Alabama Falls to No. 5 in AP Poll After Iron Bowl Loss
Clemson is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking a close vote with Oklahoma after the top two teams in the rankings lost in the same weekend for the first time since 2012.
The Tigers jumped from fourth to No. 1 after blowing out South Carolina on Saturday night. Clemson received 27 first-place votes and No. 2 Oklahoma had 24. No. 3 Wisconsin received 10 first-place votes.
Auburn rose to No. 4 after beating Alabama, which had been No. 1 since the preseason. The Crimson Tide slipped to fifth. Georgia moved up a spot to No. 6 and Miami fell five spots to No. 7. The Hurricanes lost for the first time this season on Friday at Pittsburgh.
The last time the top two teams in the AP poll lost on the same regular-season weekend was Nov. 17, 2012. Then, No. 1 Oregon lost to No. 14 Stanford and No. 2 Kansas State went down to Baylor.
Ohio State, Penn State and TCU round out the top 10.
Here are the Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
|1. Clemson (27)||11-1||1478||4|
|2. Oklahoma (24)||11-1||1461||3|
|3. Wisconsin (10)||12-0||1405||5|
|8. Ohio St.||10-2||1112||8|
|9. Penn St.||10-2||960||12|
|11. Southern Cal||10-2||936||11|
|15. Notre Dame||9-3||592||9|
|18. Oklahoma St.||9-3||532||18|
|19. Michigan St.||9-3||457||21|
|21. Washington St.||9-3||328||14|
|22. Virginia Tech||9-3||298||24|
|23. South Florida||9-2||114||22|
|24. Mississippi St.||8-4||88||16|
|25. Fresno St.||9-3||57||-|
Others receiving votes: NC State 56, San Diego St. 46, Louisville 16, Boise St. 14, Toledo 13, Michigan 12, Virginia 4, Missouri 3, Florida 2, Troy 1, Kansas St. 1, Iowa St. 1.
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