Notre Dame, Clemson rise; Ohio St, Penn St tumble in AP Top 25

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Notre Dame and Clemson climbed while Ohio State and Penn State tumbled out of the top 10, leaving the latest Associated Press college football poll looking a lot like the College Football Playoff rankings - with one big difference.

Alabama remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday, as it has been since the preseason. No. 2 Georgia picked up three more first-place votes for a total of five. In the playoff rankings, Georgia is No. 1 and Alabama is No. 2. Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 3 and Clemson did the same to No. 4. Oklahoma jumped three spots to No. 5, leaving those three in the same order as the selection committee had them on Tuesday.

Unbeaten Wisconsin slipped two spots to No. 6 but is now the highest ranked team in the Big Ten. Ohio State fell eight spots to No. 11 after getting blown out at Iowa and Penn State dropped nine to No. 16 after spending all season in the top 10.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
1 Alabama(56) 9-0 1520 —
2 Georgia(5) 9-0 1468 —
3 Notre Dame 8-1 1357 2
4 Clemson 8-1 1289 2
5 Oklahoma 8-1 1258 3
6 Wisconsin 9-0 1256 2
7 Miami 8-0 1220 2
8 TCU 8-1 1087 2
9 Washington 8-1 1061 3
10 Auburn 7-2 875 6
11 Ohio State 7-2 781 8
12 Oklahoma State 7-2 766 1
13 Michigan State 7-2 760 11
14 UCF 8-0 736 1
15 USC 8-2 718 2
16 Penn State 7-2 717 9
17 Virginia Tech 7-2 537 4
18 Mississippi State 7-2 464 3
19 Washington State 8-2 420 6
20 Memphis 8-1 376 2
21 Michigan 7-2 184 NR
22 South Florida 8-1 177 NR
23 West Virginia 6-3 163 NR
24 Iowa State 6-3 155 10
25 Iowa 6-3 147 NR
Complete Rankings
Dropped from rankings: Stanford 18, LSU 19, NC State 20, Arizona 23
Others receiving votes: LSU 142, NC State 101, Toledo 31, Stanford 22, Boise State 14, Arizona 14, Northwestern 6, Army 2, San Diego State 1