AP Top 25: Georgia Jumps to No. 2 Behind Tide; UCLA Moves In
Georgia has moved up three spots to No. 2 behind Alabama in The Associated Press Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. That gives the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 30th time in history of the AP college football poll. The Crimson Tide strengthened its hold on No. 1. It received 59 first-place votes, up from the 47 in the preseason poll. Georgia received the other four first-place votes. Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Oklahoma dropped two spots to No. 4. Texas A&M is fifth. Clemson fell three spots to No. 6 after losing to Georgia.
AP) — Week one of the college football season featured eight ranked teams losing. Having five games matching ranked teams will do that. The result was four new teams moving into the first AP Top 25 of the regular season. They are No. 16 UCLA, No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 20 Mississippi and No. 25 Auburn. College football history is littered with teams that had brief stays in the poll early in the season. AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo writes that UCLA and Ole Miss appear built to last.