New AP Top 25 College Football Rankings Revealed
The latest AP Top 25 college football poll has been released, and there have been some notable shifts in the rankings. Ohio State solidified its spot in the top five with a dominant win over Penn State, while other top teams like Florida State, Oklahoma, and Texas narrowly escaped upset bids. Unfortunately for North Carolina, they fell to Virginia and dropped in the rankings.
Let’s take a closer look at the rankings and break down some key stats and upcoming matchups for the top teams.
Ohio State Buckeyes:
The Buckeyes have an impressive 24-game winning streak, which is the fourth longest in SEC history. They have also won 17 straight against SEC East opponents. Their next challenge is a game against Florida on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Michigan had a record-breaking performance against Michigan State, scoring 49 points, the most they have ever scored at Michigan State. They also had their largest margin of victory in East Lansing. They will face Purdue on November 4.
Florida State Seminoles:
Quarterback Jordan Travis has had an outstanding season, becoming just the fourth ACC quarterback in the past 20 seasons to have at least 15 passing touchdowns and five rushing scores through seven games. The Seminoles’ next game is against Wake Forest on Saturday.
Washington had a tough game against UCF, but managed to come out with a win. Their rushing yards were the fewest in a win in the last 25 years. They will face Stanford on Saturday at 7 p.m. on FS1.
The Sooners had a close game against UCF, trailing for a significant amount of time after being used to leading in their previous games. They will look to bounce back when they face Kansas on Saturday at noon on Fox.
The Longhorns had a strong defensive performance against Houston, holding them to just 14 rushing yards, the fewest they have allowed since 2018. They will face BYU on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Penn State Nittany Lions:
Penn State had a tough loss to Ohio State, and their offense struggled, converting only 1 of 16 third downs. This was the worst conversion percentage by a ranked team in the past 10 seasons. They will face Indiana on Saturday at noon on CBS.
The Ducks had a solid win against Washington State, with quarterback Bo Nix having an impressive game. He completed 18 of 25 passes for 293 yards and three total touchdowns. They will face Utah on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox.
Alabama Crimson Tide:
Alabama had a comeback win against Tennessee, erasing a 13-point halftime deficit. This was their largest comeback from a halftime deficit at home since 1995. They will face LSU on November 4.
North Carolina Tar Heels:
North Carolina suffered a surprising loss to Virginia, becoming the first top-10 team to lose to Virginia at home. They will look to bounce back when they face Georgia Tech on Saturday.
These are just a few highlights from the new AP Top 25 college football rankings. Stay tuned for more exciting matchups and rankings updates as the season progresses.
Original Story at www.espn.com – 2023-10-22 18:08:00