Georgia Remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 Poll for Week 11


The latest AP Top 25 poll for college football was released on Sunday, and there were some major changes after a wild Week 10 that saw several upsets and close games. Georgia Bulldogs remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation, while Michigan Wolverines moved up to No. 2 after their impressive win over Indiana Hoosiers. Ohio State Buckeyes and Florida State Seminoles also climbed up to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, after dominating their opponents. Washington Huskies rounded out the top five after surviving a scare from USC Trojans.


Oklahoma and Notre Dame Drop Out of Top 10

One of the biggest surprises of the week was the Oklahoma Sooners losing their second straight game of the season, falling to their rivals Oklahoma State Cowboys in the final edition of the Bedlam series. The Sooners dropped from No. 10 to No. 19 in the poll, while the Cowboys jumped from unranked to No. 17 after their historic win. Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon had a breakout performance, rushing for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

Another shocker was the Notre Dame Fighting Irish losing their third game of the year, as they were routed by Clemson Tigers on the road. The Irish fell from No. 12 to No. 22 in the poll, while the Tigers moved up from No. 21 to No. 16. Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Will Shipley added 112 yards and a score on the ground.

Oregon and Alabama Stay in Playoff Hunt

Despite some close calls, the Oregon Ducks and the Alabama Crimson Tide managed to keep their playoff hopes alive with narrow wins over Stanford Cardinal and LSU Tigers, respectively. The Ducks held off a late rally by the Cardinal, who scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to make it a one-possession game. Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Travis Dye ran for 96 yards and a score.

The Crimson Tide had a tougher time against the Tigers, who gave them a scare in Tuscaloosa. LSU had a chance to tie the game in the final minutes, but Alabama’s defense came up with a crucial stop on fourth down. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns, while wide receiver Jameson Williams caught nine passes for 160 yards and a score.

Other Notable Movements in the Poll

Some other notable movements in the poll include:

  • Penn State Nittany Lions moved up from No. 9 to No. 8 after beating Maryland Terrapins 31-14. Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns, while wide receiver Jahan Dotson had 11 receptions for 242 yards and a score.
  • Texas Longhorns stayed at No. 7 after defeating Baylor Bears 31-24. Texas quarterback Casey Thompson threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Bijan Robinson ran for 117 yards and a score.
  • Ole Miss Rebels moved up from No. 11 to No. 10 after edging out Texas A&M Aggies 29-26. Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral threw for 247 yards and a touchdown, while running back Snoop Conner ran for 117 yards and two scores.
  • Air Force Falcons dropped from No. 17 to No. 24 after losing their first game of the season to Army Black Knights 21-14. Army quarterback Tyhier Tyler ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, while linebacker Andre Carter had two sacks and a forced fumble.
  • USC Trojans fell from No. 24 to No. 25 after losing to Washington Huskies 28-24. Washington quarterback Dylan Morris threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns, while wide receiver Terrell Bynum caught eight passes for 143 yards and a score.

The full AP Top 25 poll for Week 11 is as follows:

  1. Georgia (9-0)
  2. Michigan (9-0)
  3. Ohio State (9-0)
  4. Florida State (9-0)
  5. Washington (9-0)
  6. Oregon (8-1)
  7. Texas (8-1)
  8. Penn State (8-1)
  9. Alabama (8-1)
  10. Ole Miss (8-1)
  11. Louisville (8-1)
  12. Oregon State (7-2)
  13. Utah (7-2)
  14. Tennessee (7-2)
  15. LSU (6-3)
  16. Clemson (6-3)
  17. Oklahoma State (7-2)
  18. Kansas (7-2)
  19. Oklahoma (7-2)
  20. Tulane (8-1)
  21. James Madison (9-0)
  22. Notre Dame (7-3)
  23. Fresno State (8-1)
  24. Air Force (8-1)
  25. USC (6-3)
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