Ohio State at No. 3, Notre Dame No. 6 in poll


After winning top-10 matchups, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame rose to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll. For the second straight week, there was major turnover at the bottom of the Top 25.

No. 1 Alabama and Georgia still hold the top two spots in the media ranking. The Crimson Tide received 58 first-place votes on Sunday.

Ohio State moved past Clemson after rallying in the fourth quarter at Penn State.

Clemson slipped to No. 4 after a close victory at home against Syracuse. The Buckeyes and Tigers each received a first-place vote.

LSU held steady at No. 5 and Notre Dame moved up two spots after beating Stanford. Oklahoma fell to No. 7 and No. 9 West Virginia is in the top 10 for the first time since 2012, when it reached No. 5 early in the season.

Washington also moved into the top 10 after routing BYU.

Mississippi State lost its second straight game and is unranked for the first time this season.

California and Texas Tech both had one-week stays in the ranking after each lost Saturday at home.

No. 21 Colorado is the only unbeaten team left in the Pac-12. The Buffaloes are ranked for the first time since the final 2016 poll.

No. 22 Florida is back in. Suddenly, losing at No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats doesn’t seem so bad for the Gators.

No. 23 NC State is ranked for the first time this year after finishing in the Top 25 last season.

No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Oklahoma State are back in the ranking after one week out.

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