

6   Georgia (7-1)             8          SEC                       1,196

7   Oregon (8-1)              7          Pac-12                   1,180

8   Utah (8-1)                  9          Pac-12                   1,090

9   Oklahoma (7-1)         10         Big 12                  1,045

10  Florida (7-2)              6          SEC                        938

11  Baylor (8-0)              12         Big 12                     909

12  Auburn (7-2)             11        SEC                         901

13  Minnesota (8-0)        13         Big Ten                   831

14  Michigan (7-2)          14         Big Ten                  780

15  Notre Dame (6-2)      16         IA Independents    571

16  Wisconsin (6-2)         18         Big Ten                  558

17  Cincinnati (7-1)         17         American Athletic 527

18  Iowa (6-2)                  19         Big Ten                 491

19 Memphis (8-1)            24        American Athletic 448

20 Kansas State (6-2)       22        Big 12                   364

21 Boise State (7-1)         21        Mountain West      310

22 Wake Forest (7-1)       23        ACC                       296

23 SMU (8-1)                   15       American Athletic  250

24 San Diego State (7-1)   25      Mountain West        87

25 Navy (7-1)                               American Athletic  83

Others receiving votes:

UCF 52, Texas 37, Indiana 27, Texas A&M 19, Oklahoma State 11, Louisiana Tech 7, Appalachian State 5, Washington 2, Pittsburgh 2, Iowa State 1, Virginia 1

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